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Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – Second Week – Day Twenty – 5 November

Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort’s Total Consecration to Jesus Through Mary – Second Week – Day Twenty – 5 November

Second Week

Day 20 of 33
Theme for the Week:  Knowledge Of The Blessed Virgin

Acts of love, pious affection for the Blessed Virgin, imitation of her virtues, especially her profound humility, her lively faith, her blind obedience, her continual mental prayer, her mortification in all things, her surpassing purity, her ardent charity, her heroic patience, her angelic sweetness and her divine wisdom: “there being,” as St Louis De Montfort says, “the ten principal virtues of the Blessed Virgin.”

We must unite ourselves to Jesus through Mary – this is the characteristic of our devotion, therefore, Saint Louis De Montfort asks that we employ ourselves in acquiring a knowledge of the Blessed Virgin.

Mary is our sovereign and our mediatrix, our Mother and our Mistress.   Let us then endeavour to know the effects of this royalty, of this mediation and of this maternity, as well as the grandeurs and prerogatives which are the foundation or consequences thereof.   Our Mother is also a perfect mould wherein we are to be moulded in order to make her intentions and dispositions ours.   This we cannot achieve without studying the interior life of Mary, namely, her virtues, her sentiments, her actions, her participation in the mysteries of Christ and her union with Him.

Luke 2:16-21, 45-52
And they came with haste and they found Mary and Joseph and the infant lying in the manger.   And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child.   And all that heard, wondered and at those things that were told them by the shepherds.   But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.   And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called JESUS, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb…

…And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.   And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.   And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers.   And seeing him, they wondered.   And his mother said to him: Son, why have you done so to us?  behold your father and I have sought you sorrowing. And he said to them:  How is it that you sought me? did you not know, that I must be about my father’s business?   And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. And he went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them.   And his mother kept all these words in her heart.   And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men.

Recite: Litany of the Holy Ghost, Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Ave Maris Stella:

St Louis de Montfort’s Prayer to Mary (below) and the Rosary

St Louis De Montfort’s Prayer to Mary

Hail Mary, beloved Daughter of the Eternal Father!   Hail Mary, admirable Mother of the Son!   Hail Mary, faithful spouse of the Holy Spirit!   Hail Mary, my dear Mother, my loving Mistress, my powerful sovereign!   Hail my joy, my glory, my heart and my soul! Thou art all mine by mercy and I am all thine by justice.   But I am not yet sufficiently thine.   I now give myself wholly to thee without keeping anything back for myself or others.   If thou still see in me anything which does not belong to thee, I beseech thee to take it and to make thyself the absolute Mistress of all that is mine.   Destroy in me all that may be displeasing to God, root it up and bring it to nought, place and cultivate in me everything that is pleasing to thee.

May the light of thy faith dispel the darkness of my mind, may thy profound humility take the place of my pride, may thy sublime contemplation check the distractions of my wandering imagination, may thy continuous sight of God fill my memory with His presence, may the burning love of thy heart inflame the lukewarmness of mine, may thy virtues take the place of my sins, may thy merits be my only adornment in the sight of God and make up for all that is wanting in me.

Finally, dearly beloved Mother, grant, if it be possible, that I may have no other spirit but thine to know Jesus and His divine will, that I may have no other soul but thine to praise and glorify the Lord, that I may have no other heart but thine to love God with a love as pure and ardent as thine.    I do not ask thee for visions, revelations, sensible devotion or spiritual pleasures.   It is thy privilege to see God clearly, it is thy privilege to enjoy heavenly bliss, it is thy privilege to triumph gloriously in Heaven at the right hand of thy Son and to hold absolute sway over angels, men and demons, it is thy privilege to dispose of all the gifts of God, just as thou will.

Such is, O heavenly Mary, the “best part,” which the Lord has given thee and which shall never be taken away from thee – and this thought fills my heart with joy.   As for my part here below, I wish for no other, than that which was thine – to believe sincerely without spiritual pleasures, to suffer joyfully without human consolation, to die continually to myself without respite and to work zealously and unselfishly for thee until death, as the humblest of thy servants.

