The Wisdom of the Saints about intercessory prayer (part 4)

“Pray without ceasing on behalf of other men…for cannot he that falls rise again.” St. Ignatius of Antioch (1st -2nd centuries) “In charity, follow the deceased with sorrow and with offerings, and pray that he may have rest in the hidden place where he is going.” St. Ephraim the Syrian...

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Saint of the Month: St. José Sánchez del Río

St. José Sánchez del Río was a defender of the Faith during the anti-Catholic Calles regime in 20th century Mexico. José was born in 1913 to Macario Sánchez Sánchez and his wife Maria del Río Arteaga. The family lived at Sahuayo in the Mexican state of Michoacán. José was a...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about discipleship (part 5)

“Realize, O Christian, your dignity. Once made a partaker in the divine nature, do not return to your former baseness by a life unworthy of that dignity.” Pope St. Leo the Great (4th-5th centuries, Doctor of the Church) “Obviously, those who claim to abide in Christ ought to walk as...

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Church Construction Update: Underground Air Conditioning Ducts

Dear Fellow Parishioners, Here is a construction update on the work in progress by James B. Donaghey Inc. Mechanical Contractors in the Installation of the HVAC (Heating, Ventilating Air Conditioning) and Plumbing with the General Contractor: Ben M. Radcliff Construction. Our new church will be equipped with a unique Air...

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Saint of the Month: St. Bernardo of Corleone

St. Bernardo of Corleone was a swordsman and shoemaker who became a Capuchin religious brother.  He was born Filippo Latini in 1605 at Corleone, Sicily in modern-day Italy.  He was raised in a devout Catholic family and their home was known as “the house of saints”. His father was a...

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Perpetual Adoration to begin in Mobile

Faithful from 25 parishes committed to perpetual Eucharistic Adoration starting Dec. 8 By ROB HERBST The Catholic Week MOBILE — After nearly a year of planning and praying, the Blessed Sacrament Chapel at St. Ignatius Parish will be opening for perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration will begin on the...

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Saint of the Month: St. Finnian of Clonard

St. Finnian of Clonard was a renowned Irish teacher, founder, and abbot. Finnian was born in 470 at Myshal in County Carlow, Ireland. MANY YEARS OF FORMATION While still quite young, he was sent to be tutored by Bishop Fortchern of Trim. Thus began a long journey of prayer and...

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The Wisdom of the Saints about Jesus Christ (part 6)

“What among all things that exist is unoriginate? The Godhead. For no one can tell the origin of God, that otherwise would be older than God. But what is the cause of the Manhood, which for our sake God assumed? It was surely our salvation. What else could it be?”...

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Saint of the Month: St. Cecilia

St. Cecilia was a renowned virgin martyr of the early Church. The time she lived is not precisely known, but she most likely lived during the 200s AD.  According to the story that was handed down from antiquity, Cecilia was born in Rome to a Catholic family, and her father...

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