Saint of the Month of August 2018, Saint Maximillian Mary Kolbe

In 1907, Saint Maximillian Kolbe and his older brother joined the Franciscans. When he took his final vows in 1914, he added the name Mary. He changed his name from Raymond to Maximillian Kolbe to Maximillian Mary Kolbe. Although many on cloistered communities will take on another name, this second change of his name signifies his full surrender to God through devotion Mary.

April Musings 2018

In 2016, as we were preparing to walk through the Holy Doors, of Saint Peter’s Basilica, during the Year of Mercy, I prayed to and for “our ancestors of spirit”. I was caught by that phrase I had not used before and soon there after, I was able to connect to a deeper meaning of the “communion of saints”. If unfamiliar, “the communion of saints” is part of the final lines that we recite in the Apostle’s Creed.....

April Saint of the Month Saint Mark the Evangelist

Saint Mark the Evangelist Feast day April 25 Patron saint of: notaries, Barristers and Venice It can be challenging to relate our everyday life, with scripture, with canonized saints and holy people. Unless we have had a divine experience to connect with to angels, Jesus, Mary or whomever, we can be left struggling to find …

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January 2018 Saint of the Month

Patron Saint of all humanity. Also, said to be the patron saint of many professions and places. The Saint of the Month is Mary, the mother of Jesus. Mary has many names and many feast days throughout the year. The first feast day being the first day of the calendar year, ‪January 1.‬ It is fitting that the calendar year, begins with Mary. After all, it is with her preparation, devotion and demonstration of faith that we are Christians today.

Saint Juan Diego December Saint of the Month

Saint Juan Diego (1474-1548) Feast Day December 9 Patron Saint: Indigenous People, Beatified in 1990 and Canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II Saint Juan Diego was born in 1474, given the name Cuauhtlatoatzin and is the first indigenous American saint to be canonized. It is important to know, that not all canonized saints …

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