Saints from Around the World

St Monica Feast Day of St. Monica – August 27th

Painting of St. Monica and her son St. Augustine. On August 27th¬†we celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Monica, a North African saint. Also known as Monica of Hippo, Saint Monica was an early Christian saint as well as the mother of St. Augustine of Hippo. Although she was Christian, St. Monica was married... [Read more...]

Martyrs-Beatifiedjpg Pope Beatifies 124 Korean Martyrs before a crowd of 800,000 – August 2014

August 16th was a historical day for the Catholic Church, but especially for the Koreans. Before a crowd of 800,000 faithful, Pope Francis beatified¬†Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions in Seoul, South Korea. In a beautiful homily during the Holy Mass for the beatification of the martyrs, Pope Francis... [Read more...]

St. Andrew Dung-Lac Vietnamese Martyrs

Yesterday November 24, the Church celebrated the Feast of the Vietnamese Martyrs. The Vatican estimates the number of Vietnamese martyrs at between 130,000 and 300,000. John Paul II decided to canonize those whose names are known and unknown, giving them a single feast day. The Vietnamese Martyrs fall... [Read more...]

Ruiz New Filipino Pastoral Council and the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz

A new Pastoral Council for the Filipino apostolate! The Filipino Apostolate of the Archdiocese of Boston began in 1996. It has grown over the years and now the Filipino community worships at three sites: Holy Name in West Roxbury (1st Sunday of each month), St. Joseph’s in Malden (2nd Sunday of... [Read more...]