Archive for December 1st, 2009

During the month of December

1 December, 2009

[Image of St. Paul of the Cross,  Porto Ercole, Monte Argentario, Italy]

7th December 1659 – Birthday of Luca Danei, father of St. Paul of the Cross

9th December 1773 – The Passionists take possession of the Monastery and Basilica of Sts. John and Paul in Rome

9th December – Feast of Blessed Bernard Mary Silvestrelli, C.P.

10th December 1930 – the Cause of Venerable John Baptist Michael the Archangel, brother of St. Paul of the Cross, is introduced

22nd December 1784 – Introduction of the Cause of Beatification of St. Paul of the Cross

For Advent

1 December, 2009

“The first thing I recommend to you for Advent is to keep yourself in the presence of God deep within your heart, just as the Blessed Virgin, before the birth of Our Lord, adored him within herself.”

– Ven. Emmanuel D’Alzon