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Category: Saints
Friday

Feast Day: October 5

Francis Xavier Seelos was born in Fussen, Bavaria, on January 11, 1819. He studied philosophy at the University of Munich and began theology as a diocesan seminarian. After visiting the Redemptorists in Altötting, where he heard of their missionary work in North America, he decided to join them.

With their approval, he set off for the United States in 1843 [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]

Saturday

This Italian blessed was a contemporary of St. Alphonsus Liguori and became a Redemptorist one year after the congregation was founded.

He was beatified by Pope St. John Paul II on May 12, 1996.

Gennaro Sarnelli was born in [read more]

Thursday

June 28 is the feast day of the Redemptorist martyrs of Ukraine, modern-day men who gave their lives for the faith. Two were bishops, two were priests, and all were among the 25 Ukrainian martyrs beatified during Pope St. John Paul II’s visit to Lviv in 2001. [read more]

Wednesday

St. Clement Hofbauer was born Johannes Hofbauer on December 26, 1751, in Tasswitz, Moravia, the ninth child of a butcher and his wife. His father died when he was only 6 years old. His mother then held a crucifix before him and said, “From now on, He is your father. Take care that you never grieve Him by sin.” He took those words to heart.

As a child he loved to pray the rosary with his family, gathering them together for prayer. He fasted until evening on Saturdays in honor of the Blessed Mother and gave his spending money to the poor. His desire for the priesthood was kindled at an early age. [read more]