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Bishop and missionary, also listed as Robert of Hrodbert. A member of a noble Frankish family, he was appointed bishop of Worms, Germany, and then ...
Posted: March 27, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Margaret Clitherow was born in Middleton, England, in 1555, of protestant parents. Possessed of good looks and full of wit and merriment, she was ...
Posted: March 26, 2019, 12:00 am
All that is known of Dismas is that he is the Good Thief crucified with Christ on Calvary. The other thief is known as Gestas. A completely ...
Posted: March 25, 2019, 12:00 am
Abbot and miracle worker, called "the Wise." Born in Capua, Italy, he became a monk in Monte Cassino and was called to the attention of a ...
Posted: March 24, 2019, 12:00 am
Bishop and defender of the rights of the native Indians in Peru, Born in Mayorga, Spain, he studied law and became a lawyer and then professor at ...
Posted: March 23, 2019, 12:00 am
A letter which St. Jerome wrote to St. Marcella provides the only information we have about St. Lea, a devout fourth century widow. Upon the death of ...
Posted: March 22, 2019, 12:00 am
Legend has him an Irishman noted for his military feats who was convinced by his sister St. Fanchea to renounce his warring activities and marry. ...
Posted: March 21, 2019, 12:00 am
John Buralli, the seventh minister general of the Franciscans, was born at Parma in the year 1209, and he was already teaching logic there when at ...
Posted: March 20, 2019, 12:00 am
Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up ...
Posted: March 19, 2019, 12:00 am
"Make your fold with the sheep; flee from the wolves: depart not from the Church," Cyril admonished catechumens surrounded by heresy. These ...
Posted: March 18, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by ...
Posted: March 17, 2019, 12:00 am
Abbot and Irish missionary. An Irish prince, Abban was the son of King Cormac of Leinster. He is listed as the nephew of St. Ibar. Abban founded many ...
Posted: March 16, 2019, 12:00 am
Louise de Marillac was born probably at Ferrieres-en-Brie near Meux, France, on August 12, 1591. She was educated by the Dominican nuns at Poissy. ...
Posted: March 15, 2019, 12:00 am
Matilda was the daughter of Count Dietrich of Westphalia and Reinhild of Denmark. She was also known as Mechtildis and Maud. She was raised by her ...
Posted: March 14, 2019, 12:00 am
The founder of the English Franciscan province, Blessed Agnello, was admitted into the Order by St. Francis himself on the occasion of his sojourn in ...
Posted: March 13, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Fina or Seraphina, Virgin A.D. 1253 The old town of San Geminiano in Tuscany treasures with special veneration the memory of Santa Fina, a young ...
Posted: March 12, 2019, 12:00 am
Constantine was king of Cornwall. Unreliable tradition has him married to the daughter of the king of Brittany who on her death ceded his throne to ...
Posted: March 11, 2019, 12:00 am
Born in 1579, John Ogilvie belonged to Scottish nobility. Raised a Calvinist, he was educated on the continent. Exposed to the religious ...
Posted: March 10, 2019, 12:00 am
Frances was born in the city of Rome in 1384 to a wealthy, noble family. From her mother she inherited a quiet manner and a pious devotion to God. ...
Posted: March 9, 2019, 12:00 am
From the time he was eight to the day he died, John followed every impulse of his heart. The challenge for him was to rush to follow the promptings ...
Posted: March 8, 2019, 12:00 am
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity were Christian martyrs who lived during the early persecution of the Church in Africa by the Emperor Severus. With ...
Posted: March 7, 2019, 12:00 am
Colette was the daughter of a carpenter named DeBoilet at Corby Abbey in Picardy, France. She was born on January 13, christened Nicolette, and ...
Posted: March 6, 2019, 12:00 am
St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful island of Ischia, near Naples. From his childhood ...
Posted: March 5, 2019, 12:00 am
Casimir grew up in a world where his life was not his own. As a prince of Poland, the second son of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria, his ...
Posted: March 4, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Katharine Drexel is the second American-born saint to be canonized by the Catholic Church. This amazing woman was an heiress to a large bequest ...
Posted: March 3, 2019, 12:00 am
In 1086, St. Canute, King of Denmark and father of Blessed Charles the Good, was slain in St. Alban's Church, Odence. Charles who was only a few ...
Posted: March 2, 2019, 12:00 am
According to tradition, St. David was the son of King Sant of South Wales and St. Non. He was ordained a priest and later studied under St. Paulinus. ...
Posted: March 1, 2019, 12:00 am
Pope from 461-468 and guardian of Church unity. He was born in Sardinia, Italy, and was a papal legate to the Robber Council of Ephesus in 449, ...
Posted: February 28, 2019, 12:00 am