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January 2015

NEWSFLASH! LEONIE MARTIN’s Beatification Process Announced !

http://www.ouest-france.fr/religion-vers-la-beatification-dune-soeur-de-sainte-therese-3136849 In English: http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2015/01/28/cause-of-st-therese-of-lisieuxs-sister-is-opened/   Towards the beatification of St. Teresa’s sister Monsignor Jean-Claude Boulanger, Bishop of Bayeux and Lisieux, will officially announce this Saturday, opening of the process towards beatification and canonization of “the servant of God, Sister Françoise-Thérèse,” known as Leonie Martin, sister of St. Therese of Lisieux (also born in Alençon). Leonie […]

From the Oblates: Feast of St Francis de Sales

“A patient person is better than a warrior, and those who master their tempers are stronger than one who would capture a city.”So close, yet so far. There’s plenty of evidence to suggest that that’s how Francis de Sales might have characterized his feelings regarding one of his greatest hopes that remained – sadly – […]

Feast of St. Francis de Sales

Saturday January 24 is the Feast of St. Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church and Founder of the Visitation order, along with St. Jane de Chantal. What was the special spirit of this Saint and what can we learn from him today? Cardinal Wiseman wrote of him: “The Church has indeed openly recognised […]