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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Merciful Jesus, grant them eternal rest.
7Sister M. Marian Kovacs 2007
9Sister M. Enrica Babonics 2006
12Sister M. Emerana Krar 1987
13Sister M. Leopoldina Muller 1945
15Sister M. Anastasia Budai 2000
18Sister Barbara Therese Nyers 2002
19Sister M. Redempta Paul 2012
20Sister M. Elaine Zboray 2008
28Sister M. Reinholda Encz 2006
29Sister M. Athanasia Szucs 1991
31Sister M. Aristida Jurko 1973
31Sister M. Chrysanta Gerdenich 1980

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