Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

The Holy Family

Feast of the Holy Family

The Holy Family is the name given to the family unit of Jesus: The Divine Son of God Jesus, his mother Mary, and his foster-father Joseph. We know very little about the life of...

Pope Saint Simplicius

Pope St. Simplicius reigned when the last of the western Roman Emperors fell in 476 a.d.. He defended the action of the Council of Chalcedon against the Eutychian heresy, labored to help the people of Italy against the marauding raids of barbarian invaders. He worked to maintain the authority of Rome in the West.
Our Lady of Guadalupe

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the sixteenth century. Chronicles of that period tell us the story. A poor Indian named Cuauhtlatohuac was baptized and given the name...
St. Bruno of Segni

St. Bruno of Segni

Bishop of Segni, in Italy, born at Solero, Piedmont, about 1048; died 1123. Benedictine bishop, serving as Vatican librarian and cardinal legate. He received his preliminary education in a Benedictine monastery of his native...

Saint Berthold

St. Berthold seems to have had a connection with the beginnings of the Carmelite Order. St. Berthold directed the building of a monastery and church on Mount Carmel and dedicated the church in honor of the prophet Elias, who had defeated the priests of Baal there and seen the vision of the cloud out over the sea.

Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8)....

Pope Bl. Urban V

Blessed Pope Urban V was born Guillaume de Grimoard at Grisac in Languedoc, 1310.  He studied canon law and theology in Avignon and became a Benedictine monk.  He was named abbot of his monastery...

Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

St. Toribio Alfonso de Mongrovejo (1538-1606) Bishop and defender of the rights of the native Indians in Peru. He founded schools, churches, hospitals, and the first seminary in the New World. To assist his pastoral work among the Indians, he also mastered several Indian dialects. He was canonized in 1726.
St. Brendan

St. Brendan

St. Brendan of Ardfert and Clonfert, known also as Brendan the Voyager, was born in Ciarraighe Luachra, near the present city of Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland, in 484; he died at Enachduin, now Annaghdown,...

Saint Julie Billiart

Saint Julie Billiart (12 July 1751 — 8 April 1816) was the founder and first Superior General of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur. Saint Julie was best-known for her charity. Her whole soul was echoed in the simple and naive formula which was continually on her lips and pen: Ah, qu'il est bon, le bon Dieu! (How good is the good God).

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