Saint of the Month: St. Stephen of Hungary

St. Stephen of Hungary was a husband and father, and a great reforming king. Given the birth name Vajk, he was born to the leader of the Magyars, Grand Prince Geza, and Charlotte, his wife circa 975 at Esztergom built aside the Danube River. The Magyars were a nomadic people...

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Wisdom of the Saints about humility (part 8)

“Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church)   “It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.”...

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Los Tres Amigos: The Bells of St. Ignatius

(Pictured above, left to right, St. Francis Xavier, St. Ignatius Loyola, and St. Peter Faber. Art by Dora N. Bittau) In 1525, los tres amigos, the three friends, Ignatius and Francis, from Spain, and Peter, from the Duchy of Savoy (now part of France), were roommates at the University of Paris....

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Two Former St. Ignatius Pastors Retire

Reverend Monsignors Patrick Gallagher (above left) and Warren Wall among three retiring archdiocesan priests. By The Catholic Week MOBILE — Three Archdiocese of Mobile priests, Msgr. Warren Wall, Msgr. Patrick Gallagher and Fr. Philip McKenna, retired effective June 27. Msgr. Wall most recently served as pastor at St. Mary Parish...

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Saint of the Month: St. Thomas the Apostle

St. Thomas was a first century disciple and apostle of Jesus Christ. He took the Gospel message to the known ends of the earth. Thomas was likely born to a Jewish family in Galilee. Nothing is recorded of his early life or of how he came to be a disciple....

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Wisdom of the Saints about God (part 2)

“While men, indeed, cannot make anything out of nothing, but only out of matter already existing, yet God is in this point preeminently superior to men, that He Himself called into being the substance of His creation, when previously it had no existence.” St. Irenaeus (2nd-3rd centuries) “For God, being...

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‘God chose to call us’: The story of two brothers ordained Catholic priests on the same day

By Jonah McKeown Catholic News Agency Peyton and Connor Plessala are brothers from Mobile, Alabama. They’re 18 months— one school grade— apart. Despite the occasional competitiveness and squabbles that many brothers experience growing up, they’ve always been best buds. “We’re closer than best friends,” Connor, 25, told CNA. As young...

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Meet Philip Ison, RCIA Candidate

Our candidates will finally be received into full communion this Sunday at 12 noon. Please continue to pray for all of our new families. Philip Ison Confirmation Saint: Saint Francis of Assisi Connection to Saint Ignatius: I was baptized by Father Shields at St. Ignatius 32 years ago, and Father...

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