Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

Saints Cyril & Methodius

Saints Cyril & Methodius were brothers and are considered the Apostles of the Slavs. Pope John Paul II named them Co-Patrons of Europe (along with St. Benedict). They conducted tireless missionary work and composed a slavic liturgy. St. Cyril create the Cyrillic Alphabet.

Ash Wednesday

In the Roman Catholic Church, Ash Wednesday is the first day of Lent, the season of preparation for the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday. (In Eastern Rite Catholic churches, Lent begins two days earlier, on Clean Monday.)

Saint Agabus the Prophet

Saint Agabus the Prophet, one of the seventy disciples, and martyr. The seventy disciples were chosen by the Lord to go before Him to preach the gospel. St. Agabus was with the twelve disciples in the upper room on the day of Pentecost, and he was filled with the Holy Spirit, the Comforter.

Saint Julian

Saint Julian and his wife built an inn for travelers near a wide river, and a hospital for the poor. He gave help to a leper in his own bed and the leper turned out to be a angel from God who had been sent to test him. He is the patron of hotel keepers, travelers, and boatmen.

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

On February 11, 1858, a young lady appeared to Bernadette Soubirous. This began a series of visions. During the apparition on March 25, the lady identified herself with the words: “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

Saint Scholastica

Saint Scholastica (480-543), sister of Saint Benedict, consecrated her life to God from her earliest youth. After her brother went to Monte Cassino, where he established his famous monastery, she took up her abode in the neighborhood at Plombariola, where she founded and governed a monastery of nuns, about five miles from that of St. Benedict, who, it appears, also directed his sister and her nuns.

Saint Maroun

Saint Maroun was a 5th century Syriac Christian monk who after his death was followed by a religious movement that became known as the Maronites. He was a priest that later became a hermit. His holiness and miracles attracted many followers and drew attention throughout the empire.

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita was born to a wealthy family in Sudan but was kidnapped by slave traders at the age of 9. she was eventually bought by an Italian consul who eventually entrusted her to the Canossian Sisters of the Institute of the Catechumens in Venice.

Saint Luke the Younger

Hermit and wonder-worker whose solitary hermitage in Thessaly, Greece, became known as the Soterion, “the place of healing.”

Saint Paul Miki and Companions

Brother Paul Miki, a Jesuit and a native of Japan, has become the best known among the martyrs of Japan. He was crucified on Februay 5 with twenty-five other Catholics during the persecution of Christians under the Taiko, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ruler of Japan in the name of the emperor. In total, 26 martyrs of Japan were crucified on the hill, now known as the Holy Mountain, overlooking Nagasaki.

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