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. [...]

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 [...]

Saint Martin de Porres – Franciscan Media

Saint Martin de Porres Saint of the Day for November 3 (December 9, 1579 – November 3, 1639) Saint Martin de Porres’ Story “Father unknown” is the cold legal phrase sometimes used on baptismal records. “Half-breed” or “war souvenir” is the cruel name inflicted by those of “pure” blood. Like many others, Martin might have [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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) [...]

Wulfthryth of Wilton -13 September 2017

Wulfthryth of Wilton From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wilfrida also known as Wulfthryth, was a 10th-century Catholic female saint[1] and Abbess from Anglo-Saxon England who was venerated locally in Wiltshire. Wilfrida was a noble woman, a cousin of Wulfhild, born about 937AD, whom King Edgar of England carried off from the nunnery at Wilton Abbey and took to his residence at Kemsing, near Sevenoaks.[8] While at Sevenoaks, Wulfthryth gave birth to a daughter, Edith.[9] After at least a year, [...]

Celtic Saints for September by: Ambrose Mooney-September 2017

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Saint Bertin, Abbot. September 5. Rev. Alban Butler. 1866. Volume IX: September. The Lives of the Saints 6 September 2017

CONTENTS · BOOK CONTENTS · INDEX TO ALL SAINTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73).  Volume IX: September. The Lives of the Saints.  1866. September 5 St. Bertin, Abbot THIS illustrious saint, and excellent model of monastic perfection, was nobly born in the territory of Constance, in Switzerland, about the year 597. He learned from his infancy to love and esteem only virtue, and [...]