Celtic Saints 11-18 Sept.

11th St. Deiniol Gwyn, Bishop of Bangor Fawr (c.AD 535-584) (Welsh-Deiniol, Latin-Dainiolus, English-Daniel) Prince Deiniol the Blessed was a saintly man who appears to have already established himself in Gwynedd in the early 6th century, [Read here] 12th.St. Eanswythe of Folkestone, Abbess (Eanswida, Eanswith(a), Eanswide, Eanswyth) Died August 31, c. 640; this is probably a [...]

Saint Joseph of Cupertino Saint of the Day for 18 September

Saint Joseph of Cupertino Saint of the Day for September 18 (June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663) ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO: THE DUNCE—1603-1663 If ever a tiny child began life with nothing in his favor it was Joseph of Cupertino; he had only one hopeful and saving quality—that he knew it. Other boys of his [...]

Saint Robert Bellarmine Saint of the Day for 17 September

Saint Robert Bellarmine Saint of the Day for September 17 (October 4, 1542 – September 17, 1621) Roberto Bellarmino was born into a noble family in Montepulciano in Tuscany. In 1560, he joined the Jesuit order and began his studies at the Collegio Romano, the Jesuit college in Rome. After finishing his course of studies there [...]

Saint Cornelius Saint of the Day for 16 September

Saint Cornelius Saint of the Day for September 16 (d. 253) Saint Cornelius, (born , Rome—died 253, Centumcellae, Italy; feast day September 16) pope from 251 to 253. A Roman priest, he was elected during the lull in the persecution under Emperor Decius and after the papacy had been vacant for more than a year following Pope [...]

Our Lady of Sorrows Saint of the Day for September 15

Our Lady of Sorrows Saint of the Day for September 15 FR. WILLIAM SAUNDERS The title, Our Lady of Sorrows, given to our Blessed Mother focuses on her intense suffering and grief during the passion and death of our Lord. Traditionally, this suffering was not limited to the passion and death event; rather, it comprised [...]

The Holy Cross 14th September

FRANCISCANSONTHEMOUNTAINS Bringing the Message of God's Love to All Exaltation of the Holy Cross – 14th September Posted on September 14, 2016 by brcelano Image: Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Palekh Icon, mid 19th Century. | Wikimedia Commons. Exaltation of the Holy Cross Old Calendar: Exaltation of the Holy Cross; St. Maternus, bishop (Hist); St. Notburga, [...]

Saint John Chrysostom-13th September

Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM   Saint John Chrysostom (c. 349 – September 14, 407)   Saint John Chrysostom’s Story   The ambiguity and intrigue surrounding John, the great preacher (his name means “”) from Antioch, are characteristic of the life of any great man in a capital city. Brought to Constantinople after a [...]

St. Nicholas of Tolentino — 10th September 

St. Nicholas of Tolentino -- September 10       Nicholas was born in 1245 in Ancona, Italy. His parents had waited long and anxiously for a child. Nicholas was the answer to prayer and a pilgrimage the couple had made to the shrine of St. Nicholas of Bari. The couple was so grateful to the saint that they [...]

St. Peter Claver 9th September

St. Peter Claver Friday, September 9, 2016 Lived(1581-1654) | Feast Day: Friday, September 9, 2016 St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580, of impoverished parents descended from ancient and distinguished families. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602 and took his final [...]

Powerful Examples

In the search for meaning in dramatic and breathtaking “Grand Canyons”—those big ideas or important people with reputations—we can overlook powerful examples that, in contrast, are quiet, small, and even mundane. When you can’t find what you think you are looking for, you may be looking for the wrong things. -from Henri Nouwen: His Life [...]