Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Saint of the Day for Wednesday, March 20th, 2019

Bl. John of Parma Facts Feast day: March 20 John Buralli, the seventh minister general of the Franciscans, was born at Parma in the year 1209, and he was already teaching logic there when at the age of twenty-five, he joined the Franciscans. He was sent to Paris to study and, after he had been ordained, to teach and preach in Bologna, Naples and Rome. …

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St. Padre Pio: Facts and Figure and Biography

St. Padre Pio: Facts and Figure and Biography

Feast Day: September 23 CHRONOLOGY OF PADRE PIO 1887 – May 25:               Born in Pietrelcina, Italia1903 – January 6:           At the age of 15 years, he enters the Franciscan novitiate (OFM Cap.) in Morcone. 1904 – January 22:        Professes as a Franciscan1910 – August 10:         Priestly ordination in Benevento1918 – September 20:    Receives the stigmata (the wounds of Christ)1923 – …

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St. Padre Pio’s 5 Point Rule of Life

St. Padre Pio’s 5 Point Rule of Life

When we think of great mystics and wonder-working saints, we often think of those who lived centuries ago. Yet, St. Pio of Pietrelcina was both a mystic and a performer of many miracles—and he died in 1968, only 46 years ago. In many ways, this saint was and is a contradiction to our scientific, rational age, and despite their eagerness …

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