WHERE WAS POPE FRANCIS?

There was an historic event that occurred yesterday, the day the Catholic Church commemorates the Feast of Our Mother of Sorrows, the Queen of Peace, that impacted every nation on earth, shaking hell to its very core, and causing a panicked Satan to disperse his minions throughout the whole world to block, or at theContinue reading “WHERE WAS POPE FRANCIS?”

A New Heavenly Advocate Young People

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican announced Saturday that Pope Francis has recognized the heroic virtues of a 14-year-old Italian boy who died in 1963. The pope advanced the cause of Angiolino Bonetta, along with four others, following a July 10 meeting with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.  BonettaContinue reading “A New Heavenly Advocate Young People”

Jesus Offers Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving

Pope’s Angelus Address, Sunday July 5, 2020 Dear brothers and sisters, good day! This Sunday’s Gospel reading (see Mt 11:25-30) is divided into three parts: first of all, Jesus raises a prayer of blessing and thanksgiving to the Father, because He revealed to the poor and to the simple the mystery of the Kingdom of heaven; thenContinue reading “Jesus Offers Prayer of Praise and Thanksgiving”

Damien of Moloka’i: Saint to the Lepers

May Day 11 Today we honor Saint Damien de Veuster, as our 11th ‘patron against plague’ in our search for one for each day of May. And Brandon Vogt has written an excellent brief biography of the Saint for Word on Fire: “When Damien de Veuster arrived in Hawaii in 1864, he found an island-communityContinue reading “Damien of Moloka’i: Saint to the Lepers”

Camillus: 16th Century First Responder

May Day 9 Pope Francis, in his Mass intention of yesterday, called on us to pray for the Red Cross and the Red Crescent so today we call upon the intercession of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who founded the original ‘Red Cross’ centuries ago, as we continue our month of May search for ’31 patronsContinue reading “Camillus: 16th Century First Responder”

The Supplica: Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii May 8

May Day 8 Two days every year, May 8 and the first Sunday in October, pilgrims from all over the world gather at the Shrine of Our Lady of Pompeii to petition the Mother of God for their necessities under her title, Our Lady of the Rosary. In our search for 31 ‘patrons against plague’Continue reading “The Supplica: Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii May 8”

Pandemic Counter-Attack: Contagion of Love

May Day 7 Padre Pio came in a dream to Matteo Farina when he was only 9 years old and told him that he must help his friends. Padre Pio told him, “If you managed to understand that who is without sin is happy, then you have to teach it to the others, so thatContinue reading “Pandemic Counter-Attack: Contagion of Love”

Anthony the Great: Patron of Social Distancing and Protection Against Plague

May Day 6 As we continue our 31 day month of May search for 31 ‘plague protectors’ we nominate Saint Anthony the Great (also called Anthony of the Desert) as the official patron against COVID 19. Turns out he’s a 2fer (two for the price of one) Saint. The Life of Anthony, as told toContinue reading “Anthony the Great: Patron of Social Distancing and Protection Against Plague”

Roch: Powerful Patron Against Plagues

Day 5 Saint Roch (pronounced Rock) was born with a distinctive red cross birthmark on his chest in 1295 at Montpellier, France. He was only 32 years old when he died in 1327. Born into a wealthy family, Saint Roch lost his parents at the age of 20. He divested himself of all their wealth, distributingContinue reading “Roch: Powerful Patron Against Plagues”

The Miracles in the Medal

May Day 4 In 1830 Our Lady appeared to a novice in the convent of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent De Paul on the Rue de Bac in Paris, France. The young nun was shown a vision of Mary enfolded in an oval frame with her arms outstretched, rays of light streaming fromContinue reading “The Miracles in the Medal”