Sunday, October 17, 2021

Saint Spotlight


Saint Spotlight: St. Gerard Majella

On October 16, we celebrate the feast of St. Gerard Majella. St. Gerard was born the son of a tailor on April 6, 1726. He grew up about 50 miles south of Naples in Muro Lucano, Italy, in a large, poor family.

Saint Spotlight: The Guardian Angels

“For he hath given his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.” - Psalm 90:11

Saint Spotlight: Mother Théodore Guérin

St. Théodore Guérin, SP, was born Anne-Therese Guerin at Etables, Brittany in France on October 2, 1798.

Saint Spotlight: St. Wenceslaus

On Sept. 28, the Catholic Church honors St. Wenceslaus, a Central European ruler who died at the hands of his brother while seeking to strengthen the Catholic faith in his native Bohemia.

Saint Spotlight: St. Cloud

On Sept. 7, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint Clodoald, popularly known as St. Cloud, who escaped from violent political intrigue to pursue holiness as a monk and priest.

Saint Spotlight: Bernard of Clairvaux

On August 20, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, a Doctor of the Church thanks to his writings and sermons which greatly influenced Europe during the 12th century, and his numerous efforts which helped to avoid a schism in the Church in 1130.

Saint Spotlight: St. Stephen of Hungary

On Aug. 16, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of King St. Stephen of Hungary, the monarch who led his country to embrace the Christian faith during the 11th century.

Saint Spotlight: Peter and Paul

On June 29, the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter and Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the solemnities of both Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the same day.

Soon-to-be-Beatified Italian Woman Pioneered Faith-Based Feminism

Armida Barelli, a lay Catholic leader who formed “generations of conscious and motivated women” in the faith, will be beatified after the Church approved a miracle attributed to her intercession.

Saint Spotlight: St. Bernadette Soubirous

In Lourdes, France, a small town at the foot of the Pyrenees Mountains, Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was born on January 7, 1844. Her father was a miller and her mother a laundress. He became sick from the dust of the flour mill and had to rely on small jobs. The loss of money forced them to live in a long-closed, unhealthy, damp prison called Le Chacot. This affected the 4’ 7” Bernadette because of her asthma.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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