Monthly Archives: January 2019

2019 Sensus Fidelium NFL All Catholic Pro Bowl Team

Many might not know that my brother (now a priest) and I are big Carolina Panther fans.  We grew up in Spartanburg, SC, the training camp of the Panthers, and have never missed watching a game.  So I figured why not make a post, being that it is the Pro Bowl today, on the first […]

10 Basilicas in the Caribbean

1) Basílica Santuario Nacional de Nuestra Señora de la Caridad del Cobre (National Shrine Basilica of Our Lady of Charity) –  Santiago de Cuba, Cuba It was built in 1926 in the village of El Cobre about 12 miles west of Santiago de Cuba. It is a 3 aisled church on the hill “Cerro de […]

11 Things of the Knights of Columbus You Should Know

1) The founder is a Venerable of the Church. Father Michael McGivney was born in Waterbury, Conn., on August 12, 1852. His parents, Patrick and Mary (Lynch) McGivney, had arrived in the great 19th century wave of Irish immigration. Patrick McGivney became a molder in the heat and noxious fumes of a Waterbury brass mill. Mary […]

10 Basilicas in Canada

There are 24 Basilicas in Canada (the USA has 82) here is just a few of the Basilicas in Canada 1) St. Dunstan’s Basilica –  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island The Catholic Church of Charlottetown dates back to 1721 when two missionary priests came to minister to the spiritual needs of the early French settlers. A […]

Our Lady of Prompt Succor (8 January)

French Ursulines arrived in New Orleans in 1727 and established the oldest school for girls currently operating in what is now the United States. During a per iod of crisis after a large group of nuns left New Orleans for Cuba in 1803, Mother St. Andre Madier, one of the seven nuns who remained, appealed […]

10 Basilicas in the United States of America

1) Basilica of St. Lawrence – Asheville, NC The Minor Basilica of St. Lawrence the Deacon & Martyr is a minor basilica of the Roman Catholic Church in downtown Asheville, North Carolina, United States. The church was designed and built in 1905 by Spanish architect Rafael Guastavino along with his fellow architect R. S. Smith and […]

The Infant Jesus of Prague (Feast Day 14 January)

ORIGIN & DEVOTION TO THE INFANT JESUS OF PRAGUE Devotion to the Infant of Jesus of Prague is devotion to the Child Jesus. It is veneration of the Son of God, who in the form of an infant chose a stable for a palace, a manger for a cradle, and shepherds for worshippers. Our Savior […]

St John Neumann (Feast Day 5 January)

St. John Nepomucene Neumann “The Little Bishop” Feast: January 5 Photograph of St. John Neumann, taken in 1854, from the Redemptorist Archives A baby boy was born on March 28, 1811 in the centuries-old village of Prachatitz in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). He was taken the same day to the parish church, baptized and […]