Posts Tagged ‘Saint’

St. Augustine of Hippo 28 August 2018

St. Augustine, bishop of Hippo in north Africa (354-430 A.D.), was one of the great minds of the early Christian church, a theologian whose ideas forever influenced both Roman Catholics and Protestants. But Augustine did not come to Christianity by a straightforward path. At an early age he began searching for the truth in the…

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St. Matthias, Apostle 14 May 2018

The first act of the apostles after the Ascension of Jesus was to find a replacement for Judas. With all the questions, doubts, and dangers facing them, they chose to focus their attention on finding a twelfth apostle. Why was this important? Twelve was a very important number to the Chosen People: twelve was the…

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St. Joseph, Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary 19 March 2018

St. Joseph, the spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the foster-father of Jesus, was probably born in Bethlehem and probably died in Nazareth. His important mission in God’s plan of salvation was “to legally insert Jesus Christ into the line of David from whom, according to the prophets, the Messiah would be born, and…

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St. Patrick’s Day 17 March 2018

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast…

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The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle 22 February 2018

This feast commemorates Christ’s choosing Peter to sit in his place as the servant-authority of the whole Church. After the “lost weekend” of pain, doubt, and self-torment, Peter hears the Good News. Angels at the tomb say to Magdalene, “The Lord has risen! Go, tell his disciples and Peter.” John relates that when he and…

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St. Valentine’s Day 14 February 2018

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14th. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although…

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Men’s Fellowship 4 February 2018

The Men’s Fellowship is hosting the Women’s Guild for a St. Valentine dinner in the Fr. John K. Bain Pastoral Center (parish hall). Cocktails at 5:00 PM. Dinner at 6:00 PM. Image: Portrait of St. Augustine by Philippe de Champaigne, 17th century.

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St. Patrick’s Day 17 March 2017

Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, “the Day of the Festival of Patrick”), is a cultural and religious celebration held on March 17th, the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c. AD 385–461), the foremost patron saint of Ireland. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official Christian feast…

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St. Valentine’s Day 14 February 2017

Valentine’s Day, also called Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine, is an annual holiday celebrated on February 14. It originated as a Western Christian liturgical feast day honoring one or more early saints named Valentinus, and is recognized as a significant cultural and commercial celebration in many regions around the world, although…

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Mother Teresa Canonized

Pope Francis on Sunday officially declared Mother Teresa of Calcutta a saint of the Catholic Church in front of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square – a move the entire world has been waiting for. “For the honor of the Blessed Trinity, the exaltation of the Catholic faith and the increase of the Christian…

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