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Category: Saints
Friday

November 6 is the feast day of the Martyrs of Cuenca, Spain, six of whom were Redemptorists. These holy men gave their lives during the bloody Spanish Civil War of 1936-39, which claimed the lives of approximately 270,000 people, including soldiers and civilians. They were beatified on October 13, 2013.

About 6,850 people died as a direct result of religious persecution, [read more]

Monday

Feast day: October 16

St. Gerard Majella was born in Muro Lucano, Italy, on April 6, 1726, into a humble family. From his parents he learned the love of prayer and sacrifice. When his father died, Gerard, being the only son, had to provide for his family by working as a tailor. At the age of 14 he [read more]

Tuesday

Feast day: September 26

Kaspar Stanggassinger entered the Congregation with the intention of preaching the Gospel to the most abandoned. Instead, his superiors appointed him to form future missionaries. In addition to teaching, he gave pastoral assistance at churches in neighboring villages, especially by preaching. He was deeply devoted to the Eucharist, and in his preaching he invited all to have recourse to the Blessed Sacrament in times of need and anxiety. [read more]

Friday

Feast day: September 11

“Live as though I, not you, lived in yourself.”

These words to Blessed Maria Celeste Crostarosa from Jesus sum up the meaning of being a living memory of Christ. From her earliest memories she was aware [read more]

Friday

August 25 is the memorial of Blessed Methodius Dominic Trčka, C.Ss.R. On April 24, 2001, in the presence of Pope St. John Paul II, the decree of martyrdom was promulgated for five Redemptorists: four Ukrainians and one Czech, Father Methodius Dominic Trčka.

Father Trčka was born July 6, 1886, in Frydlant nad Ostravici, in Moravia, now the Czech Republic. In 1902 he joined the Redemptorists, made his profession August 25, 1904, and was ordained in Prague, July 17, 1910.

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