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…

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…