St. Teresa of Calcutta

January 30, 2017

“By blood, I am Albanian. By citizenship, an Indian. By faith, I am a Catholic nun. As to my calling, I belong to the world. As to my heart, I belong entirely to the Heart of Jesus.” -Mother Teresa Who: St. Teresa of Calcutta also known as Mother Teresa, was the founder of the Missionaries of Charity …..

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St. Junípero Serra

September 8, 2015

Who: José Miguel Serra was born the son of a farmer in Spain in 1713. When he was 17, he joined the Franciscans and took the name Junípero.  He taught philosophy and theology and then he requested to become a missionary. What: In 1749, he sailed for Mexico.  After landing in Mexico, Junípero and another friar walked …..

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St. Francis Xavier

December 12, 2014

Who: St. Francis Xavier, a Jesuit priest and missionary, was born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, Spain 7 April 1506; died on the Island of Sancian near the coast of China, 2 December 1552. What: In 1525, Francis Xavier went to Paris, France to study. There he met Pierre Favre and St. …..

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St. Therese of Lisieux

September 5, 2014

Who: Marie Françoise Thérèse Martin in Alençon, France, on January 2, 1873, she was the youngest of nine children. At the age of 15, Thérèse entered the Carmelite convent at Lisieux, becoming a religious Sister two years later. What: Thérèse wanted very much to leave her convent in France and be sent on mission, specifically …..

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Holy Heroes: Lent

March 13, 2014

Today all Christians are called to have this same courage that inspired missionaries of the past and the same readiness to the voice of the Spirit. RM39 Have you ever thought of yourself as saint or as a holy person? It’s not all about the person who prays the most, although prayer is a means …..

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Holy Heroes: February

February 13, 2014

St. Peter the Apostle “You are the Messiah, the Son of the Living God.” -Matthew 16:16 Simon worked as a fisherman with his brother Andrew when he first met Jesus.  The first thing Jesus said to him was, “‘You are Simon the son of John; you will be called Cephas’ (which is translated Peter).”  From …..

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