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 [...]

Saint Berard And Companions-16 January 2017

Saint Berard And Companions January 16. Saint Francis considered Saints Berard and his Companions as true Friars Minor because they were willing to lay their lives on the line for the faith. Such heroic virtue inspired Saint Anthony to join the Franciscans. Those who give their lives for the faith today, have also inspired others [...]

Blessed Mary Frances Schervier 15 December 2016

Blessed Mary Frances Schervier Feast Day – Dec 18 "One is as it were rich, when one has nothing; and another is as it were poor, when he has great riches" (Prov 13,7). This passage of scripture fits the servant of God, Frances, who with all her heart espoused holy poverty and thus came into [...]

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 [...]

Saint Peter of Alcantara-26th October 2016

 Saint Peter of Alcantara Saint of the Day for October 26 (1499 – October 18, 1562) 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 [...]

Saint John Paul II – Franciscan Media

Saint John Paul II Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Pope John Paul II at old Yankee Stadium, New York City | October 1979. Saint John Paul II Saint of the Day for October 22 (May 18, 1920 – April 2, 2005)  Saint John Paul II’s Story Open wide the doors to Christ,” urged John Paul [...]

Saint John XXIII – Franciscan Media

Saint John XXIII Post by Fr. Don Miller, OFM Image: Pope John XXIII begins the mass | Saint Peter’s Basilica, 1959. Saint John XXIII Saint of the Day for October 11 (November 25, 1881 – June 3, 1963) Saint John XXIII’s Story Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John [...]

Blessed Claudio Granzotto-6th September

September 6 Blessed Claudio Granzotto (1900-1947) Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio was the youngest of nine children and was accustomed to hard work in the fields. At the age of nine he lost his father. Six years later he was drafted into the Italian army, where he served more than three [...]

Saint of the day 17th July

Saint Francis Solano - Feast day 13th July Saint Francis Solanus. South American missionary of the Franciscan Order; born at Montilla, Cordova, Spain, in 1549; died at Lima, Peru, in 1610. His missionary works in South America extended over a period of twenty years, during which time he evangelized the vast regions of Tucuman and Paraguay. [...]

Saint of the day 7th June

The Servant of God Joseph Perez   Martyr, First Order   "The blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church," said Tertullian in the third century. Joseph Perez carried on that tradition. Joseph was born in Coroneo, México, and joined the Franciscans when he was 17. Because of Mexico’s civil unrest at that time [...]