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April 2020

Saint John Baptist de la Salle

Apr 7
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint John Baptist de la Salle’s Story (April 30, 1651 – April 7, 1719) Complete dedication to what he saw as God’s will for him dominated the life of John Baptist de la Salle. In 1950, Pope Pius XII named him patron of schoolteachers for his efforts in upgrading school instruction. As a young 17th-century Frenchman, John had everything going for him: scholarly bent, good looks, noble family background, money, refined upbringing. At the early age of 11, he received…

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ONLINE – Join Father Marcin for a Q&A and a Glass of Wine !

Apr 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

  Join Marcin on line via our facebook page as he answers some of your questions about our Catholic faith. These on-line sessions start around 8:30pm each night from Monday to Saturday and last around an hour. You can catch up with the video's on our home page if you miss them. https://stswithuns.org.uk/latest-videos-watch-live-or-replay/

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Saint Julie Billiart

Apr 8
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Julie Billiart’s Story (July 12, 1751 – April 8, 1816) Born in Cuvilly, France, into a family of well-to-do farmers, young Marie Rose Julie Billiart showed an early interest in religion and in helping the sick and poor. Though the first years of her life were relatively peaceful and uncomplicated, Julie had to take up manual work as a young teen when her family lost its money. However, she spent her spare time teaching catechism to young people and…

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ONLINE – Join Father Marcin for a POLISH Q&A !

Apr 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

  Join Marcin on line via our facebook page as he answers some of your questions about our Catholic faith. These on-line sessions start around 11:30am each day from Monday to Saturday and last around an hour. You can catch up with the video's on our facebook home page if you miss them. https://www.facebook.com/St-Swithuns-RC-Ko%C5%9Bci%C3%B3%C5%82-Southsea-576369546054589/   https://stswithuns.org.uk/latest-videos-watch-live-or-replay/

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ONLINE – Join Father Marcin for a Q&A and a Glass of Wine !

Apr 8 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 6th April 2020 at 8:30 pm

One event on 7th April 2020 at 8:30 pm

One event on 8th April 2020 at 8:30 pm

One event on 4th April 2020 at 11:30 am

St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

  Join Marcin on line via our facebook page as he answers some of your questions about our Catholic faith. These on-line sessions start around 8:30pm each night from Monday to Saturday and last around an hour. You can catch up with the video's on our home page if you miss them. https://stswithuns.org.uk/latest-videos-watch-live-or-replay/

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Saint Casilda

Apr 9
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Casilda’s Story (d. c. 1050) Some saints’ names are far more familiar to us than others, but even the lives of obscure holy persons teach us something. And so it is with Saint Casilda. Her father was a Muslim leader in Toledo, Spain, in the 10th century. Casilda was a devout Muslim but was kind to Christian prisoners. She became ill as a young woman but did not trust that any of the local Arab doctors could cure her. So she made a…

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Saint Magdalen of Canossa

Apr 10
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Magdalen of Canossa’s Story (March 1, 1774 – April 10, 1835) Wealth and privilege did nothing to prevent today’s saint from following her calling to serve Christ in the poor. Nor did the protests of her relatives, concerned that such work was beneath her. Born in northern Italy in 1774, Magdalen knew her mind—and spoke it. At age 15 she announced she wished to become a nun. After trying out her vocation with the cloistered Carmelites, she realized her desire…

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Saint Stanislaus

Apr 11
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Stanislaus’ Story (July 26, 1030 – April 11, 1079) Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic bishop of Kraków, patron of Poland. He is remembered with Saints Thomas More and Thomas Becket for vigorous opposition to the evils of an unjust government. Born in Szczepanow near Kraków on July 26, 1030, he was ordained a priest after being educated in the cathedral schools of Gniezno, then capital…

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Saint Teresa of Los Andes

Apr 12
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Teresa of Los Andes’ Story (July 13, 1900 – April 12, 1920) One needn’t live a long life to leave a deep imprint. Teresa of Los Andes is proof of that. As a young girl growing up in the early 1900’s in Santiago, Chile, Juana Fernandez read an autobiography of a French-born saint—Thérèse, popularly known as the Little Flower. The experience deepened her desire to serve God and clarified the path she would follow. At age 19 Juana became a Carmelite nun,…

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Saint Martin I

Apr 13
St Swithun’s Church, 105 Waverley Road
Portsmouth, Hampshire PO5 2PL United Kingdom

Saint Martin I’s Story (d. September 16, 655) When Martin I became pope in 649, Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine empire and the patriarch of Constantinople was the most influential Church leader in the eastern Christian world. The struggles that existed within the Church at that time were magnified by the close cooperation of emperor and patriarch. A teaching, strongly supported in the East, held that Christ had no human will. Twice, emperors had officially favored this position:…

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