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October 10


Saint of the day:
Saint Francis Borgia

Patron saint of against earthquakes & Portugal

Saint Francis Borgia’s Story

Francis was a young nobleman at the court of the King of Spain. He became a Duke when he was only thirty-three and lived a happy, peaceful life with his wife Eleanor and their eight children. But unlike so many other powerful nobles, Francis was a perfect Christian gentleman, a true man of God and his great joy was to receive Holy Communion often. This happy life ended when his beloved wife died. Francis did something that astonished all the nobles of Spain; he gave up his Dukedom to his son Charles and became a Jesuit priest. So many people came to his first Mass that they had to set up an altar outdoors, but his Superior tested him by treating him in exactly the opposite way he had been used to all his forty-one years of life. He who had once been a Duke had to help the cook, carrying wood for the fire and sweeping the kitchen. When he served food to the priests and brothers, he had to kneel down in front of them all and beg them to forgive him for being so clumsy! Still he never once complained or grumbled. The only time he became angry was when anyone treated him with respect as if he was still a Duke. Once a doctor who had to take care of a painful wound Francis had gotten said to him: "I am afraid, my lord, that I have to hurt your grace." The saint answered that he would not hurt him more than he was right then by calling him "my lord" and "your grace." It was not too long before the humble priest accomplished wonderful works for God's glory as he preached everywhere and advised many important people. He spread the Society of Jesus all over Spain and in Portugal. When he was made SuperiorGeneral of the Jesuits, he sent missionaries all over the world. Under his guidance, the Jesuits grew to be a very great help to the Church in many lands.  Through all such success, St. Francis Borgia remained completely humble.,_4th_Duke_of_Gand%C3%ADa





Relic / Tomb of Saint Francis Borgia

in the Jesuit Church in Madrid, Spain

House of Borgia 



Chicken Mozambique

Chicken Mozambique is a popular Portuguese dish which combines tender chicken in a delicious lemon garlic sauce. The addition of some spicy and flavorful African piri piri sauce is what completes this already delicious dish. Chicken Mozambique is great because it is not difficult to make and is always sure to impress. It is most typically served alongside a side of white rice or french fries.

*Serves 1-2*


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cubed

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 6 oz beer

  • 2 sazon goya con azafran packets

  • 2 tablespoons piri piri 

  • 1 teaspoon cilantro chopped to garnish

  • 2 lemon quarters to garnish


  1. In a large frying pan, sauté the chicken cubes in the olive oil on medium to high heat.
    Season with the teaspoon of salt.

  2. Once cooked through, remove the chicken and set aside in a bowl.

  3. Add the onions and garlic to the pan along with 1 tablespoon of the butter.
    Stir as it cooks.

  4. Pour half of a beer, 6 oz, into the pan and stir to deglaze the pan.

  5. Add the chicken back to the pan along with the piri piri sauce, lemon juice,
    two packets of sazon goya, and the rest of the butter.

  6. Let it simmer for 2 to 3 minutes on medium heat while stirring occasionally.

  7. Once done, remove from the pan and place onto a serving platter.

  8. Garnish with the chopped cilantro and lemon quarters. Serve along with some white rice while hot.

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