Celtic Saint of the Day 11th July

St. Drostan (DRUSTAN, DUSTAN, THROSTAN) A Scottish abbot who flourished about A.D. 600. All that is known of him is found in the "Breviarium Aberdonense" and in the "Book of Deir", a ninth-century manuscript now in the University Library of Cambridge, but these two accounts do not agree in every particular. He appears to have [...]

Celtic saint of the day 10th July

July 10 is the commemoration of the seventh-century Saint Etto (Hetto, Zé), whom tradition links to the great Irish missionary Saint Fursey. Etto laboured in Belgium, where sources name him as an Irishman and where his memory is still very much cherished.   ST. ETTO, HETTO, OR ETHON, BISHOP AND CONFESSOR. [SEVENTH CENTURY.] AFTER the [...]

Saint of the day 10th July

St. Veronica Giuliani Sunday, July 10, 2016 Lived(1660-1727) | Feast Day: Sunday, July 10, 2016 Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata. Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of [...]

Saint of the Day 3rd July

St. Thomas the Apostle Lived: | Feast Day: Sunday, July 3, 2016 Poor Thomas! He made one remark and has been branded as “Doubting Thomas” ever since. But if he doubted, he also believed. He made what is certainly the most explicit statement of faith in the New Testament: “My Lord and My God!” (see [...]

Saint of the day 15th June

June 15 St. Marguerite d’Youville (1701-1771)   We learn compassion from allowing our lives to be influenced by compassionate people, by seeing life from their perspective and reconsidering our own values.Born in Varennes, Canada, Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais had to interrupt her schooling at the age of 12 to help her widowed mother. Eight [...]

Grace of humility

  "If we try to see everyone and everything through God’s eyes with humility, we will begin to accept an attitude of humility in our hearts and we will begin to be humble." -from Franciscan media - Sacred Silence Image : - Seeing People Through God’s Eyes - The Malphurs Group : The Malphurs Group. [...]

To be pure of heart-in the biblical sense

To be pure of heart in the biblical sense means, above all, to have our eyes focused straight on God, or to be single-minded. In other words, blessed are the single-minded, the people who take whatever happens in their lives and focus it all toward God. They are single-mindedly concerned about worshipping God in every [...]

Celtic Saints of the day 28th January

St. Cannera of Inis Cathaig, Virgin (Cainder, Conaire, Kinnera) Died c. 530. Little is known of Saint Cannera except that which is recorded in the story of Saint Senan (f.d. March 8), who ruled a monastery on the Shannon River, which ministered to the dying--but only men. Cannera was an anchorite from Bantry in southern [...]

Saint of the day Jan.6th 2016

St. André Bessette Lived: (1845-1937) | Feast Day: Wednesday, January 6, 2016   Brother André expressed a saint’s faith by a lifelong devotion to St. Joseph.Sickness and weakness dogged André from birth. He was the eighth of 12 children born to a French Canadian couple near Montreal. Adopted at 12, when both parents had died, [...]