Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Rita of Cascia

St. Rita interpreted well the 'feminine genius' by living it intensely both by physical and spiritual motherhood.
Pope St. John Paul II

    Facts about St. Rita of Cascia

  • She was a 14th century Italian wife who tried to convert her husband from his bad behaviors.
  • Following her husband's death, she became an Augustinian nun. Many miracles have been attributed to her intercession.
  • Her body is still incorrupt to this day. She is, along with St. Jude, the patron saint of impossible cases.

Saint Matthias

You, Lord, who know the hearts of all, show which one of these two you have chosen.
The Apostles' prayer before choosing Matthias (Acts 1:24)

    Facts about St. Matthias

  • He was one of the seventy-two disciples who followed Christ from the beginning.
  • Matthias was chosen by the Apostles to replace Judas who betrayed Jesus.
  • He brought the faith to Cappadocia and the coasts of the Caspian Sea until his martyrdom.

 Our Lady of Fatima

Pray the rosary everyday in order to obtain peace for the world.

    Facts about  Our Lady of Fatima

  • She appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima, Portugal in 1917.
  • She implored us to pray the rosary for peace in the world.
  • Pope Francis canonized two of the children, Francisco and Jacinta, in 2017.

Servant of God Matteo Farina

I would love to be able to integrate myself with my peers, without having to give up my Christian principles.

    Facts about Servant of God Matteo Farina

  • Matteo grew up in a close-knit Italian family with strong Christian values.
  • He inspired his peers with his passion for prayer and love for the Catholic faith.
  • Matteo suffered from a brain tumor as a teenager. He completely surrendered his life and illness to God and peacefully passed away in 2009 at the age of 18.