Saint Philip of Jesus, Patron Saint of Mexico City

Saint Philip of Jesus, Patron Saint of Mexico City (Feast Date: February 5th)

Extract from Saint Philip of Jesus: “Franciscan martyr in Japan. A Spaniard born in Mexico City, he entered the Franciscans at Puebla but then departed the order in 1589 to journey to the Philippines as a trader. In 1590, he repented and returned to the Franciscan fold. His superiors commanded him to sail back to Mexico to be ordained a priest and, while on the way, his ship was caught in a storm and driven into the waters of Japan. Landing in 1596, he was soon arrested and, with St. Peter Baptist, was put to death by crucifixion at Nagasaki. He was canonized in 1862.”

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We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. (Name) on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:

Drug War-related Deaths in Mexico (August, 2009) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: Septemnber 14 – September 27, 2009.

That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,

make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

 

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