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June Saints

St Paula Frasinetti (1809-1882) Paula Frassinetti was baptised on the day she was born, in Genoa, Italy. Her mother died when she was nine. An aunt moved in to look after the family – Paula and her four brothers. In need of a substitute mother, Paula turned to Our Lady. Three years later, the aunt also […]

Sunday 1 November

All Saints (S) Apocalypse 7:2-4 9-14; Psalm 24; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Called to be saints Baptism calls us into the Communion of Saints. In this Communion are many who from their labours rest with God in heaven. Their lives, canonised or not, live on amongst us today through love. Growing into saintliness brings […]

May Saints

Blessed Ursulina of Parma (1375-1410) Born in Parma, Italy,Ursulina received visions and experienced ecstasies. When she was fifteen, she was told by the visions to go to Avignon, France, to convince the anti-pope there, Clement VII, to step down, and so end the Great Western Schism that had troubled the Church since 1378. Failing in […]

April Saints

Blessed Maria Assunta Pallotta (1878-1905) Maria Assunta was born in Piceno, Italy. In her youth she was obliged to perform every manner of lowly service in order to help her impoverished parents. She attracted everybody by her modest reserve. Jesus in the tabernacle was the love of her soul. After she had been invested with […]

March Saints

Saint Dominic Savio (1842-1857) Dominic was the son of a very poor blacksmith. By the age of four, he knew all his prayers, and at five, he was an altar boy. When he made his First Holy Communion at age seven, he chose a motto, “Death, but not sin!” And he kept it always. From […]

Friday 30 August

1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Psalm 97; Matthew 25:1-13 Stay awake and listen God wants us to be holy. Holy persons try to love others as God loves, yet know they will never succeed perfectly. They take ordinary tasks and do them in freedom with generous love. They know they need God and call on the Holy […]

Saturday 26 January

ST TIMOTHY AND ST TITUS 2 Timothy 1:1-8 or Titus 1:1-5; Psalm 95 (96):1-3, 7-8, 10; Luke 10:1-9 Boldness There is a boldness and courage about the faith of some saints. Their faith seemed to be strengthened by difficulties and opposition, and even by persecution. True faith is rooted deeply in God and is not […]

March Crossword

Solution for February Across: 1 Rake, 3 Ad limina, 9 Acronym, 10 Canoe, 11 Spellbinding, 14 She, 16 Canon, 17 Ski, 18 Christian era, 21 Pylon, 22 Holdall, 23 Conclave, 24 Jews. Down: 1 Reassess, 2 Kyrie, 4 Dim, 5 Incidentally, 6 Innings, 7 Amen, 8 Inflectional, 12 If not, 13 Miracles, 15 Echelon, 19 […]

Wednesday 1 November

All Saints Apocalypse 7:2-4, 9-14; Psalm 24; 1 John 3:1-3; Matthew 5:1-12 Your faithful people Today we rejoice in our ‘saints’ – citizens of Heaven. These are the saints we are named after, pray to often, read about. We number, too, all the good people we have known – our parents and friends and family […]

Sixteen Scientist Saints

Science was invented by a Franciscan friar. Genetics by an Augustinian monk. And the Big Bang Theory by a Jesuit priest.