St John Capistrano- 23- October 2017

Feastday: October 23 Patron of Jurists Birth: 1386 Death: 1456 St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and imprisoned. Upon [...]

Saint Joseph of Cupertino 18 September 2017

Saint Joseph of Cupertino 18 September 2017 (June 17, 1603 – September 18, 1663 https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODSep18.mp3 Saint Joseph of Cupertino’s Story Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating at prayer. Already as a child, Joseph showed a fondness for prayer. After a short career with the Capuchins, he joined the Conventual Franciscans. Following a brief assignment caring [...]

Be Not Afraid

The angels said to the shepherds: “Do not be afraid!” And I also repeat to all of you: Do not be afraid! Our Father is patient, he loves us, he gives us Jesus to guide us on the way which leads to the promised land. Jesus is the light who brightens the darkness. He is [...]

Orthodox-Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, – (11th June)24th November 2016

Image Source: Martyrs of China – Saints Resource MONTH OF JUNE THE 11TH DAY Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, Slain during the Boxer Rebellion AT LITTLE VESPERS On “Lord, I have cried…”, 4 stichera, in Tone I: Spec. Mel.: “Joy of the ranks of heaven…”— From Christ, the Judge of the contest, have [...]

Saint Peter of Alcantara-26th October 2016

 Saint Peter of Alcantara Saint of the Day for October 26 (1499 – October 18, 1562) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODOct26.mp3 Peter was a contemporary of well-known 16th-century Spanish saints, including Ignatius of Loyola and John of the Cross. He served as confessor to Saint Teresa of Avila. Church reform was a major issue in Peter’s day, and he directed most [...]