Bishop Estévez says Eucharistic Congress is a “tool for winning souls for Christ”

March 16, 2015

By Jeff Brumley Bishop Felipe J. Estévez opened the 2015 Eucharistic Congress Friday evening by comparing Catholics and their parishes to the father described in the parable of the Prodigal Son. Read More

Former Smithsonian Curator and Historian lectures on Our Lady of La Leche Shrine

March 10, 2015

St. Augustine’s own Shrine of Our Lady of Le Leche will be the subject of historical discussion during a free lecture set for 7:30 p.m., March 19, at Flagler College Auditorium. Historian Miguel Bretos, Ph.D., a native of Matanzas, Cuba, and an alumnus of the 1960’s Operation Pedro Pan refugee program in the United States, will lead the conversation, titled Our Lady of Milk: The Story of St. Augustine’s Own Marian Devotion. Read More

2015 Run for Life Crosses the Finish Line in St. Augustine

February 23, 2015

by Tom Tracy After nine chilly, sometimes rainy days on their statewide Run for Life novena event, the volunteer runners from around Florida arrived Feb. 22 to picture-perfect weather at their final destination:  the 208-foot Great Cross of Mission Nombre de Dios here. Read More

Bishop Felipe Estévez: Pedro Pan an “accurate” decision for parents

February 14, 2015

By Tom Tracy For those Cuban parents who elected to send their unaccompanied children from Cuba to the United States in the early 1960s for fear of communist indoctrination under the Castro regime, it was the right decision. Read More

Ceremonies Remember the Hardships and Contributions of our Ancestors

February 9, 2015

by Anne C. Heymen Blacks and whites joined together Feb. 7 to offer carnations when the 55 African nations were named as part of an historic marker unveiling on the grounds of Mission Nombre de Dios in St. Augustine. Read More

Make the Trip to Catholic Days at the Capitol and Make a Difference

January 23, 2015

Scheduled for March 3-4, 2015, Catholic Days at the Capitol provides the opportunity to put into action our faith's call to political responsibility and allows us to strengthen the presence of our Catholic values in the public square. Read More

1966 Time Capsule Discovered in Cathedral Altar

January 9, 2015

Where were you on Feb. 22, 1966? A few people can say that they were in the Cathedral of St. Augustine placing a time capsule inside the main altar. Read More

Florida Bishops Release Statement in Response to the Redefinition of Marriage in Florida

January 5, 2015

The Catholic Bishops of Florida issued a statement, Jan. 5, addressing the redefinition of marriage in Florida to accommodate couples of the same sex. Read More

Adult Confirmation in the Diocese of St. Augustine

December 23, 2014

Bishop Felipe J. Estévez will confirm 17 adults on Sunday, Jan. 18, at the 11:15 a.m. Mass at Holy Faith Parish in Gainesville.  These adults have been preparing for some time to complete their initiation in the Catholic Church. Read More

9 Days for Life

December 22, 2014

On January 22 our nation will mark the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal throughout the U.S. Read More