Tuesday, October 31, 2006

October 31- St. Follian

For more information on this seventh century Irish saint, see Saint-a-day.

Did you know....
Pews from churches are not considered sacred objects? Msgr. Vernon Gardin discusses this issue in regard to the razed St. Aloysius church, also closed in June 2005, in the latest St. Louis Review here (need subscriber number for full text of article.)

"Pews per se are not sacred objects," Msgr. Gardin said. "They do not have the same status as the tabernacle, sacred images, stations of the cross and so on."

Monday, October 30, 2006

October 30 -St. Alphonsus Rodriguez

See Saint-a-day for more information about this 16th century Spanish saint.

In the news:
Cardinals' Jeff Suppan discusses his faith at St. Joseph's Academy (from catholic.org)

If you forgot yesterday, fall back one hour, as daylight savings time ended this past weekend.
Happy Birthday Barb Shekleton!

Friday, October 27, 2006

October 27 - Blessed Contardo Ferrini

For more information on this 19th century Italian holy man, see Saint-a-day.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

October 26 - St. Evaristus

For more information on this early church saint, see Saint-a-day.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Oct. 25 - Weddings section added to stbonifaceonline.com

Thanks to Dan Schneider, I've finally gotten around to putting in a Weddings section on the stbonifaceonline site. Dan sent over some incredible photos from his parents' wedding in 1948. and I just had to do it. :) Thanks Dan! Now I know what I'll be doing on Thanksgiving break (getting more out there!)

These photos show a church interior that I did not know, in terms of decoration, but if you look at a few things, you notice that some things never change and were retained until the parish closed in 2005.

Enjoy and if you'd like to contribute your own photos of weddings at St. Boniface, e-mail webmaster@stbonifaceonline.com

October 25- Blessed Richard Gwyn

Go to Saint-a-day for more information on today's Welsh martyr.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

October 24 - St. Anthony Claret

See Saint-a-day for more information on today's saint.

I was out in South County today doing some errands while I'm on break from school. I met a lady who lived in St. Boniface when she first got married, then moved, then came back during the years prior to the closing. I also met one of Msgr. Norb Ernst's nephews who was sitting in the same room. It really is a small world!

As usual, I passed along the link to this page and to the web site. Visitors, please feel free to do the same. Lots of our marketing is via word of mouth.

Monday, October 23, 2006

October 23 - St. John Capistrano

See Saint-a-day for more information on today's saint.

Friday, October 20, 2006

October 20 - St. Paul of the Cross

For more information on today's 17th century Italian founder of the Passionist order, see Saint-a-day.

See this page for more information about the Passionist order here in St. Louis.

Have a great weekend!

In the news:
Volkswagen really likes the Pope (a VW owner)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

October 19 - North American Martyrs

See Saint-a-day for more information on these six Jesuits and two laymen, including St. Isaac Jogues and St. Jean Brebeuf, martyred for the church in North America in the 17th century.

In process:

I've finished digitizing some video from the last days of St.Boniface. Once I get a few details worked out, I'll be posting them via YouTube (since it's free). The website will also be updated with this information.

You can see a video of a Fulton Sheen-narrated Mass here (courtesy of YouTube) from 1941.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

October 18 - St. Luke

For more information on today's saint, a doctor and one of the four evangelists, see Saint-a-day.

See this page for more information on St. Luke parish in Richmond Heights, where Fr. Tom Begley, former St. Boniface pastor from 1997-2001, is now located.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

October 17 - St. Ignatius of Antioch

See Saint-a-day for more information on this early bishop of the church.

Monday, October 16, 2006

October 16 - St. Margaret Mary

For more information on today's French saint, see Saint-a-day.

Learn more about St. Margaret Mary Alacoque parish in St. Louis here.

Friday, October 13, 2006

October 13 - St. Edward

See Saint-a-day for more information on this eleventh century king and saint.

Congratulations to Anna Kennebeck Oliver and husband David. They welcomed baby Grace into the family on October 6. Congratulations also to big sister Rebecca and big brother Stephen.

Anna's interview in 2005 can be found in the Oral History section of www.stbonifaceonline.com.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

October 12 - St. Felix and St. Cyprian

For more on these early African bishops, see Saint-a-day.

In the news:
Pope to ease old Latin Mass restrictions (from washingtonpost.com)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

October 11 - St. Kenneth

See Saint-a-day for more information on this sixth-century Irish saint.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

October 10 - Eleven martyrs of Almeria, Spain

For more information on these martyrs of the Spanish Civil War, see Saint-a-day.

Monday, October 09, 2006

October 9 - St. Denis and companions

See Saint-a-day for more information on this patron saint of France.

Friday, October 06, 2006

October 6 - St. Bruno

See Saint-a-day for more information on today's saint.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

October 5 - St. Flora of Beaulieu

See Saint-a-day for more information on today's French saint.

Coming up this weekend:

The annual Country Fair at Immaculate Conception Parish in Maplewood, Sunday, October 8 from 11AM until 5PM. Enjoy music, booths and of course, food.

2934 Marshall, Maplewood, MO 63144

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

October 4 - St. Francis of Assisi

For more information on this saint, friend of all animals, see Saint-a-day.

See this page for more information on this South County parish where you can find former STB 7th and 8th grade teacher Joyce Woods teaching at the parish school.

Check out the Oral History page for an interview with Joyce Woods and Karen Hunter, both former teachers at STB.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

October 3 - St. Gerard of Brogne

See Saint-a-day for more information on today's French saint.

Monday, October 02, 2006

October 2 - Guardian Angels, in the news

For more information about celebrating today's feast day, see Saint-a-Day.

In the news:

Transfiguration wood carvings transform St. James - Catawissa (from stlouisreview.com)
An article from Sept. 29 about the reuse of religious art from Transfiguration parish in Florissant

Let's hope we see more articles like this in the Review. It sure beats keeping all this artwork in storage or seeing it in the hands of dealers on eBay!

Bless U. (from washingtonpost.com)
A day in the life of a campus chaplain at Catholic University.

Welcome back Fr. Jim. Glad to hear you enjoyed that vacation!