Quotables:

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events currently scheduled.
October 2017 November 2017 December 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
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
    <em>The Virgin of Guadalupe</em> | public domain
    Image: The Virgin of Guadalupe | public domain

    Our Lady of Guadalupe

    Saint of the Day for December 12

     

    The Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe

    The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the 16th century. Chronicles of that period tell us the story.

    A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name Juan Diego. He was a 57-year-old widower, and lived in a small village near Mexico City. On Saturday morning December 9, 1531, he was on his way to a nearby barrio to attend Mass in honor of Our Lady.

    Juan was walking by a hill called Tepeyac when he heard beautiful music like the warbling of birds. A radiant cloud appeared, and within it stood an Indian maiden dressed like an Aztec princess. The lady spoke to him in his own language and sent him to the bishop of Mexico, a Franciscan named Juan de Zumarraga. The bishop was to build a chapel in the place where the lady appeared.

    Eventually the bishop told Juan to have the lady give him a sign. About this same time Juan’s uncle became seriously ill. This led poor Juan to try to avoid the lady. Nevertheless the lady found Juan, assured him that his uncle would recover, and provided roses for Juan to carry to the bishop in his cape or tilma.

    On December 12, when Juan Diego opened his tilma in the bishop’s presence, the roses fell to the ground, and the bishop sank to his knees. On the tilma where the roses had been appeared an image of Mary exactly as she had appeared at the hill of Tepeyac.


    Reflection

    Mary’s appearance to Juan Diego as one of his people is a powerful reminder that Mary–and the God who sent her–accept all peoples. In the context of the sometimes rude and cruel treatment of the Indians by the Spaniards, the apparition was a rebuke to the Spaniards and an event of vast significance for the indigenous population. While a number of them had converted before this incident, they now came in droves. According to a contemporary chronicler, nine million Indians became Catholic in a very short time. In these days when we hear so much about God’s preferential option for the poor, Our Lady of Guadalupe cries out to us that God’s love for and identification with the poor is an age-old truth that stems from the Gospel itself.


    Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Patron Saint of:

    The Americas
    Mexico


    Click here for more on Our Lady of Guadalupe.


    Saints resources

Divine Office

  • Dec 13, About Today for St. Lucy, V & M

    December 13

    Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr

    Memorial

    St. Lucy lived in the 4th century, born in Syracuse. Raised a Christian, she often gave her possessions to the poor despite the sharp persecutions of Diocletian’s reign. When she resisted the advances of a Roman soldier, she was arrested and martyred. She is one of the early Christian saints and is so honored...

Error
  • Error loading feed data.
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

Family, Youth, and Young Adult Ministry in the Diocese of Pembroke

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.
The Catholic Gentleman

Catholic Apologetics

Daily Perspectives

Catholic Insight

Inspired by Truth, Enlightening Minds

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