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Saint Rita was born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, Italy in 1381. The day after her baptism, Rita was surrounded by a swarm of white bees, which ...
Posted: May 22, 2019, 12:00 am
Eugene de Mazenod was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en-Provence in France. Early in life he experienced the upheaval of the French Revolution. None ...
Posted: May 21, 2019, 12:00 am
In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest hospital in Siena. A plague was raging through the city so horrible that as many as ...
Posted: May 20, 2019, 12:00 am
When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I ...
Posted: May 19, 2019, 12:00 am
St. John I, Pope and Martyr (Feast day - May 18) A native of Tuscany in Italy, John was elected Pope while he was still an archdeacon upon the death ...
Posted: May 18, 2019, 12:00 am
Franciscan lay brother and mystic. Born to a peasant family at Torre Hermosa, in Aragon, on Whitsunday, he was christened Pascua in honor of the ...
Posted: May 17, 2019, 12:00 am
Although little is known about Simon Stock's early life, legend has it that the name Stock, meaning "tree trunk," derives from the fact ...
Posted: May 16, 2019, 12:00 am
Dymphna was born in Ireland sometime in the seventh century to a pagan father and devout Christian mother. When she was fourteen, she consecrated ...
Posted: May 15, 2019, 12:00 am
How does one qualify to be an apostle? The first act of the apostles after the Ascension of Jesus was to find a replacement for Judas. With all ...
Posted: May 14, 2019, 12:00 am
Bishop of Colonia in Palestine and a hermit. Born in Nicopolis, Armenia, he established a monastery at the age of eighteen. Appointed a bishop at the ...
Posted: May 13, 2019, 12:00 am
So often we hear people or even ourselves excuse an action by saying "I was only following orders." But for Nereus and Achilleus this ...
Posted: May 12, 2019, 12:00 am
Ignatius was the son of a poor farmer in Laconi, Italy. He was born on December 17, 1701. When he was about seventeen, he became very ill. He ...
Posted: May 11, 2019, 12:00 am
The man who would become St. Damien of Molokai, was born in rural Belgium, on January 3, 1840. His name was Jozef De Veuster, and he was the youngest ...
Posted: May 10, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Pachomius was born about 292 in the Upeer Thebaid in Egypt and was inducted into the Emperor's army as a twenty-year-old. The great kindness of ...
Posted: May 9, 2019, 12:00 am
Cistercian archbishop. Peter was born near Vienne, in Dauphine, France, and joined the Cistercian Order at Bonneveaux at the age of twenty with his ...
Posted: May 8, 2019, 12:00 am
Blessed Rose was born at Viterbo in 1656, the daughter of Godfrey Venerini, a physician. Upon the death of a young man who had been paying court to ...
Posted: May 7, 2019, 12:00 am
Dominic Savio was born on April 2, 1842 in the village of Riva in northern Italy. His father was a blacksmith and his mother a seamstress. He had ...
Posted: May 6, 2019, 12:00 am
Bishop of Arles, France, and friend and relative of St. Honoratus. He was born to a noble family in Lorraine and was successful, although he gave up ...
Posted: May 5, 2019, 12:00 am
The St. Florian commemorated in the Roman Martyrology on May 4th, was an officer of the Roman army, who occupied a high administrative post in ...
Posted: May 4, 2019, 12:00 am
St. James the Less, the author of the first Catholic Epistle, was the son of Alphaeus of Cleophas. His mother Mary was either a sister or a close ...
Posted: May 3, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Athanasius, also known as Athanasius the Great and Athanasius the Confessor, was a bishop and doctor of the church. He is called the "Father of ...
Posted: May 2, 2019, 12:00 am
Marculf is also known as Marcoul. He was born at Bayeux, Gaul, at noble parents. He was ordained when he was thirty, and did missionary work at ...
Posted: May 1, 2019, 12:00 am
Pope from 1566-1572 and one of the foremost leaders of the Catholic Reformation. Born Antonio Ghislieri in Bosco, Italy, to a poor family, he labored ...
Posted: April 30, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Catherine of Siena was born during the outbreak of the plague in Siena, Italy on March 25, 1347. She was the 25th child born to her mother, ...
Posted: April 29, 2019, 12:00 am
In St. Peter Chanel, Priest and Martyr (Feast day - April 28) The protomartyr of the South Seas, St. Peter Chanel was born in 1803 at Clet in the ...
Posted: April 28, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Zita was born into a poor but holy Christian family. Her older sister became a Cistercian nun and her uncle Graziano was a hermit whom the local ...
Posted: April 27, 2019, 12:00 am
St. Cletus was the third bishop of Rome, and succeeded St. Linus, which circumstance alone shows his eminent virtue among the first disciples of St. ...
Posted: April 26, 2019, 12:00 am
Much of what we know about St. Mark, the author of the Second Gospel, comes largely from the New Testament and early Christian traditions. Mark the ...
Posted: April 25, 2019, 12:00 am