26 “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”.
All Saints Day Prayer
An understanding and story of returning to a Christian life through nature.
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 …
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.
July 20 is the day of celebration in the Episcopal Church for Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth and Harriet Ross Tubman.
Saint Kevin Or Saint Kevin of Glendalough Canonized by Pope Pius X, on the 9th of December, 1903. Feast day: June 3 Patron saint of: blackbirds, Glendalough, the Archdiocese of Dublin, and he is one of the patron saints of Ireland. There is not a lot known about Saint Kevin, but it is estimated he …
Saint Damien of Molokai, was born in Belgium and given the name Jozef De Veuster. After joining The Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, in 1860, he took the name Damien after Saint Damian a martyr from the sixth century. Initially he was not selected to go to the colony in Kalupapa, Hawaii, but volunteered after his brother had fallen ill.
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.....