All Souls Day

Today is All Souls Day, a holy day set aside for honouring and remembering departed loved ones. Parishioners have an opportunity to write the names of relatives in a Book of the Dead, and the names therein are read out from the Altar. Many people use the day to meaningfully express their sorrow over the loss of a loved one.…

St Ignatius of Loyola

Founder of the Jesuits. It is his Feast Day. Ignatius of Loyola (ca. October 23, 1491 – July 31, 1556) was a Spanish knight from a local Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and, on 19 April 1541, became its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged…

Saint Mary Magdalen

The Church today remembers liturgically St Mary Magdalen. Almighty God, whose blessed Son restored Mary Magdalene to health of body and mind, and called her to be a witness to his resurrection: Mercifully grant that by your grace we may be healed from all our infirmities and know you in the power of his unending…

Pentecost 2014

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. 4 All…