On this, the 20th Anniversary of September 11, 2001, we recognize Friar Mychal F. Judge, the chaplain of the New York City fire department, and in remembrance of all the victims who perished this day. After he was fatally struck by falling debris at the World Trade Center. Fr. Judge was the first victim of the horrific events of that fateful day. For more about this Catholic priest, faithful servant of the FDNY, Saint of 9-11, please click on the image. Peace be with you!
Born one of eight children to a farming family in France, he followed his call to the priesthood to preach the Gospel in China at a time when he knew Christian persecution lie ahead. Following success with his missionary companions, St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre was martyred by being strangled to death as he hung on a cross. For more about this saint please click on the image. Peace be with you!