Category Archives: The Saints

June 26th – St. Josemaria Escriva

Today – June 26th marks the Feast Day of the one of 20th Century saints. Canonized on October 6th 2002 by Blessed John Paul II. Today we thank God for his servant St. Josemaria Escriva for bringing the message of sanctification in the ordinary duties of a Christian to the Church and to the world.…

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St. John The Apostle and Evangelist

St. John, Pray for us! Ah Yes, the adolescent disciple. Tradition really makes it pretty clear that St. John was the youngest of Jesus’ disciples. He was the disciple that Jesus loved! We often think of John as a young lad. He reminds of purity, both in body and in heart. We very often prescribe…

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Epiphany

Epiphany   Epiphany (manifestation, appearance, to show). Epiphany is defined as “the manifestation of Jesus as Messiah of Israel, Son of God and Saviour of all the world.” The Feast of the Epiphany celebrates the adoration of the Christ child by the Wise Men who were guided to Jesus by the star.     It…

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O Sacred Heart

O Sacred Heart Today we unite ourselves with the Universal Church in celebrating this Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  I love feast days, but especially a day like today, after contemplating the Body and Blood of Christ during the last eights days of the Octave of Corpus Christi we are now contemplating his…

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Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God       Today we celebrate and honor Mary, the Mother of God. It is rare that we do truly consider the fact that Mary is in fact the Mother of God. For those of you who don’t know why you go to church on New Year’s Eve or…

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Who is Saint Stephen?

Who is Saint Stephen? Tradition tells us – He was the first Martyr of the Church. We’re puzzled that in the joy of the Christmas Season, we are thrown into the reality of what it means to be a witness for Christ. The word Martyr means simple – a witness. As I listened to the…

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