Author Archives: John Yochum

Saint Francis de Sale

Saint of the Day for January 24 (August 21, 1567 – December 28, 1622) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Francis de Sales’ StoryFrancis was destined by his father to be a lawyer so that the young man could eventually take his elder’s place as a senator from the province of Savoy in France. For this reason Francis was sent to Padua ... Read More »

Febr. 18, 2021 – CBGO LUNCH MTG & Speaker

Plan to attend the CBGO FEBRUARY Lunch Mtg on: -FEBR. 18th, 2021 -11:30 am -Garden Cafe – Rockbrook, 11040 Oark St. -SPKR:  Jeanette Wojtalewicz, CFO at CHI Omaha -TOPIC:  Faith’s Role in Business – One Woman’s Perspective  Attend and hear Jeanette M. Wojtalewicz share how her life and business direction have been blessed by God. She will give real-life examples ... Read More »

Saint Marianne Cope

Saint of the Day for January 23 (January 23, 1838 – August 9, 1918) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Marianne Cope’s StoryThough leprosy scared off most people in 19th-century Hawaii, that disease sparked great generosity in the woman who came to be known as Mother Marianne of Molokai. Her courage helped tremendously to improve the lives of its victims in Hawaii, ... Read More »

Saint Vincent of Zaragossa

Saint of the Day for January 22 (d. c. 304) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Vincent of Zaragossa’s StoryMost of what we know about this saint comes from the poet Prudentius. His Acts have been rather freely colored by the imagination of their compiler. But Saint Augustine, in one of his sermons on Saint Vincent, speaks of having the Acts of ... Read More »

Saint Agnes

Saint of the Day for January 21 (d. c. 258) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Agnes’ StoryAlmost nothing is known of this saint except that she was very young—12 or 13—when she was martyred in the last half of the third century. Various modes of death have been suggested—beheading, burning, strangling.Legend has it that Agnes was a beautiful girl whom many ... Read More »

Saint Sebastian

Saint of the Day for January 20 (c. 256 – January 20, 287) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Sebastian’s StoryAlmost nothing is historically certain about Sebastian except that he was a Roman martyr, was venerated in Milan even in the time of Saint Ambrose and was buried on the Appian Way, probably near the present Basilica of St. Sebastian. Devotion to ... Read More »

Saint Fabian

Saint of the Day for January 19 (c. 200 – January 20, 250) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Fabian’s StoryFabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope. Eusebius, a Church historian, says a dove flew in and settled on the head of Fabian. ... Read More »

Saint Charles of Sezze

Saint of the Day for January 18 (October 19, 1613 – January 6, 1670) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Charles of Sezze’s StoryCharles thought that God was calling him to be a missionary in India, but he never got there. God had something better for this 17th-century successor to Brother Juniper.Born in Sezze, southeast of Rome, Charles was inspired by the ... Read More »

Saint Anthony of Egypt

Saint of the Day for January 17 (251 – 356) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Anthony of Egypt’s StoryThe life of Anthony will remind many people of Saint Francis of Assisi. At 20, Anthony was so moved by the Gospel message, “Go, sell what you have, and give to [the] poor” (Mark 10:21b), that he actually did just that with his ... Read More »

Saint Berard and Companions

Saint of the Day for January 16 (d. January 16, 1220) Posted by FranciscanMedia.org Saint Berard and Companions’ StoryPreaching the gospel is often dangerous work. Leaving one’s homeland and adjusting to new cultures, governments and languages is difficult enough; but martyrdom caps all the other sacrifices.In 1219, with the blessing of Saint Francis, Berard left Italy with Peter, Adjute, Accurs, ... Read More »