Song – St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)

Beautiful songs about St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa)

 

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Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Video of Canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Chavara Bhavan – the ancestral home of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara

Chavara Bhavan is the ancestral home of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara. This shrine is located in the idyllic village of Kainakary, which is completely surrounded by water. Therefore, the only way to reach Chavara Bhavan is by a boat. It is now a holy shrine and spiritual resort where thousands of devotees gather for prayer, receive favours and feel amply gratified. Here, a 250 year old historically important beacon of light is preserved intact in its original and primitive form.

St. Joseph’s Syro-Malabar Dayra Church, Mannanam, Kottayam, Kerala, India where the mortal remains of Mar Kuriakose Chavara are kept.

Alphonsa Bhavan – Birth place of St. Alphonsa

The house where St. Alphonsa was born and brought up has become a Pilgrim Centre under the name “Alphonsa Bhavan”.  In the year 1975, the FCC Deva Matha Province Changanacherry bought the birth house and the surrounding plot of land and converted it into a pilgrim centre. Keeping intact the main part of the birth house, a wonderful protective structure was built encompassing the house. A beautiful chapel also was put up in the same campus. The room where St. Alphonsa was born, the cot used by her, the history of the FC Congregation, the beautifully depicted 20 mysteries of the holy rosary etc. is added attractions to the pilgrims.

St. Gonsalo Garcia, O.F.M. – The first Indian born to attain sainthood

St. Gonsalo GarciaSaint Gonsalo Garcia, O.F.M., (Latin: Gundisalvus Garcia, Portuguese: Gonçalo) (1556 – 5 February 1597) was a Roman Catholic Franciscan friar from Portuguese India, who died as a martyr in Japan and is venerated as a saint, one of the Twenty-six Martyrs of Japan so venerated. The first Indian born to attain sainthood was born in the western coastal town of Vasai, now an exurb of the city of Mumbai, he hailed from the town—then known as Baçaim in Portuguese, later Bassein in English—during the time the town was under Portuguese colonial rule. The festival of St. Gonsalo has come to be held on the first Sunday nearest to the neap tide following Christmas in Vasai.

St Gonsalo Garcia of Bassein

Born 1557
Bassein (Baçaim), Portuguese India
Deccan Sultanates
Died 5 February 1597
Nagasaki, Japan
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
Beatified 14 September 1627 by Pope Urban VIII
Canonized 8 June 1862 by Pope Pius IX
Major shrine St. Gonsalo Garcia Church
Gass, Vasai, India
Feast February 6
Patronage Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Bombay

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St. Joseph Vaz, CO – Apostle of Ceylon

St. Joseph VazIndian-origin Catholic missionary Joseph Vaz – Sri Lanka’s First Saint.

Joseph Vaz, CO,(Tamil: புனித ஜோசப் வாஸ் , Konkani: Bhagivont Zuze Vaz, Sinhala: Santha Juse Vaz Piyathuma, Portuguese: Santo José Vaz), 21 April 1651 – 16 January 1711) was an Oratorian priest and missionary in Sri Lanka, then known as Ceylon.

Vaz arrived in Ceylon during the Dutch occupation, when the Dutch has imposed Calvinism as the official religion after taking over from the Portuguese. He travelled throughout the island bringing the Eucharist and the sacraments to clandestine groups of Catholics. Later in his mission, he found shelter in the Kingdom of Kandy where he was able to work freely. By the time of his death, Vaz had managed to rebuild the Catholic Church on the island.

As a result of his labors, Vaz is known as the Apostle of Ceylon. On 21 January 1995, he was beatified by Pope John Paul II in Colombo. He was canonized on 14 January 2015 by Pope Francis in an open-air Mass ceremony at the Galle Face Green in Colombo.

Priest and missionary

Born 21 April 1651
Benaulim, Goa, Portuguese India, Portuguese Empire
Died 16 January 1711 (aged 59)
Kandy, Kingdom of Kandy
Honored in Roman Catholic Church
(India, Sri Lanka and the Congregation of the Oratory)
Beatified 21 January 1995, Galle Face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Pope John Paul II
Canonized 14 January 2015, Galle Face Green, Colombo, Sri Lanka by Pope Francis
Major shrine St. Joseph Vaz Shrine,
Mudipu, Bantwal, Karnataka, India
Feast 16 January
Patronage Sri Lanka

Source – Read More  Wikipedia

Prayer of St. Francis Assissi

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;

Where there is injury, pardon;

Where there is discord, harmony;

Where there is error, truth;

Where there is doubt, faith;

Where there is despair, hope;

Where there is darkness, light;

And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Master, Grant that I may not so much seek

To be consoled as to console;

To be understood as to understand;

To be loved as to love.

For it is in giving that we receive;

It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;

And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.