Saint Wenceslas 28 September 2017

The first Czech saint and the patron saint of the Czech state, Wenceslas

St Matthew 21 September 2017

      Saint Matthew Audio Saint Matthew’s Story Matthew was a Jew who worked for the occupying Roman forces, collecting taxes from other Jews. The Romans were not scrupulous about what the “tax farmers” got for themselves. Hence the latter, known as “publicans,” were generally hated as traitors by their fellow Jews. The Pharisees lumped [...]

Saint Andrew Kim Taegon-20 September 2017

Two hearts - One Love, Saint Andrew Kim Taegon   Saint Andrew Kim Taegon Feast Day is September 20 This first native Korean priest was the son of Korean converts. His father, Ignatius Kim, was martyred during the persecution of 1839 and was beatified in 1925. After Baptism at the age of 15, Andrew traveled [...]

Saint Januarius – Franciscan Media

Saint Januarius Saint of the Day for September 19 (c. 300) Little is known about the life of Januarius. He is believed to have been martyred in the Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of 305. [ ] Source: Saint Januarius – Franciscan Media Source 2 from Wikipedia Image attribution Neri di Bicci [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Join us in our Daily Prayer – Northumbria Community

Join us in our Daily PrayerPray the Daily Office Morning Prayer Midday Prayer Evening Prayer Complines Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday The Daily Office – Morning, Midday and Evening Prayer – is at the core of the life of the Northumbria Community. A regular cycle of daily prayers constitutes the essential rhythm of [...]

Saint Joseph of Cupertino 18 September 2017

Saint Joseph of Cupertino 18 September 2017 (June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663 Saint Joseph of Cupertino’s Story Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Already as a child, Joseph showed a fondness for prayer. After a short career with the Capuchins, he joined the Conventual Franciscans. Following a brief assignment caring [...]

St. Robert Bellarmine – 17 September 2017

St. Robert Bellarmine   Born at Montepulciano, Italy, October 4, 1542, St. Robert Bellarmine was the third of ten children. His mother, Cinzia Cervini, a niece of Pope Marcellus II, was dedicated to almsgiving, prayer, meditation, fasting, and mortification of the body. Robert entered the newly formed Society of Jesus in 1560 and after his ordination went on to teach at Louvain (1570-1576) [...]

Our Lady of Sorrows 15 September 2017

The Story of Our Lady of Sorrows The story of Our Lady of Sorrows For a while there were two feasts in honor of the Sorrowful Mother: one going back to the 15th century, the other to the 17th century. For a while both were celebrated by the universal Church: one on the Friday before [...]