St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco – “Apostle of Youth” – Patron of Editors – Feast Day : January 31 What do dreams have to with prayer? Aren’t they just random images of our mind? In 1867 Pope Pius IX was upset with John Bosco because he wouldn’t take his dreams seriously enough. Nine years earlier when Pope … Read more

St. Jude Thaddaeus

St. Jude Thaddaeus – Patron of Desperate Cases – Feastday : October 28 St. Jude, known as ‘Thaddaeus‘ , was a brother of St. James and a relative of Our Saviour. He was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia, … Read more

St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier – Patron of all foreign missions – Feastday : December 4 Francis Xavier (1506-1552) was born in the family castle of Xavier, near Pamplona in the Basque area of Spanish Navarre on Apr. 7, he was sent to the University of Paris 1525, secured his licentiate in 1528, met Ignatius Loyola and … Read more

St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine of Hippo – Patron of brewers – Feastday : August 28 St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, and worldly ambitions. His complete turnaround and conversion has been an inspiration to many who struggle with a … Read more