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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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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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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The Wisdom of the Saints about suffering (part 7)

“Christ suffered all that He had to suffer; nothing at all is lacking to the number of His sufferings. Therefore His sufferings are complete, but in Him as in the head; there remain even now sufferings of Christ to be endured in the body.” St. Augustine of Hippo (4th-5th centuries,...

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