Feasts of the Holy Innocents 11 y
The Holy Innocents, Martyrs
the Holy Innocents offered you praise
by the death they suffered for Christ.
May our lives bear witness
to the faith we profess with our lips.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ,
your Son, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever. Amen +
Readings for Mass:
First Reading: 1 John 1:5-2:2
Beloved; This is the message we have heard from Him [Jesus Christ], and proclaim to you, that God is light; a ... read more
Feast of St. John the Apostle 11 y
Evangelist/ teacher in the suite of the great King is the beloved disciple St. John. So greatly did Christ love this disciple that He con ... read more
Feast day of the Holy Family 11 y
Holy Family Definition and Summary
The Feast of the Holy Family celebrates the family unit and the Holy Family: Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. The feast usually falls on the Sunday after Christmas. If Christmas is a Sunday, then the feast is celebrated on December 30th. In 2010, the feast falls on December 26. Feast of the Holy Family Prayers: Prayers for Families and for the Feast of the Holy Family.
Liturgical Color(s) : White
Type of Holiday: Feast; Holy Day of Obligation (if on a Sunday)
Time of Year : The Sunday between Christmas and New Year’s Day; If both ... read more
Fourth Sunday of Advent 11 y
Fourth Sunday in Advent, 19 Dec 2010
The woman you are about to marry suddenly turns up pregnant, and you know you didn’t do it. What are you going to do? Stand th ... read more
Feast of the Immaculate Conception 11 y
Testimonies | Veronica Lueken | Miraculous Photos | Bible | Radio Program |
December 8th: The Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin
"Remember, My children, come to My Mother; for in Her memory of Her human days upon earth, She above all humans created—sinless, without the stigma of sin, a perfect life upon earth without sin, and assumed into Heaven, body and spirit—She above all can direct you because She is your Mother; She is the Queen of Heaven, and the Mother of every human being upon earth." - Jesus, August ... read more
Feast of St. Andrew the Apostle 11 y
Saint Andrew, Apostle
Saint Andrew - El Greco
1606 - Oil on Canvas
Museo del Greco - Toledo
Venite post me, faciam vos fieri piscatores hominum.
Come and follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Saint Andrew Christmas Novena
Hail and blessed be the hour and moment in which the Son of God was born of the most pure Virgin Mary, at midnight, in Bethlehem, in piercing cold. In that hour, vouchsafe, O my God! to hear my prayer and grant my desires, through the merits of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, and of His Bl ... read more
Feast of Christ The King 11 y
Feast of All Souls Day! 11 y
Feast of All Saints Day!!! 11 y
All Saints Day is when the Church commemorates all saints, known and unknown. The eve of All Saints is known as All Hallows Eve, or Halloween. All Saints Day is November 1. Prayers: All Saints Day Prayers
Basic Facts About All Saints Day
Liturgical Color(s) : White
Type of Holiday: Solemnity, Holy Day of Obligation (West); Feast (East)
Time of Year : November 1 (in the East, the Sunday after Pentecost)
Duration : One Day
Celebrates/Symbolizes : All Saints, known and unknown
Alternate Names : All Hallows, Hallowmas, Halloween
Scriptural References : Mark 12:26- ... read more
Feast of St. Simon and St. Jude 11 y
Spiritual Bouquet: It is God who works in you both to will and to accomplish. Phil. 2:13
SAINTS SIMON and JUDE
Apostles and Martyrs
(† First Century)
Simon was a simple Galilean, as the ancients called one’s close relatives — aunts, uncles, first cousins; he was one of the Saviour’s four first cousins, with James the Less, Jude and Joseph, all sons of Mary, the wife of Alpheus, or Cleophas, either name being a derivative of the Aramaic Chalphai. The latter was the brother of Saint SAINTS SIMON and JUDE
Apostles and Martyr ... read more
Feast of St. Luke the Evangelist 11 y
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Feastday: October 18
Patron Physicians and Surgeons
Luke, the writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, has been identified with St. Paul’s "Luke, the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). We know few other facts about Luke’s life from Scripture and from early Church historians.
It is believed that Luke was born a ... read more
Feast of St. Margaret Mary 11 y
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Champion of the Sacred Heart!
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Feast of St. Teresa of Avila. 11 y
Saint Theresa of Jesus
Saint Teresa of Avila
Virgin and Doctor of the Church
Biography | Readings
Saint Teresa of Avila (Saint Theresa of Jesus)
Born in Avila, Spain March 28, 1515; died in Alba de Tormes, October 4 , 1582
Foundress of the Discalced Carmelites, 1560-62.
Canonized by Gregory XV, 1622; declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970.
One of the most charismatic of the Church’s counter-reformation saints, Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada was born the daughter of a saintly and lit ... read more
Feast of our Lady of the Rosary 11 y
Pray the Rosary NOW!
How Did the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary Start on October 7th?
I n the Great Battle of Lepanto the Christians Defeated the Muslims by Praying the Holy Rosary…
Four hundred years ago the Ottoman Empire (Moslems) was conquering the world. A powerful Ottoman armada advanced on a badly out manned and out gunned Christian navy. The world was in great danger. All that stood between the Ottomans and Western Civilization were a relatively few ships, a small number of valiant men and the Holy Rosary. So the men knelt in prayer and invoked the intercession of ... read more
Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary 11 y
Our Lady of the Rosary
Madonna of the Rosary (with Mysteries of the Rosary) - by Lorenzo Lotto
(1539) Oil on canvasChurch of San Nicolo, Cingoli
[Click picture to enlarge]
Page Contents: Feast of the Holy Rosary, Readings | Pope Benedict XVI, Meditation on the Rosary 2008 | Pope John Paul II messages on the Rosary
Feast of the Holy Rosary
The feast of the Holy Rosary was established by Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory won by the Christian fleet at Lepanto, October 7, 1571. The victory ... read more
Feast of St. Faustina 11 y
The task of "proclaiming and introducing into life" the mystery of God’s mercy, and imploring that mercy for the world, which the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II places before entire Church, was entrusted to Saint Faustina as her life’s witness and mission.
Saint Faustina was born in 1905 in the village of Glogowiec near Lodz (Poland) as the third of ten children in the family of Marianna and Stanislaw Kowalski. From her childhood she was distingu ... read more
Feast of St. Francis 11 y
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Feast of St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)
St. Francis inspires us by his love of peace and his kinship with all creatures. Some eight centuries after Francis lived in Italy, hundreds of thousands of Franciscans around the world strive to follow the Gospel with the joy he expressed.
St. Francis embraced this prayer before a crucifix in a little church called San Damiano: "Most high, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart. Instill in me a correct faith, a certain hope and a perfect love; a sense and a knowledge, Lord, so that I may do your holy and true comm ... read more