February 2019 Saint of the Month

“Mark 10:13-16 Jesus Blesses Little Children  People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.”...

December 2018 Musings

Philippians 4:4-7 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your gentleness be known to everyone. The Lord is near. Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

September Saint of the Month 2018, Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Saint Teresa of Calcutta (August 26, 1910 - September 5, 1997) Founded of the Order of Missionaries of Charity 1950. Canonized: September 4, 2016 by Pope Francis Patron Saint: outcasts, World Youth Day and Archdiocese of Calcutta On August 26, 1910, Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born in Skopje, what is now Macedonia. In 1931, Agnes …

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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.....

Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini – November Saint of the Month

St Francis Xavier Cabrini Feast Day: November 13  This year marks the 100th anniversary of her death in 1917, there will be a special service at the Saint Francis X. Cabrini Shrine NYC. There is also one in Chicago. Patron Saint of: immigrants (especially Italian to America), hospital administrators, Impossible causes, India and Lincoln Canonized: July …

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