“I wish that My Face which reflects the deep pains of My Soul, the sorrow and love of My heart be better honored. Whoever contemplates Me, consoles Me. Every time My Face is contemplated, I will pour out My love into the hearts of those persons and be means of My Holy Face, the salvation of many souls will be obtained.” (Our Lord to Blessed Mother Maria Pierina de Micheli, FIC)
“For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. Just as the living Father sent me and I have life because of the Father, so also the one who feeds on me will have life because of me. This is the bread that came down from heaven. Unlike your ancestors who ate and still died, whoever eats this bread will live forever.” (John 6:55-58)
“Let not your heart be disturbed. Do not fear that sickness, nor any other sickness or anguish. Am I not here, who is your Mother? Are you not under my protection? Am I not your health? Are you not happily within my fold? What else do you wish? Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.” (Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego, 4th Apparition – December 12, 1531)
The Church honors St. Joseph, praised as “a just man”, because he was privilege to have been chosen by God to be the foster-father of Jesus and the spouse of the our Blessed Mother.
“Therese of the Child Jesus and of the Holy Face is the youngest of all the “Doctors of the Church”, but her ardent spiritual journey shows such maturity, and the insights of faith expressed in her writings are so vast and profound that they deserve a place among the great spiritual masters. ( Pope John Paul II)
Accounts on St. Lorenzo’s declared words upon his death: “ Isa akong Katoliko at buong-pusong tinatanggap ang kamatayan para sa Panginoon. Kung ako man ay may isanlibung buhay, lahat ng iyon ay iaalay ko sa Kanya.” (in Tagalog or Filipino)
“I am a Catholic and wholeheartedly do accept death for the Lord; If I had a thousand lives, all these I shall offer to Him.” (in English)
(First Filipino saint canonized on 18 October 1987 by Blessed Pope John Paul II)
The feast of St. Pedro is celebrated every April 2, the anniversary of his martyrdom. If the date falls within Holy Week or Easter Week, the feast is observed on the Saturday before Passion Sunday. If the date falls on a Sunday of Lent or on a Sunday of Easter, the feast is observed on April 1.
(Canonized on 21 October 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI)