Saint of the Day – September 10

Today, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Thomas of Villanova, a 16th century Spanish Augustinian monk and archbishop who lived a life of austerity in order to provide for the spiritual and material needs of his people. Born during 1488 in the Spanish region of Castile, in the town of Villanova de los Infantes, Thomas GarciaContinue reading “Saint of the Day – September 10”

Feast Day – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – September 08

The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebration of her Immaculate Conception as the child of Saints Joachim and Anne. The circumstances of the Virgin Mary’s infancy and early life are not directly recorded in the Bible,Continue reading “Feast Day – Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary – September 08”

Saint of the Day – September 06

Blessed Claudio Granzotto Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio was the youngest of nine children and was accustomed to hard work in the fields. At the age of 9, he lost his father. Six years later, he was drafted into the Italian army, where he served more than three years. His artisticContinue reading “Saint of the Day – September 06”

Saint of the Day – September 5

Mother Teresa The Church celebrates on September 5, the feast of Mother Teresa, a universal symbol of God’s merciful and preferential love for the poor and forgotten. Mother Teresa was born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910, in Skopje, Macedonia, the youngest of three children. She attended a youth group called Sodality, run byContinue reading “Saint of the Day – September 5”

Saint of the Day – August 28

Saint Augustine of Hippo – August 28 A Christian at 33, a priest at 36, a bishop at 41: Many people are familiar with the biographical sketch of Augustine of Hippo, sinner turned saint. But really to get to know the man is a rewarding experience. There quickly surfaces the intensity with which he livedContinue reading “Saint of the Day – August 28”

Saint of the Day – 27 August

A Saint Monica – August 27 The circumstances of Saint Monica’s life could have made her a nagging wife, a bitter daughter-in-law, and a despairing parent, yet she did not give way to any of these temptations. Although she was a Christian, her parents gave her in marriage to a pagan, Patricius, who lived inContinue reading “Saint of the Day – 27 August”

SAINT OF THE DAY – AUGUST 24

SAINT OF THE DAY – AUGUST 24 Saint Bartholomew In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles. Some scholars identify him with Nathanael, a man of Cana in Galilee who was summoned to Jesus by Philip. Jesus paid him a great compliment: “Here is a true Israelite. There isContinue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – AUGUST 24”

SAINT OF THE DAY – August 23

SAINT OF THE DAY – August 23 Saint Rose of Lima The first canonized saint of the New World has one characteristic of all saints—the suffering of opposition—and another characteristic which is more for admiration than for imitation—excessive practice of mortification. She was born to parents of Spanish descent in Lima, Peru, at a timeContinue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – August 23”

Feast – Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – August 22

Queenship of Mary ​ Pope Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s Queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation, Elizabeth calls Mary “mother of my Lord.” In the fourth century Saint Ephrem called Mary “Lady”Continue reading “Feast – Queenship of Blessed Virgin Mary – August 22”

Saint of the Day – 21 August

Saint Pius X – August 21 Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pope Pius X at age 68. He was one of the 20th century’s greatest popes. EverContinue reading “Saint of the Day – 21 August”

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