St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the courts of Naples. King Ladislas of Naples appointed him governor of Perugia. During a war with a neighboring town he was betrayed and imprisoned. Upon his release he entered the Franciscan community at Perugia in 1416. He and St. James of the March were fellow students under St. Bernardine of Siena, who inspired him to institute the devotion to the holy Name of Jesus and His Mother. John began his brilliant preaching apostolate with a deacon in 1420. After his ordination he traveled throughout Italy, Germany, Bohemia, Austria, Hungary, Poland, and Russia preaching penance and establishing numerous communities of Franciscan renewal. When Mohammed II was threatening Vienna and Rome, St. John, at the age of seventy, was commissioned by Pope Callistus III to preach and lead a crusade against the invading Turks. Marching at the head of seventy thousand Christians, he gained victory in the great battle of Belgrade against the Turks in 1456. Three months later he died at Illok, Hungary. His feast day is October 23. He is the patron of jurists.
As we approach the last Sunday of Ordinary Time, we invite you to celebrate with us the Solemnity of the Feast of Christ the King by meditating upon the truth that – Christ is in us, He is our hope of glory! The following activities are lined up in preparation for this day: After the 7:00 […]
The Bukas Loob sa Diyos Covenant Community – Parañaque Prayer Group, will be holding a Marriage Encounter Weekend no. 1 to be held on November 18-20, 2016 at the BLD covenant house in Dasmariñas, Cavite. For those interested to join, please get your Personal Information Sheet (PIS) from the Parish Office. For more details, please […]
All Souls Day Envelopes are available at the Parish Office. Please write the names of your departed loved ones so they can be included in the Mass intentions this whole month of November. If you are unable to visit your loved ones in the cemeteries, you may offer and light candles at the Garden of Memories.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.Source: Romans 8:28