St. Ansgar, Bishop

Known as the “Apostle of the North” and specifically of Denmark and Sweden, St. Ansgar was born (801) near Amiens of a noble family. He was educated from childhood at the Benedictine monastery of Old Corbie in Picardy and later became a monk there and Abbot of New Corbie in Westphalia.

On fire with love for God and eager to spread the Faith, the Saint went to Denmark whose king had been newly converted. After establishing a school at Schleswig, he was expelled by the local pagans. Journeying to Sweden, the holy man of God built the first Christian Church there. In 832, he was made Bishop of Hamburg and in 848 Archbishop of Bremen. In 854, he was entrusted with the organization of the hierarchy in the Nordic countries. In 854, he returned to Denmark, converted Erik, King of Jutland, and helped mitigate the horrors of the slave trade. He died in 865.

PRAYER: God, You willed to send St. Ansgar to enlighten many peoples. Through his intercession, grant that we may walk in the light of Your truth. Amen.
 
We Remember
May
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

Mass Schedule:
7:30 AMMonday:
7:30 AMTuesday:
7:30 AMWednesday:
7:30 AMThursday:
7:30 AMFriday:
8:00 AMSaturday:
8:00 AMSunday:
8:00 AMHolidays:
Holy Hour - Adoration:
Thursday before First Friday: 7:00 - 8:00 PM