The only grace I beg thee to obtain for me is that every day and every moment of my life I may say:  Amen, so be it’s all that thou didst do while on earth;  Amen, so be it’s all that thou art now doing in Heaven;  Amen, so be it-to all that thou art doing in my soul, so that thou alone may fully glorify Jesus in me for time and eternity.   Amen.


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Thought for the Day – 5 November – A Jesuit Blessed of the two wars – Bl Rupert Mayer (1876-1945)

Thought for the Day – 5 November – Feast of All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus

3 November is the feast of the Jesuit priest, Blessed Rupert Mayer.   He was born in Germany in 1876 and entered the Society of Jesus in 1900, one year after his ordination. Known as the ‘Apostle of Munich’, Blessed Rupert Mayer survived two world wars – the first as chaplain-in-service of those who fought and died and the second as prisoner.   He was imprisoned for his opposition to the Nazi regime which had taken power in his home country and because he refused to remain silent about the atrocities being committed around him.   He was the first chaplain to be awarded the Iron Cross for bravery.   His service in the military ended when his left leg was shattered in a grenade attack and had to be amputated.

After the war Fr Mayer went to Munich where he served the poor and started two Sunday Masses for travellers at the main railroad terminal.   When Hitler rose to power Fr Mayer spoke out against Nazism and in 1937 was ordered by the Gestapo to stop speaking in public.   He continued preaching in church and was arrested three times.   In 1939 he was sent to the Sachsenhausen concentation camp near Berlin.

As the health of the popular sixty-three year old Jesuit war hero began to deteriorate the camp officials, afraid that he would die and be declared a martyr, sent him to a Benedictine monastery.   When World War II ended he returned to Munich and his pastoral work.

On 1 November 1945, while celebrating Mass and in the middle of his homily about how Christians are called to imitate the saints, Fr Mayer collapsed and died.   St Pope John Paul II beatified him in 1983.

Fr Mayer was an extraordinarily generous priest who through his limitless work and love for people was able to find Christ in each person.   Rupert Mayer’s warmth, understanding and unconditional self-giving led each person he met to experience the love of Christ.   Fr Mayer received his strength from the Lord.   He is a perfect example of ‘taking up your cross’, never slowing down, never hesitating to do the will of God.

Blessed Rupert Mayer, Pray for Us!bl rupert mayer pray for us - 5 nove 2018 all jesuit saints his mem on 3 nov


Quote/s of the Day – 5 November – Feast of All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus

Quote/s of the Day – 5 November – Feast of All Saints and Blesseds of the Jesuits

“If our church is not marked by caring for the poor,
the oppressed, the hungry, we are guilty of heresy.”if-our-church-st-iggy-31-july-2018

“Be generous to the poor orphans and those in need.
The man to whom our Lord has been liberal
ought not to be stingy.
We shall one day find in Heaven as much rest and joy
as we ourselves have dispensed in this life.”

St Ignatius Loyola SJ (1491-1556)be-generous-to-the-poor-orphans-31-july-2018

“Take care, take care, never to close your heart to anyone!”

St Peter Faber (1506-1546)take-care-take-care-never-to-close-your-heart-to-anyone-st-peetr-faber - 2 aug 2018

“To do the will of God,
man must despise his own –
the more he dies to himself,
the more he will live to God.”

St Peter Claver SJ (1581-1654)to do the will of god - st peter claver - 5 nov 2018 all jesuit saints

“God gave Himself to you:
give yourself to God.”

St Robert Southwell SJ (1561-1595)god gave himself - st robert southwell - 21 feb 2018

“Any friend of the poor, is a friend of God.”any-friend-of-the-poor-is-a-friend-of-god-bl-john-sullivan-19-feb-2018

“Take life in instalments.
This one day now.
At least let this be a good day.
Be always beginning.”

