Celtic and Old English Saints – 31 July

St. Germanus, Bishop of Auxerre(Germain) Bishop of Auxerre, born at Auxerre c. 380; died at Ravenna, 31 July, 448. He was the son of Rusticus and Germanilla, and his family was one of the noblest in Gaul in the latter portion of the fourth century. He received the very best education provided by the distinguished [...]

St. Ignatius of Loyola – 31st July

St. Ignatius of Loyola Sunday, July 31, 2016 Lived(1491-1556) | Feast Day: Sunday, July 31, 2016 St Ignatius of Loyola is the Patron Saint of St Ignatius' Church and he was founder of the Society of Jesus (SJ) to which this parish was entrusted in 1866. St Ignatius was born Inigo Lopez on 24 December 1491, the [...]

Stand Up | The Life Project

It is popular in our day and age to stand up for what you believe.  People stand up for all kinds of things from animal rights to going green, from progressive social causes to free speech… In all of this standing up for things and causes, who is standing up for Jesus Christ? There seem [...]

Celtic saint of the day 30th July

St. Tatwin, Bishop of Canterbury (Tatuini, Tadwinus) Died July 30, 734. Saint Tatwin, a monk of Bredon (Brenton) in Worcestershire, was described by Saint Bede (f.d. May 26) as a man of remarkable prudence, devotion, and learning. At the recommendation of the Mercian King Ethelbald, Tatwin was chosen to succeed Saint Brithwald (f.d. January 9) [...]

St. Peter Chrysologus-30th July

St. Peter Chrysologus Saturday, July 30, 2016 Lived(406-450?) | Feast Day: Saturday, July 30, 2016   Born at Imola, 406; died there, 450. His biography, first written by Agnellus (Liber pontificalis ecclesiæRavennatis) in the ninth century, gives but scanty information about him. He was baptised, educated, andordained deacon by Cornelius, Bishop of Imola, and was [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints – 29 July

St. Sulian of Cornwall (Silin) 6th century. Saint Sulian may be identical with the Breton Saint Sulien of Cornouaille and Domon�e. He was the founder and abbot, but not the patron, of Luxulyan in Cornwall. There is considerable, but understandable, confusion between Sulian and another Saint Sulinus of East Brittany and the Welsh Saint Tysilio [...]

Commemoration of Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany

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Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany, Companions of our Lord

In the Anglican Cycle of readings 29th July celebrates the Feast day of Mary and Martha while in Catholicism it also celebrates the Commemoration of Mary and Lazarus.

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Mary, Martha, and Lazarus of Bethany were disciples with whom Jesus had a special bond of love and friendship. John’s Gospel records that “Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus” (John 11:5). On one occasion, Martha welcomed Jesus into their home for a meal. While Martha did all the work, Mary sat at Jesus’ feet, listening to his Word and was commended by Jesus for choosing the “good portion, which will not be taken away from her” (Luke 10:38-42). When their brother Lazarus died, Jesus spoke to Martha this beautiful Gospel promise: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). Ironically, when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, the Jews became more determined than ever to kill Jesus (John 11:39-54). Six days before Jesus was crucified, Mary anointed his feet with a very expensive fragrant oil and…

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St. Martha -29th July

"Jesus loved Martha and Mary and Lazarus." This unique statement in John's gospel tells us of the special relationship Jesus had with Martha, her sister, and her brother. Apparently Jesus was a frequent guest at Martha's home in Bethany, a small village two miles from Jerusalem. We read of three visits in Luke 10:38-42, John [...]

Blessed Antonio Lucci-27th July

Today Christians Honor Blessed Antonio Lucci   His feast day is observed on 24 July by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Foggia-Bovino (after a merger of the two in the late 20th century) and among the Conventual Franciscans friars.(Wikipedia) Blessed Antonio Lucci (1682-1752) Image: Tinh Tham (Franciscan Media) Born in Italy Agnone a city famous [...]

Saint Leopold Mandic 28th July

Saint Leopold Mandic The Saint of Confession On 12th May, 1866, in Castelnuovo - a small port at the southern tip of Dalmatia - a twelfth child was born to Peter and Caroline Mandic. He was named and baptised Bogdan, 'the God-given-one'. Although physically frail, from his youth he showed signs of great spiritual strength [...]