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Saint of the Day April 28: St. Gianna

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Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Feast Day: April 28

Born near Milan, Italy, Gianna was one of 13 children in a deeply Catholic family. She wed Pietro Molla in 1955; they had three children while

St. Gianna Beretta Molla is pictured on a family outing with daughter Laura in an undated photo. The Italian doctor and mother, who sacrificed her own life for the life of her child, was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2004. (CNS photo) (Sept. 15, 2009) See MOLLA Sept. 14, 2009.

St. Gianna Beretta Molla is pictured on a family outing with daughter Laura in an undated photo. The Italian doctor and mother, who sacrificed her own life for the life of her child, was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2004. (CNS photo) 

she continued to work as a physician. When she was pregnant with their fourth child, doctors discovered a large uterine tumor. She insisted that surgeons not remove her entire uterus, which would have aborted the baby, but only what was necessary to allow the baby to reach term. She died seven days after giving birth in 1962. Her husband and three of her children were present in 2004 when the pope proclaimed her a saint.

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Saint of the Day April 27: St. Simeon of Jerusalem

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St. Simeon of Jerusalem

St. Simeon of Jerusalem

Feast Day: April 27

The son of Clopas, who is mentioned in the Gospels of Luke and John, and a cousin of Jesus, Simeon became bishop of Jerusalem after the martyrdom of St. James about 62.

During his episcopate, Christians fled Jerusalem for Pella, on the far side of the Jordan River. Arrested during the reign of Emperor Trajan, Simeon was tortured “for being a descendant of David and a Christian,” according to the historian St. Hegesippus, who witnessed Simeon’s crucifixion at the age of 120.

Another early Christian writer, Eusebius, said Simeon’s advanced age probably meant that he “saw and heard the Lord”; he considered Simeon an important figure in the early church. Several European cities claim to hold his relics.

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Sunday Scripture readings, April 23, 2017

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Second Sunday of Easter (Divine Mercy Sunday)

 

Cycle A. Readings:

            1) Acts 2:42-47

            Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24

            2) 1 Peter 1:3-9

            Gospel: John 10:19-31

 

We all know people who endure hardships and trials but who never seem to complain or grumble. They manage to remain positive and joyful through it all. I wish I could count myself among those people, but I admit to being sometimes a bit slow to see the silver lining in the cloud. Read more »

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Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

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Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

Today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041617.cfm

Sun.April 16

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Our Lenten Journey, Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

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Holy Saturday, April 15, 2017

Today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041517.cfm

Sat.April 15

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Our Lenten Journey, Good Friday, April 14, 2017

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Good Friday, April 14, 2017

Today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041417.cfm

Fri.April 14

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Our Lenten Journey, Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017

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Holy Thursday, April 13, 2017

Today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/041317-lords-supper.cfm

 

Thurs.April 13

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Our Lenten Journey, Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041217.cfm

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Our Lenten Journey, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041117.cfm

 

Tues.April 11

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Our Lenten Journey, Monday, April 10, 2017

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Monday, April 10, 2017

Today’s readings: http://www.usccb.org/bible/readings/041017.cfm

Mon.April 10

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