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December 9th : Servant of God Louis Stephen Rabussier, SJ

Servant of God Louis Stephen Rabussier, SJBorn : Dec 12, 1831 Died : Dec 9, 1897 Louis Stephen Rabussier was born in Herblay, France and studied at the diocesan seminary in Versailles before joining the Society on September 6, 1851 at the novitiate in Saint-Acheul. After his first vows on Sep 1853, he taught in…

December 8th : St. Noel Chabanel, SJ

St. Noel Chabanel, SJBorn : Feb 2, 1613 Died : Dec 8, 1649 Beatified : Jun 21, 1925 Canonised : Jun 29, 1930 Noel Chabanel was born in Sagues, southern France. He entered the Society of Jesus at Toulouse at the age of seventeen and followed the prescribed course of studies for Jesuits and was…

December 8th : St Charles Garnier, SJ

St Charles Garnier, SJBorn : May 25, 1606 Died : Dec 7, 1649 Beatified : Jun 21, 1925 Canonised : Jun 29, 1930 St Charles Garnier was born in Paris of wealthy family. He received an excellent education and at 18 entered the Jesuit novitiate in Paris and studied philosophy and theology at Clermont College…

December 8th : Servant of God Walter Ciszek, SJ

Servant of God Walter Ciszek, SJBorn: November 4, 1904 Died: December 8, 1984 Walter Ciszek was born in the small mining town of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania, to Polish immigrants who had emigrated to the United States in the 1890s. He studied at St Casmir’s parochial school and enjoyed more fun than books. A former gang member,…

Second Week of Advent: Saturday 14th December 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 17:10-13 As they came down from the mountain the disciples put this question to Jesus, ‘Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?’ He replied, ‘Elijah is indeed coming, and he will set everything right again; however, I tell you that Elijah has come already and they did…

2nd Week of Advent : Saturday 14th December 2019

Lord, give me the courage to announce You to others2nd Week of Advent : Saturday 14th December 2019Sir. 48:1-4,9-11; Ps. 80(79):2,3,15-16,18-19; Mt. 17:10-13 (Ps Wk II) Both readings mention Elijah, one of the great prophets of the Hebrew Testament (Old Testament). “He arose like a fire, his word flaring like a torch”. He did great…

2nd Week in Advent : Saturday 14th December, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, God’s Presence: When our hearts are open to the Gospel Truth of Christ, we will be able to sense the Presence of God.  We will know that we are not alone in our needs and that His Love for us is unfailing and His Mercy is…

2nd Week in Advent : Friday 13th December, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Resistance & Rejection: Many people believe in the Truth of the Gospel, but continue to resist and reject in living the Truth.  It is difficult to comprehend why people want to turn away from the gift of Eternal Life of Happiness, in exchange for the passing…

2nd Week of Advent : Friday 13th December 2019

Lord, help me know and obey You2nd Week of Advent : Friday 13th December 2019Is. 48:17-19; Ps. 1:1-2,3,4 & 6 Mt. 11:16-19 (Ps Wk II) A feeling of exasperation seems to prevail in the reading today. In the first reading the prophet Isaiah laments the disobedience to God’s commandments of the people of his generation.…

Second Week of Advent: Friday 13th December 2019

Daily Word Of GodMatthew 11:16-19 Jesus spoke to the crowds: ‘What comparison can I find for this generation? It is like children shouting to each other as they sit in the market place: We played the pipes for you, and you wouldn't dance; we sang dirges, and you wouldn't be mourners. ‘For John came, neither…