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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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    July 23 2019 Tuesday of the Sixteenth Week in Ordinary Time Lectionary: 396 Reading 1 EX 14:21—15:1 Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the LORD swept the sea with a strong east wind throughout the night and so turned it into dry land. When the water was thus divided, the children of Israel marched into the midst of the sea on dry land, with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. The Egyptians followed in pursuit; all Pharaoh's horses and chariots and charioteers went after them right into the midst of the sea. In the night watch just before dawn the LORD cast through the column of the fiery cloud upon the Egyptian force a glance that threw it into a panic; and he so clogged their chariot wheels that they could hardly drive. With that the Egyptians sounded the retreat before Israel, because the LORD was fighting for them against the Egyptians. Then the LORD told Moses, "Stretch out your hand over the sea, that the water may flow back upon the Egyptians, upon their chariots and their charioteers." So Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and at dawn the sea flowed back to its normal depth. The Egyptians were fleeing head on toward the sea, when the LORD hurled them into its midst. As the water flowed back, it covered the chariots and the charioteers of Pharaoh's whole army that had followed the children of Israel into the sea. Not a single one of them escaped. But the children of Israel had marched on dry land through the midst of the sea, with the water like a wall to their right and to their left. Thus the LORD saved Israel on that day from the power of the Egyptians. When Israel saw the Egyptians lying dead on the seashore and beheld the great power that the LORD had shown against the Egyptians, they feared the LORD and believed in him and in his servant Moses. Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD: I will sing to the LORD, for he is gloriously triumphant; horse and chariot he has cast into the sea. Responsorial Psalm EXODUS 15:8-9, 10 AND 12, 17 R.(1b) Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. At the breath of your anger the waters piled up, the flowing waters stood like a mound, the flood waters congealed in the midst of the sea. The enemy boasted, "I will pursue and overtake them; I will divide the spoils and have my fill of them; I will draw my sword; my hand shall despoil them!" R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. When your wind blew, the sea covered them; like lead they sank in the mighty waters. When you stretched out your right hand, the earth swallowed them! R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. And you brought them in and planted them on the mountain of your inheritance— the place where you made your seat, O LORD, the sanctuary, O LORD, which your hands established. R. Let us sing to the Lord; he has covered himself in glory. 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 12:46-50 While Jesus was speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. Someone told him, "Your mother and your brothers are standing outside, asking to speak with you." But he said in reply to the one who told him, "Who is my mother? Who are my brothers?" And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother."
     
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