Saint of the Month: St. Catherine of Genoa

St. Catherine of Genoa was a married woman and charity worker, as well as a mystic. Catherine was born in 1447 to the prominent Fieschi family at Genoa, Italy, the youngest of five children. When she was thirteen, Catherine expressed a desire to enter into religious life, but because of...

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Adoration Chapel Update

Summer is officially rounding the bend and many are wondering how the perpetual adoration endeavor is going. Lots of questions are buzzing around – “How does the online calendar look?” “What can I do to help?” “When will we be opening?” “What do I do when I need a substitute...

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What makes teachers sad.

BY CAROLINE MCDONALD It’s that time of the year when some of my students tell me they’re not returning to St. Ignatius. I always give them a hug and tell them I’ll miss them. That is sincere: by the end of the school year we are family and it’s like...

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Saint of the Month: St. Peter Julian Eymard

St. Peter Julian Eymard was a priest and founder, and is known as The Apostle of the Eucharist. Peter was born in 1811 in a small town near Grenoble in the French Alps. His father had been a widower who remarried Peter’s mother, and he owned a cutlery shop and...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about the Virgin Mary (part 7)

“What is this great mystery about you, O holy Mother and Virgin?…You are the royal throne, around which angels stand to see their Lord and Creator seated upon it. You are called the spiritual Eden…for in the former Eden the earthly Adam dwelt, but in you the Lord from Heaven.”...

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‘A lot more alike than we think we are’

Children resettled through Catholic Social Services’ Refugee Resettlement Program and St. Ignatius Parish children take part in the parish’s “Walk the Walk” program on June 26. (Rob Herbst/The Catholic Week) Children of CSS Refugee Resettlement Program join St. Ignatius kids for day of fun, bonding By ROB HERBST Reprinted from...

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Saint of the Month: Venerable Antonietta Meo

Venerable Antonietta Meo was a twentieth-century child who lived a life of great spiritual depth and could become the youngest non-martyr ever canonized by the Catholic Church. Antonietta was born in Rome in 1930 to Michele and Maria Meo, their second and youngest daughter. She was known to all as...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about love for God (part 2)

“O Love, Who are ever burning and are never extinguished, O Charity, my God, set me totally afire.” St. Augustine (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Lucky the man who loves and longs for God as a smitten lover does for his beloved…Someone truly in love keeps before his mind’s...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Truth (part 4)

“For the Churches which have been planted in Germany do not believe or hand down anything different, nor do those in Spain, nor those in Gaul, not those in the East, nor those in Egypt, nor those in Libya, nor those which have been established in the central regions of...

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