Blessed Adolph Kolping

The rise of the factory system in 19th-century Germany brought many single men into cities where they faced new challenges to their faith. Father Adolph Kolping began a ministry to them, hoping that they would not be lost to the Catholic faith, as was happening to...

Blessed Adolph Kolping

Image: Adolph Kolping | Den katolske kirke Blessed Adolph Kolping Saint of the Day for December 10 (December 8, 1813 – December 4, 1865) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec10.mp3   Blessed Adolph Kolping’s Story The rise of the factory...

St. Juan Diego

Thousands of people gathered in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe July 31, 2002, for the canonization of Juan Diego, to whom the Blessed Mother appeared in the 16th century. Pope John Paul II celebrated the ceremony at which the poor Indian peasant became the...

Saint Juan Diego

Image: Detail | Saint Juan Diego | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr Saint Juan Diego Saint of the Day for December 9 (1474 – May 30, 1548) https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec09.mp3   Saint Juan Diego’s Story Thousands of people gathered in...

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

A feast called the Conception of Mary arose in the Eastern Church in the seventh century. It came to the West in the eighth century. In the 11th century it received its present name, the Immaculate Conception. In the 18th century it became a feast of the universal...

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

Image: The Immaculate Conception | Giovanni Battista Tiepolo Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception Saint of the Day for December 8 https://wp.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODDec08.mp3   The Story of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception A feast...