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Category: Saints
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]

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]