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Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: The Immigrant Saint

By Monique Sammut | November 13, 2018



An Italian Beginning Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini was born Maria Francesca Cabrini on July 15, 1850 in Italy.  She was two months premature and the youngest of thirteen children.  Only four Cabrini children survived into adulthood and Frances was sickly and delicate most of her life. Even when Frances was little she wanted to become … Continue reading “Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini: The Immigrant Saint”

All Souls’ Day: Always Loved and Never Forgotten

By Monique Sammut | November 2, 2018



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Saint Jude: Saint of the Impossible

By Monique Sammut | October 28, 2018



“Faithful Friend and Follower of Jesus” Jude Thaddeus was one of Jesus’ original twelve apostles.  Saint Jude was very popular in the middle ages.  However, many began to confuse Saint Jude with Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Jesus.  Because of this, Saint Jude slipped into obscurity for many years. The name Thaddeus means courageous heart, and … Continue reading “Saint Jude: Saint of the Impossible”

Saint Margaret Mary: Sister of the Sacred Heart

By Monique Sammut | October 16, 2018



“Mary, I am Thine” Margaret was born on July 22, 1647.  As a child, she had a great love for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.  She loved silence and prayer very much.  She made a vow to our Blessed Mother that she would become a religious sister.  In honor of this vow, she added Mary … Continue reading “Saint Margaret Mary: Sister of the Sacred Heart”

Guardian Angels: Our Friends and Intercessors

By Monique Sammut | October 2, 2018



Friends Forever Life on earth is extremely difficult and sometimes it may seem like we are all alone.  This is not the case, however. Ever since the beginning of our lives, God gave us a special angel to be our constant and life-long friend and companion. This special angel is known as our Guardian Angel. … Continue reading “Guardian Angels: Our Friends and Intercessors”

Our Lady of Sorrows: Mater Dolorosa

By Monique Sammut | September 15, 2018



“Is There Any Sorrow Like My Sorrow?” Every year, on September 15, we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows who is also known as Mater Dolorosa or Mother of Sorrows.  On this day, we remember seven sorrows from the life of Our Blessed Mother such as losing Jesus in the Temple, the prophesy … Continue reading “Our Lady of Sorrows: Mater Dolorosa”

The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross

By Monique Sammut | September 14, 2018



The Symbol of Redemption On September 14, the day before the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, we celebrate the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross.  The preface for the Mass of the day beautifully captures the sprit of the celebration: “For you placed the salvation of the human race on the wood … Continue reading “The Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross”

Mother Mary’s Birthday: A Day to Celebrate

By Monique Sammut | September 8, 2018



A Day to Celebrate Every September 8, we celebrate Mother Mary’s birthday!  It should be a festive day, just like any birthday.  But how can we celebrate the birthday of someone who lived so long ago and is in Heaven now?  Well, there are several ways. My mom never wants any presents on her birthday. … Continue reading “Mother Mary’s Birthday: A Day to Celebrate”

Mother Teresa: Saint of the Poor

By Monique Sammut | September 5, 2018



Early Life Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was born on August 26, 1910, and given the name of Agnes.  She was baptized on August 27, and she always considered this her “true birthday.” At the age of eighteen, Agnes joined the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland.  She hoped to learn English … Continue reading “Mother Teresa: Saint of the Poor”

Saints Monica and Augustine: The Fruit of Many Tears

By Monique Sammut | August 27, 2018



A Difficult Marriage Saints Monica and Augustine are powerful Saints!  We learn almost everything we know about Saint Monica from her son, Saint Augustine of Hippo. Monica was born around the year 331 in present-day Algeria.  Even though she was a Christian, when she was still very young, Monica’s parents married her off to a … Continue reading “Saints Monica and Augustine: The Fruit of Many Tears”