As identical twin sisters, Sister Judith and Sister Maristella Maldonado not only look exactly alike, but as members of the Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima, they dress alike, wearing that order’s white habit and black veil with white trim.
Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Prv 9:1-6
Second reading: Eph 5:15-20
Gospel: Jn 6:51-58
Being a Christian isn’t just about not doing evil, but it is a daily exercise in loving others through good works and deeds, Pope Francis said.
1193 – 1253 Feast Date: August 11 Though 10 years younger than her townsman, Francis of Assisi, Clare was drawn to his radical message of serving God in abject poverty. Despite objections from her aristocratic family, who wanted her to marry, she gave up the world with Francis’ help and founded the Second Order of […]
Satisfying the “consecrated grounds” requirement of the Catholic church and seniors living together due to financial benefits is not condoned in the church’s view.
As various states and nations continue to debate euthanasia and the legal and ethical boundaries of interventions to cause death, different strategies emerge to circumvent legal processes and hasten death when desired.
1170-1221 FEAST August 8 As a theology student, this Spaniard sold his books to help others during a famine, and later held positions at the Osma Cathedral, where community life followed the Rule of St. Augustine. Dominic and his bishop went to southern France on a papal mission to fight the Albigensian heresy. He remained […]
Doing God’s will means first of all believing in Jesus and allowing love for him to translate into love for one’s neighbors, Pope Francis said.
Eighteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time
First reading: Ex 16:2-4, 12-15
Second reading: Eph 4:17, 20-24
Gospel: Jn 6:24-35
1506 – 1546 FEAST August 1 A Savoyard shepherd who longed for education, Peter began studies in 1525 at Sainte-Barbe in Paris, where his roommates were Sts. Francis Xavier and Ignatius of Loyola. Peter was ordained in 1534, and celebrated the Mass at which the first seven Jesuits, including himself, took vows. After missions in […]