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Lifelong Catechesis

Forming Catholic identity across generations
August 22, 2018
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Ordinary Time

For a large part of the liturgical year, we devote ourselves to listening to the mystery of Christ in all its aspects unfolded as we seek God's truth and understanding.

Saint of the Week

Solemnity of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist

John Fisher, Bishop and Martyr

John was born in Beverly, York, England, the son of Robert and Mary Ann Fisher. His father died when he was very young, but his mother saw to it that John was well educated. He was ordained a priest and served both the people and the ruling classes for many years. When the king tried to convince John to support his immoral actions, John refused and the king had him killed, along with his friend, Sir Thomas More.

John Fisher refused to go against his principles. It can be easy to compromise one’s beliefs for worldly gain, particularly when one’s life is at stake. We can look to people like John Fisher as models when we are called upon to yield on what we believe in.