Blessed John Sullivan SJ (1861-1933)take-life-in-instalments-bl-john-sullivan-19-feb-2018

“I hold that every poor man,
every vagrant, every beggar,
is Christ carrying His cross.
And as Christ, we must love and help him.”i hold that every poor man - st alberto hurtado - 5 nov 2018 - all jesuit saints and blesseds

“Christ roams through our streets
in the person of so many
of the suffering poor, sick and dispossessed
and people thrown out of their miserable slums.
Christ huddled under bridges,
in the person of so many children
who lack someone to call father,
who have been deprived for many years,
without a mother’s kiss on their foreheads…
Christ is without a home!
Shouldn’t we want to give Him one,
those of us who have the joy of a comfortable home,
plenty of good food,
the means to educate
and assure the future of our children?”

St Alberto Hurtado SJ (1901-1952)christ roams through our streets - st alberto hurtado - 5 nov 2018 all jesuit saints.jpg

” To serve Christ is to love this concrete Church
and to serve her with generosity
and with the spirit of obedience.”to-serve-christ-is-to-love-this-concrete-church-pope-francis-31-july-2018

“Ask for the grace of shame;
the shame that comes from the constant dialogue of mercy with Him;
the shame that makes us blush before Jesus Christ;
the shame that puts us in tune with the heart of Christ who is made sin for me;
the shame that harmonises our heart in tears and accompanies us in the daily following of “my Lord”.

Pope Francis SJ – 31 July 2013 on the Feast of St Ignatiusask-for-the-grace-of-shame-pope-francis-31-july-2018


One Minute Reflection – 5 November – Today’s Gospel: Luke 14:12–14 – “Invite the poor…”

One Minute Reflection – 5 November – Today’s Gospel: Luke 14:12–14 – Monday of the Thirty-first week in Ordinary Time, Year B and the Memorial of All Jesuit Saints and Blesseds

“invite the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind…..You will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.”…Luke 14:13-14b

REFLECTION – “This means choosing gratuitousness rather than self-seeking and calculating to obtain a reward, seeking interest and trying to increase your wealth. Indeed, the poor, the simple, those who ‘don’t count’, can never reciprocate an invitation to a meal.   In this way Jesus shows His preference for the poor and the excluded, who are the privileged in the Kingdom of God and He launches the fundamental message of the Gospel which is to serve others out of love for God.

Today, Jesus gives voice to those who are voiceless and to each one of us, He addresses an urgent appeal, to open our hearts and to make our own, the sufferings and anxieties of the poor, the hungry, the marginalised, the refugees, those who are defeated by life, those who are rejected by society and by the arrogance of the strong.”…Pope Francis – Angelus, 28 August 2016lyke 14 13-14 - invite the poor - today jesus gives voice - pope francis - 5 nov 2018

“He himself had wanted to be born in poverty, to welcome the poor into His company, to serve the poor and put Himself in the place of the poor, to the point of saying that the good and evil we do to the poor, will be held by Him to have been done to His own divine person (Mt 25:40).   What more tender love could He have shown the poor!   And what sort of love could we be showing Him, I ask you, if we don’t love what He loved?   So much so, that loving the poor, is to love Him as He would wish and imitating Him, is to serve Him rightly and honour Him as we ought…”…St Vincent de Paul (1581-1660) – Extract from a report concerning the state of the work, 11/07/1657loving the poor is to love him - st vincent de paul - 5 nov 2018

PRAYER – Lord God, teach us humility, to give and not to count ever the cost to ourselves, to take the lowest part and the back seat – teach us Lord, to strive and not to seek for glory, save for that of Your Kingdom.   Let us see Your Face, His Face, He our Teacher, our Saviour in the face of all those in most need.   May all those great Jesuit Saints standing before that Face, pray for us!   We ask this through Jesus Christ, our Lord, who we beg, have mercy on us all, who seek rewards for our own sakes, amen.all you jesuit saints and blesseds pray for us - 5 nov 2018

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Lord, Whatever You Will – By Blessed Rupert Mayer SJ (1876-1945) “The Apostle of Munich”

Our Morning Offering – 5 November – Feast of All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus

Lord, Whatever You Will
By Blessed Rupert Mayer SJ (1876-1945)
“The Apostle of Munich”

