St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, October 16


"Behold this Heart that has so loved men."
Bouasse Lebel

Upon her canonization, October 17 (the day of her death) was set as the memorial of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. Following Vatican ll, in 1969 that date was assigned to St. Ignatius of Antioch, and the memorial of St. Margaret Mary was moved to Oct.16. Many continue to commemorate St. Margaret Mary on October 17.





St. Martha: Feast Day, July 29


Martha, Martha,
one thing only is needful.
St. Augustine's sermon
on Martha and Mary

Feast of St. Martha

Santo Hermano Pedro, April 25

St. Hermano Pedro
"The St. Francis of the Americas"
Saint Hermano Pedro de San José de Betancurt is Guatemala's and Central America's first saint.

St. Rose of Lima, August 23

Sts. Cyril and Methodius: Feast Day, February 14

By you O Mother and Virgin, heaven trembles with elation and the angels and the archangels rejoice. ~St Cyril
Sts. Cyril and Methodius, Co- Patrons (with St Benedict, St Edith Stein, and St Bridget of Sweden) of Europe
"...the funeral Mass was held in all three liturgical languages: Latin, Greek, and Slavonic.  Rivers of faithful who had received Christ through the achievements of these two missionaries flowed for days as they paid their respects after the funeral.Their lives are a testimony of love, pure and simple.  They loved their God and the souls they served more than themselves, and so they gave their lives in honor of that love.  Such is the perfect valentine, if you ask me.  So I say again what I already said, and I mean it: have a very happy Valentine’s Day, today and every day. "
by Father John Bartunek, LC | Source: Catholic.net