Celtic Saints of the day 28th January

St. Cannera of Inis Cathaig, Virgin (Cainder, Conaire, Kinnera) Died c. 530. Little is known of Saint Cannera except that which is recorded in the story of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8), who ruled a monastery on the Shannon River, which ministered to the dying--but only men. Cannera was an anchorite from Bantry in southern [...]

Saint of the Day 27th January 2016

  St. Angela Merici Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Lived(1470?-1540) | Feast Day: Wednesday, January 27, 2016   St. Angela Merici has the double distinction of founding the first teaching congregation of women in the Church and what is now called a “secular institute” of religious women. As a young woman she became a member of [...]

Morning Prayer 1.28.16, Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Theologian, 1274 | The Daily Office

Collect of the Day: Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Theologian, 1274 Almighty God, you have enriched your Church with the singular learning and holiness of your servant Thomas Aquinas: Enlighten us more and more, we pray, by the disciplined thinking and teaching of Christian scholars, and deepen our devotion by the example of saintly lives; through [...]

For Year of Mercy, pope extends possibilities for absolution | CNS top stories

For Year of Mercy, pope extends possibilities for Absolution Posted on September 1, 2015 by Cindy Wooden Pope Francis, seen praying during his weekly audience in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Aug. 26, has issued a letter offering a series of instances in which absolution can be granted during the Year of Mercy. (CNS/Ettore [...]

Celtic Saints of the day 25th January

St. Dwynwen, Virgin of Llandwyn, Wales (Donwen, Donwenna, Dunwen, Dwyn) Died c. 460. A Welsh saint of the family of Saint Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6), Dwynwen coined the maxim, "nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness." She settled in Anglesey, where the places names Llanddwyn and Porthdwyn recall her memory. Her church there was the [...]

Saint of the day 23rd January

St. Marianne Cope Lived: (1838-1918) | Feast Day: Saturday, January 23, 2016 Though leprosy scared off most people in 19th-century Hawaii, that disease sparked great generosity in the woman who came to be known as Mother Marianne of Molokai. Her courage helped tremendously to improve the lives of its victims in Hawaii, a territory annexed [...]

The upside down cross

The Petrine Cross

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The upside down crosswas originally a Christian symbol of humility when St Peter asked to be crucified upside down because he felt as though he was not worthy to be crucified in the same way as Jesus. It was called the Petrine cross.

FromAskHistorians Cross of St. Peters

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