The Life of Cardinal John Henry Newman A poet, author, philosopher and a Catholic convert, Cardinal John Newman left the Church of England in 1845  John Henry Newman was born in London, on February 21, 1801. At age seven, he distinguished himself in school through his diligence and good conduct. Newman took great delight in reading the Bible, and the novels… Continue reading The Life of Cardinal John Henry Newman

The Life of Fathe Angelo Secchi Born in June, 1818 Father Pietro Angelo Secchi was a pioneer in the field of astronomical spectroscopy and the director of the Observatory of the Roman College in Rome. Father Secchi was born in the town of Reggio Emilia in northern Italy. As a child, he studied at the Jesuit Gymnasium in his home… Continue reading The Life of Fathe Angelo Secchi

The Life of Father Francis McSpiritt St. Patrick's Church, Wildfield in Gore Township was formally blessed on June 27, 1830. Affectionately known as Father Mac, Father Francis McSpiritt became the pastor of St. Patrick Wildfield parish 57 years later. He would remain in this position from 1887 until his death in 1895. Father McSpiritt's Childhood Born in County Cavan, Ireland,… Continue reading The Life of Father Francis McSpiritt

The Life of Saint Damien of Molokai   The Patron Saint of Hawaii   Saint Damien of Molokai was a Catholic priest from Belgium as well as a Christian missionary in Hawaii, who lived and died in the 19th Century. Saint Damien won a reputation for his ministry to people suffering from leprosy, who were placed under medical quarantine on the… Continue reading The Life of Saint Damien of Molokai

The Life of Father Michael McGivney Father Michael McGivney was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on August 12, 1852. His family had come to the United States during the wave of Irish immigration that marked the middle of the 19th Century. Father McGivney's Childhood As a child, McGivney went to the district schools found in Waterbury’s working class neighbourhoods. He was… Continue reading The Life of Father Michael McGivney