Saint of the Month: St. Giles of Assisi

St. Giles of Assisi was a humble religious, a mystic, and a dear friend of St. Francis of Assisi. Born c. 1190, little is known of the background of Giles. As a very young man, he was aware of the dramatic conversion of his townsman, Francis. After two of his...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Holy Scripture (part 4)

“When Peter preached the Word publicly at Rome and declared the Gospel by the Spirit, many who were present requested that Mark, who had been a long time his follower and who remembered his saying, should write down what had been proclaimed.” St. Clement of Alexandria (2nd-3rd centuries) “The study...

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Saint of the Month: St. Katharine Drexel

St. Katharine Drexel was an heiress, a religious foundress, and a pioneer in education for underprivileged minorities. Katharine was the second daughter born to Philadelphia banking magnate Francis Drexel and his wife Hannah. Five weeks after Katharine’s 1858 birth, Hannah died. Several years later, Francis married Emma Bouvier, and three...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about intercessory prayer (part 4)

“Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men…for cannot he that falls rise again.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st -2nd centuries) “In charity, follow the deceased with sorrow and with offerings, and pray that he may have rest in the hidden place where he is going.” St. Ephraim the Syrian...

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Saint of the Month: St. José Sánchez del Río

St. José Sánchez del Río was a defender of the Faith during the anti-Catholic Calles regime in 20th century Mexico. José was born in 1913 to Macario Sánchez Sánchez and his wife Maria del Río Arteaga. The family lived at Sahuayo in the Mexican state of Michoacán. José was a...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about discipleship (part 5)

“Realize, O Christian, your dignity. Once made a partaker in the divine nature, do not return to your former baseness by a life unworthy of that dignity.” Pope St. Leo the Great (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Obviously, those who claim to abide in Christ ought to walk as...

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Church Construction Update: Underground Air Conditioning Ducts

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Here is a construction update on the work in progress by James B. Donaghey Inc. Mechanical Contractors in the Installation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating Air Conditioning) and Plumbing with the General Contractor: Ben M. Radcliff Construction. Our new church will be equipped with a unique Air...

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Saint of the Month: St. Bernardo of Corleone

St. Bernardo of Corleone was a swordsman and shoemaker who became a Capuchin religious brother.  He was born Filippo Latini in 1605 at Corleone, Sicily in modern-day Italy.  He was raised in a devout Catholic family and their home was known as “the house of saints”. His father was a...

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