St. Aedh MacBricc of Meath at Omnium Sanctorum Hiberniae then from Celtic and Old English Saints Died 589. The Lives of Aedh are full of miraculous events of healing, bilocation, and other marvels. The son of Breece of the Hy Neill, Aedh worked on his father's farm. His conversion occurred when he was dissuaded by [...]
Monday, November 9, 2015 | Feast Day: Monday, November 9, 2015 Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are wrong. St. John Lateran is the pope’s church, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome where the Bishop of Rome presides. The first basilica on the site was built in [...]
St. Benen of Ireland, Bishop of Armagh, Saint Patrick's chanter (Benignus) Died c. 468. Son of the Meath chieftain Sechnan (Sessenen or Sesgne), Benen grew up in the district around Duleek. He and his family were converted in his childhood and baptized by Saint Patrick. The story is told that Benen worshipped Patrick as a [...]
Blessed John Duns Scotus Lived: (c. 1266-1308) | Feast Day: Sunday, November 8, 2015 A humble man, John Duns Scotus has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the centuries. Born at Duns in the county of Berwick, Scotland, John was descended from a wealthy farming family. In later years he was identified as [...]
Venerable Solanus Casey Lived: (1870-1957) | Feast Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Barney Casey became one of Detroit’s best-known priests even though he was not allowed to preach formally or to hear confessions! Barney came from a large family in Oak Grove, Wisconsin. At the age of 21, and after he had worked as a [...]
St. Martin de Porres HD - YouTube. 2015. St. Martin de Porres HD - YouTube. [ONLINE] Available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IN_FF5JidG0. [Accessed 03 November 2015].
Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed Lived: | Feast Day: Monday, November 2, 2015 The Church has encouraged prayer for the dead from the earliest times as an act of Christian charity. "If we had no care for the dead," Augustine noted, "we would not be in the habit of praying for them." Yet pre-Christian [...]
History In the British Isles, it is known that churches were already celebrating All Saints on 1st November at the beginning of the 8th century to coincide or replace the Celtic festival of Samhain.1 James Frazer suggests that 1st November was chosen because it was the date of the Celtic festival of the dead (Samhain) [...]