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Thomas More was born in London on February 7, 1478. His father, Sir John More, was a lawyer and judge who rose to prominence during the reign of ...
Posted: June 22, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. He was destined for the ...
Posted: June 21, 2018, 12:00 am
Martyr of Japan. A native of Korea, he was brought to Japan in 1591 as a prisoner of war and was subsequently converted to Christianity. Entering the ...
Posted: June 20, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Romuald was born at Ravenna about the year 956. In spite of an infinite desire for virtue and sanctity, his early life was wasted in the service ...
Posted: June 19, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Gregory Barbarigo was born in 1625, of a very old and distinguished Venetian family. A brilliant student, he embraced a diplomatic career and ...
Posted: June 18, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Emily de Vialar, Virgin, Foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph "of the Apparition" Anne Marguerite Adelaide Emily de Vialar was the ...
Posted: June 17, 2018, 12:00 am
St. John Francis Regis Confessor of the Society of Jesus June 16 True virtue, or Christian perfection, consists not in great or ...
Posted: June 16, 2018, 12:00 am
When Hortense decided to marry Laurent Cousin in Pibrac, France, it was not out of love for his infant daughter. Germaine was everything Hortense ...
Posted: June 15, 2018, 12:00 am
Patriarch of Constantinople, modem Istanbul. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily, and builta monastery on the island of Chios. After some time in ...
Posted: June 14, 2018, 12:00 am
Saint Anthony was born Fernando Martins in Lisbon, Portugal. He was born into a wealthy family and by the age of fifteen asked to be sent to the ...
Posted: June 13, 2018, 12:00 am
John Gonzales de Castrillo was born at Sahagun, Leon Spain. He was educated by the Benedictine monks of Fagondez monastery there and when twenty, ...
Posted: June 12, 2018, 12:00 am
All we know of Barnabas is to be found in the New Testament. A Jew, born in Cyprus and named Joseph, he sold his property, gave the proceeds to the ...
Posted: June 11, 2018, 12:00 am
Martyr with Amantius, Caerealis, and Primitivus. He was the husband of St. Symphorosa. An officer in the Roman army, he resigned when he became a ...
Posted: June 10, 2018, 12:00 am
"I was born in the way of truth: though my childhood was unaware of the greatness of the benefit, I knew it when trial came." Ephrem ...
Posted: June 9, 2018, 12:00 am
St. William of York, Bishop (Feast day is June 8th). William of York was the son of Count Herbert, treasurer to Henry I. His mother Emma, was the ...
Posted: June 8, 2018, 12:00 am
Bishop and missionary. A native of Wessex, England, he was the brother of Sts. Winebald and Walburga and was related through his mother to the great ...
Posted: June 7, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Norbert was born at Xanten in the Rhineland, about the year 1080. The early part of his life was devoted to the world and its pleasures. He ...
Posted: June 6, 2018, 12:00 am
Winfrith had expected to return to England from Friesland (in what is now Holland) in triumph. He had left the land where he was a respected scholar, ...
Posted: June 5, 2018, 12:00 am
Founder of the Minor Clerks Regular with St. John Augustine Adorno. He was born in 1563, a member of a noble Neapolitan family. Though he had a rare ...
Posted: June 4, 2018, 12:00 am
For those of us who think that the faith and zeal of the early Christians died out as the Church grew more safe and powerful through the centuries, ...
Posted: June 3, 2018, 12:00 am
Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the ...
Posted: June 2, 2018, 12:00 am
Christian apologist, born at Flavia Neapolis, about A.D. 100, converted to Christianity about A.D. 130, taught and defended the Christian religion in ...
Posted: June 1, 2018, 12:00 am
Benedictine abbess and miracle worker. She was the daughter of Count Berthold of Andechs, in modem Bavaria, Germany. The count and his wife, Sophia, ...
Posted: May 31, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Joan of Arc is the patroness of soldiers and of France. On January 6, 1412, Joan of Arc was born to pious parents of the French peasant class in ...
Posted: May 30, 2018, 12:00 am
Bishop of Trier, Germany, from 332, and a miracle worker. He was probably born at Silly, France, and succeeded St. Agritus as bishop of Trier, giving ...
Posted: May 29, 2018, 12:00 am
Martyr of England. She was born Margaret Plantagenet, the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III. She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five ...
Posted: May 28, 2018, 12:00 am
At the end of the sixth century anyone would have said that Augustine had found his niche in life. Looking at this respected prior of a monastery, ...
Posted: May 27, 2018, 12:00 am
St. Philip Neri was a Christian missionary and founder of the Congregation of the Oratory, a community of Catholic priests and lay brothers. He was ...
Posted: May 26, 2018, 12:00 am