FEAST DAY – OUR LADY OF LOURDES

Our Lady of Lourdes​ In 1858 Mary, the Mother of Jesus, appeared to Bernadette Soubirous in a cave at Massabielle, near Lourdes in France. Just four years earlier, in 1854, the Church had declared the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, so when the “beautiful woman” of Bernadette’s visions identified herself as the Immaculate Conception, thereContinue reading “FEAST DAY – OUR LADY OF LOURDES”

FEAST DAY – ST CHARLES SEZZE

Saint Charles was born John Charles Marchioni in Sezze, Italy on October 19, 1613.  His family was extremely pious. They lived in a rural area and as a child Saint Charles worked as a shepherd.  Due to his lack of education, it is said he learned only the basics and could barely read and write.Continue reading “FEAST DAY – ST CHARLES SEZZE”

Feast day – holy innocents

Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he was insecure and fearful of any threat to his throne. He was a master politician and a tyrant capable of extreme brutality. He killed his wife, his brother, and his sister’sContinue reading “Feast day – holy innocents”

feast day – our lady of guadalupe

In 1531 a “Lady from Heaven” appeared to a humble Native American at Tepeyac, a hill northwest of what is now Mexico City. She identified herself as the ever Virgin Holy Mary, Mother of the True God for whom we live, of the Creator of all things, Lord of heaven and the earth. She madeContinue reading “feast day – our lady of guadalupe”

Feast Day – Immaculate conception of blessed virgin mary

The Immaculate Conception, a solemnity celebrated on December 8. In 1854, Pope Pius IX’s solemn declaration, Ineffabilis Deus (link al documento que está en Marian documents), clarified with finality the long-held belief of the Church that Mary was conceived free from original sin. In proclaiming the Immaculate Conception of Mary as a dogma of theContinue reading “Feast Day – Immaculate conception of blessed virgin mary”

Saint of the Day

Saint Laurence O’ Toole Born 1128, Lorcán Ua Tuathail, also known as Saint Laurence O’Toole, was Archbishop of Dublin at the time of the Norman invasion of Ireland. He played a prominent role in the Irish Church Reform Movement of the 12th century. He was canonised in 1225 by Pope Honorius III. When he wasContinue reading “Saint of the Day”

Saint of the Day

On November 13, the universal Church honors St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, an Italian missionary who spent much of her life working with Italian immigrants in the United States. Mother Cabrini, who had a deathly fear of water and drowning, crossed the Atlantic Ocean more than 30 times in service of the Church and the peopleContinue reading “Saint of the Day”

Feast Day

Feast Day – All Saints – November 01 The Solemnity of All Saints is celebrated on the first of November. It was instituted to honour all of the saints, both known and unknown, and, according to Pope Urban IV, to supply any deficiencies in the faithful’s celebration of saints’ feasts during the year. In the early days ofContinue reading “Feast Day”

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