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4th Week of Lent, Monday, 1st April 2019

Daily Word Of GodJohn 4:45-53 On Jesus’ arrival, the Galileans received him well, having seen all that he had done at Jerusalem during the festival which they too had attended. He went again to Cana in Galilee, where he had changed the water into wine. And there was a royal official whose son was ill…

Servant of God Emmanuel Garcia Nieto, SJ

April 13th - Servant of God Emmanuel Garcia Nieto, SJBorn: April 5, 1894 Died: April 13,1974 Emmanuel was born in the small town of Macotera in the Spanish province of Salamanca. He was the youngest of nine children and had his early education in the local public school. When he was fourteen he told his…

Monday, 1st April 2019

4th Week of Lent Monday, 1st April 2019Is. 65:17-21; Ps. 30(29):2,4,5-6,11-12,13; Jn. 4:43-54 (Ps Wk IV) In our broken, bleeding, and fearful world, many long for a new heaven and a new earth. It would be wonderful if we lived in a world of abundance, peace, prosperity, and happiness. Many would say that this wish…

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…