Quotables:

Upcoming Events

April 2017 May 2017
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30

Catholic News

Aleteia News

Newsletter Subscriptions

Click on the slide!

St. Columbkille, Patron of the Diocese of Pembroke

Click on the slide!

tagline text here

"O Lord open my lips and my mouth shall declare your praise"  Sunrise at St. Hedwig's, Barry's Bay

Click on the slide!

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Lilly of the Mohawks - pray for us!

Click on the slide!

"The Eucharist is the source and summit of the Christian life”  Lumen Gentium

Frontpage Slideshow (version 2.0.0) - Copyright © 2006-2008 by JoomlaWorks

Videos

Eucharistic Adoration?

Bishop Barron: Adoration

Today's Saint

Franciscan Media - Saint of the Day
  • Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen
    Painting of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen | photo by Andreas Praefcke
    Image: Painting of Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen | photo by Andreas Praefcke

    Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen

    Saint of the Day for April 24

    (1577 – April 24, 1622)

     

    Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen’s Story

    If a poor man needed some clothing, Fidelis would often give the man the clothes right off his back. Complete generosity to others characterized this saint’s life.

    Born in 1577, Mark Rey became a lawyer who constantly upheld the causes of the poor and oppressed people. Nicknamed “the poor man’s lawyer,” Rey soon grew disgusted with the corruption and injustice he saw among his colleagues. He left his law career to become a priest, joining his brother George as a member of the Capuchin Order. Fidelis was his religious name. His wealth was divided between needy seminarians and the poor.

    As a follower of Francis, Fidelis continued his devotion to the weak and needy. During a severe epidemic in a city where he was guardian of a friary, Fidelis cared for and cured many sick soldiers.

    He was appointed head of a group of Capuchins sent to preach against the Calvinists and Zwinglians in Switzerland. Almost certain violence threatened. Those who observed the mission felt that success was more attributable to the prayer of Fidelis during the night than to his sermons and instructions.

    He was accused of opposing the peasants’ national aspirations for independence from Austria. While he was preaching at Seewis, to which he had gone against the advice of his friends, a gun was fired at him, but he escaped unharmed. A Protestant offered to shelter Fidelis, but he declined, saying his life was in God’s hands. On the road back, he was set upon by a group of armed men and killed.

    Fidelis was canonized in 1746. Fifteen years later he was recognized as a martyr.


    Reflection

    Fidelis’ constant prayer was that he be kept completely faithful to God and not give in to any lukewarmness or apathy. He was often heard to exclaim, “Woe to me if I should prove myself but a halfhearted soldier in the service of my thorn-crowned Captain.” His prayer against apathy, and his concern for the poor and weak make him a saint whose example is valuable today. The modern Church is calling us to follow the example of “the poor man’s lawyer” by sharing ourselves and our talents with those less fortunate and by working for justice in the world.

Divine Office

  • Apr 25, About Today for St. Mark, Evangelist

    April 25

    Saint Mark, Evangelist

    Feast

    Saint Mark the Evangelist authored the Gospel According to Mark. He was one of the 70 disciples of Jesus Christ. He and his mother, Mary, were integral in the early church movement; Mary opening up her home as a Christian meeting place. Also, Saint Mark’s journey with Saint Peter and Saint Barnabas is recorded in Acts as...

Bishop M. Mulhall's Letter On Euthanasia

My Dear Faithful,

The events of the past year regarding euthanasia have been a very troubling experience. On June 17, 2016, Bill C - 14 received royal assent, making euthanasia and assisted suicide legal in Canada.  In supporting euthanasia,  both  private  and  institutional  voices  have  neglected  the intrinsic  value  of  life  and  have undermined  the  fundamental  value  of  individual  freedom  of conscience.  The program  of  support  for  euthanasia  has  been  marked  by  misrepresentation and  manipulation, which in turn has created significant frustration for many people of  good will.

Read more...
 

From: Family and Youth

From: Walk the Opeongo Line

Journey to Sanctity

Catholic Gentleman

A blog for Catholic men that seeks to encourage virtue, the pursuit of holiness and the art of true masculinity.

Catholic Apologetics

Defense of the Faith, doctrines & dogma, historical controversies. MEMBER FORUM.

Daily Perspectives

Catholic Insight

A magazine for truth-seekers.

Most Visited


St. Columbkille...

Category: Pembroke

Daily Readings

Chancery Office

188 Renfrew Street
PO Box 7
Pembroke, Ontario
Canada K8A 6X1
613 . 732 . 7933 ( t )
613 . 732 . 1679 ( f )
email

Joomla extensions by Siteground Hosting