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Today’s Readings – Blessed Diego Aloysius de San Vitores

Blessed Diego Aloysius de San Vitores, Priest and Martyr, SJ

Diego (James) Aloysius de San Vitores was born of a noble family in Burgos, Spain, in 1627.

His parents wanted him to follow a military career but Diego had a desire to be a Jesuit from the age of 11. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1640, studied philosophy and theology in Alcal√° de Henares before being ordained on 23 December, 1651. Despite his desire to be a missionary in China or Japan, the young Jesuit taught grammar at Oropesa and then taught young Jesuits studying theology in Madrid. Finally the superior general, Father Goswin Nickel, assigned San Vitores to the Philippines missions in 1659.

He left Spain on 15 May, 1660 and sailed first to Mexico where we spent 18 months before continuing on to the Philippines … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Wednesday of Week 27 of Ordinary Time - First Reading

Commentary on Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14

We carry on from yesterday’s reading and today Paul tells us of how he began his mission.

It is fourteen years later and Paul finds himself again in Jerusalem. This is dating either from his return to Tarsus, his meeting with … Continue


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