Posts by stmaurice_office

Posts by stmaurice_office

Baptized and Sent

Pope Francis has declared for the universal church an Extraordinary Mission Month in October 2019.  The theme is “Baptized and Sent – The Church of Christ on Mission in the World”.   On this World Mission Sunday, we are invited to reflect on the lives of missionary disciples who have gone before us, and to renew our call to announce the Good News of God’s mercy and…

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

This feast was instituted by Pope St. Pius V in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto on this day in the year 1570, a favor due to the recitation of the Rosary. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam. Lepanto, perhaps the most complete victory ever gained over the Ottoman Empire, on October 7, 1571,…