August 28 is the feast day of St. Augustine of Hippo, our diocesan namesake and one of the greatest Doctors of the Church. To commemorate the day, the Cathedral Basilica of St. Augustine will host an Augustinian Address with noted historian and archeologist Dr. Kathleen Deagan as guest speaker.
452 years ago, the Confraternity of Our Lady of La Leche was founded to evangelize and grow in faith through devotion to Our Lady of La Leche, the Nursing Mother. And centuries later, the Confraternity will be reestablished in the Diocese of St. Augustine
Gary Ray Bowles is scheduled to be executed on August 22 at 6 p.m. Bowles was sentenced to death after pleading guilty to the 1994 murder of Walter Hinton in Duval County, Fla. He also confessed to five other murders, and is serving life sentences for two of those. His death warrant is the second to be signed by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
The Jacksonville Regional Office of Catholic Charities is moving from the Providence Center at 134 East Church Street to the nearby Jessie Ball duPont Center on 40 E. Adams Street in downtown Jacksonville. Catholic Charities will continue providing services at their current location until they move to the nonprofit complex in October.
WASHINGTON—Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made the following statement in response to the climate of fear created by the Department of Homeland Security’s announced immigration enforcement actions and the Administration’s new Interim Final Rule to drastically limit asylum, which was published today.
At Masses on Oct. 11 – 12, 2020, the Diocese of St. Augustine will celebrate the “Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary and Crowning of Our Lady of La Leche,” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the founding of the diocese.
WASHINGTON— Thursday, June 20 was World Refugee Day which is observed in the United States and around the world. World Refugee Day, first celebrated in 2000, is designed to increase awareness of refugees.