Nov. 11: ST. MARTIN OF TOURS, BISHOP


Nov. 11 ST. MARTIN OF TOURS, BISHOP Born to pagan parents in Hungary, St. Martin (316-397) served in the army. He is best known for the account of his using his military sword to cut his cloak in two, to give half to a beggar clad only in rags in the depth of winter. He…

Nov. 10 ST. LEO THE GREAT, POPE AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH


Nov. 10 ST. LEO THE GREAT, POPE AND DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH St. Leo (d.461) was a vigorous defender of the unity of the Church and pushed back the onrush of the barbarians under Attila. During his pontificate, the Council of Chalcedon (451) defined that there is in Christ one divine person and two natures,…

POPE FRANCIS: TRUE HAPPINESS IS TO BE WITH THE LORD AND TO LIVE FOR LOVE.


POPE FRANCIS: TRUE HAPPINESS IS TO BE WITH THE LORD AND TO LIVE FOR LOVE. Below you have the Vatican Radio report and the Vatican translation of Pope Francis’ address given on Nov. 1, 2017, Solemnity of All Saints. +++VATICAN RADIO REPORT BEGINS HERE+++ (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis during the Angelus on Wednesday marked the…

Oct. 28 STS. SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES


Oct. 28 STS. SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES St. Simon is usually called the “Cananean” and also “the Zealot”, probably because he belonged to the Jewish party of “the Zealots of the Law”. St. Jude, also called Thaddeus or “Courageous”, is the author of a short epistle in the New Testament. St. Simon is often associated…

HOLY, NOT EERIE! NOVEMBER, A CALL TO HOLINESS.


NOVEMBER, A CALL TO HOLINESS. The month of November, aside from being the month dedicated to offer suffrages for the faithful departed, and for the holy souls in purgatory, has a more transcendent significance. It is not only the month when we are reminded of our earthly life’s fleeting state, the reality of death, of…

ST. JOSEPH, MASTER OF INTERIOR LIFE, PRAY FOR US!


ST. JOSEPH, MASTER OF INTERIOR LIFE, PRAY FOR US! St. Joseph had an intimate and continuous contact and union with Jesus and Mary throughout his years at their side. If we want to grow in our love for Jesus and Mary, St. Joseph will surely help us a lot. “Saint Joseph, our father and lord,…

Oct. 24: ST. ANTHONY CLARET, BISHOP


Oct. 24 ST. ANTHONY CLARET, BISHOP Born in Spain, St. Anthony Claret (1807-1870) worked as a missionary preacher in Catalonia and the Canary Islands. As Archbishop of Santiago in Cuba, he fought slavery. Later on he was the confessor of the Queen of Spain. He spread the devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the Immaculate Heart…