Articles on this issue "saints"
At 4 pm on Sunday afternoon, Pope Francis celebrated Holy Mass at the entrance of Rome’s Verano Cemetery, which he followed with a prayer for the dead and blessing of the tombs. …read more
The 21st Century Could Be the Century of the Martin Spouses
A “Celebration of Families” has been organized at Alencon, in the steps of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, for this weekend. The Rector of the Alencon Shrine in Orne, France, Father Jean-Marie …read more
Martyrs’ Children Remember Their Fathers With Pride
This report is contributed by Oliver Maksan of Aid to the Church in Need. * * * The gruesome images of the 21 Christians who were beheaded last February by Islamic State terrorists have left …read more
"He kept moving forward, because the Lord was waiting. He kept going, because his brothers and sisters were waiting. He kept going forward to the end of his life. Today, like him, may we be able to say: Forward!"
Here is a Vatican translation of the homily Pope Francis gave at today's Mass for the canonization of Junípero Serra in Washington, D.C. * * * Rejoice in the Lord always! I say it again, …read more
The US bishops' conference provides this biography of St. Junípero Serra: Born at Petra, Majorca, Spain, November 24, 1713, a son of Antonio Nadal Serra and Margarita Rosa Ferrer who spent …read more
St. Thérèse’s Parents Will Be 1st Married Couple to Be Canonized Together; Ceremony Planned for Oct. 18
The Office of Liturgical Celebrations of the Supreme Pontiff has published the calendar of liturgical celebrations at which the Holy Father will preside in October and November. The itinerary …read more
Homilist explains life and ministry of great Irish missionary
Last Sunday, a nationalMass of Thanksgiving to mark the 14th centenary of Saint Columbanus was held atSaint Patrick’s Cathedral inArmagh. Opening remarks were given byArchbishop Eamon Martin …read more
St. Columban died in 615, hailed as one of greatest Irish missionaries
The 1400thanniversary of the death of Saint Columbanus (also known as Saint Columban), one of the greatest of the Irish missionary monks, is being marked with a national Mass of Thanksgiving …read more
Answered by Legionary of Christ Father Edward McNamara, professor of liturgy and dean of theology at the Regina Apostolorum university. Q: How do we interpret the insertion of the "saint of …read more
A diocesan priest and 10 of his companions, as well as four lay companions, killed in hatred of the faith in Laos in the 1950s and '60s, have been recognized as martyrs by Pope Francis. …read more
Calls on Members of Oratory to Follow Example of the 'Apostle of Rome'
In a letter sent to the members of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, Pope Francis called on them to follow their founder's example in his commitment to the spiritual care of souls. The Holy …read more
"The Church’s state of permanent mission requires of you, spiritual sons of Saint Philip Neri, not to be content with a mediocre life"
Here is a translation of Pope Francis’ Message for the Fifth Centenary of Saint Philip Neri’s birth. * * * To the Reverend Father Mario Alberto Aviles, c.o., Procurator General of the …read more
Holy See Spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi Responds to Speculation of Possible Jubilee Year Event
Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press, released a statement today regarding reports of a possible date on the canonization of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. The Vatican …read more
Blessed Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed Mariam Baouardi To Be Proclaimed Saints This Sunday
This report is provided by Oliver Maksan, a reporter for Aid to the Church in Need. Pope Francis’ May 17, 2015 canonization of two Palestinians, Blessed Marie Alphonsine Ghattas and Blessed …read more
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