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Tag: Rome

St. Agnes

St. Agnes Born: 291 AD in Rome Martyred: 304 AD in Rome Canonized: 4th-5th Century AD Feast Day: January 21st  Patronage: Virgins, Chastity, Betrothed Couples, The Girl Guides, Gardeners Near the renowned Piazza Navona in the heart of ancient Rome is the magnificent Church of Sant’Angese in Agone (St. Agnes in Agony). The construction of… Read More ›

“Adventus Rex” – Homily by Fr. Nathan

2nd Sunday of Advent (Bar 5:1-9; Lk 3:1-6) “Adventus Rex”  PDF Version Homily for the 2nd Sunday of Advent, Year C (2018): Bar 5:1-9; Lk 3:1-6 The word Advent has its origins in the Latin word Adventus, which translates into the Arrival or the Coming of someone of great importance. In Ancient Rome, the term Adventus… Read More ›

St. Frances of Rome, Obl. S.B.

St. Frances of Rome, Obl. S.B. Born: 1384 in Rome Died: March 9, 1440 in Rome Canonized: 1608 by Pope Paul V in Rome Feast Day: March 9 Patronage: Benedictine Oblates, Automobile Drivers, Widows   There are many ways that someone can attempt to visit the Eternal City of Rome. Many will opt to see… Read More ›

“Encountering the Church Fathers, Part I: St. Ignatius of Antioch” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

In this talk (the first of a three part series), Fr. Nathan explores the life, teachings and martrydom of one of the first Fathers of the Church, St. Ignatius of Antioch. This talk will focus on his early life as a bishop, his 7 letters to the first Christian communities of Asia Minor and Rome… Read More ›

St. Ignatius of Antioch

 St. Ignatius of Antioch Born: 30-50 AD in Syria Died: 98-117 AD in Rome Feast Day: October 17 Patronage: Church of the Eastern Mediterranean and Church of North Africa         Many people will likely pass by and fail to notice the inscription on the high altar in the Church of San Clemente… Read More ›

St. Philomena – August 11

Born: early centuries of the Church Died: around the age of 13, sometime during the fourth century Patronage: children, youth, babies, infants, priests, lost causes, sterility, virgins   What’s in a Name? When one of our daughters was confirmed a couple of years ago, my husband and I encouraged her – as we had our… Read More ›

“How Pope Pius XII Saved Jews during the Holocaust” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

“How Pope Pius XII Saved Jews during the Holocaust” [audio https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/pius.mp3] PDF Notes In this talk, Fr. Nathan explores the controversy surrounding the role that Pope Pius XII had during WWII and the Holocaust. He will address recent critics that have contented Pius XII did little to save Jews from the Nazis, that he was indifferent to their… Read More ›

St. Edmund Campion SJ (December 1)

St. Edmund Campion SJ Born: January 25, 1540 in London, England Martyred: December 1, 1581 at Tyburn (now part of London), England Feast Day: December 1 Patronage: British Jesuit Province A Martyr’s Death? As he was about to pass through the door of his cell in the Jesuit House in Prague, Fr. Edmund Campion looked up… Read More ›

“Christians Are Countercultural” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

Ever since the first Christians walked through the gates of Rome, their message has always been “to be in the world, but not of the world”. This talk was offered to young adults to help them explore how to proclaim the Gospel in the ordinary moments of daily life, to see the challenges in talking… Read More ›

The Universal Church

Have you ever wanted to learn more about your faith and go deeper in your spiritual life?  In his letter, The Door of Faith, Pope Benedict XVI proclaimed a Year of Faith that will begin on October 11, 2012, the 50th anniversary of Vatican II and the 20th anniversary of the Catechism of the Catholic… Read More ›