Lord, let happen whatever You will;
and as You will, so will I walk,
help me only to know Your will!
Lord, whenever You will,
then is the time,
today and always

Lord, whatever You will,
I wish to accept,
and whatever You will for me is gain,
enough that I belong to You.
Lord, because You will it, it is right,
and because You will it, I have courage.
My heart rests safely in Your hands!
Amenlord, whatever you will by bl rupert mayer sj- 5 nov 2018 his mem 3 nov

Blessed Rupert’s beautiful prayer has been made into a song by the Catholic Filipino group Bukas Palad.   The lyrics are:

Lord, what You will let it be so
Where You will, there we will go
What is Your will, help us to know

Lord, when You will the time is right
In You there’s joy in strife
For Your will, I’ll give my life

To ease Your burden brings no pain
To forego all for You, is gain
As long as I in You, remain
Because You will it, it is best
Because You will it, we are blest
Till in Your hands, our hearts find rest
Till in Your hands, our hearts find rest

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Feast of all the Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus

Today, 5 November, is the feast of all All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus.
Together with the global Society of Jesus, let us remember the countless Jesuits who have given of themselves wholeheartedly, not for their own glory but for God’s.   Whether the names of the Saints and Blessed are known to many or only a few, whether official or not, today is a day when we give thanks to God for the lives of countless men who have humbly sought God in all things.   We all have our favourite Jesuit Saint, I have many and am constantly adding to them.FEAST OF ALL JESUIT SAINTS & BLESSEDS - 5 NOV NO 2

A Litany for the Feast of All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus
In honour of the feast day, is sharing this litany prayer invoking the intercession of the saints and blesseds of the Society of Jesus.

Litany of the Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus

(in an expanded form of that used first by Jesuits in the concentration camp at Dachau)
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
Christ, have mercy, Christ, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy, Lord, have mercy.
Christ, hear us, Christ, graciously hear us.

God, our Father in heaven, Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the World, Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit, Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, one God, Have mercy on us.

Holy Mary, Mother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Pray for us.
Holy Mary, Mother and Queen of our Society, Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of Montserrat, Pray for us.
Our Lady of the Way, Pray for us.

Holy Father Ignatius, Pray for us.
St Francis Xavier, first companion and missionary, Pray for us.
St Francis Borgia, model of renunciation, Pray for us.
St Stanislaus Kostka, model and patron of novices, Pray for us.
Sts Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell and companions, martyrs of Christ in England, Pray for us.
St Aloysius Gonzaga and St John Berchmans, models and patrons of our scholastics, Pray for us.
Sts Paul Miki, James Kisai and John Soan de Goto, martyrs of Christ in Japan, Pray for us.
St Peter Canisius and St Robert Bellarmine, doctors of the church, Pray for us.
St John Ogilvie, martyr of Christ in Scotland, Pray for us.
Sts Bernardine Realino, John Francis Regis and Francis Jerome, missioners to people in town and country, Pray for us.
St Alphonsus Rodriguez, model and patron of our brothers, Pray for us.
Sts Melchior Grodziecki and Stephen Pongrácz, martyrs of Christ in Košice, Pray for us.
Sts Roch Gonzalez, Alphonsus Rodriguez and John del Castillo, martyrs of Christ in Paraguay, Pray for us.
Sts John de Brébeuf, Isaac Jogues and companions, martyrs of Christ in North America, Pray for us.
St Peter Claver, defender of the slaves in South America, Pray for us.
St Andrew Bobola, martyr of Christ in Poland, Pray for us.
St John de Brito, martyr of Christ in India, Pray for us.
St Claude La Columbière, faithful friend and apostle of the Sacred Heart, Pray for us.
St Joseph Pignatelli, hallowed link of the old and the restored Society, Pray for us.
Sts Leo Mangin and companions, martyrs of Christ in China, Pray for us.
St Joseph Rubio, apostle of Madrid, Pray for us.
St Peter Faber, first companion and apostle of the Spiritual Exercises, Pray for us.
St Joseph de Anchieta, apostle of Brazil, Pray for us.
St James Berthieu, martyr of Christ in Madagascar, Pray for us.
S. Alberto Hurtado, agent of social change in Chile, Pray for us.

