September 11 2018

On this day also St. Paphnuti, the Bishop, died. He became a monk in the wilderness of St.Macarius. He schooled himself in asceticism and worship and lived a monastic life eating dry beans and fasted for days. He learned how to read and write and learned the doctrines of the church. He was ordained a [...]

On this Day 10th September 422 AD

Sep 10 422 AD St Celestine I begins his reign as Catholic Pope See https://www.onthisday.com/events/september/10   St. Celestine When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a saint!" she use to say. [...]

USSHER’S DATE FOR WORLDS BEGINNING

Scores of attempts have been made to compute the actual date of the earliest Biblical event--the creation. The most famous was undoubtedly that made by Bishop James Ussher in the seventeenth century. James Ussher was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1581 and died in England in 1656. He lived through a time of tremendous political [...]

Gregory the Great – St Angus MacNisse, 3 September 2018

As per usual, given the various versions of the Hagiography  of each saints, there are various versions according to the author and audience in conformity to the desires of the Church or religious orders of the time. If we look over at Celtic Saints of Sept. 3rd on this day there are  seven, including Gregory [...]

Celtic saints of the Day 15 february

St. Berach of Cluain St. Dochow of Wales St. Farannan of Iona St. Sigfrid of Wexlow Ss. Winaman, Unaman & Sunaman St. Tanco of Werden St. Sigfrid of Wexlow, Bishop (Sigfrid Vaxjo) Born in Glastonbury, England (?); died at Vaxjo, Sweden, c. 1045. Tradition says that the patron saint of Sweden is an Englishman, Sigfrid, [...]

The 26 Martyrs of Japan 6 February

Also known as Nagasaki Martyrs Saint Paul Miki and Companions Saint Peter Baptist and Companions Memorial 6 February Profile Twenty-six Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries and Japanese converts crucifiedtogether by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Following their arrests, they were taken to the public square of Meako to the city’s principal temple. They each had a piece of their left ear cut off, and then paraded [...]

Orthodox feasts

St. Matthew the Evangelist, 13th century, from the Monastery of Gregoriou "As the prophets beheld, as the Apostles have taught, as the Church has received, as the Teachers have dogmatised, as the Universe has agreed, as Grace has shown forth, as Truth has revealed, as falsehood has been dissolved, as Wisdom has presented, as Christ awarded, [...]

Nov 29 – St Brendan of Birr-Irish

Nov 29 – St Brendan of Birr   St. Brendan's Church, Birr. Prophet of Ireland Abbot Died c. 573[1] Birr, Ireland Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Anglican Communion Orthodox Church Feast 29 November via Nov 29 - St Brendan of Birr (d. 573) abbot - Catholicireland.netCatholicireland.net Image Attribution Andreas F. Borchert [CC BY-SA 3.0 de (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/deed.en), CC [...]

Encyclical letter of the Holy Father Francis.pdf

The_Encyclical_letter_of_the_Holy_Father_Francis Image attribution Casa Rosada (Argentina Presidency of the Nation) [CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons