One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door
to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin
dime left, and he was hungry. He decided he would ask for a meal
at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young
woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of
water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large Glass
of milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I
owe you?" "You don't owe me anything," she replied
"Mother has taught us never to accept payment for a kindness."
He said... "Then I thank you from my heart." As Howard
Kelly left that house, he not only felt; stronger physically, but
his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give
up and quit. Years later that young woman became critically ill.
The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big
city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation.
When he heard the name of the town she came from,
a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down
the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor's gown
he we nt in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back
to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life.
From that day he gave special attention to the case. After a long
struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office
to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, then
wrote something on the edge and the bill was sent to her room. She
feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her
life to pay for it all. Finally, she looked, and something caught;
her attention on the side as She read these words.....
Paid in full with one glass of milk." (Signed)
Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart
prayed: "Thank You, GOD, that Your love has spread abroad through
human hearts and hands."
OF THE SAINTS
ST. THERESA OF THE CHILD JESUS
St. Theresa, often called the Little Flower, was born in Normandy, France, in 1873.
ST. GERARD OF BROGNE
St. Gerard was born at the end of the ninth century in France.
ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
St. Francis was born around 1181. As a young man in his Italian hometown of Assisi.
St. Bruno was born around 1030. This founder of the Carthusian order of monks .
BLESSED MARIE ROSE DUROCHER
Blessed Eulalie Durocher was born in 1811 in Quebec, Canada.
OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
It was St. Dominic in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries who encouraged everyone to say the Rosary.
St. Simeon lived in the first century. In Luke's Gospel, chapter two.
ST. DENIS AND COMPANIONS
St. Denis is very popular in France. In fact, he is considered the patron saint of France.
ST. JOHN LEONARDI
St. JOhn was born in 1541and became a pharmacist in Lucca, Italy.
ELEVEN MARTYRS OF ALMERIA, SPAIN
The Spanish civil war began in 1936. It has been described as a struggle between atheism and belief in God.
St. Kenneth who is sometimes called St. Canice or Kenny, lived in the sixth century.
ST. FELIX AND ST. CYPRIAN
Sts. Felix and Cyprian were African bishops who lived in the fifth century.
King St. Edward was one of the best loved of all the English kings.
ST. CALLISTUS I
St. Callisturi, the great pope and martyr, lived in the first part of the third century.
ST. TERESA OF AVILA
St. Teresa was born in Avila, Spain, on March 28, 1515.
ST. MARGARET MARY
St. Margaret Mary lived in the seventeenth century. She is the famous French nun to whom Jesus showed his Sacred Heart.
ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH
St. Ignatius of Antioch has been well-known since earliest times.
St. Luke is generally believed to be a gentile doctor.
ST. ISAAC JOGUES, ST. JOHN DE BREBEUF AND COMPANIONS--THE NORTH AMERICAN MARTYRS
Over three hundred years ago, six Jesuit priests and two holy laymen, all from France, died as martyrs here in North America.
ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS
Paul Danei of Ovada, Italy, was born into a family of merchants in 1694
St. Hilarion lived in the fourth century.
BLESSED TIMOTHY GIACCARDO
Joseph Giaccardo was born on June 13, 1896, in Narzole, Italy.
ST. JOHN CAPISTRANO
St. John Capistrano was born in Italy in 1386.
ST. ANTHONY CLARET
St. Anthony was born in Spain in 1807.
BLESSED RICHARD GWYN
Blessed Richard was a Welshman who lived in the sixteenth century.
St. Evaristus lived in the second century.
BLESSED CONTARDO FERRINI
Blessed Contardo was born in 1859. His father was a teacher of mathematics and physics.
ST. SIMON AND ST. JUDE
These two apostles of Jesus are honored on the same day.
St. Narcissus lived in the second and early part of the third centuries.
ST. ALPHONSUS RODRIGUEZ
St. Alphonsus, the Spanish saint, was born in 1553.
St. Foillan was an Irish monk who lived in the seventh century.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
of the Relics of the Passion
for Holy Relics)
Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?