Todd Martin Instituted An Acolyte

Congratulations to all permanent diaconate candidates, especially St. Ignatius parishioner, Todd Martin, who were received the Ministry of Acolyte during a recent Mass at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. Ordination is scheduled for June. Please keep Todd and all of these faithful men in your prayers!

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Saint of the Month: St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco was a founder, a caretaker of impoverished boys, and is associated with significant, vivid dreams. John was born in 1815 in the Piedmont area of Italy to a poor family. He lost his father when he was two, and spent his youth working as a shepherd, and...

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Wisdom of the Saints Editor’s Choice (2004-2009)

“God did not tell us to follow Him because he needed our help, but because He knew that loving Him would make us whole.” St. Irenaeus of Lyons (2nd century) From discipleship part 1, February 2006 “To fall in love with God is the greatest of all romances; to seek...

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Saint of the Month: St. Peter Canisius

St. Peter Canisius was an intrepid Dutch Jesuit priest and a key figure in the Catholic Counter-Reformation. Peter was born in 1521 at Nijmagen, Holland to the wealthy Jacob Kanis (Canisius in English) and his wife. Jacob was the burgermeister, a role similar to mayor. Later in life, Peter wrote...

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Lynn Donaghey Clapper named Christ the King Medalist

Lynn Donaghey Clapper graduated from St. Ignatius Catholic School, Bishop Toolen Catholic School for Girls, and Auburn University. Lynn married Bob Clapper in 1976, and their three children, Bradley, Benjamin, and Nicholas graduated from St. Ignatius and McGill-Toolen Catholic High School. Five of Lynn and Bob’s eleven grandchildren currently attend...

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Ignatius and Xavier statues

The above photo shows the altar at the first St. Joseph Church, built in 1858, and located at 100 N. Jefferson Street, in downtown Mobile. Note the statues on either side of the main altar: St. Francis Xavier is to the left, and St. Ignatius is on the right.  The...

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