July 29. ST. MARTHA. Short bio. Gospel, commentary, and prayer.


July 29. ST. MARTHA. Short bio. Gospel, commentary, and prayer. SHORT BIO Our Lord Jesus Christ liked the home of Martha, her brother Lazarus, and her sister Mary. As our Lord’s friends in Bethany, they took loving care of Him. We should ask God to help us unite Martha’s intense work and Mary’s contemplation. Orthodox…

July 15: ST. BONAVENTURE. Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading


July 15 ST. BONAVENTURE Short bio + Divine office 2nd reading Born in Italy, St. Bonaventure (1218-1274) entered the Franciscan Order and became a lecturer at the University of Paris where he met St. Thomas Aquinas. He became the General of the Franciscan Order and a Cardinal. Known as the “Seraphic Doctor”, he is considered…

July 14: ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS


July 14 ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS, Founder of the Order of St. Camillus (Hospitallers) Biographical sketch + Divine Office 2nd reading Born at Bucchianico, Abruzzo, 1550; died at Rome, 14 July, 1614. He was the son of an officer who had served both in the Neapolitan and French armies. His mother died when he was…

July 11: ST. BENEDICT, Patron of Europe. Summary vid +full text.


July 11 ST. BENEDICT, ABBOT Short bio and Divine office 2nd reading Born at Norcia, Italy, St. Benedict (480-547) chose to live a solitary life at Subiaco and eventually organized a form of monastic life in twelve monasteries. The monks who joined Saint Benedict devoted themselves to work and prayer. In the great abbey of…