St. Peter Canisius, Priest and Doctor of the Church

This eminent Jesuit was born in Nijmegen, Holland (when it was part of Germany), May 8, 1521. At twenty-two years of age he joined the Society of Jesus and distinguished himself in studies and spiritual perfection. He was the second great Apostole of Germany, preacher, theologian, and leader of the Counter Reformation.

With astonishing clarity this devout man of God saw that in order to combat the Reformation the Church must first reform herself in her pastors and prepare generation of instructed laymen capable of defending their Faith. Of the many works that flowed from his pen, the most celebrated remains a Catechism that appeared editions before the turn of the century.

He died at Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1597. Pope Pius XI canonized him on May 21, 1925, and proclaimed him a Doctor of the Church.

PRAYER: God, You endowed Your Priest, St. Peter Canisius, with holiness and learning for the defense of the Church. Through his intercession, grant that those who seek the truth may joyfully find You and that the people of believers may ever persevere in bearing witness to You. Amen.
 
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4Sister M. Rose Timko 1973
9Sister M. Bernadette Hircsu 1953
10Sister M. Frederick Mikuska 1953
10Sister M. Admirabilis Lang 2012
14Sister M. Maurine Taraba 1979
16Sister M. Cecilia Toth 1982
16Sister M. Innocence Opalko 1999
19Sister M. Philomena Jakab 1992
24Sister M. Hirlanda Farnade 1977
26Sister M. Consolata Toth 1995
27Sister Dorthy Ruth Varga 2018
28Sister M. Dominic Gabriel 1957
30Sister M. Eugenia Takacs 2001


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