August Novena’s

St. Alphonsus Liguori 1696 – 1787 Feast Day: August 1 Doctor of the Church Patron: Arthritis sufferers Keywords: Confessors, Moral Theologians, Lawyers, Scruples “Your God is ever beside you, indeed He is even within you.” Symbols: chin in chest, writing pen, book, bishops’ hat and staff So crippled with arthritis that he could not lift […]

St.s Joachim and Anne First Century BC

Patron of: Grandparents, Child Rearing, Childless People, Family Crisis, Mothers, Pregnancy. Grandparents are the foundation of a family and we invoke Saints Joachim and Anne for strength in every sort of family crisis. As parents of the Virgin Mary and the grandparents of Jesus Christ, they offer a vast array of earthly experiences relatable to […]

Sacred Heart of Jesus, Feast day June 27

Sacred Heart of Jesus Seventeenth Century AD Patron of: Family Peace. The iconography of the Sacred Heart speaks to us on such a basic level that its image can be found everywhere in everyday life, from tattoos on bikers to stained glass windows in cathedrals. Traditionally, many Catholic homes display the Sacred Heart of Jesus […]

Novena for June: St.Aloysius, June 21

St. Aloysius Gonzaga 1568-1591 Patron of: AIDS Patients, AIDS Caregivers, Youth, Vocations. A duke from the legendary Gonzaga family of Mantua, Aloysius Gonzaga was born to inherit great wealth and to rule alongside the best families of Europe. While still a teenager he defied his powerful father, renouncing his birth rite in order to become […]

Novena for June: St. Anthony, June 13

St. Anthony, June 13 Wonder and miracles are infused with every story of Saint Anthony. Though he has been dead for almost 800 years, he is still the most popular saint in the world and his statue is found in every Catholic Church. Saint Anthony is best known as the patron saint of lost articles […]

XIII Station: The body of Jesus is taken down from the cross

Leader: We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you. All: Because by your holy cross You have redeemed the world. Jesus, how brutally you were put to death. How gently your are taken from the cross. Your suffering and pain are ended, and you are put in the lap of your mother. The dirt […]