Jan. 20: St. Sebastian, Martyr. AV prayer and text.


Jan. 20 ST. SEBASTIAN, MARTYR. AV prayer & text. St. Sebastian (d.288), a native of Milan, was an officer in Diocletian’s imperial guard. He became a Christian and encouraged others imprisoned for their faith till he suffered martyrdom. He is commonly depicted tied to a post or tree and shot with arrows. However, he was…

Jan. 17: ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT. Patriarch of monks. AV prayer & text.


January 17 ST. ANTHONY, ABBOT Patriarch of monks. AV prayer & text. Called the Patriarch of Monks, St. Anthony (251-356) retired to the desert when he was eighteen years old. He was the first abbot to form a stable rule for his family of monks dedicated to the divine Service. He led an austere life…

December 14: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Priest & Doctor of the Church.


December 14: ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS, Priest & Doctor of the Church. Born in Hontoveros, Spain, St. John of the Cross (1542-1591), after a number of years as a Carmelite, was persuaded by St. Teresa of Jesus to lead the reform of his Order. He suffered many tribulations. He was a renowned mystic and…

December 9: Saint Juan Diego Cuahtlatoatzin


  December 9 Saint Juan Diego Cuahtlatoatzin   St. Juan Diego (1474-1548) was born with the name “Cuauhtlatoatzin” (“the talking eagle”) in Cuautlitlán, today part of Mexico City, Mexico. He was a gifted member of the Chichimeca people. He was baptized at the age of 50. Our Lady appeared to him in several occasions, requesting…

December 7: ST. AMBROSE, Bishop and Doctor of the Church


While living in Milan, serving the imperial government, St. Ambrose (340-397) was baptized and elected bishop of the city by popular acclaim. He distinguished himself by his apostolic zeal, service to the poor, and effective care of all the faithful. He defended the doctrine of the Church against the Arians with his actions and writings….

Nov. 30: ST. ANDREW, APOSTLE


November 30: ST. ANDREW, APOSTLE Dear brethren in Christ, Happy Feast of St. Andrew. Born at Bethsaida, he was a disciple of John the Baptist before he became a follower of Christ. He is a man who longed for the Coming of the Messiah. He is characterized by his promptness to follow Christ and his…

​NOVEMBER 1? HOLY WINS! AND NOT “HALLOWEEN’S”.


​NOVEMBER 1? HOLY WINS! AND NOT “HALLOWEEN’S”. As we approach the solemnity of All Saints’ day and to underline the Christian meaning of Halloween’s and not the commercialized one where zombies, witches, skeletons and costume parties are celebrated, I made this meme so as to remind us of God’s will calling all of us to…

October 22: ST. JOHN PAUL II.


 October 22 ST. JOHN PAUL II “Everyone knows John Paul II: his face, his characteristic way of moving and speaking; his immersion in prayer and his spontaneous cheerfulness. Many of his words have become indelibly engraved in our memories, starting with the passionate cry with which he introduced himself to the people at the beginning…

October 18: ST. LUKE, EVANGELIST. Patron of Physicians.


October 18 ST. LUKE, EVANGELIST Patron of Physicians Dear Brethren in Christ, Happy Feast day of St. Luke! Let us thank God for giving us this saint who through God’s inspiration wrote one of the 4 Gospels. A physician from Antioch, he was converted to the Christian faith. He was a disciple of St. Paul…