Happy 34th Birthday San Iker! Words cannot desribe how much I love you! Thank you for everything you’ve done for this club! It wouldn’t be the same without you. Wishing you a beautiful day with lots of smiles!  ♥  ♥

Feast of the Archangels Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael 29 September   St. Michael (meaning ‘Who is like God’) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil.    St. Gabriel (meaning 'Strength of God’) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to Mary, the birth of Jesus. His greeting to the Virgin, “Hail, full of grace,” is one of the most familiar and frequent prayers of the Christian people.    St. Raphael (meaning 'Medicine of God’) was the archangel who took care of Tobias on his journey.
St. Germaine Cousin of Pibrac (1579 – 1601) St. Germaine Cousin was a French shepherd girl who suffered much. She was born with a deformed hand, and was treated cruelly by her stepmother. She was sent to work in the farm instead of school. She found solace in God and offered her suffering for the salvation of others. Unloved and unwanted, St. Germaine’s holiness and love for prayer eventually changed her family and indeed the entire village. She is the patron saint of disabled people and abused victims. Her feast day is on 15 June.

I am not my own; I have given myself to Jesus. He must be my only love. The state of helpless poverty that may befall me if I do not marry does not frighten me. All I need is a little food and a few pieces of clothing. With the work of my hands I shall always earn what is necessary and what is left over I’ll give to my relatives and to the poor. If I should become sick and unable to work, then I shall be like the Lord on the cross. He will have mercy on me and help me, I am sure.

–Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, Lily of the Mohawks
(who shall be canonised this Sunday!)

Kateri died on April 17, 1680, shortly before her 24th birthday. With her last breath, she proclaimed: “Iesos konoronkwa.” “Jesus, I love you.