From the Pastor's Desk

August 2011

Aug 28

Pope St. Gregory the Great

On Saturday the Church celebrates the feast of one the greatest Fathers and Doctors of the Church, Pope St. Gregory the Great (540 A.D. – 604 A.D.).   He was giant figure in the life of the church during some very turbulent periods, especially dealing with external wars and conflicts.   St. Gregory was a tireless...
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Aug 21

St. Rose of Lima

Lima Peru is known as the city of three saints, one was their holy archbishop, St. Turibius of Mongrovejo and the other was the Dominican friar, St. Martin de Porres.   This week we memorialize the Peruvian mystic, St. Rose of Lima.    She was born on April 16, 1586 to a wealthy Spanish family and was given the name...
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Aug 14

St. Jean Eudes

Dear Friends,    St. Jean Eudes was born in Normandy, France in 1601 of farmers stalk.   After his ordination as a priest he spent most of his ministry caring for victims of the plague.  He was known for his generous spirit and compassionate heart.   He founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary (the...
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Aug 7

St. Teresa Benedicta de la Cruce (Edith Stein)

The period of the Second World War will go down as perhaps the darkest period of human history because of the great evils inflicted as a result of terrors of war and genocide.   The wounds of this war still resonate not only in Europe and America but throughout the world.   So offense to human dignity was the atrocities of...
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