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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]


As Catholics, it’s important that we don’t become fundamentalist Christians regarding Halloween. Knowing our history is a help. Otherwise we might miss appreciating things that could be life-giving in our culture.

The word Halloween or Hallowe’en dates to about [read more]


The Archdiocese of Baltimore has taken a significant and practical step to help undocumented immigrants by issuing them parish identity cards. The effort is beginning with a pilot program at the Redemptorist parish of Sacred Heart of Jesus/Sagrado Corazón de Jesús in Baltimore. The parish is home to a large number of immigrants.

The program was announced at Sacred Heart on October 10, with a gathering attended by Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William E. Lori.

The church’s pastor, Father Bruce Lewandowski, C.Ss.R., [read more]


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]


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]