Today is the feast of the apostle Saint Andrew. According to tradition Saint Andrew went east and founded the eastern churches. Father reads some reflections from Pope Benedict about Saint Andrew. We are called to spread the Gospel in imitation of Saint Andrew.
In 2009 Pope Benedict beatified a holy Jesuit Priest named Bernardo de Hoyos. He was known as the Apostle of the Sacred Heart in Spain. He died shortly after he was ordained but accomplished much in his short life. Let us strive to follow his teaching and have peace in our hearts.
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Catherine laBoure, a French nun who was asked to have a medal made with the image of Mary on it. This medal brought about so many miracles that the medal became known as the Miraculous Medal.
Today is the first Sunday of Advent, which is the spiritual preparation time for Christmas and the coming of Jesus, whether it is at the end of the world or our own deaths. Father Kubicki recommends making a morning offering each day to Jesus to prepare ourselves for his coming.
Today is the feast of Saint John Berchmans. Saint John is the saint of altar servers and died at the age of twenty-two before he finished seminary. Saint John Berchmans had a great sense of humors and humility even through his suffering before his death.
Today is the feast of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Saint Catherine lived at the beginning of the fourth century. Father explains how she was dropped in the Church calendar, but later brought back into the calendar because of her great philosopher background which help spread the faith.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Today is also the feast of the 19th century martyrs of Vietnam. Father shares a prayer of thanksgiving written by a Vietnamese Cardinal who observed many blessing from God even when he was in a communist prison for thirteen years.
Today Father remembers Blessed Miguel Pro. Father Kubicki shares how he encountered Miguel Pro in the seminary who inspired him as a young man. Miguel Pro was a joyful man who heroically gave is life for the sake of the Gospel.
Today is the feast of Saint Cecilia. Saint Cecilia is the patron saint of music. Father shares the story of how Saint Cecilia gave thanks and praise to God even when she was suffering and dying. We are called to praise God in all things because God brings good to those He loves.
Today we celebrate the feast of the presentation of Mary and Pro Orantibus Day. A day where we dedicate prayer to those in religious orders who commit themselves to prayer for the Church. Pope Benedict acknowledged these people as vital members of the mystical body of Christ.