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Today’s Readings – Saint Andrew Bobola, SJ

Andrew Bobola was born in 1591 of an old and distinguished Polish family, in the Palatinate of Sandomir, Poland. n 1611 he entered the Jesuits in Vilnius, Lithuania and was ordained priest in 1622 and appointed preacher in the Church of St. Casimir, Wilno. After making his solemn vows on 2 June, 1630, he became superior at Bobruisk, where he worked wonders by his preaching and was much admired for his devotion during an epidemic of the plague.

In 1636 he began his work in the Lithuanian missions. During this period Poland was being ravaged by Cossacks, Russians, and Tatars and the Catholic Faith became the object of the combined attacks of Protestants and Orthodox. The Jesuits, in particular, suffered greatly.

Andrew first laboured in Vilmius, Lithuania, and Warsaw … Continue

Yesterday’s Readings – Fifth Sunday of Easter (Year C)

Commentary on Acts 14:21b-27; Revelation 21:1-5a; John 13:31-33a,34-35

EASTER IS THE TIME when we both remember and celebrate the new life which has come to us through our Risen Lord. What do we mean by this “new life"? Can you say that you have experienced this & … Continue


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