Saint Dymphna

Saint Dymphna was an Irish princess born in the seventh century to a pagan king and a Christian mother. She is the Patron Saint of people who are suffering from mental illness and/or emotional stress, nervous disorders, epileptics, victims of incest, runaways, and mental health professionals. I first learned of her from my grandmother, who … Continue reading Saint Dymphna

Sacred Relics of the Saints (including our Lady’s veil & a piece of the True Cross) in Fitchburg MA Wed 6 PM

St. Bernards Parish at St Camillus Church 333 Mechanic St in Fitchburg is hosting Fr. Carlos Martin of the Companions of the Cross in Corpus Christi. TX. He will be here with his special ministry hosing a teaching lecture and exposition of Sacred Relics tonight at 6 PM. 150 relics of the saints, some as … Continue reading Sacred Relics of the Saints (including our Lady’s veil & a piece of the True Cross) in Fitchburg MA Wed 6 PM

A Must read post by Father Z on achieving Sainthood

Benjamin Martin: Aim Small Miss Small\ The Patriot 2000 A letter writer to Father Z asks if one is wasting their time trying to be a saint he answers with the Story of St. Mary of Egypt, a peek St. Mary, at the age of twelve, ran away from her family to Alexandria, where she … Continue reading A Must read post by Father Z on achieving Sainthood

Readings for the Feast of Sts Thomas More & John Fisher

Today is the feast of Sts John Fisher and Sir Thomas Moore who were executed for defying Henry VIII. While some churches (Such as St. Bernards in fitchburg that I attended this morning) used the regular readings of the day at mass the optional readings for the feast are I Peter 4:12-19, Psalm 126: 1bc-2ab, 2cd-3, 4-5, 6, and the … Continue reading Readings for the Feast of Sts Thomas More & John Fisher

Time for Catholics to invoke the Saints in Ferguson

Michael Corleone: What is the point of confessing if I do not repent? Cardinal Lamberto: I hear you are a practical man. What have you got to lose, eh? Godfather 3  1990   As the Police, Black Panthers, National Guard, Governor, President, Activists, Black Leaders et/al have failed to bring peace and calm to Ferguson … Continue reading Time for Catholics to invoke the Saints in Ferguson

RoadTrip: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine Fonda NY

My trips between NY-19, NY-21 and NY-24 took me directly past the Shrine of the Newest Canonized Saint of the Church Saint Kateri Tekakwitha. There is not a tour per se but there is a guide to a self tour available at the gift shop And they were in full Canonization mode I shot some … Continue reading RoadTrip: Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Shrine Fonda NY

The Carmelite at the Worcester Telegram

Blogchild of mine the Carmelite has gotten a piece published at the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on the subject of Women priests in the Catholic Church: As I said, in order to confect the Eucharist, the priest must be validly ordained — not “done in secret” by bishops who “secretly support their cause.” All sacraments … Continue reading The Carmelite at the Worcester Telegram

I’ve got an errand or two to run this morning…

...so blogging might be light. Lucky for everybody others are on the ball: Casey Fiano takes a pause from her pro life blogging to remind us of the small annoyances that the Obama administration brings us: “An international partner”?? This may be an international relief effort — with the United States as usual giving far … Continue reading I’ve got an errand or two to run this morning…