NOTICE: I am a practicing Catholic, active and in good-standing with my local parish, who professes faith and loyalty to the Church and our Holy Father. This "little work" is purely a personal expression of that faith and loyalty, and not an officially recognized ministry in the Diocese of Honolulu. ~ Peter
Monday, October 26, 2015
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Saturday, October 17, 2015
Monday, October 12, 2015
The Patron Saint of Social Justice, St. Martin was the illegitimate, bi-racial son of a Spanish nobleman and a former black slave from Panama. In his youth, St. Martin was apprenticed as a barber/medical practitioner, but he abandoned that vocation in favor of joining the Dominicans of Lima, first as a servant, then as a professed lay-brother in 1603.
A contemporary of St. Martin, and his spiritual brother in the Dominican Friary, this Saint had a slightly different charism of service in the Church. While St. Martin ministered primarily to the living citizens of Lima, St. Juan had a special ministry directed towards the deceased, the Holy Souls of Purgatory. Because of his immense devotion to the Poor Souls, and the extraordinary efforts he made to help release them from their purification, he is often referred to as the "Patron Saint of the Poor Souls". I won't go into detail about his life in this post, but you can read a little more about him by clicking here. St. Juan was Canonized by the Catholic Church in 1975.
Saturday, October 10, 2015
Saturday, October 3, 2015
|The captivating smile of a holy woman.|
Thursday, October 1, 2015
|A representative portrait of St. Gaetano|
Let us kindle the love of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary in the hearts of all people. ~ Words of St. Gaetano Errico
A Short Prayer:
Most Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, we love you. Be our strength, hope, and our help as we walk our paths in life. Lead us to salvation. Amen.