Saints we celebrate this week

“If we look to the saints, this great luminous wake with which God has passed through history, we truly see that here is a force for good that survives through millennia; here is truly light from light.” Pope Benedict XVI

Saints we celebrate this week

November 17 – St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1231). The daughter of the King of Hungary, Elizabeth chose a life of penance and service. Married at the age of 14, her beloved husband was killed after only six years of marriage. She joined the Secular Franciscan Order and spent the last years of her life caring for the poor. She is the patron of Catholic charities.

November 22 – St. Cecilia (230). A native of Rome, St. Cecilia was forced to marry although she wanted to consecrate herself to God. She eventually converted her husband and both were martyred for the faith. She is the patroness of musicians.

November 22 – Solemnity of Our Lord Jesus Christ the King. God promised his people a king who will be triumphant over their enemies. Jesus is our King. In Baptism and Confirmation, we are brought under his kingship.

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