Happy Feast of Blessed Pope John XXIII

Blessed John XXIII is perhaps most well known for his convening of the Second Vatican Council. He was a humble man, passionate about bringing the Church to understand the Gospel better.

“Mother and Teacher of all nations—such is the Catholic Church in the mind of her Founder, Jesus Christ; to hold the world in an embrace of love, that men, in every age, should find in her their own completeness in a higher order of living, and their ultimate salvation.” -Blessed John XXIII, Mater et Magistra (Mother and Teacher)

Blessed Pope John XXIII, pray for us!

Suffering for Christ

Our Church is so blessed to have examples like Blessed Michael Giedroyc to teach us how our suffering can draw us closer to Christ.

Take a moment to read about this holy and prayerful Augustinian from the 15th century. His life story will help you put your own sufferings in perspective and see all suffering in light of Christ’s own suffering.

Have a blessed day! All of us at CatholicsComeHome.org are praying for you!