Memorial of the Guardian Angels-2 October 2017

Memorial of the Guardian Angels Lectionary: 455/650 Reading 1 ZEC 8:1-8 This word of the LORD of hosts came: Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am intensely jealous for Zion, stirred to jealous wrath for her. Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and I will dwell within Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be [...]

Blessed Antonio Lucci – Franciscan Media-27 July 2017

Also known as Angel of the Poor (references to him as bishop) Angelo Nicola Lucci Memorial 25 July Profile The son of Francesco Lucci, a cobbler and coppersmith, and Angela Paolantonio, he was raised in a pious home, taught by Franciscans, and developed a devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary. Angelo joined the Franciscan Friars Minor Conventuals in his teens, making his solemn vows in 1698 and [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints 20 July 2017

 20 July 2017 St. Arilda of Gloucester Date unknown. Saint Arilda, Gloucestershire virgin, died in defence of her chastity. The church at Oldbury-on-the-Hill is dedicated to her (Benedictines). Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1947). The Book of Saints: A Dictionary of Servants of God Canonized by the Catholic Church Extracted from the Roman and Other [...]

Celtic and old English Sts. 18 July 2017

18  St. Theneva of Glasgow St. Theneva of Glasgow, Mother of Saint Kentigern Mungo (Dwynwen, Thaney, Thenaw, Thenog, Thenova) 7th century. Saint Theneva was a British princess, daughter of a British prince, Lothus (from whom the province of Lothian was called). When it was discovered that she had conceived out of wedlock, she was thrown [...]

 ST. ROMUALD 19 June 2017

Feast 19 June Saint Romuald, who founded the Camaldolese monastic order during the early eleventh century, has his liturgical memorial on June 19. Working within the Western Church’s Benedictine tradition, he revived the primitive monastic practice of hermit life, allowing for greater solitude in a communal setting. Born into an aristocratic family during the middle [...]

Saint of the Day April 2017

Pick a date and see a saint! Enrich your daily spiritual life withe the saint of the day calendar. April 2017 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 Saint Hugh of Grenoble 2 Saint Francis of Paola 3 Saint Benedict the African 4 Saint Isidore of Seville 5 Saint Vincent Ferrer 6 Saint Crescentia [...]

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 [...]

Most Holy Name of Jesus memorial – 3 January 2017

The Attitude of Christ (Isaiah 52:13-15) 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness [...]

St Paul of the Cross 19th october

ST PAUL OF THE CROSS Saint Paul of the Cross Founder of the Passionist Congregation 1694-1775Feastday Memorial: Oct 19 in the Universal Church and Oct. 20 in the USA (more info here) "When I came to you, brethren, I did not come proclaiming to you the testimony of God in lofty words or wisdom. For [...]

St. Dominic – 8th August

St. Dominic Lived: (1170-1221) | Feast Day: Monday, August 8, 2016 If he hadn’t taken a trip with his bishop, Dominic would probably have remained within the structure of contemplative life; after the trip, he spent the rest of his life being a contemplative in active apostolic work. Born in old Castile, Spain, he was [...]