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Category: Saints
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]

Wednesday

Pope Francis has authorized the promulgation of the decree on the heroicity of the virtues of Redemptorist missionary Bernard Łubieński (1846-1933), professed priest in the province of Warsaw. Learn more about the life of this new Redemptorist Venerable:

Bernard Łubieński was born in Guzów, near Warsaw, Poland, on December 9, 1846, the second son of 12 boys born to the nobles Tomasz and Adelajda Łempicka. As an adolescent he showed the desire to become a priest, and [read more]

Saturday

Feast day: January 14

Peter Donders was born in Tilburg, Holland, on October 27, 1809, and as a boy he felt called to the priesthood. His family was poor, and his schooling was cut short so that he could learn weaving, which was his father’s trade. At the age of 22, he entered St. Michael-Gestel Seminary. Ordained a priest on June 5, 1841, Donders set out for Paramaribo, Surinam, a Dutch colony. [read more]

Wednesday

By Father Matthew Allman, C.Ss.R.

Many of you may remember that I was stationed here St. Peter’s and the Neumann Shrine for four years, ending about three years ago. While I was stationed here, I did a lot of weddings. There are even a few couples that I married with us in the congregation this afternoon. It was one of the couples I was helping prepare for marriage a few years ago who introduced me to the “Five Love Languages.” Have you heard of them? [read more]

Monday

First day

St. John Neumann, obtain for me a solid faith in all the teachings of the Catholic Church, along with the light to know the emptiness of earthly possessions, along with the seriousness of my sins. Obtain for me also the special favor which I ask through your intercession with God.

Pray the following after each day’s novena prayer:

Lord, in these days of pride and display, the humble ways of your servant, Bishop Neumann, [read more]