St Francis of Assisi, founder of all Franciscan orders, lived in Italy during the late 12th and early 13th centuries. He is remembered for his generosity to the poor, his willingness to minister to lepers, and his love for animals and nature. St Francis died at Portiuncula, Italy on October 4, 1226.
Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska, baptized as Sophia Camille, was born in Kalisz, Poland, on May 16, 1825. From a young age, she was drawn to prayer and genuine concern for others. Sophia felt called to serve the poor and as a young woman, began to serve the abandoned children and homeless on the streets of […]
The Feast of the Presentation of Mary celebrates the day when Sts. Joachim and Anne brought their daughter, who would become the Blessed Virgin, to the Temple in Jerusalem, to consecrate her to God.
Advent is the period of the 4 weeks before Christmas. Advent means “coming” (Jesus is coming) and it is a season of joy and preparation. The color for Advent is purple, the color of penance. The color for the 3rd Sunday of Advent is rose — symbolizing joy — and is a day of anticipatory […]
The Feast of the Immaculate Conception celebrates that Mary was conceived without original sin.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe celebrates the Blessed Mother's appearance to Juan Diego in Mexico in 1531.
Our Lady of Pontmain, also known as Our Lady of Hope, is the title given to the Virgin Mary following her apparition at Pontmain, France on January 17, 1871 When they formed their North American Province in 2008, the Felician Sister chose Our Lady of Hope as their patron.
Ash Wednesday is a holy day of fasting and prayer, to mark the beginning of Lent.
Lent is the 40-day period of fasting and prayer, from Ash Wednesday to Easter.
Palm Sunday, celebrated the Sunday before Easter, is the feast that commemorates Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem and marks the beginning of Holy Week.
The Feast of the Annunciation commemorates the visit of the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, when he informed her that she would be the mother of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.