The great crucifix of Mission Santa Clara

Spanish Franciscan Father Magin Catala is buried at the foot of the cross

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Michael Walker: No pilgrimage to Mission Santa Clara is complete without paying compulsory homage before the altar of the great Crucifix, which never fails to inspire compunction with its Spanish grotesque stateliness. Jesus gazes down upon the devotee with a piteous expression. His skin is blanched by loss of blood, which runs in black … [Read more...]

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The Holy Man of Santa Clara

This coming Wednesday, Mission Santa Clara will have a Traditional Latin Mass for canonization cause of Fr. Magin Catala

California Catholic Daily exclusive by Roseanne T. Sullivan. The day before Thanksgiving this year, on Wednesday, November 22, a group of Catholics will gather at the restored Mission Santa Clara, as they have done for the past nine years. They will attend a sung traditional Latin Mass at 6:30 p.m. and pray for the canonization of Franciscan missionary, Fr. Magin Catala, … [Read more...]

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