St. Pius X was born Joseph Sarto to a poor village shoemaker and was the oldest of eight. Joseph was ordained with the help of two parish priests and was made assistant to the pastor in a small Italian mountain village. Fr. Sarto was kind and his soul was on fire for God. Fr. Sarto loved to preach about the Blessed Sacrament. Fr. Sarto eventually became Bishop of Mantua and … [Read more...]
Patrick was born in Scotland in the year 387. At age 16 he was captured by pirates and was sold as a slave to the chief of Ireland. He was made to tend sheep in the mountains where he prayed much. After six years. a voice from heaven told him to go back to his own country and St. Patrick escaped. But first he went to Rome where he became a priest. He was then assigned to … [Read more...]
St. John Bosco
John Bosco was born on a farm near Turin, Italy in 1850. He came from a very poor family. He walked four miles every day to school and was only able to attend for half the year. The rest of the year he worked the fields as a farmer. As he grew older he also worked as a tailor, a baker, a shoemaker, and a carpenter. He was able to work himself through school, college, and … [Read more...]
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Born in New York City, Aug 28, 1774 Elizabeth lost her mother early in life, and her education became the concern of her father. At 19, Elizabeth married William Magee Seton of New York. They had 5 children in their happy marriage and after Williams’s death Elizabeth was welcomed into the home of life long friends in Italy Elizabeth returned to New York in 1804 & … [Read more...]
Is Cardinal Dolan Playing The Part Of Judas?
I can’t sleep. Literally I can’t sleep because of Cardinal Dolan’s invite of President Obama to the Al Smith charity dinner. Obviously this invitation of the President and the other party’s nominee is a small “t” tradition. Even Cardinal Egan didn’t invite Senator Kerry eight years ago because of the scandal it would have caused. Yes I said scandal. The media must be licking … [Read more...]