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Venerable Bruno Bruni, SJ and Venerable Louis Cardeira, SJ

April 12th - Venerable Bruno Bruni, SJ and Venerable Louis Cardeira, SJVenerable Bruno Bruni Born: November 7, 1590 Died: April 12, 1640 SJ Venerable Louis Cardeira, SJ Born : 1585: Died : April 12, 1640 Cause introduced in Rome on June 19, 1902 Ethiopian Christian Martyrs Frs Bruno Bruni and Louis Cardeira were the last…

Venerable Abraham de Georgiis, SJ

April 30th - Venerable Abraham de Georgiis, SJBorn: 1563 Died: April 30, 1595 Cause introduced in 1902 Fr Abraham de Georgiis, the first of the eight Jesuit martyrs of Ethiopia to die for Christ, was born in Aleppo, Syria. A Maronite Christian, he went to Rome for his studies and there entered the Jesuit novitiate…

Lent Wk 4: Monday 1st April, 2019

DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage Dear Friend in the Lord, Jesus, the Healer: In today’s Gospel, the Galileans received Jesus well as they saw His Compassionate Love through His healing ministry.  When we are “healed” by Jesus, are we grateful to Him just because of our self-centered love, or because we love Him personally as our Lord…

Blessed Edward Oldcorne, SJ

April 7th - Blessed Edward Oldcorne, SJBorn : 1561 Died : April 7, 1606 Beatified : December 15, 1929 Edward Oldcorne was born in York, England of a non-Catholic father and a Catholic mother. He gave up medical studies and enrolled at the English College in Rheims, France in 1581 before going on to Rome…

Servant of God Adalbert Mary Baudiss, SJ

April 25th - Servant of God Adalbert Mary Baudiss, SJBorn: April 14, 1842 Died: April 25, 1926 Adalbert Mary Baudiss was born in the town of Bojany na Bukowinie, in Lwow. As a youth he studied at the Jesuit school in Lwow, and served Mass at the Jesuit church of Sts Peter and Paul, where…

Servant of God Peter Barbaric, SJ

April 15th - Servant of God Peter Barbaric, SJBorn: May 19, 1874 Died: April 15, 1897 Peter Barbaric, a Croatian, was born in the small hamlet of Siljevista, near the village of Klobuk in Bosnia-Herzegovina. He was one of nine children whose parents, his first teachers, taught him not only Catechism, but also gave him…

Venerables Gaspar Pais, SJ and John Pereira, SJ

April 25th - Venerables Gaspar Pais, SJ and John Pereira, SJVenerable Gaspar Pais, SJ Born: 1593 Died: April 25, 1635 Venerable John Pereira, SJ Born: 1601 Died: May 2, 1635 About half a century after the unsuccessful first Jesuit mission in Ethiopia, headed by Bishop Andrew de Oveida, the Jesuits under Fr Pedro Paez met…

Henry Walpole, SJ

April 7th - Henry Walpole, SJBorn :Oct 1558 Died : April 7, 1595 Beatified : December 15, 1929 Canonized : October 25, 1970 Twenty-three-year-old Henry Walpole was among bystanders attending the execution of Fr Edmund Campion, a Jesuit martyr when a drop of the latter’s blood fell on his clothes from the quartered body. This…

Blessed Francis Page, SJ

April - Blessed Francis Page, SJBorn : Date unknown Died : April 1602 Beatified : December 15, 1929 Francis Page was born in Antwerp of well-to-do English Protestant parents. As a young man he embarked on a lawyer’s career and went to London to study law. He fell in love with the daughter of the…

Servant of God Francis Gaetano, SJ

April 20th - Servant of God Francis Gaetano, SJBorn: November 11, 1569 Died: April 20, 1601 Francis Gaetano, the second son of the Count of Sortino and Cassaro, was born at Sortino, near Syracuse, in Sicily. As the son of Spain’s and Sicily’s most illustrious families, Francis was trained as a knight and was adept…