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 Antônio de Sant’Anna Galvão – Franciscan Media

Saint Antônio de Sant’Anna Galvão Saint of the Day for October 25 (1739 – December 23, 1822) Audio   Reflection Holy women and men cannot help calling our attention to God, to God’s creation, and to all the people whom God loves. The lives of holy people are so oriented toward God that this has [...]

Bishop Vincent homily from 19 February, commemoration of the anniversary of death of Pere Receveur at La Perouse.2017

    Most Reverend Vincent Long Van Nguyen OFM Conv DD STL, Bishop of Parramatta   Homily for Mass for the 7th Sunday in Ordinary Time in Year A in commemoration of the anniversary of death of Pere Receveur at La Perouse. 19 February 2017 Dear friends, It is a great joy for me to [...]

The Servant of God Brother Juniper-29 January 2017

As Brother Juniper was once entering Rome, the fame of his sanctity led many of the devout Romans to go out to meet him, but he, as soon as he saw this number of people coming, took it into his head to turn their devotion into sport and ridicule. So, catching sight of two children [...]

Saint Marianne Cope – 23 January 2017

Image source: Saint Marianne Cope – Franciscan Media Bl. MARIANNE COPE (1838-1918) Virgin, Professed Sister of St Francis, missionary to leprosy patients Barbara Koob (now officially "Cope") was born on 23 January 1838 in SE Hessen, West Germany. She was one of 10 children born to Peter Koob, a farmer, and Barbara Witzenbacher Koob. The [...]

Saint Charles Of Sezze -18 January 2017

Saint Charles Of Sezze January 18. Like many people, Saint Charles of Sezze thought he knew what God wanted him to do with his life, only to find out that he was mistaken. Instead of going to India as a missionary, Saint Charles settled in Rome where he cooked and cared for the friary and [...]

Blessed Jacopone da Todi 22 December 2016

Blessed Jacopone da Todi Saint of the Day for December 22 Italy - feast on 16th December While there are many later stories about this extraordinary saint, there is little we can be sure of. He was born into the high-ranking Benedetti family of northern Italian city of Todi and baptized Jacomo (James). He became [...]

Saint Agnes of Assisi – 19th november 2016

  Saint Agnes of Assisi (c. 1197 –  November 16, 1253) Saint Agnes of Assisi’s Story Agnes was the sister of Saint Clare and her first follower. When Agnes left home two weeks after Clare’s departure, their family attempted to bring Agnes back by force. They tried to drag her out of the monastery, but all [...]

Saint Joseph of Cupertino Saint of the Day for 18 September

Saint Joseph of Cupertino Saint of the Day for September 18 (June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663) ST. JOSEPH OF CUPERTINO: THE DUNCE—1603-1663 If ever a tiny child began life with nothing in his favor it was Joseph of Cupertino; he had only one hopeful and saving quality—that he knew it. Other boys of his [...]