Thursday, February 11, 2016

Our Lady of Lourdes

In 1858, Mother Mary appeared to St. Bernadette, a little girl in Lourdes, France. A miraculous spring appeared at a place shown by Our Lady and other miracles began to happen. She appeared to Bernadette 18 times, asking people to turn back to God and pray for sinners. Her feast day is on 11 February.

Art from ‘Happy Saints Mother Mary’ eBook

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Ash Wednesday

'Turn away from sin, and be faithful to the Gospel.'
Have a blessed Lenten Season ahead!

Monday, February 8, 2016

St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita (1869 - 1947) was kidnapped as a young girl in Sudan and sold as a slave. She suffered bullying and hardship under different masters. One took her to Italy where she met the Canossian Sisters. She learned about Jesus and became a nun later. She led a holy life of humility, service and charity, inspiring everyone especially her African people. She also forgave her captors and those who caused her much suffering. She is the patron saint of Sudan. Her feast day is on 8 February.

新年快樂! Happy Lunar New Year!

新年快樂! Happy Lunar New Year! 

戶六: 24-26

May the Lord bless you and take care of you.
May the Lord be kind and gracious to you.
May the Lord look on you with favor 
and give you peace.
Numbers 6:24-26

仁愛, 平安, 喜樂
Love, Peace, Joy

Artwork: 'Our Lady of China' from Happy Saints Mother Mary eBook

Saturday, February 6, 2016

St. Paul Miki

St. Paul Miki (1562 – 1597) was a Jesuit Seminarian from Japan. He was a gifted preacher and brought many Japanese to believe in Jesus. Some Japanese leaders were worried about this and had St. Paul Miki and many other Christians imprisoned and killed. St. Paul preached his last sermon on the cross and he forgave his enemies before he died, as Jesus did. He was martyred together with 25 other priests, seminarians and lay Christians. St. Paul Miki is the patron saint of Japan. His feast day, together with his companions, is on 6 February.

Friday, February 5, 2016

St. Agatha

St. Agatha (231 – 251) came from a rich family in Sicily. She dedicated her life to God as a young girl and rejected all marriage proposals. One important man tried to force St. Agatha into marriage by torturing her. She suffered humiliating and horrific tortures but her faith in Jesus remained strong until her death. She is often shown with a pair of pliers, used to torture her. She is the patron saint of Malta because she was believed to have saved the country from an invasion. Her feast day is on 5 February.