St. Tuathal of Saint-Gall (Tutilo) (Tuathal - pronounced tool) When St. Gall, the companion of St. Columbanus, died in Switzerland in 640, a monastery was built over the place of his burial. This became the famous monastery of St. Gall, one of the most influential monasteries of the Middle Ages and the center of music, [...]
Lazarus Lived: | Feast Day: Saturday, December 17, 2016 Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, "See how much he loved him." In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the [...]
Blessed Didacus Joseph of Cadiz Lived: (d. 1801) | Feast Day: Thursday, March 24, 2016 Born in Cadiz, Spain, and christened Joseph Francis, the youth spent much of his free time around the Capuchin friars and their church. But his desire to enter the Franciscan Order was delayed because of the difficulty he [...]
During the solemnity of the Triduum it has been difficult to keep track of everything going on in the world of the church Triumphant. This year the Feast of the Annunciation fell on Good Friday which, in the Anglican Church entitled that denomination to a full Eucharist during the Veneration of the Holy Cross, (When the celebration [...]
Why texting won’t cut it. Here are 2 major problems we face when discerning the call of God and some hints at what we can do about them. Source: 2 Problems With Calling When Even Texting Is Old School – jamesedwardsharp
Blessed John of Parma Lived: (1209-1289) | Feast Day: Sunday, March 20, 2016 The seventh general minister of the Franciscan Order, John was known for his attempts to bring back the earlier spirit of the Order after the death of St. Francis of Assisi. He was born in Parma, Italy, in 1209. It was [...]
St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Lived: | Feast Day: Saturday, March 19, 2016 The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts.When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” One, so [...]
We are a people of hope – so
What did you do this week to fill someone with hope?
I, personally, really enjoy being kind and seeing people smile because of something that I did. It makes me realize how powerful I and everyone can be to make someone happy just by doing something small. It also makes me happy to see others happy because of me. I’ve found that kindness is universal: if you do something nice for someone, it will certainly make them happy, and they will return the favor.