reflections, updates and homilies from Deacon Mike Talbot inspired by the following words from my ordination: Receive the Gospel of Christ whose herald you have become. Believe what you read, teach what you believe and practice what you teach...
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Saint of the day for Wednesday
St. Peter Gonzalez
Feastday: April 14 Patron: of sailors Birth: 1190 Death: 1246 Beatified: 1254, Rome by Pope Innocent IV Canonized: December 13, 1741, Rome by Pope Benedict XIV
Dominican protector of captives and sailors. Born in Astorga, Spain, he entered the Dominicans and became the chaplain and confessor of King St. Ferdinand of Castile. He preached a campaign against the Moors, and then cared for the captured Muslims. He also cared for sailors, who dubbed him Thelmo, after St. Elmo.