Archive for August 15th, 2012
Today on August 9th we celebrate the life of St. Hilary of Arles. St. Hilary of Arles was born in France in the early fifth century, Hilary came from an aristocratic family. In the course of his education he encountered his relative, Honoratus, who encouraged the young man to join him in the monastic life. Hilary did so. He continued to follow in the footsteps of Honoratus as bishop. Hilary was only 29 when he was chosen bishop of Arles. God Bless!
Today on August 8th we remember the life and works of St. Dominic. St. Dominic was born in old Castile, Spain, he was trained for the priesthood by a priest-uncle, studied the arts and theology, and became a canon of the cathedral at Osma, where there was an attempt to revive the apostolic common life described in the Acts of the Apostles. His generosity was unmatched and his service to our Lord was indeed the center of his life. God Bless his work.
Today on August 7th we remember the life and works of St. Cajetan. St. Cajetan took a characteristic turn when he joined the Oratory of Divine Love in Rome, a group devoted to piety and charity, shortly after his ordination at 36. When he was 42 he founded a hospital for incurables at Venice. His works were remembered for many years to come after his passing. His final possession were distributed to the community. God Bless his sacrifice.
Today on August 6th we remember the Transfiguration of the Lord. Transfiguration of the Lord accounts is read on the second Sunday of Lent each year, proclaiming Christ’s divinity to catechisms and baptized alike. The Gospel for the first Sunday of Lent, by contrast, is the story of the temptation in the desert—affirmation of Jesus’ humanity. May we all do our best to resist temptation. God Bless!
Today on August 5th we celebrate the Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica. The Dedication of St. Mary Major Basilica was first raised at the order of Pope Liberius in the mid-fourth century, the Liberian basilica was rebuilt by Pope Sixtus III shortly after the Council of Ephesus affirmed Mary’s title as Mother of God in 431. The strength of the convictions held firm. Rededicated at that time to the Mother of God, St. Mary Major is the largest church in the world honoring God through Mary. God Bless their work for our Blessed Virgin Mother.
Today on August 4th, we as a community, celebrate the many works and life of St. John Vianney. St. John Vianney was man with vision overcomes obstacles and performs deeds that seem impossible. John Vianney was a man with vision: He wanted to become a priest. But he had to overcome his meager formal schooling, which inadequately prepared him for seminary studies. God Bless his thirst for Learning.