St. Giles Mary of St. Joseph

Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph’s Story Italiano: Effigie di F. Egidio da S. Giuseppe Laico professo de' Minori Scalzi, opera di Giuseppe Gnaccarini da un disegno di Giuseppe Rossi In the same year that a power-hungry Napoleon Bonaparte led his army into Russia, Giles Mary of Saint Joseph ended a life of humble service [...]

Saint John Neumann 5 January

Saint John Neumann Feast day January 5 This is an extract taken from the Loyola Press and is the most readily understandable article on St John Neumann I found. There are other more detailed accounts, each containing basic biographical information, and the nature of his priesthood and works. Some biased and others not, They give [...]

Month of the Holy Name-The Feast of  Holy Name of Jesus

The Feast of  Holy Name of Jesus In the Latin Church it is an optional memorial IHS monogram, with kneeling angels, atop the main altar, Church of the Gesù, Rome. I had asked the web my usual questions about which saint is relevant for this day and learned that apart from today's celebrations of St. [...]

Clement of Alexandria 4 December

Clement of Alexandria Clement from Les vrais pourtraits et vies des hommes illustres grecz, latins et payens(1584) by André Thévet For the life of Clement please visit - https://orthodoxwiki.org/Clement_of_Alexandria#Life And: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/saint/st-clement-of-alexandria-688 Also: http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/04045a.htm Church Father, Theologian Born   c. 150   Athens Died  c. 215  Jerusalem Venerated in     Oriental Orthodox Church, Eastern Catholic Churches,Anglican Communion Canonized Pre-congregation Feast 4 December (Eastern Catholicism, Anglicanism) [...]

Saints of the Day on 1 October 2018

St Therese of Lisieux "I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul." These are the words of Thérèse of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun called the "Little Flower," who lived a cloistered life of obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. [...]

Prayer that turns the world upside down

Not in church There's been a fair amount of ridicule and criticism offered to the Prime Minister recently over his suggestion that we pray for Australian farmers. Most is predictable and, frankly, understandable, since, as I've written previously, Christians shouldn't necessarily expect people with vastly different assumptions about the world to comprehend their beliefs and [...]

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. [...]