July 29: ST. MARTHA


July 29: ST. MARTHA Though Sunday Mass takes precedence this year, let us invoke St. Martha’s intercession so that we too would take loving care of Jesus and have an intimate friendship with Him like she did, together with her siblings, Mary and Lazarus. May our homes, our souls, be like theirs at Bethany where…

July 5: St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Founder of Barnabites.


July 5: St. Anthony Maria Zaccaria, Priest Born in Cremona, Italy, St. Anthony (1502-1539) organized the group called the Clerks Regular of St. Paul, also termed Barnabites, who worked for the reform of customs and for the renewal of the clergy and laity. He was a zealous and untiring preacher who completely wore himself out…

June 30: THE FIRST HOLY MARTYRS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CHURCH


June 30: THE FIRST HOLY MARTYRS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CHURCH Just after the feast of Sts. Peter and Paul, the Church celebrates the memory of those Christians who, together with their pillars, suffered martyrdom during the persecution under the Roman emperor Nero. They suffered atrocious torments because of their belief and persevered till the…