Saint of the Month: St. Charles Lwanga and companions

St. Charles Lwanga and companions were martyrs for purity during Christian persecution in Uganda. CHRISTIANITY COMES TO THE KINGDOM OF BUGANDA In the early1880s, Christian missionaries entered the Ugandan Kingdom of Buganda, and were welcomed by King Mutesa. They were especially successful with the young people, many of whom served...

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Wisdom of the Saints about charity (part 3)

“Let [the Christian] examine his charity, to be able to say: I am born of God. If he lacks it, he is a deserter running away, even if he bears the seal of a Christian.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Love, by its nature, is...

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Deacon Crow: ‘I cannot wait to be a priest’

By ROB HERBST The Catholic Week MOBILE — The Archdiocese of Mobile will celebrate the ordination of Deacon Alexander Crow to the priesthood at 10 a.m. June 5 at the Cathedral-Basilica of the Immaculate Conception. The Mass will be livestreamed at Facebook.com/mobilearchdiocese. Alexander Crow will be ordained a transitional deacon...

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Saint of the Month: St. John Berchmans

St. John Berchmans was a gifted Jesuit seminarian who lived a short life of exemplary virtue. John was born in 1599 to a master shoemaker’s family in Belgium. From early childhood, he wished to become a priest. He was notably affectionate and kind, and he possessed a cheerful disposition. He...

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