Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez -30th October

Saint Alphonsus Rodriguez Saint of the Day for October 30 (1533 – October 30, 1617) Listen here Tragedy and challenge beset today’s saint early in life, but Alphonsus Rodriguez found happiness and contentment through simple service and prayer. Born in Spain in 1533, Alphonsus inherited the family textile business at 23. Within the space of [...]

Martin Luther-31st October 2016

Martin Luther and other saints of the reformation Martin Luther was at the centre of the tumultuous changes that shook the church in Europe in the sixteenth century and led eventually to the emergence of the broad stream of Protestantism. He was born at Eisleben in Germany in 1483. He studied law at Leipzig, but [...]

Celtic St. Erth of Cornwall (of Slane)31st October 2016

St. Erth of Cornwall (of Slane) (Erc, Ercus, Herygh, Urith) Erc mac Dega (Latin: Ercus; Cornish: Erth; also known incorrectly as Herygh) was an Irish saint who was apparently also active in Cornwall. Tradition ascribes the foundation of the original monastery on the Hill of Slane to Saint Erc. Life Erc, son of Dago, was [...]

celtic-St. Illogan of Cornwall, Confessor 30 October

Who was Saint Illogan? In ancient times it was customary to dedicate churches to saints with whom a church had in some way been associated. Illogan is a Celtic personal name found both in Cornwall and Brittany, and Illogan is the name of a Celtic saint known both in Montgomeryshire and Brittany. Boderlogan, a farm [...]

Celtic -St. Colman of Kilmacduagh, Bishop – 29 October

St. Colman of Kilmacduagh, Bishop Born at Corker, Kiltartan, Galway, Ireland, c. 550; died 632; cultus approved in 1903. Son of the Irish chieftain Duac, Colman was educated at Saint Enda's (f.d. March 21) monastery in Aran. Thereafter he was a recluse, living in prayer and prolonged fastings, at Arranmore and then at Burren in [...]

Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem – 29th October

Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Internet Book Archive. Saint of the Day for October 29 Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem’s Story Life in second- and third-century Jerusalem couldn’t have been easy, but Saint Narcissus managed to live well beyond 100. Some even speculate he lived to 160. Details of his life are sketchy, but [...]

A Freeing Experience

Admitting you are a sinner frees you from having to keep up appearances, it frees you from having to be right all the time, it gives you the humility to be able to drop your own agenda and simply adopt Jesus Christ’s. It is also the only honest self-assessment that a human being can have, [...]

Feast of Saint Simon and Saint Jude, Apostles |

Posted on October 28, 2016 by Catholicism Pure & Simple   Saints Simon the Zealot and Jude (Thaddeus) October 28th is the feast of Saint Simon the Zealot and Saint Jude Thaddeus, two of the twelve Apostles named by Jesus. They share a common feast day because, according to later tradition, they ministered in Persia [...]

My name is Abel-Tasos Gkiouzelis  and I will tell you about my conversion from the Protestantism to Christian Orthodox Church

Hi dear friends! My name is Abel-Tasos Gkiouzelis (Abel-Anastasios Gkiouzelis) and I will tell you about my conversion from the Protestantism to Christian Orthodox Church. I’m really sorry but my english isn’t good. I hope you understand me! Ok! I was born in Athens, Greece, in 1981 in the Protestantism, in the small Protestant sect of “Workers”, [...]

Catholic -Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza-27 October 2016

Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza Saint of the Day for October 27 (c. 1200 – 1271) Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza’s Story Dominicans honor one of their own today, Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza. This was a man who used his skills as a preacher to challenge the heresies of his day. Bartholomew was born in Vicenza [...]