August 11: ST. CLARE OF ASSISI. Founder of the Poor Clares.


August 11: ST. CLARE OF ASSISI. Founder of the Poor Clares St. Clare (1193-1253) followed the footsteps of her brother, St. Francis of Assisi, especially in the way St. Francis lived the virtue of poverty; she was remarkable for her penitent life. She founded the Order of the Poor Clares. BRIEF PROFILE “Clare was a…

August 9: ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (Edith Stein). Co-patroness of Europe. Martyr. Philosopher, Jewish convert, professor, Discalced Carmelite nun.


  August 9: ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (Edith Stein). Co-patroness of Europe. Philosopher, Jewish convert, professor, Discalced Carmelite nun. OUTLINE SHORT BIO EXCERPT OF POPE JOHN PAUL II’S MOTU PROPIO DECLARING ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS AS CO-PATRONESS OF EUROPE (October 1, 1999)   1. SHORT BIO Born into an observant German,…

August 28. ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO Late have I loved you, o beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you.


August 28. ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO Late have I loved you, o beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. Dear friends, below is a beautiful excerpt taken from the book of St. Augustine, Confessions, prayed…

August 28: ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO. Father and Doctor of the Church


August 28: ST. AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO Father and Doctor of the Church   The life of St. Augustine of Hippo, Father and Doctor of the Church, son of St. Monica, is a great example of God’s love, mercy and patience, always disposed to wait for man to return to Him through humility and contrition, paving…

August 27: ST. MONICA. Patroness of Mothers, Married Women and Widowers


August 27: ST. MONICA. Patroness of Mothers, Married Women and Widowers Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Monica. She is the persistent, determined, patient and loving mother of St. Augustine who never threw the towel on her son’s waywardly life, who as we know was a great sinner but later got converted to the…

August 22: OUR LADY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN. Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy!


August 22: OUR LADY, QUEEN OF HEAVEN. Hail holy Queen, Mother of mercy! “Hail our Life, our life, our sweetness and our hope! So goes the beautiful prayer of Salve Regina, a Marian prayer of filial love, trust and devotion, very appropriate not only during Saturdays (the day of the week traditionally dedicated to Our…