Posts Tagged ‘Saints’

  Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary Solemnity March 19th   Saint Joseph Detail from the right wing of Triptych of the Annunication – Robert Campin, Netherlands (Bruges), ca 1378-1444 (Oil on Panel) The Cloisters Collection, 1956 – The Metropolitan Museum of Art Christ the Lord allowed Himself to be considered the son of […]


Pope St. John Paul II “To believe in Jesus is to accept what he says, even when it runs contrary to what others are saying. It means rejecting the lure of sin, however attractive it may be, in order to set out on the difficult path of the Gospel virtues.” (Pope St. John Paul II; […]


We are so happy to join in the wishes sent to John Deighan and send him our warm CONGRATULATIONS!   Mr John Deighan, Chief Executive of SPUC Scotland , has been honoured by the Holy Father by being made a Knight of Saint Gregory. This is in recognition of his work for the Bishops’ Conference […]


A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal Church. In 1854, Pius IX solemnly proclaimed: “The […]


God’s Love

15Nov15

“Miss no single opportunity of making some small sacrifice, here by a smiling look, there by a kindly word; always doing the smallest right and doing it all for love.”  (St. Thérèse of Lisieux — of the Child Jesus, Virgin and Doctor of the Church)


A native of Wadowice, Poland, Karol Wojtyla became Pope John Paul II in 1978.  Among his many accomplishments as pope, he made 104 apostolic journeys outside Italy and promulgated a new catechism.  He inaugurated World Youth Day and the World Meeting of Families.  John Paul II died on 2 April 2005. “It is Jesus that […]



“We shall steer safely through every storm so long as our heart is right, our intention fervent, our courage steadfast, and our trust fixed on God.” (St. Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor of the Church)


At the Shrine of St. Joseph, Guardian of the Redeemer in Santa Cruz, California, the Oblates of St. Joseph in 2001 have erected a bronze statue of a seven foot tall St. Joseph seated on a curved bench holding a six month old fetus in his hands. St. Joseph faces another curved bench where a […]