- DIALOGE AND RECONCILIATION IN THE NEAR EAST
That a spirit of dialogue, encounter, and reconciliation emerge in the Near East, where diverse religious communities share their lives together.
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850–1917) was the thirteenth child of a modest farming family born near Milan, Italy. Her father would often gather his children in the kitchen to hear him read from a book on the lives of the saints. St. Frances was endeared to the stories of missionaries working in the Orient and desired to become one herself, which in her day was a man's role. Turned away from being a nun twice due to poor health, she prayed before the relics of her patron, Francis Xavier, the great Jesuit missionary-saint, about founding a new religious order to evangelize the East just as he did. Pope Leo XIII approved of her order, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, but instead of sending her to China as she had desired since childhood, he sent her to the West, specifically to America to serve the growing European immigrant population which faced poverty and disenfranchisement. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini moved to New York in 1889 and went on to found 67 institutions—schools, orphanages, and hospitals—throughout the Western Hemisphere. She received American citizenship, and in 1946 became the first United States citizen to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Her ministry left a significant mark on the Americas, creating lasting institutions to educate and care for those in need. She is the patron saint of immigrants, orphans, and hospital administrators. Her feast day is November 13th.
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Prayer list for Family Members in the U.S. Military Service
Navy: Andrew Rodriguez, Sean Mulligan-E3, Patrick Murray (Annapolis), Eva Martinez
Army: Daniel Joseph Wayner, Greg Simson, Enrique Rosas, Ariel Lockwood
Marines: Brian Ahlin, Jeff Eriksen, John Eriksen, James Bergeron, Ana E. Prado, Patrick Scannell
Air Force: Tyler McConnon, Nathan Skavdal, George Nuno
Coast Guard: Roy Edwards-E6
Prayers for our Parishioners
Rosie Pereira, Al Lovi, Luis Flores, Nelli Mullauer-Egry, Alber Cavaler, Faye Christani, Maria del Rosario Rosas Almanza, Lucy Contreras, Victor Bertuccelli , Ted Connell, Ester Albor, Alicia Perez, William Shultz, Raul Contreras Nunez, Francisco Carrillo, Fidel Carrillo, Guadalupe Carrillo, Mary Wesolowski, Tara Lee Ann Sousa, Olivia Cruz, Brian Miguel Lopez, Jeanette Scarfuto, Felix Mangana, Henry Trione, Helen Prado Chavarin, Consuelo Gutierrez Maldonado, Carmina Cuellar, Lonnie Landeros.