St. Francis of Assisi 1182 – 1226

“Lord make me an instrument of they peace, where there is hatred let me sow love.” Patron of: Ecologists Love for God and everything in creation so consumed St. Francis of Assisi, that he was able to commune with the natural world on a divine level. Taming wolves, quieting flocks of birds and infusing peace […]

Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, September 27

Vincent de Paul 1581-1660 Patron of: Abandoned Children, Charity, Orphans, Nurses, Slaves, Convicts, Prisoners. “Go to the poor; you will find God.” Born into a peasant family in Gascony, France, Vincent de Paul was an exceptional student. Assigned by his order to attend to the spiritual needs of French royals, Vincent’s life as a priest […]

Feast of St. Gerald Majella

St. Gerard Majella 1726 – 1755 Feast Day: October 16 Patron of: Infertility Keywords: expectant mothers, infertility, lay brothers, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “Who except God can give you peace? Has the world ever been able to satisfy the heart?” Symbols: skull, lily crucifix, psalter A quiet and humble lay brother in the newly found Redemptorist […]

Feast of Saint Ann and Saint Joachim

Saint Ann and Saint Joachim First Century B.C. Feast Day: July 26 Patron of : Grandparents Keywords: child rearing, childless people, fathers, family crisis, infertility, mothers, pregnancy Quote: “O blessed couple, all the world is indebted to you, for it is by your means that it can offer to its Creator the most excellent gift […]