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Gonsalo Garcia

Born of a Portuguese father and a Canarese mother in Bassein, East India, about the year 1556 or 1557; d. 5 Feb. 1597.  His early training was entrusted to the Jesuits, who brought him up in their college in Bassein Fort.  At the age of twenty-four or twenty-five he went to Japan in the company of some Jesuit Fathers who were ordered, 19 1580, to leave Bassein, and join their mission in the former country.  He quickly acquired a knowledge of the language; and as he was of an amiable disposition he won the hearts of the people and did great service as a catechist for eight years.  He then left this kind of work, and betook himself to Alacao for trading purposes.  His business soon flourished and branches were opened in different places.  During his frequent visits to Manila he made the acquaintance of the Franciscans, and being drawn more and more towards them he finally joined the Seraphic Order as a lay brother.  He sailed from the Philippine islands with other companions in religion under Petrus Baptista, 26 May 1592 on an embassy from the Spanish Governor to the Emperor of Japan.  After working zealously for the glory of God for more than four years, the Emperor Taiko-Sama, suspecting the missionaries were aiming at the overthrow of his throne, ordered St. Garcia and his companions to be guarded in their Convent at Miaco on 9 December, 1596.  A few days afterwards, when there were singing vespers, behind their backs were taken to prison.  On 3 January, 1597, the extremities of the left ears of twenty-six confessors.  St. Garcia amongst the number, were cut off; but were with great respect  collected by the Christians.  On 5 February of the same year, the day of the martyrdom, St. Garcia was the first to be extended on, and nailed to the cross which was then erected in the middle of those of his companions.  Two lances piercing the body from one side to the other and passing through the heart, whilst the saint was singing the praises of God during the infliction of the torture, put an end to his sufferings and won for Garcia the martyr’s crown.  In 1627 these twenty-six servants of God wre declared venerable by Urban VIII; their feast occurs on 5 February, the anniversary of their sufferings; and in 1629 their veneration was permitted throughout the Universal Church.

 

Family ID Head of the family
10-0012 BEENA THURUTHIYIL
10-0021 MEGHAN THAKUR
10-0022 IRENE D'SOUZA
10-0023 CHRISTINE D'SA
10-0024 GEORGE D'SOUZA
10-0025 WALTER MATHIAS
10-0026 MAURICE CARDOZA
10-0027 HAROLD ROSETTEE
10-0028 JAMES D'SOUZA
10-0029 JOHN D'SOUZA
10-0030 HAROLD PINTO
10-0052 JOHN ANTHONY  
10-0069 GEORGE POSWAITY
10-0070 RICHARD RODRIGUES
10-0076 AUGUSTIN D'SOUZA
10-0077 FRANSQUINHA TAURO
10-0078 ALLEN REGO
10-0079 INAS PAIS
10-0083 STANLEY REBELLO
10-0084 JOSEPH ALMEIDA
10-0085 JOHN LEO PAIS
10-0087 FREDRICK D'COSTA
10-0088 THOMAS MENEZES
10-0256 JOHN CORREIA
10-0261 WILLIAM THOMAS
10-0271 CLODE NAVEEN RODRIGUES
10-0284 RUSSELL WASDELL
10-0287 CYRIL VAZ
10-0293 ANTO FERNANDO
10-0296 LOVEL BAPTIST
10-0302 AUGUSTINE DUTTA
10-0307 SUSHILA PARMAR
10-0310 JOHN D'SOUZA
10-0355 DENIS MASCARENHAS
10-0380 FLORA DIAS
10-0386 MARTIN FERNANDES
10-0388 AGNES ROSY BARBOZA
10-0401 ANTHONY ROMEO D'SOUZA
10-0438 SUNNY D'SOUZA
10-0441 LEENA TAITES
10-0451 NOEL FRANCIS
10-0492 IVAN ALMEIDA
10-0497 JAYANTI LOBO
10-0516 HENRY ABREO
10-0518 ELVIS FERNANDES
10-0532 NORVIN REBELLO
10-0533 ROCKY MARTIN
10-0534 TREVOR DEPENHA
10-0555 DENIS MASCARENHAS
10-0559 BLACIOUS RODRIGUES
10-0560 FRANCIS LOBO
10-0562 MICHAEL  D'SOUZA
10-0565 RAJDETT PETERSON
10-0566 BRYAN NORONHA
10-0570 JOCHIM LOBO
10-0572 SURESH NAIK
10-0573 LEO CHING
10-0579 JOSEPH D'SA
10-0580 NICHOLAS ROZARIO
10-0581 JOSEPH MENDEZ
10-0583 RICHARD FERNANDES
10-0589 CLIFFORD FERNANDES
10-0590 SUBHASH PAIS
10-0592 MARIAN D'SOUZA
10-0593 THEODORE D'SOUZA
10-0595 WINSTON DCRUZE
10-0604 FELIX D'ALMEIDA
10-0607 MARIUS PEREIRA
10-0611 JOHN ARUL
10-0615 P. J. CHERIAN
10-0618 RICHARD GOMES
10-0624 LOUELLA SALIYAN
10-0629 EDWARD D'SOUZA
10-0630 CUSTODIO PAIS
10-0635 GRETA SHETTY
10-0645 FELIX FERNANDES
10-0649 MELVIN FERNANDES
10-0653 WILFRED MATHIAS
10-0656 CLIFFORD CORDAS
10-0661 CLIFFORD  LOBO
10-0666 LAWRENCE THAVAR
10-0668 DONALD D'SOUZA
10-0671 NELSON DIAS
10-0673 LAWRENCE THAVAR
10-0691 HEROLD MARTIS
10-0692 ROCK CARDOZO
10-0697 RONALD BARBOZA
10-0698 PRISCILLA LAWRENCE

