Category Archives: Patron Saints

St. Juan Diego and the Miraculous Image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

When the Spaniard Cortez landed in Mexico, he not only brought with him soldiers to conquer the land for Spain, he also brought with him Franciscan priests to convert and ‘conquer’ the native people for God, who were at the … Continue reading

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November 9th- Memorial of the Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War

It seems that the more things change…the more they stay the same. In the history of the world…a world created by God….Nothing falls into this pattern quite as much as the perpetual efforts of the evil one to destroy the … Continue reading

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Feast of All the Holy Souls – November 2nd

  “On this day is observed the commemoration of the faithful departed, in which our common and pious Mother the Church, immediately after having endeavored to celebrate by worthy praise all her children who already rejoice in heaven, strives to … Continue reading

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Happy All Saints Day- Feast of the Church Triumphant – November 1st

Today, November 1st is the Feast of all the Holy Saints in Heaven… the Church Triumphant! It includes all the saints throughout the vast history of our wonderful Holy Mother Church…those known and unknown…from the very first martyrs to those … Continue reading

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Saint Isaac Jogues and Companions – Martyrs

My confidence is placed in God who does not need our help for accomplishing his designs. Our single endeavor should be to give ourselves to the work and to be faithful to him, and not to spoil his work by … Continue reading

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Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary – October 7th – The Battle of Lepanto

We have all heard the controversy that surrounds the term ‘radical Islamist terrorist’. There are many Muslims who live within the United States and defend their faith as being one of peace, but if one were to review the teachings … Continue reading

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Becoming an Instrument of God’s Peace – The Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi

As the United States is caught in a violent grasp of terror, watching the reports of a senseless shooting in Las Vegas…watching the horrific images of people running and screaming…. we find ourselves wrought with fear and trepidation…Our hearts filled … Continue reading

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