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A group of forty-nine Christians slain in Chalcedon during the reign of Emperor Diocletian . Records indicate that the martyrs were members of the ...
Posted: September 24, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Padre Pio was an Italian priest who was known for his piety and charity, as well as the gift of the stigmata, which has never been ...
Posted: September 23, 2017, 12:00 am
Augustinian bishop. Born at Fuentellana, Castile, Spain, he was the son of a miller. He studied at the University of Alcala, earned a licentiate in ...
Posted: September 22, 2017, 12:00 am
Little is known about St. Matthew, except that he was the son of Alpheus, and he was likely born in Galilee. He worked as a tax collector, which was ...
Posted: September 21, 2017, 12:00 am
Feastday: September 20 The evangelization of Korea began during the 17th century through a group of lay persons. A strong vital Christian ...
Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and ...
Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Joseph was born in 1603 at Cupertino, in the diocese of Nardo in the Kingdom of Naples. After spending his childhood and adolescence in ...
Posted: September 18, 2017, 12:00 am
Born at Montepulciano, Italy, October 4, 1542, St. Robert Bellarmine was the third of ten children. His mother, Cinzia Cervini, a niece of Pope ...
Posted: September 17, 2017, 12:00 am
Cornelius whose feast day is September 16th. A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen months by ...
Posted: September 16, 2017, 12:00 am
The massacre of the martyrs of Lyons with their bishop, St. Pothinus, took place during the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius in the year 177. ...
Posted: September 15, 2017, 12:00 am
Patroness of poor peasants and servants in the Tyrol. Born in Rattenberg, in the Tyrol, she was the daughter of peasants. At eighteen she became a ...
Posted: September 14, 2017, 12:00 am
St. John, named Chrysostom (golden-mouthed) on account of his eloquence, came into the world of Christian parents, about the year 344, in the city of ...
Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:00 am
Bishop and preacher, one of the saints whose life has been woven into the myths and legends of Ireland. He was a known disciple of St. Patrick, and ...
Posted: September 12, 2017, 12:00 am
The holy confessor Paphnutius was an Egyptian who, after having spent several years in the desert under the direction of the great St. Antony, was ...
Posted: September 11, 2017, 12:00 am
Bishop of Albi and a friend of Pope St. Gregory I the Great. Also called Sauve, he was a native of Albi and, originally a lawyer, he entered a ...
Posted: September 10, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580, of impoverished parents descended from ancient and distinguished families. He studied ...
Posted: September 9, 2017, 12:00 am
According to legend Adrian was a pagan officer at the imperial court of Nicomedia. Impressed by the courage of a group of Christians who were being ...
Posted: September 8, 2017, 12:00 am
On the death of Clovis, King of the Franks, in the year 511 his kingdom was divided between his four sons, of whom the second was Clodomir. Thirteen ...
Posted: September 7, 2017, 12:00 am
A wonderful simplicity and spirit of compunction were the distinguishing virtues of this holy man. He was chosen abbot of St. Mark's near Spoleto, ...
Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:00 am
The remarkable woman who would be known as Mother Theresa began life named Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. Born on August 26, 1910 in Skopje, she was the ...
Posted: September 5, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses and Quisquina, was a descendant of the great Charlemagne. She was born at Palermo in Sicily. In her ...
Posted: September 4, 2017, 12:00 am
Pope Saint Gregory I, also known as the Great, was the Pope of the Catholic Church between 590 and 604 AD. Gregory was born around 540 in Rome. The ...
Posted: September 3, 2017, 12:00 am
Born in Skänninge, Sweden, in the 13th century, St. Ingrid lived under the spiritual direction of Peter of Dacia, a Dominican priest. She was the ...
Posted: September 2, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Giles, Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feast day - September 1 St. Giles is said to have been a seventh century Athenian of noble ...
Posted: September 1, 2017, 12:00 am
Raymond was born at Portella, Catalonia, Spain. He was delivered by caesarean operation when his mother died in childbirth. Hence his name non natus ...
Posted: August 31, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Rumon, also known as Ruan, Ronan, and Ruadan, was probably a brother of Bishop St. Tudwal of Trequier, but nothing else is known of him beyond ...
Posted: August 30, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Sabina's feast day is August 29th. We know St. Sabina only through legend, and there is some question as to it's trustworthiness. Even the ...
Posted: August 29, 2017, 12:00 am
St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his conversion from a former life of loose living, which included parties, entertainment, ...
Posted: August 28, 2017, 12:00 am