Bishop Estévez Ordains 12 Men to Permanent Diaconate

December 5, 2015

On Saturday, Dec. 5, Bishop Felipe J. Estévez ordained 12 men to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of St. Augustine. The ceremony was at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jacksonville and Msgr. Michael Morgan was the homilist. Read More

Fiat Festival encourages youth to seek vocation through Virgin Mary’s “yes” to God

November 24, 2015

By Tonia Borsellino Fiat. The word resonated through the halls of Bishop Kenny High School on Saturday, Nov. 21, in Jacksonville as more than 500 people attended the Fiat Festival. Read More

Bishop disturbed by calls to end resettlement of Syrian refugees in U.S.

November 18, 2015

By Catholic News Service The head of the U.S. bishops' Committee on Migration said he was disturbed by calls from federal and state officials for an end to the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the United States. Read More

Mission Nombre de Dios Museum Opens New Exhibit

November 6, 2015

Unburied Treasure of St. Augustine – Sacred Vessels on loan from Boston Museum of Fine Arts Four religious objects made of silver hollowware, dating back to as early as the 1600s, are now on exhibit at the Mission Nombre de Dios Museum, 27 Ocean Avenue in St. Augustine. These items may well be among the earliest items used for Christian worship surviving in the United States and they are coming home to St. Augustine after a 135-year absence. Read More

Cause opens for Florida martyrs who proclaimed faith ‘at all cost’

October 22, 2015

by Peggy DeKeyser A slight breeze stirred the Spanish moss of the ancient live oaks as the late October afternoon sun slanted across the wide lawn of the deserted mansion. Read More

Sisters of St. Joseph Celebrate Jubilees

October 20, 2015

It is with great joy that we celebrate the Jubilee of four Sisters of St. Joseph who have served the people of God for 60 years:  Sister Christopher Marie, Sister Marilyn Dingman and Sister Mary Immaculate Moraglia; and for 50 years: Sister Suzan Foster. Read More

Diocese of St. Augustine Hosts Major Relics of Saint Maria Goretti

October 8, 2015

On Wednesday, Oct. 28, the Basilica of Immaculate Conception, 121 E. Duval Street in downtown Jacksonville, will host the major relics of Saint Maria Goretti. Read More

Bishop Estévez Dedicates Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

October 7, 2015

The commemoration of the 450th anniversary of St. Augustine and the founding of America’s first parish continues Sunday, Oct. 11, at Mission Nombre de Dios. Bishop Felipe Estévez of the Diocese of St. Augustine will dedicate the Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche at a 2 p.m. Mass open to the public. Read More

The Visit of the Relic of Saint Augustine Exceeds Expectations

October 2, 2015

by Margo C. Pope A first-class relic of Saint Augustine of Hippo heads home to the Vatican Treasury this week after its first trip ever to the United States. Read More

St. Joseph Academy Pays Tribute to Bowie Kuhn with Rededication of Field

October 1, 2015

By Michael Curet When Bowie Kuhn completed his 15-year reign as Major League Baseball Commissioner (1969-1984), his impact continued to be made in baseball locally, but also significantly in the Diocese of St. Augustine. Read More