Saints Alive

Saints Roundup

I am way behind on posting the Saint of the Day.  Here are links last week’s missing Saints:

St. Jane Frances de Chantal who is an example that true strength comes from obedience and living a life of holiness.

Saints Pontian, pope and martyr and Hippolytus, priest and martyr

St. Maximillian Mary Kolbe,’ a Polish Franciscan, offered his life in exchange for the life of a family man doomed to execution by the Nazis at Auschwitz.  His memorial feast is celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on August 14, when this reading forms part of the Divine Office of Readings and contrasts religious indifferentism with the path of obedience to God’s will, prudence, wisdom and perfect love.  Fr. Maximilian Kolbe was canonized on October 10, 1982 by Pope John Paul II, and declared “a martyr of charity.” He is the patron saint of drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalist, amateur radio, prisoners, and the pro-life movement. Pope John Paul II declared him the “The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century.” Read what this great Saint has to say here.

Another link here.

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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