Saint of the Month: St. Francis Borgia

St. Francis Borgia was a royal-born husband and father, Jesuit priest, and superior-general. Francis was born in eastern Spain in 1510. He was born into the Spanish branch of the Borgia family, his father being the 3rd Duke of Gandia and his mother being the granddaughter of King Ferdinand V...

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Wisdom of the Saints about the Sacraments

“’And [Naaman] dipped himself…seven times in the Jordan.’ It was not for nothing that Naaman of old, when suffering from leprosy, was purified upon his being baptized, but as an indication to us. For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean, by means of the sacred water...

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Saint of the Month: Blessed Hermann of Reichenau

Blessed Hermann of Reichenau was an esteemed scientist and abbot, as well as a profoundly disabled man. Hermann was born in 1013 to Count Wolverad II von Althausen and his wife Hiltrud. Althausen was located in the Swabian region of southern Germany. Hermann was born with multiple anomalies, likely including...

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Joe Seiter Makes First Vows to the Jesuits

Joe Seiter, S.J. recently made perpetual vows of poverty, chastity and obedience, to the Jesuit Order. He made his vows at the 2021 Vow Mass of the USA Central and Southern (UCS) Province of the Society of Jesus.  The Mass was held August 14, at St. Charles Borromeo Church in...

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