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 [...]

Praying with Saint Ignatius -1 August 2017

As in loving, praying does not confine itself to one particular practice, way, or method, but is open to all and is defined by all to the extent that all serve as means to creating a space of deeper freedom leading the person to an evermore intimate and loving encounter between the lover and the [...]

Saint Francis Xavier-3 December 2016

Saint Francis Xavier Saint of the Day for December 3 (April 7, 1506 – December 3, 1552) Life of Francis Xavier Early Life The castle of the Xavier family was later acquired by the Society of Jesus. Francis Xavier was born in the royal castle of Xavier, in the Kingdom of Navarre, on 7 April 1506 [...]

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 [...]

Living Space Saint John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues | Sacred Space

Saint John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues SS John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions, Priests, SJ (memorial)Between 1642 and 1649 eight French missionaries (six of them Jesuits) were martyred in North America by members of the Mohawk and Iroquois tribes. The first Jesuit missionaries arrived in Quebec in 1625. At first, they worked among French [...]