All you Saints of the Society of Jesus, Pray for us.

Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo and companions, martyred while sailing for Brazil, Pray for us.
Bl Thomas Woodhouse, Ralph Ashley and companions, martyrs of Christ in England, Pray for us.
Bl Rudolph Acquaviva, Francis Aranha and companions, martyrs of Christ in India, Pray for us.
Bl James Salès and William Saultemouche, martyrs of the Eucharist in France, Pray for us.
Bl Charles Spinola, Sebastian Kimura and companions, martyrs of Christ in Japan, Pray for us.
Bl Dominic Collins, martyr of Christ in Ireland, Pray for us.
B. Diego Luis de San Vitores, martyr of Christ in Micronesia, Pray for us.
Bl Julian Maunoir and Anthony Baldinucci, zealous preachers of God’s Word, Pray for us.
Bl James Bonnaud and companions, martyrs of Christ in France, Pray for us.
Bl John Beyzym, servant of Lepers in Madagascar, Pray for us.
Bl Miguel Pro, martyr of Christ in Mexico, Pray for us.
Bl Francis Garate, humble doorkeeper who found God in all things, Pray for us.
Bl Rupert Mayer, apostle of Munich and fearless witness of truth, Pray for us.
Bl Tomás Sitjar Fortiá and companions, martyrs of Christ in Valencia, Pray for us.

All you Blessed of the Society of Jesus, Pray for us.

Fathers and Brothers, Scholastics and Novices of the Society who have preceded us in the service of the Lord, Pray for us.

Let us pray:

Father of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ,
though we are sinners,
You have called us to be His companions
and to engage in the crucial struggle of our time,
the struggle for faith, justice and love.
Bring to completion in us,
the work You began in Ignatius
and so many of his followers.
Place us with Your Son, as You placed them
and take us under the banner of the Cross,
to serve Him alone and His Church.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

