Saint Adrian of Canterbury-January 9

Saint Adrian of Canterbury - Abbot Born in Africa, Adrian became abbot of the monastery at Nerida, near Naples. He declined an appointment as archbishop of Canterbury, but accompanied St. Theodore to England when the latter was appointed Archbishop. Theodore appointed him Abbot of SS. Peter and Paul Monastery (later changed to St. Augustine's) in Canterbury, and during his thirty-nine years' abbacy, the [...]

Why Saints anyway?

Follows from Why Angels are saints Joy in Truth Why is it necessary to have saints. By 100 AD there were those considered saintly by no other process than their manner of living or their martyrdom, and were beatified or canonized accordingly. These people became patrons of various towns and cities and were often  known only [...]

Irish -St. Frigidian of Lucca 18 March 2017

St. Frigidian of Lucca, Bishop (Frediano, Frigdianus) Born in Ireland; died 588; feast day formerly March 15. In spite of the Italian name Frediano, by which he is usually called, St. Frigidian was an Irishman, the son of King Ultach of Ulster. He was trained in Irish monasteries and ordained a priest. His learning was imparted [...]

Celtic-St. Kessog of Lennox-10March 2017

St Kessog's Church, Ancaster Square Callander,United Kingdom St. Kessog of Lennox, Bishop & Martyr (Mackessog) Born in Cashel, Ulster, Ireland; died c. 560. Son of the king of Cashel (Munster), Saint Kessog is said to have worked miracles even as a child. He left Ireland to evangelize Scotland, where he was consecrated a missionary bishop. [...]

May It Be « discoveringandsharinggrace

As I mentioned, I love reading the scriptures leading up to Christmas. Some of the most amazing scriptures relate to Mary and her faith. What would our reaction be if an angel of the Lord spoke to us about what was about to happen and what was expected of us? Shock? Wonder? Fear? Amazement? Confusion? [...]

The Venerable Father Solanus-5th November 2016

The Venerable Father Solanus Saint of the Day for November 5 (November 25, 1875 – July 31, 1957) The purpose of the Fr. Solanus Guild is to: keep alive the inspiring memory of Fr. Solanus; bring knowledge of his exemplary life to others; archive information about his life and work; provide prayer, support, and office [...]

Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem – 29th October

Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Internet Book Archive. Saint of the Day for October 29 Saint Narcissus of Jerusalem’s Story Life in second- and third-century Jerusalem couldn’t have been easy, but Saint Narcissus managed to live well beyond 100. Some even speculate he lived to 160. Details of his life are sketchy, but [...]

Hanging On -Peter and John & the crippled begger

This Gospel is from the Readings from Thursday of Easter Week in the RCL “While the beggar held on to Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s colonnade.” Acts 3: 11 God continues to guide me to mediate on healing and faith. I love [...]