All the attributes of God (mercy, compassion, forgiveness, inclusiveness) have, through love, through humility, become our own.
Sr. Patricia Anne Kelley (1936–1987) was a daughter of St. Louis and died serving the city she loved.
The Season of Creation is a time to renew our relationship with our Creator and all creation through celebration, conversion, and commitment together. During the Season of Creation, we join our sisters and brothers in the ecumenical family in prayer and action for our common home.
Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. A feast, a fiesta, is a celebration set apart to mark something significant. The Church has Feasts for Saints; Feasts for events that celebrate the life of Mary; for example, the Feast of the Assumption, or; the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Today is the Feast of the Nativity of Mary – Mary’s birthday! This September date relates to the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, December 8. If Mary was conceived on December 8, then she was born on September 8, nine months later.
From the homily of Pope Francis on this day, 2020
Please continue to pray for our CHRISTUS associates. Their needs are many, and they count on our prayers.
Our Gospel today hears Jesus telling the scribe the two most important commandments: love God, and love your neighbor.
The Story of Our Lives
Fr. John Foley, SJ