First: St. Gonsalo Garcia
Saint Gonsalo Garcia (1556-1597) is a Roman Catholic saint from India. Born in the western coastal town of Vasai, an exurb of the city of Bombay, he preached from the Bassein fort during the time the town was under Portuguese colonial rule. The feast of St. Garcia has traditionally been held on the first Sunday nearest to the neap tide following Christmas in Vasai.
Then, at the age of fifteen, Fr. Sebastian took Garcia to Japan.
Second: St. Teresa of Child Jesus
Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the “Little Flower”, and
found in her hort life more inspiration for their own lives than in volumes by theologians.
Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite for less than ten years. She never went on missions, never founded a religious order, never performed great works.
He soon managed to learn the language and since was seen as an affable person; he soon became popular in the local community as a catechist. Read More…
(Collections of her letters and restored versions of her journals have been published recently.) But within 28 years of her death, the public demand was so great that she was canonized. Read More…