SAN PEDRO BAUTISTA, OFM: BUILDING UP THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE PHILIPPINES by Jonathan Cruz

In 1584, Pedro Bautista y Belasquez arrived in the Philippines at the age of 42. He was a man of many talents:he was a famedorator in his native Spain, a philosophy professor, and an excellent musician. His first assignment was to teach music the town of Sta. Ana, Manila (then called Namayan and later Sta.Continue reading “SAN PEDRO BAUTISTA, OFM: BUILDING UP THE CHURCH OF CHRIST IN THE PHILIPPINES by Jonathan Cruz”

Our Lady of Fatima Feast Day May 13

Dedicated to Our Lady of Fatima On May 13, 1917, in Portugal, Our Lady of Fatima appeared to three children in a place called Cova da Iria. It was at noon, and the children were shepherding sheep. Suddenly there was lightning, and the children, thinking that it was going to rain, began to run. Then,Continue reading “Our Lady of Fatima Feast Day May 13”

FEBRUARY 11: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes/World Day of the Sick

On February 11, 1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a series of visions. Bernadette was a sickly child of poor parents. Their practice of the Catholic faith was barely more than lukewarm. But the Blessed Virgin Mary made her an instrument to revitalize the faith of millions of people. InContinue reading “FEBRUARY 11: Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes/World Day of the Sick”