Catholic Saint of the Day 19th December

CatholicSaints.Info Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint Nemesion, Martyr, etc. Article A.D. 250 In the persecution of Decius, Nemesion, an Egyptian, was apprehended at Alexandria upon an indictment for theft. The servant of Christ easily cleared himself of that charge, but was immediately accused of being a Christian. Hereupon he was sent to the [...]

Saint of the Day December 18th

Blessed Anthony Grassi Lived: (1592-1671) | Feast Day: Sunday, December 13, 2015 Anthony’s father died when his son was only 10 years old, but the young lad inherited his father’s devotion to Our Lady of Loreto. As a schoolboy he frequented the local church of the Oratorian Fathers, joining the religious order when he was [...]

“Have you understood all these things?”


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But do we understand?


“Once again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net that was let down into the lake and caught all kinds of fish. When it was full, the fishermen pulled it up on the shore. Then they sat down and collected the good fish in baskets, but threw the bad away. This is how it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 13:47-50

Jesus tells another parable, the last in this series of parables. This one has some similarity to the Parable of the Weeds, for its conclusion reveals something about the end of the age. Here we have fishermen as the example; they cast their nets and haul in a big catch. They drag their…

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Celtic saints of the day 14th December

  Ss. Fingar & Phiala of Cornwall                 St. Hybald of Bardney   Orthodox Feast day 14th December         All Saints of Lincolnshire For all that Lincolnshire seems to be a pretty out of the way place, as far as Orthodox Christianity is concerned, it was [...]

Saint of the day December 14th

St. John of the Cross Monday, December 14, 2015 Lived(1541-1591) | Feast Day: Monday, December 14, 2015 John is a saint because his life was a heroic effort to live up to his name: “of the Cross.” The folly of the cross came to full realization in time. “Whoever wishes to come after me must [...]

Celtic saint of the day 12th December

Finnian of Clonard Feast 12 December Saint Finnian of Clonard ('Cluain Eraird') – also Finian, Fionán or Fionnán in Irish; or Vennianus and Vinniaus in its Latinised form (470–549) – was one of the early Irish monastic saints, who founded Clonard Abbey in modern-day County Meath. The Twelve Apostles of Ireland studied under him. Saint [...]

Let Us Adore Him

Richard Fragomeni, a priest of the Diocese of Albany, New York, is an associate professor of liturgy and preaching at the Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. He presents workshops at major Catholic conferences as well as parish retreats and missions. His current work is in the field of word and sacrament: the intersection of symbolic [...]

Saint of the day 7th December

Saint of the Day Monday, December 7, 2015 St. Ambrose Lived: (340?-397) | Feast Day: Monday, December 7, 2015 One of Ambrose’s biographers observed that at the Last Judgment people would still be divided between those who admired Ambrose and those who heartily disliked him. He emerges as the man of action who cut a [...]