Wednesday, June 29, 2016

St. Peter and St. Paul

St. Peter was a fisherman whom Jesus called to become a ‘fisher of men’. He was the leader of Apostles and the first Pope of the Church as Jesus called him the ‘rock on which My Church will be built’. He was also given the Keys of the Kingdom of God.  

St. Paul is known as the ‘Apostle to the Gentiles’. He was not one of the twelve chosen by Jesus. He used to hate Christians but once, on his way to arrest them, he was struck down and heard Jesus calling him to become His follower. Since then, he travelled extensively to preach the Gospel and wrote letters which became part of the Bible. 

St. Peter and St. Paul are considered the great leaders of the Church. Both of them were martyred in Rome. The Solemnity Feast of St. Peter and St. Paul is celebrated on June 29.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

St. Thérèse Prayer Journal - A Useful & Unique Gift!

Check out the print version of ‘Let’s Pray With St. Thérèse’ Prayer Journal by Happy Saints! This 40-page full-color journal is illustrated with Happy Saints artworks and features the sayings of the ‘Little Flower’ with prayers, reflection passages and worksheets. It uses St. Thérèse’s wisdom to encourage the young and young-at-heart to explore their unique relationship with God.

Makes a useful and unique gift for others and yourself!

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Prayer Cards Preview from Happy Saints MOTHER MARY eBook

Prayer Cards Preview from 
Happy Saints MOTHER MARY eBook
20 cute artworks of favorite apparitions, icons and shrines of the Blessed Virgin Mary from all over the world; in printable posters, prayer cards, greeting cards, coloring pages and badges for all occasions.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

St. Josemaría Escrivá

St. Josemaría Escrivá (1902 - 1975) was a Spanish Priest who founded the Opus Dei, which means ‘Work of God’.  Opus Dei is an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to the teaching that everyone is called to holiness and that ordinary life is a path to sanctity. When St. Josemaría was a teenager, he saw footprints in the snow left by a monk walking barefoot. This inspired him to become a priest! He wrote many books and gave talks, teaching about prayer, mortification and holiness in ordinary life and work.
His feast day is on 26 June.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Birthday of St. John the Baptist

'When they came on the eighth day to circumcise the child, they were going to call him Zechariah after his father, but his mother said in reply, “No. He will be called John.” But they answered her, “There is no one among your relatives who has this name.” So they made signs, asking his father what he wished him to be called. He asked for a tablet and wrote, “John is his name,” and all were amazed.'
Luke 1:59-63

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More (1478 – 1535) was a lawyer, statesman and friend of King Henry VIII of England. He was once the Lord Chancellor, one of the most important positions in the court. He was a holy and faithful person, and a good husband and father. When King Henry went against the Catholic Church, St. Thomas and many others, including the Bishop St. John Fisher, refused to join the King. As a result, they were executed. St. Thomas More’s feast day is on 22 June.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

St. Aloysius Gonzaga

St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568 – 1591) came from a powerful Italian family. His father held an important position and planned for St. Aloysius to inherit it. However, St. Aloysius had greater love for God and joined the Jesuits. He renounced his wealth and title, and lived an austere life of holiness and purity. He helped the victims of a plague in Rome and was eventually infected by the disease. He died at the age of 23. St. Aloysius is the patron saint of Christian youth. His feast day is on 21 June.