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Saint of the Day for Thursday, April 30th, 2015: St. Pius V, Pope


Saint of the Day for Saturday, October 11th, 2014: St. Damien of Molokai


The Leper Priest, the Hero of Molokai. Born in Tremelo, Belgium, on January 3, 1840, he joined the Sacred Hearts Fathers in 1860. He was bom Joseph and received the name Damien in religious life. In … continue reading

Father Damien, SS.CC.
Saint Damien of Molokai
Father Damien, photograph by William Brigham.jpg

A photograph of Father Damien taken shortly before his death
Religious priest and missionary
Born January 3, 1840
Tremelo, Belgium
Died April 15, 1889 (aged 49)
Kalaupapa, Molokaʻi, Hawaiʻi
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic Churches, Episcopal Church; some churches of Anglican Communion; individual Lutheran Churches
Beatified June 4, 1995, Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Koekelberg), Brussels, by Pope John Paul II
Canonized October 11, 2009, Vatican City, by Pope Benedict XVI
Major shrine Leuven, Belgium (bodily relics)
Molokaʻi, Hawaii (relics of his hand)
Feast May 10 (Catholic Church; obligatory in Hawaii, option in the rest of the United States);[1] April 15 (Episcopal Church of the United States)
Patronage people with leprosy

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today’s holiday: Queenship of Mary


Queenship of Mary

Mary, the mother of Jesus, was identified with the title of “Queen” at least as early as the 13th century. On October 11, 1954, during the Marian year that marked the centenary of the proclamation of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, Pope Pius XII established the feast of the Queenship of Mary on May 31. After the Second Vatican Council, the feast (classified as an obligatory memorial) was changed to August 22 so that it would follow the Feast of the Assumption on August 15. More… Discuss

ARTICLE: GREGORIAN CHANT


Gregorian Chant

Named for Pope Gregory I, who is credited with recodifying chant and liturgy in the 6th century CE, Gregorian chant is the monophonic, unaccompanied liturgical music of the Catholic Church. It is thought to have its roots in Jewish cantillation and in the Byzantine chant of the Greek Orthodox Church. Though the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council (1962–65) curtailed the use of chant in church services, recordings of Gregorian chants were topping pop music charts as recently as when? More… Discuss

 

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Blessed Pope John Paul II: Beatification Mass – May 1, 2011



John Paul II has been acclaimed as one of the most influential leaders of the 20th century.[4] It is widely held that he was instrumental in ending communism in his native Poland and eventually all of Europe.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9] Conversely, he denounced the excesses of capitalism.[10][11] John Paul II is widely said to have significantly improved the Catholic Church‘s relations with Judaism,[3][9][12] Islam,[13][14] the Eastern Orthodox Church,[3] and the Anglican Communion.[3][15] Though criticised by progressives[3][9][16] for upholding the Church’s teachings against artificial contraception and the ordination of women, he was also criticized by traditionalists for his support of the Church’s Second Vatican Council and its reform of the Liturgy as well as his ecumenical efforts.[3][17][18] Since his death, he has been criticized for failing to act on accusations of sexual child abuse by priests, including those against founder of Legion of Christ Marcial Maciel.[19] 

Read more about The Blessed Pope John Paul II at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pope_John_Paul_II

I am so happy for this event together with millions of people around the world!