List of Jesuit Saints and Blesseds:
• Blessed Aleixo Delgado • Blessed Alfredo Simón Colomina • Blessed Alonso de Baena • Blessed Alphonsus Pacheco • Blessed Álvaro Borralho Mendes • Blessed Amaro Vaz • Blessed Ambrose Fernandez • Blessed André Gonçalves • Blessed Anne-Alexandre-Charles-Marie Lanfant • Blessed Anthony Baldinucci • Blessed Anthony Turner • Blessed António Correia • Blessed Antônio Fernandes • Blessed António Soares • Blessed Antonius Kyuni • Blessed Antony Ixida • Blessed Augustine Ota • Blessed Baltasar de Torres Arias • Blessed Bartholomew Alvarez • Blessed Bento de Castro • Blessed Bernardo Francisco de Hoyos Seña • Blessed Brás Ribeiro • Blessed Camillus Costanzo • Blessed Carlo Spinola • Blessed Charles Spinola • Blessed Charles-François le Gué • Blessed Charles-Jéremie Bérauld du Pérou • Blessed Claude Cayx-Dumas • Blessed Claude-Antoine-Raoul Laporte • Blessed Claude-François Gagnières des Granges • Blessed Constantino Carbonell Sempere • Blessed Dario Hernández Morató • Blessed Didacus Yuki Ryosetsu • Blessed Diego Carvalho • Blessed Diego Luis de San Vitores-Alonso • Blessed Diogo de Andrade • Blessed Diogo Pires Mimoso • Blessed Dionysius Fugixima • Blessed Domingos Fernandes • Blessed Dominic Collins • Blessed Edmund Daniel • Blessed Edward Oldcorne • Blessed Éloy Herque du Roule • Blessed Emmanuel d’Abreu • Blessed Esteban Zuraire • Blessed Fernando Sánchez • Blessed Francis Page • Blessed Francisco Alvares • Blessed Francisco de Magalhães • Blessed Francisco Pacheco • Blessed Francisco Pérez Godoy • Blessed François Balmain • Blessed François Varheilhe-Duteil • Blessed François-Hyacinthe lé Livec de Trésurin • Blessed Gaspar Alvares • Blessed Gaspar Sadamatsu • Blessed Giovanni Battista Zola • Blessed Giovanni Fausti • Blessed Gonçalo Henriques • Blessed Gregorio Escribano • Blessed Guillaume-Antoine Delfaut • Blessed Gundisalvus Fusai Chozo • Blessed Gundisalvus Fusai Chozo • Blessed Ignatius de Azevedo • Blessed Ioannes Chugoku • Blessed Ioannes Kisaku • Blessed Iõao • Blessed Iulianus Nakaura • Blessed Jacques Friteyre-Durvé • Blessed Jacques Salès • Blessed Jacques-Jules Bonnaud • Blessed Jan Beyzym • Blessed Jean Charton de Millou • Blessed Jean-Antoine Seconds • Blessed Jean-François-Marie Benoît-Vourlat • Blessed Jean-Nicolas Cordier • Blessed Jerome de Angelis • Blessed João Fernandes • Blessed João Fernandes • Blessed John Baptist Machado de Tavora • Blessed John Bathe • Blessed John Cornelius • Blessed John Fenwick • Blessed John Gaspard Cratz • Blessed John Gavan • Blessed John Nelson • Blessed John Sullivan • Blessed Josep Tarrats Comaposada • Blessed Joseph Imbert • Blessed Juan Bautista Ferreres Boluda • Blessed Juan de Mayorga • Blessed Juan de San Martín • Blessed Juan de Zafra • Blessed Julian Maunoir • Blessed Leonardus Kimura • Blessed Loup Thomas-Bonnotte • Blessed Ludovicus Kawara Rokuemon • Blessed Luís Correia • Blessed Luís Rodrigues • Blessed Manuel Alvares • Blessed Manuel Fernandes • Blessed Manuel Pacheco • Blessed Manuel Rodrigues • Blessed Marcos Caldeira • Blessed Mathurin-Nicolas de la VilleCrohain le Bous de Villeneuve • Blessed Michaël Nakashima Saburoemon • Blessed Michaël Sato Shunpo • Blessed Michaël Tozo • Blessed Michel-François de la Gardette • Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro • Blessed Miguel Carvalho • Blessed Narcis Basté y Basté • Blessed Nicolau Dinis • Blessed Pau Bori Puig • Blessed Paulus Shinsuke • Blessed Pedro de Fontoura • Blessed Pedro Nunes • Blessed Pere Gelabert Amer • Blessed Peter Paul Navarro • Blessed Peter Wright • Blessed Petrus Rinsei • Blessed Petrus Sanpo • Blessed Pierre-Michel Guérin du Rocher • Blessed Ralph Ashley • Blessed Ralph Corby • Blessed Ramón Grimaltos Monllor • Blessed René-Marie Andrieux • Blessed Robert Middleton • Blessed Robert-François Guérin du Rocher • Blessed Roger Filcock • Blessed Rudolph Aquaviva • Blessed Sebastianus Kimura • Blessed Simão da Costa • Blessed Simão Lopes • Blessed Simon Yempo • Blessed Thomas Akahoshi • Blessed Thomas Cottam • Blessed Thomas Holland • Blessed Thomas Tsuji • Blessed Thomas Whitbread • Blessed Tomàs Sitjar Fortiá • Blessed Vicente Sales Genovés • Blessed Vincent de Cunha • Blessed Vincent-Joseph le Rousseau de Rosencoat • Blessed Vincentius Kaun • Blessed William Boyton • Blessed William Harcourt • Blessed William Ireland • Blessed William Saultemouche • Saint Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga • Saint Alexander Briant • Saint Alonso Rodriguez • Saint Alonso Rodriguez • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga • Saint Andrew Bobola • Saint Anthony Daniel • Saint Bernadine Realino • Saint Charles Garnier • Saint Claude de la Colombiere • Saint David Lewis • Saint Edmund Arrowsmith • Saint Edmund Campion • Saint Francis Borgia • Saint Francis of Girolamo • Saint Francis Xavier • Saint Gabriel Lalemant • Saint Henry Morse • Saint Henry Walpole • Saint Ignatius of Loyola • Saint Isaac Jogues • Saint István Pongrácz • Saint Jacques Berthieu • Saint Jacques Fermin • Saint James Kisai • Saint Jean-Pierre Néel • Saint John Berchmans • Saint John de Brébeuf • Saint John Francis Regis • Saint John Ogilvie • Saint John Soan de Goto • Saint José de Anchieta • Saint José María Rubio y Peralta • Saint Joseph Pignatelli • Saint Juan del Castillo Rodríguez • Saint Léon-Ignace Mangin • Saint Melichar Grodecký • Saint Modeste Andlauer • Saint Nicholas Owen • Saint Noel Chabanel • Saint Paul Denn • Saint Paul Miki • Saint Paul Suzuki • Saint Peter Canisius • Saint Peter Claver • Saint Peter Faber • Saint Philip Evans • Saint Rémi Isoré • Saint Robert Bellarmine • Saint Robert Southwell • Saint Rocco Gonzalez • Saint Stanislaus Kostka • Saint Thomas Garnet • Venerable Giacinto Alegre Pujals • Venerable Giuseppe Antonio Migliavacca • Venerable Jacques Sevin • Venerable Johann Philipp Jeningen • Venerable Leonard Lessius • Venerable Luis Lapuente • Venerable Petar Barbaric • Venerable Tiburcio Arnáiz Muñoz •


