August 11: ST. CLARE OF ASSISI. Founder of the Poor Clares.


August 11: ST. CLARE OF ASSISI. Founder of the Poor Clares St. Clare (1193-1253) followed the footsteps of her brother, St. Francis of Assisi, especially in the way St. Francis lived the virtue of poverty; she was remarkable for her penitent life. She founded the Order of the Poor Clares. BRIEF PROFILE “Clare was a…

POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US…


POPE FRANCIS ON VOCATION: WHEN JESUS CALLS US… Dear brethren in Christ, all of us have a vocation, a calling from God: the vocation to holiness and apostolate, being instruments of God’s love and mercy. However, God calls some people to a particular vocation, whether as a priest, religious or lay apostolic celibate, or as a…

53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS. POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE.


POPE FRANCIS’ MESSAGE ON THE OCCASION OF THE 53RD WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR VOCATIONS Dear brethren in Christ, on April 17, 2016, the fourth Sunday of Easter, the Church will celebrate the 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations. This year’s theme is: “The Church, Mother of Vocations.” Below you’ll find the Vatican-provided official…

October 15. ST. TERESA OF AVILA. Virgin and Doctor of the Church


October 15 ST. TERESA OF AVILA Virgin and Doctor of the Church Dear friends, on Oct. 15, we will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Teresa of Avila, one of the greatest Spanish saints not only known for her outstanding works of mysticism but also of the reform she initiated in…