Saint of the day – June 15 – Saint Germaine Cousin. She was born in 1579 of humble parents at Pibrac nearToulouse. From her birth she seemed marked out for suffering; she came into the world with a deformed hand and the disease of scrofula, and, while yet ..........| DEVOTIO
He found in prayer and meditation a new source of mortification. Each morning, on rising, he passed an hour in prayer, and at night, before retiring to rest, he spent one or two hours on his knees in holy converse with his God...
¡Viva Cristo Rey! (Long live Christ the King) were the last words Father Pro uttered before he was executed for being a Catholic priest and serving his flock. He served a Church forced to go "underground" in Mexico, celebrated the Eucharist and ministered the other sacraments clandestinely. Pro's arrest, lack of trial, and execution gained prominence during the Cristero War. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II as a Catholic martyr in odium fidei (in hatred of the faith) in 1988.
Mother Theresa of Jesus, Carmelite, founded the Monastery of St. Therese of the Child Jesus and St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi in Coopersburg and died in 1939. Her body was disinterred for reburial in August 2001 -- at which time it allegedly was found to be incorrupt or at least surprisingly preserved and still holding a palm that had not disintegrated. She is one of only four incorruptibles in the United States.