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Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles and Martyrs CATHOLIC FIRE - October 27, 2015 ... tanners and woodcutters. St. Jude, also called Thaddeus or "Courageous", is the author of the short epistle in the New Testament. He was the apostle who asked the Lord at the Last Supper why he had manifested himself only to the disciples and not to the whole world (John 14:22). He was the son of Cleophas and the woman named Mary who stood with the Blessed Virgin Mary at the foot of the Cross as Our Lord was redeeming the world. He is remembered as a Healer and Exorcist, who could exorcise ...http://catholicfire.blogspot.com/2015/10/sts-simon-and-jude-apostles-and-martyrs.html
Thursday, September 3, 2015 FR. CARMEN MELE, O.P.: TODAY'S HOMILETTE - September 2, 2015 Memorial of Saint Gregory the Great, pope (Colossians 1:9-14; Luke 5:1-11) St. Gregory is known as "the Great" because of his many accomplishments as pope. Of these he is particularly famous for his sending out missionaries to England and Germany. Especially in the latter place he is credited with facilitating the acceptance of Christianity by allowing the inculturation of the faith. The pagan people there were accustomed to worshipping outside, but ...http://cbmdominicanpreacher.blogspot.com/2015/09/thursday-september-3-2015.html