Monday, May 2, 2016
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
Jesus came to his native place and taught the people in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brethen James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? And are not all his sisters with us? Where then did this man get all this?" And they took offense at him. But Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor except in his own country and in his own house." And he did not do many mighty works there, because of their unbelief. - Matthew 13:54-58
Posted by Victor Teh at 10:37 PM
Friday, April 29, 2016
St. Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380) was an Italian mystic, or a person who experienced God supernaturally. When she was six, she saw guardian angels! She became a Dominican Tertiary, meaning she was not a nun but still a Dominican. At that time, the Pope had moved to France because of troubles in Rome. St. Catherine successfully persuaded him to return to Rome and helped restore order there. Later she received the Stigmata (the Wounds of Christ). She is the patron saint of Italy. Her feast day is on 29 April.
Posted by Victor Teh at 9:56 PM
Thursday, April 28, 2016
St. Gianna Molla (1922 – 1962) was an Italian pediatrician, or a doctor of babies and children. She was also a mother of three children. When St. Gianna was expecting her fourth child, she had a health problem that could either risk her own life or the baby’s. Being a devout Catholic who believed that every baby was God’s gift, she chose to save her unborn child. As a result, she died while her child survived. St. Gianna is the patron saint of mothers and unborn children. Her feast day is on 28 April.
Posted by Victor Teh at 10:41 AM
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
St. Zita (1212 – 1272) was a servant working for a wealthy family in Lucca, Italy. She was badly treated at first but her piety eventually converted the family to God. She was even entrusted with the house keys because of her honesty. She remained a hardworking and obedient servant, and would spend her free time to pray and to help the poor. St. Zita is the patron saint of domestic servants. Her feast day is on 27 April.
Posted by Victor Teh at 2:35 PM