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 [...]

The Theophany of the Baptism of the Lord 14 January

  The Baptism of the Lord The Baptism of the Lord has historically been associated with the celebration of Epiphany. Even today, the Eastern Christian feast of Theophany, celebrated on January 6 as a counterpart to the Western feast of Epiphany, focuses primarily on the Baptism of the Lord as the revelation of God to [...]

Angela of Foligno

​1248 to January 4 1309 I own a book of Franciscan Saints, 1 or more per day of the year. Many of the entries are also at Franciscan Media, St. Anthony's Press. We post them Yearly. We remember their birthdays' when we follow the Lectionary, their lives' an example to us.  IF THIS link holds [...]

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 [...]

Well of Saint Jacoba-2nd Advent-photos

This is the pedestal, well you can see that, made from a type of very heavy plastic, it screws together and so is not too wieldy for Peter to carry around. Purple for Advent and the second candle is either blue or mauve. Go to this link to see a variety of Advent calanders used [...]

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 [...]

Tom McMahon: A reflection on how the ecclesial view from Trent is now irrelevant.

Personal thoughts from a priest ordained 64 years ago After 12 years of isolated seminary training, on June 11, 1954, 25 of us were taken by bus to old St. Mary Cathedral on Van Ness Ave., San Francisco and, by placing his two hands on my head, Archbishop John Mitty transferred his power to me and the [...]

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 [...]

Uncertain Times 13 January 2018

There have been uncertain times in the Blair Household, AKA Br. Francis-clare. THis has caused my posting efforts to keep this site rolling to be uncertain and frustrated. Having run the gamut of Celtic saints and catholic/orthodox saints I have reached the point where  I am unsure regarding what I should make the steady theme. [...]

Merry Christmas to the Orthodox Christians celebrating Jan 7 and What is the Muslim Times Doing for you — The Muslim Times

Epigraph: Muhammad, thou shalt assuredly find those who say, ‘We are Christians,’ to be the nearest of them in love to the believers. That is because amongst them are savants and monks and because they are not proud. (Al Quran 5:82/83) Merry Christmas to all our brothers and sisters celebrating Christmas today from the Editorial […] [...]