"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

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Venerable Edvige Carboni, T.O.S.F.

January 31, 2018

Mystic, Stigmatic, Victim Soul & Laywoman Born: May 2, 1880 in Pozzomaggiore, Italy Died: February 17, 1952 in Rome, Italy (age 71) Declared Venerable: May 4, 2017 by Pope Francis1 Although countless mystics have been numbered among the Catholic faithful, not everyone feels comfortable with this aspect of the Church’s life. Things we don’t understand… Read More ›

Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr

  Born: AD 17, Lystra Died: AD 97, Macedonia Feast Day: January 26th (with Saint Titus) Patronage: stomach and intestinal disorders   One name that readily comes to mind when considering the growth and spread of Christianity in the earliest days of the Church is the apostle Paul, and it would be hard to overstate… Read More ›

Saint of the Month- St. Lucy

St. Lucy of Syracuse Born: c. 290 A.D. Died: 304 A.D. Patronage: The blind, maladies of the eyes         Upon entering our family home, to the right, on the wall above the closet, was an image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Immaculate Heart of Mary with the invocation, “God bless… Read More ›

St. Gertrude the Great

Born: June 6, 1256, at Eisleben, Germany Died: November 17, 1302 Canonized: 1677, by Pope Clement XII Feast Day: November 16 Patronage: West Indies, gardeners, widows, recently deceased people, the sick, the poor, the mentally ill, and travelers in search of lodging. “O Sacred Heart of Jesus, fountain of eternal life, Your Heart is a glowing furnace of… Read More ›

The Holy Guardian Angels

The Holy Guardian Angels Born: The Dawn of Creation Died: N/A Patronage: Humanity Establishment of Feast Day: In 1607 by Pope Paul V. Their feast is currently celebrated on October 2nd.   Among the first prayers I learned as a young child was the prayer to my Guardian Angel. Like many children, I had a… Read More ›

St. Isaac Jogues, Apostle of the Mohawks

Born: January 10, 1607 in Orléans, Kingdom of France Died: October 18, 1646 in Ossernon, Canada, New France Beatified: June 21, 1925 in Rome, Italy by Pope Pius XI Canonized: June 29, 1930 in Vatican City by Pope Pius XI Feast Day: September 26 (Canada), October 19 (U.S.A.) Patronage: Canada, the Americas “You will be… Read More ›

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone, O.F.M.

Blessed Frédéric Janssoone   Birth: November 19, 1838 – Ghyveldge, France Ordained to the Holy Priesthood: August 17, 1870, in Bourges, France Death: August 14, 1916 – Montreal, Quebec Beatified on September 25, 1988, by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: August 5   Rarely do we know the impact of a person’s life, or appreciate… Read More ›

St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti Feastday: July 6 Patron of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape Birth: October 16, 1890 Death: July 6, 1902 Canonized By: by Pope Pius XII in 1950 When one grows up having had frequently recounted to him or her various stories of the lives of the saints, they can all… Read More ›

St. John the Baptist

Born: Late 1st Century BC (Judea) Died: AD 31-36 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: 1720, by Pope Clement XI Feast Day: June 24 (Birth) and August 29th (Beheading) Attributes: Camel-skin robe, cross, lamb, scroll with words “Ecce Agnus Dei”, platter with own head, pouring water from hands or scallop shell   Prophecy spoken 500 years before the birth… Read More ›

St. Bernadine of Siena

Born: September 8th, 1390 in Siena, Italy Died: May 20th, 1444 in Aquila, Italy Canonized: May 24th, 1450. Patronage: Advertisers, Aquila, Italy; chest problems, Italy, Diocese of San Bernardino, California; gambling addicts, public relations personnel, public relations work.       The initials IHS are a common sight inside a Catholic church. You will find… Read More ›