Saint of the Day – Franciscan Media-30 July-8 August 2017

  Franciscan Media, formerly St. Anthony Messenger Press, seeks to help Christians grow closer to God by creating inspiring and innovative products in the spirit of St. Francis. St. Anthony Messenger magazine, Servant Books, and AmericanCatholic.org inspire Catholics to live in love and grow in faith. Saint Peter Chrysologus July 30. Today we celebrate one [...]

Saint Martha – Franciscan Media

Saint Martha feast day 29 July 2017 Saint Martha’s Story Martha, Mary, and their brother Lazarus were evidently close friends of Jesus. He came to their home simply as a welcomed guest, rather than as one celebrating the conversion of a sinner like Zacchaeus or one unceremoniously received by a suspicious Pharisee. The sisters feel [...]

Discussion – 30 July 2017

What I truly enjoy at Christ our Hope Sydney is the opportunity for feedback by our fellow brothers and sisters, giving their thought regarding the preachers gems and glass  concerning the Homilies, our sermons and addresses. Today, at the end of of my Address I asked whether there were any criticisms or questions. Readings Matthew [...]

Address given to Christ our Hope Sydney 30 July 2017

July 30, 2017, 17th Sunday in Ordinary Time (7th Sunday after Pentecost) Proper 12  Address given at Christ our Hope Sydney by Br. Andrew Francis Clare Homily Preached on 30 July 2017 Good morning brothers and sisters, May the Lord grant us understanding In my reading, I came across very complex explanations for these last [...]

Saint Leopold Mandic – Franciscan Media

  Saint Leopold Mandic Saint of the Day for July 28 (May 12, 1866 – July 30, 1942) Saint Leopold Mandic’s story Western Christians who are working for greater dialogue with Orthodox Christians may be reaping the fruits of Father Leopold’s prayers. A native of Croatia, Leopold joined the Capuchin Franciscans and was ordained several years [...]

Blessed Antonio Lucci – Franciscan Media-27 July 2017

Also known as Angel of the Poor (references to him as bishop) Angelo Nicola Lucci Memorial 25 July Profile The son of Francesco Lucci, a cobbler and coppersmith, and Angela Paolantonio, he was raised in a pious home, taught by Franciscans, and developed a devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary. Angelo joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventuals in his teens, making his solemn vows in 1698 and [...]

St. Nissen, Abbot of Montgarth, County Wexford-26 July 2017

Feast 25 July no memorial for 26 July 2017 St. Nissen, Abbot of Montgarth, County Wexford, Ordained by Saint Patrick 5th century. An Irishman, he was converted by St. Patrick and later became abbot of Mountgarret monastery in Wexford. Troparion of St Nessan Tone 2 O thou who didst converse with St Patrick/ and follow [...]

Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary 26 July 2017

Old Calendar: St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary received her training to be the Mother of God. Thus, devotion to Ann and Joachim is an extension of the affection Christians have always professed toward our Blessed Mother. We, too, owe [...]

James the Apostle – 26 July 2017

Feast July 25 2017 The James whose shrine is at Santiago de Compostela, in north-west Spain, was the brother of John (possibly the Evangelist). The Gospels (Matthew 4, 21-22; Mark 1, 19-20; Luke 5, 10-11) record that they were fishermen, the sons of Zebedee, partners with Simon Peter, and called by Jesus from mending their [...]

More than just a theory 26 July 2017

  The apostles James and John, the sons of Zebedee, wanted to be like Jesus and sought to drink from his chalice of suffering. But when Jesus knelt to wash the feet of Simon Peter, it was too much for the fisherman to accept: “Peter said to him, ‘You will never wash my feet.’ Jesus answered him, ‘Unless [...]