Blessed Peter Sanz and His Companions  1680–1747.
Feast Day: May 26.

Peter Sanz and his four companions were a group of Dominican missionaries credited with converting thousands of Chinese to Christianity. They were incarcerated by the governor of Peking. When they began converting their jailors and other prisoners, they were tortured by fire and executed on the chopping block.

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  1. In this day when there are throngs going up to receive Holy Communion and far less availing of the Sacrament of Reconciliation I believe that, rather than saying (as I heard one Priest say) you are all welcome to receive, it should be emphasised that it is necessary to be in the State of Grace. Christ Himself said “if you love Me keep my Commandments” and also He emphasised the importance of the Sacrament of Reconciliation by saying “Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven. Whose sins you shall retain they are retained”. God bless the Novena and to various dedicated Priests who proclaim the Word of God in an inspiring way. I hope this is the site for comments on the Novena. I tried to log in and this is the only site which came up.


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