10-0708

10-0709

10-0710

10-0711

ARCHANA PEREIRA

RAPHAEL RODRIGUES

JITESH JOHN MARTIS

DARRYL FERNANDES

 

 

 
     
 
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HOMILY by  Fr Lawrence
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Daily Readings
 June 27 2019
16:1-12, 15-16
Thought of the day
    June 27 2019 Thursday of the Twelfth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 374 Reading 1 GN 16:1-12, 15-16 Abram's wife Sarai had borne him no children. She had, however, an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar. Sarai said to Abram: "The LORD has kept me from bearing children. Have intercourse, then, with my maid; perhaps I shall have sons through her." Abram heeded Sarai's request. Thus, after Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, his wife Sarai took her maid, Hagar the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his concubine. He had intercourse with her, and she became pregnant. When she became aware of her pregnancy, she looked on her mistress with disdain. So Sarai said to Abram: "You are responsible for this outrage against me. I myself gave my maid to your embrace; but ever since she became aware of her pregnancy, she has been looking on me with disdain. May the LORD decide between you and me!" Abram told Sarai: "Your maid is in your power. Do to her whatever you please." Sarai then abused her so much that Hagar ran away from her. The LORD's messenger found her by a spring in the wilderness, the spring on the road to Shur, and he asked, "Hagar, maid of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress, Sarai." But the LORD's messenger told her: "Go back to your mistress and submit to her abusive treatment. I will make your descendants so numerous," added the LORD's messenger, "that they will be too many to count. Besides," the LORD's messenger said to her: "You are now pregnant and shall bear a son; you shall name him Ishmael, For the LORD has heard you, God has answered you. This one shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against everyone, and everyone's hand against him; In opposition to all his kin shall he encamp." Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram named the son whom Hagar bore him Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael. Or GN 16:6B-12, 15-16 Abram told Sarai: "Your maid is in your power. Do to her whatever you please." Sarai then abused her so much that Hagar ran away from her. The LORD's messenger found her by a spring in the wilderness, the spring on the road to Shur, and he asked, "Hagar, maid of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?" She answered, "I am running away from my mistress, Sarai." But the LORD's messenger told her: "Go back to your mistress and submit to her abusive treatment. I will make your descendants so numerous," added the LORD's messenger, "that they will be too many to count. Besides," the LORD's messenger said to her: "You are now pregnant and shall bear a son; you shall name him Ishmael, For the LORD has heard you, God has answered you. This one shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against everyone, and everyone's hand against him; In opposition to all his kin shall he encamp." Hagar bore Abram a son, and Abram named the son whom Hagar bore him Ishmael. Abram was eighty-six years old when Hagar bore him Ishmael. Responsorial Psalm PS 106:1B-2, 3-4A, 4B-5 R. (1b) Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good, for his mercy endures forever. Who can tell the mighty deeds of the LORD, or proclaim all his praises? R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Blessed are they who observe what is right, who do always what is just. Remember us, O LORD, as you favor your people. R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Visit me with your saving help, that I may see the prosperity of your chosen ones, rejoice in the joy of your people, and glory with your inheritance. R. Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good. or: R. Alleluia. Alleluia JN 14:23 R. Alleluia, alleluia. Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him and we will come to him. R. Alleluia, alleluia. Gospel MT 7:21-29 Jesus said to his disciples: "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the Kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name? Did we not drive out demons in your name? Did we not do mighty deeds in your name?' Then I will declare to them solemnly, 'I never knew you. Depart from me, you evildoers.' "Everyone who listens to these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. But it did not collapse; it had been set solidly on rock. And everyone who listens to these words of mine but does not act on them will be like a fool who built his house on sand. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and buffeted the house. And it collapsed and was completely ruined." When Jesus finished these words, the crowds were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes.
     
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