There is little known evidence that allows us to trace the origins of the celebration of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day; however, when Christianity was finally legalized in 313 A.D. during the reign of Constantine, it was then that the commemoration of the saints, and particularly the martyrs, became a common practice.
by Joy Batteh-Freiha
Some came from faraway lands others a little more close by. Either way, they came with a purpose and a mission that has lasted decades and touched the lives of thousands. Read More
The Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of St. Augustine has announced that the annual Red Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 5:30 p.m., at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Jacksonville.
Because God created human being in his image, all people share in the divine dignity. And because the Bible reveals God’s calling and care of persons before they are born, the preborn share in this dignity (Ps. 139:13).
World Mission Sunday, organized by the Propagation of the Faith, is Sunday, Oct. 19. This is a day set aside for Catholics around the world to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary efforts through prayer and sacrifice. Read More