5 November – Feast of the Holy Relics, All Saints and Blessed of the Society of Jesus and Memorials of the Saints

Feast of the Holy Relics:

All Saints and Blesseds of the Society of Jesus:   The Society of Jesus, commonly known as the Jesuits, was Founded in 1534 by Saint Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) at Montmartre, Paris, France.    A body of clerics regular organised for Apostolic work, following a religious rule and relying on alms for their support. It was the chief instrument of the Catholic Reformation.   Pope Paul III approved the new rule in 1540 and Ignatius was elected the first general of the order in 1541.   The constitutions, drafted by him and based on his Spiritual Exercises were adopted in 1558.   It was the first order which enjoined by its constitutions devotion to the cause of education.   The ministry of the Society consists chiefly in preaching. teaching catechism. administering the sacraments. conducting missions in parishes, taking care of parishes. organising pious confraternities, teaching in schools of every grade, writing books, pamphlets, periodical articles, going on foreign missions and special missions when ordered by the current Holy Father, to whom they take a vow of total obedience.   Our current Holy Father, Pope Francis is a Jesuit and has jokingly wondered aloud who is boss of whom in his Order. The general resides at Rome, Italy and has a council of assistants. The motto of the Society is Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam (For the greater glory of God).

St Augustine of Terracina
Bl Bernhard Lichtenberg
St Bertille
St Canonica
St Comasia
St Ðaminh Mau
St Dominator of Brescia
St Domninus the Physician
St Epistemis
St Eusebius of Terracina
St Felix of Terracina
St Fibitius
St Galation
St Gerald of Beziers
Bl Gomidas Keumurjian
Bl Gregory Lakota
St Guetnoco
St Guido Maria Conforti
St St Hermenegild
St Idda
St Juan Antoni Burró Mas
St Juan Duarte Martín
St Kanten
St Kea
St Laetus of Orleans
St Magnus of Milan
St Mamete
St Marco of Troia
Bl María del Carmen Viel Ferrando
Bl Simon Ballachi
St Spinulus of Moyen-Moûtier
St Sylvanus of Syria

Martyrs of Caesarea Maritima – 4 saints: Four young Christian men who were martyred together in the persecutions of Maximian – Aussenzius, Philotheus, Timothy and Theotimus. They were martyred in the arena at Caesarea Maritima, Palestine.

Martyred in the Spanish Civil War:
• Blessed Juan Antoni Burró Mas
• Blessed Juan Duarte Martín
• Blessed María del Carmen Viel Ferrando