June 1: St. JUSTIN, martyr. Short bio + martyrdom account.


June 1 ST. JUSTIN, MARTYR. Short bio + martyrdom account. St. Justin was a philosopher born in Samaria. A convert to Christianity, he was a passionate searcher for truth which he found in Christ. He then defended Christian faith with his writings, notably the Apologies and Dialogue. He was martyred (d.165) in Rome during the…

May 3: STS. PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES


May 3 STS. PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES Like Peter and Andrew, St. Philip was from Bethsaida. He was crucified at Hierapolis in Phrygia where he had preached the Gospel. He introduced St. Bartholomew to Christ. Christ declared to Philip, “He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father… I am in the Father and the…

May 1: ST. JOSEPH, THE WORKER. Summary vid + full text.


May 1 St. Joseph, the Worker Summary vid + full text This feast was instituted in 1955 by Pope Pius XII and is celebrated on May 1, which is the day when labor is honored in many countries. In the Gospel Jesus was called “the son of the carpenter”. This feast reminds us that honest…

May 1: ST. JOSEPH, the Worker. Work as a path to holiness.


MAY 1, ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER. DON’T FORGET THAT YOUR WORK AND DAILY ORDINARY ACTIVITIES ARE A PATH TO HOLINESS! As we prepare to celebrate May 1’s feast, St. Joseph the Worker during which the entire world celebrates the human activity of work, let us remind ourselves that WORK HAS A DIVINE, SANCITFYING VALUE AS…