St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross “Where there is no love, put love–and you will find love.”   ~St. John of the Cross, OCD   St. John of the Cross, O.C.D. (1542 – December 14, 1591), was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, as well as a Spanish mystic...
St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila)

St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila)

St. Teresa of Jesus (of Avila) “Be gentle to all but stern with yourself.”  ~St. Teresa of Avila, OCD   Teresa de Ahumada y Cepeda was born in Avila, Castile, Spain, on March 28, 1515.   Her paternal grandfather, Juanito de Hernandez, was a marrano...
St. Simon Stock

St. Simon Stock

St. Simon Stock “Whosoever dies in this garment (the Brown Scpular) shall not suffer Eternal fire.  It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace.”   St. Simon Stock was born in the County of Kent, England, about 1165....
St. Albert of Jerusalem

St. Albert of Jerusalem

St. Albert of Jerusalem   Put on holiness as your breastplate, and it will enable you to love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and strength, and your neighbor as yourself. –St. Albert   St. Albert of Jerusalem was born Albert Avogadro in...
St. Elijah

St. Elijah

ST. ELIJAH   “Lord God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, let it be known this day that thou art God in Israel, and that I am thy servant, and that I have done all these things at thy word.” 1 Kings 18:36   Elijah, revered as the spiritual Father and...