Saint Teresa of Avila and the Light of Christ 16 october 2017

Teresa of Avila had no desire to be set apart as “the holy one,” because she believed she was far from perfect. She told a priest, “During my lifetime, I have been told that I was handsome and I believed it; that I was clever and I thought it was true; and that I was [...]

St. Teresa of Avila 15 October 2017 Feastday: October 15 Patron of Headache sufferers, Spanish Catholic Writers Birth: March 28, 1515 Death: October 4, 1582 Beatified By: April 24th 1614, Rome by Pope Paul V Canonized By: March 12th 1622, Rome by Pope Gregory XV   Teresa of Ávila was born Teresa Ali Fatim Corella Sanchez de Capeda y Ahumada in Ávila, [...]

The Miracle of Fatima-15 October 2017

  The Miracle of Fatima On October 13, 1917, tens of thousands of people gathered near a small Portuguese village to witness the fulfillment of Our Lady's promise. "More than fifty thousand devout, skeptical, and curious people gathered at the Cova, and those watching from afar, experienced something overwhelmingly miraculous. …  First, the rain stopped abruptly, [...]

Why Saints anyway?

Follows from Why Angels are saints Joy in Truth Why is it necessary to have saints. By 100 AD there were those considered saintly by no other process than their manner of living or their martyrdom, and were beatified or canonized accordingly. These people became patrons of various towns and cities and were often  known only [...]

why Angels are saints 13 October 2017

Continued from - When did the Angels become saints and why saints anyway?-Br Andrew Short answer Angels were saints from the day of their creation. Let us all remember that everything created by God is good, everything/human or angel are 'good' with freedom to choose to be good or bad/ evil. All were created equal, [...]

Our Lady of the Rosary 7 October 2017

October 7. The Story of Our Lady of the Rosary Saint Pius V established this feast in 1573. The purpose was to thank God for the victory of Christians over the Turks at Lepanto—a victory attributed to the praying of the rosary. Clement XI extended the feast to the universal Church in 1716. The development [...]

St Francis of Assisi for kids 4 October

  Kids learn about the biography of Saint Francis of Assisi from the Middle Ages. Catholic friar who took an oath of poverty.     Occupation: Catholic Friar Born: 1182 in Assisi, Italy Died: 1226 in Assisi, Italy Best known for: Founding the Franciscan Order Biography: Saint Francis of Assisi was a Catholic friar who [...]

Memorial of the Guardian Angels-2 October 2017

Memorial of the Guardian Angels Lectionary: 455/650 Reading 1 ZEC 8:1-8 This word of the LORD of hosts came: Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am intensely jealous for Zion, stirred to jealous wrath for her. Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and I will dwell within Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints – October 2017

Here is the calendar for October 2017, I note there are many Celtic and Old English Saints from this month already here; does anyone have a particular favourite in this month we can research ? Source: Celtic and Old English Saints - October 2017