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Easter Week 3: Thursday, 9th May 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 6:44-51 Jesus said to the crowd: ‘No one can come to me unless drawn by the Father who sent me, and I will raise that person up on the last day. It is written in the prophets: They will all be taught by God; everyone who has listened to the Father,…

Easter 3rd Wk: Thursday 9th May, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, “Bread of Life”:  In today’s Gospel, Jesus proclaims to the crowd, “Anyone who eats this Bread, will live forever.”  Do I believe in this Truth about Jesus?  Do I value the Sacrament of the Eucharist  deeply?  Do I give myself lame excuses for not attending Mass?  Pray for a deeper…

May 11th: St. Francis Jerome, SJ

May 11th - Saint Francis Jerome, SJDied : May 11, 1716 Beatified : May 2, 1806 Canonized : May 26, 1839 Francis Jerome, the first of eleven children in the De Geronimo family was born in 1642, in Grottaglie, near Taranto, in southern Italy. Around the age of ten he went to live with the…

Easter Week 3: Wednesday, 8th May 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 6:35-40 Jesus said to the crowd, ‘I am the bread of life. No one who comes to me will ever hunger; no one who believes in me will ever thirst. But, as I have told you, you can see me and still you do not believe. Everyone whom the Father gives…

Easter 3rd Wk: Wednesday 8th May, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Believing in Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Jesus says to the crowd, “You can see me and still do not believe.”  Ponder on, “When I face challenges in my life, how do I usually respond?”  “Do I build my securities in life on material wealth?”  “Are there many fears in…

May 26th: Leo Ducoudray,SJ and Alexis Clerc,SJ

May 26th - Leo Ducoudray, SJ and Alexis Clerc, SJBorn: Leo Ducoudray - May 6, 1827 Alexis Clerc - December 11, 1819 Both Died: May 26, 1871 Leo Ducoudray was born in Laval, France. He studied at the minor seminary in Paris and then completed his studies at the College of Chateau-Gontier. After his law…

May 19th: Blessed Peter Wright, SJ

May 19th - Blessed Peter Wright, SJBorn: 1603 Died: May 19, 1651 Beatified: December 15, 1929 Peter Wright was born in Slipton, Northamptonshire, England of poor parents with twelve children. Peter was still young when his father died and he had to work for a local lawyer in Thrapton to help support his large family.…

May 10th: Servant of God: Stephen Le Fevre, SJ

May 10th - Servant of God: Stephen Le Fevre, SJBorn:February 14, 1597 Died : May 10, 1657 Catholic church in Shanxi Stephen Le Favre, the first French Jesuit assigned to the Chinese mission was born in Mourieres, near Avignon in France. His desire to be a priest started when he was very young, but his…

May 8th: Servant of God: John Philip Roothaan, SJ

May 8th - Servant of God: John Philip Roothaan, SJ Born: November 23, 1785 Died: May 8, 1853 Fr John Philip Roothaan, the twenty-first general of the Society of Jesus, was born in Amsterdam, Holland in 1785 when the Society was in its twelfth year of suppression due to political pressure from several European rulers.…

May 4th: St. Joseph Mario Rubio, SJ

May 4th - Saint Joseph Mario Rubio, SJDied : May 2, 1929 Beatified : October 6, 1985 Canonized : May 4, 2003 Joseph Mario Rubio was born at Dalias, in the province of Almeria, Southern Spain in 1864. At the tender age of eleven, he went to the city of Almeria to begin his studies;…