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Category: Saints
Tuesday

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]

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]

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]

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]