Saint Francis Xavier, Priest, Patron of the Diocese of Joliet

We celebrate the memorial of Saint Francis Xavier as a feast today, because he is the patron saint of the Diocese of Joliet.  Francis Xavier was a sixteenth century man who had a promising career in academics.  He was encouraged in the … Continued

Saint Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

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Today’s readings Today is the anniversary of my ordination to the priesthood, 16 years ago.  It is also Father John’s anniversary of thirty-three years.  I find our Liturgy today to be particularly inspirational on this anniversary day.  First we have … Continued

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