From the Pastor's Desk

October 2011

Oct 29

St. Charles Borromeo

Dear Friends, “Ecce venio” (Behold I come).  These were the departing words of the great reformer of the Church and holy Archbishop of Milan, St. Charles Borromeo, whose feast we celebrate on November 4.  Carlo Borromeo was born in 1538 into two famous powerful northern Italian families as son of Count Gilberto Borromeo...
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Oct 16

St. Isaac Jogues & St. Jean de Brebuf & Companions

Among the valiant priests that helped to evangelize the New World, a place of honor should be given to the eight Jesuit martyrs from France who gloriously endured their death for the spread of the Gospel among the Huron and Iroquois nations along the Canadian and U.S. border around Upstate New York.   On Wednesday we honor these...
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Oct 9

St. Teresa de Jesus (St. Teresa de Avila)

One of the most amazing figures that towers as a giant in Church history is the person of St. Teresa de Jesus (St. Teresa de Ávila) whose feast day we celebrate on Saturday October 15.  She was born in Spain during the early part of the 16th Century following the Spanish Reconquista and the discovery of the New World.   The...
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Oct 1

St. Francis of Assisi

Dear Friends,   Few saints are as recognized as St. Francis of Assisi, this Tuesday the Church remembers with great joy the Poverello (the little poor man).    He was born Giovanni Bernadone (later his name was changed to Francesco or the “little Frenchman”) around 1181 in the hills of Umbria...
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