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Memorials of the Saints – 8 April

St Agabus the Prophet
St Amantius of Como
St Asynkritos of Marathon
Bl Augustus Czartoryski SDB (1858-1893)
Biography of this Prince Salesian Priest:

St Beata of Ribnitz
Bl Clement of Osimo OSA (1235-1291)
St Concessa
St Dionysius of Alexandria
St Dionysius of Corinth
Bl Domingo Iturrate Zubero
Bl Gonzalo Mercador
St Herodion of Patras
St Julie Billiart (1751-1816)
About St Julie:

Bl Julian of Saint Augustine
Bl Libania of Busano
St Phlegon of Hyrcania
St Redemptus of Ferentini

Martyrs of Africa – 3 saints: A group of African martyrs whose name appears on ancient lists, but about whom nothing is known but their names – Januarius, Macaria and Maxima.

Martyrs of Antioch – 4 saints: A group of Christians martyred together for their faith. We know little more than their names – Diogene, Macario, Massimo and Timothy. They died in Antioch, Syria.

Martyrs of Seoul – 5 saints: A group laymen who were martyred together in the apostolic vicariate of Korea.
• Augustinus Jeong Yak-jong
• Franciscus Xaverius Hong Gyo-man
• Ioannes Choe Chang-hyeon
• Lucas Hong Nak-min
• Thomas Choe Pil-gong
They died on 8 April 1801 at the Small West Gate, Seoul, South Korea
Beatified on 15 August 2014 by Pope Francis

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Thought for the Day – 8 April

Thought for the Day – 8 April

Many faithful Catholics resisted the French Revolution’s anticlericalism and the destruction of the church.    But perhaps the most outstanding opponent of the Jacobins, and certainly the most unusual, was St. Julie Billiart, for she was paralysed and conducted her defiance from her bed.   Overcoming obstacles seems to be part of the business of holiness and sainthood.  St Julie was not only paralysed and crippled but she suffered complete loss of speech!   Somehow, she managed to lead and inspire others in spite of her infirmities.   Nothing is impossible for those who love and trust God – miracles happen and with God and doing His work, remarkable things are accomplished!   Each of us has limitations but the worst malady any of us can suffer is the spiritual paralysis that keeps us from doing God’s work on earth.   So what is stopping us?

St Julie Billiart, pray for us!




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Quote/s of the Day – 8 April

Quote/s of the Day – 8 April

“Nothing happens by chance;
it is always the disposition of God.”

“Our path has been marked out for us,
let us walk along it bravely,
remembering that Jesus goes before us.”

“How good is the good God who tries us!
If we live by crosses, we shall die of love.”

“Praise be Jesus and His holy cross.
Let us love it, let us carry it .
May this be our happiness
for time and eternity.”

St Julie Billiart (Saint of the Day)


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One Minute Reflection – 8 April

One Minute Reflection – 8 April

By his ‘will’, we have been sanctified
through the suffering of the body of
Jesus Christ……….Hebrews 10:10


REFLECTION – “God’s infinite power, His profound wisdom and the reign of His justice were known.
However, the dimensions of His clemency were not yet known. Jesus came as interpreter of the Divinity.”……….St Bernard

PRAYER – Merciful Father, let me not spurn Your clemency which You sent us in Jesus Christ. Grant that Christ’s loving sacrifice may bear fruit in me in accord with Your will for me. St Julie Billiart, you carried your crosses always trusting in the clemency of our God and trusted solely in Christ our companion, please pray for us, amen.