August 16. St. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY. Short bio + Divine Office 2nd reading.


August 16. St. STEPHEN OF HUNGARY. Short bio + Divine Office 2nd reading. St. Stephen (969-1038) greatly expanded Hungarian control over the Carpathian Basin during his lifetime, broadly established Christianity in the region. He ruled with great wisdom and was outstanding for his justice and piety. He is generally regarded as the founder of the…

August 14. ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE, O.F.M. Conv. Martyr, Apostle of Consecration to Mary. Patron Saint of Prisoners, of those struggling against Drug Addiction, Pro-Life Movement, and Radio Reporters.


August 14.ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE, O.F.M. Conv.Martyr, Apostle of Consecration to Mary.Patron Saint of Prisoners, of those struggling against Drug Addiction, Pro-Life Movement, and Radio Reporters OUTLINE FILIAL LOVE TO OUR LADY BRIEF PROFILE DEATH AT AUSCHWITZ Today we celebrate the memorial of St. Maximilian Kolbe, a man with a huge heart and a tremendous operative…

August 11: ST. CLARE. Divine Office 2nd reading.


August 11: St. CLARE. Divine office 2nd reading, and prayer. A letter of St Clare to Blessed Agnes of Prague Consider the poverty, humility and charity of Christ Happy the soul to whom it is given to attain this life with Christ, to cleave with all one’s heart to him whose beauty all the heavenly…

PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH BEFORE AND AFTER MASS.


PRAYER TO ST. JOSEPH BEFORE & AFTER MASS: BEFORE MASS: O Blessed Joseph, happy man, to whom it was given not only to see and to hear that God Whom many kings longed to see, and saw not, to hear, and heard not; but also to carry Him in your arms, to embrace Him, to…

August 1: ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA LIGUORI. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading


August 1: ST. ALPHONSUS MARIA LIGUORI. Bishop & Doctor. Founder of the Redemptorists. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading OUTLINE Short bio Love of God requires acquiring and nurturing all virtues. 1.      Short bio Born in Naples, Italy, St. Alphonsus (1696-1787) was a lawyer before becoming a priest. He founded the Congregation of the…