St. Joseph, pray for us!

Each year on March 19, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Joseph. He has many designations: Guardian of the Pure in Heart, Hope of the Sick, Consolation of the Afflicted and Patron of the Dying. He is also known as a Model of Workers, Protector of the Church, Support of Families, and Terror […]

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Our Lady of Lourdes – World Day of the Sick

On February 11 1858, the Virgin Mary first appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. 14-year-old Bernadette saw Our Lady as she was gathering firewood in the Grotto of Massabielle.  30 years ago, Saint John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick on this solemnity of Our Lady of Lourdes. Lourdes has always been tied to […]

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Blessing Bread for St. Agatha’s Feast Day

On St. Agatha’s feast day, people bake and bless loaves of bread. But this bread is not to be eaten: this bread is for protection from fire and calamity. Who was St. Agatha? St. Agatha was born in Sicily in C.E. 231. She was imprisoned for rejecting the advances of a Roman prefect, Quintianus during […]

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The Blessed 6: About the Oblate Martyrs of Laos

Unless the seed falls into the ground and dies, it remains alone. If it dies, it brings forth much fruit. John 12:24 On December 16, we celebrate the feast of the Blessed 17 Martyrs of Laos. Laos presents to Christianity its “witnesses of the Faith in the 20th century,” 17 men who died as martyrs […]

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The Oblate Martyrs of Laos – December 16th

The Oblate Martyrs Of Laos Laos presents to Christianity its “Witnesses of the Faith in the 20th century,” 17 men who died as martyrs between 1954 and 1970: a young Laotian priest, 5 priests of the Foreign Missions of Paris, 6 Oblates of Mary Immaculate-an Italian and 5 French, 5 Laotian laymen. The beatification ceremony […]

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