St. Thomas Aquinas (1225-1369). A member of the noble family of Aquino, he studied firstly at Monte Cssino and then at Naples. Having become a Dominican monk, he completed his studies at Paris and Cologne under the great St. Albert. An outstanding teacher of philosophy and theology, many of his writings are still used in seminary as founding courses. He died at Fossanuova.
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St John of God (1495-1550). He retired from life as a soldier and devoted the rest of his life to good works, especially to looking after the sick. He founded a hospital at Granada in Spain and set up the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God, an order still extant today. Outstanding in […]
Frances of Rome (1384-1440). Born in Rome, she married very young and had three children. Gave her goods to the poor and tended the sick. Founded the Congregation of Oblates to follow the Rule of St. Benedict.
10th March 2015, Scotland celebrates the 400th anniversary of the Martyrdom of St. John Ogilvie, who was hanged at Glasgow Cross for celebrating Mass during a time when Catholicism was outlawed by the state.
In anticipation of most (if not all) Churches remaining closed at the start of Lent, some materials are being made available for use by people in their homes. These include a short Ash Wednesday service and a short form of the Stations of the Cross. Resources will be posted here before the start of Lent. […]
As always I would like to say a big thank you to all those who have been generous in supporting St Joseph’s Parish especially during this difficult time I know that money is tight, and I appreciate all you are doing to support your parish, especially since, this Lockdown we have lost the weekly income […]
Sunday 7th March 2021 With total faith in God’s love and mercy. ·we make our petitions to the Father of all mercies:- For the Church. May She continue to preach Your word and Your law faithfully, without compromise. May those who lead and guide Your Church grow in holiness and love – Lord. hear us. […]