Monthly Archives: March 2017

Saint Gontran – King and Confessor March 28th

As we travel through these last weeks of lent…with our eyes gazing longingly, towards the Cross, let us remember that even though we are in penitential days filled with prayers, fasting and alms giving… there is a kind of subtle … Continue reading

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March 23, 2017 Saint Joseph Oriol

Saint Joseph Oriol was born in Barcelona, Spain in the year 1650, to a poor working-class family. Even though his father died while he was still a boy, he was able to go to school and receive an education. He … Continue reading

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Gospel John- 4: 5-42 Third Sunday of Lent

Gospel – John 4 : 5 – 42 Jesus came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there. Jesus, tired from his journey, sat … Continue reading

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Feast of Saint Joseph – March 20- Patron of the Universal Church

Since the 19th fell on a Sunday this year, the Feast of St. Joseph was transferred to the 20th of March. Because of the very special nature of  St. Joseph in the life of Jesus, the Holy Mother Church chooses … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day – March 17th

Saint Patrick of Ireland is quite possibly the most renowned saint of modern times. It is rather sad though, that most of those who will be celebrating the feast day will do so in a secular way. They will drink … Continue reading

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Saint John de Brebeuf – March 16

Born in Normandy, France in 1593, rather fittingly, to a family of farmers. Even though he suffered from ill health from an early age, he worked with his parents on their land,until he left for school. He then attended a … Continue reading

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March 14th – Blessed Giacomo Cusmano

Giacomo was an Italian Blessed who was born on March 15, 1834, to a well to do family, on an island in Sicily. His mother died when he was very young, and his father had a priest tutor his young … Continue reading

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