St. Pacifico

St. Pacificus of San Severino

St. Pacifico was born into a distinguished family in San Severino in the Marche of Ancona in central Italy. After joining the Friars Minor,...
Guardian Angels

Memorial of the Guardian Angels

Perhaps no aspect of Catholic piety is as comforting to parents as the belief that an angel protects their little ones from dangers real...

Saint Cloud

Saint Cloud is the most illustrious Saint among the princes of the royal family of the first French dynasty, the Merovingians (499-752). Born in 522, he was the son of Chlodomir, King of Orleans and eldest son of Clovis and Saint Clotilda. He was not yet three years old when his father was killed during a war. His grandmother, Saint Clotilda, brought him and his two brothers to Paris to be educated, and loved them dearly.
St. Joseph

St. Joseph

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture. We know he was a carpenter, a working...

St. Raymond of Penafort

St. Raymond of Pennafort, Patron Saint of Canonists (c.1180-1275). Born in Spain, St. Raymond was a relative of the King of Aragon. From childhood...

Saint Peter Chrysologus

Saint Peter Chrysologus (d.450) is the Doctor of Homilies. His words helped to defeat the attack on Christ's humanity. No doctor said so much in his homilies in fewer words. Chrysologus means "The Golden-Worded"

Saint Luke

Saint Luke's authorship of the Third Gospel has not been seriously disputed. Nor has the attribution of the Acts of the Apostles to him been questioned. Luke's Gospel is clearly related to the Gospels of St. Mark and St. Matthew both in content and in structure; all three drew on a common source. St. Luke, however, used a second source unknown to either St. Matthew or St. Mark. Scholars have surmised that this source may have been Mary, the mother of Jesus, and her closest friends, all of whom knew Jesus intimately.
Our Lady of Sorrows

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

The sorrows: at the prophecy of Simeon; at the flight into Egypt; having lost the Holy Child at Jerusalem; meeting Jesus on his way to Calvary; standing at the foot of the Cross; Jesus being taken from the Cross; at the burial of Christ.
Sts. Aquila and Priscilla

Sts. Aquila and Priscilla

When Paul came to Corinth (probably in the year 50), he met Priscilla (or Prisca) and her husband Aquila, tentmakers by trade like Paul,...

Saint Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa

Saint Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa (1813-55) was the founder of the Handmaids of Charity whose chief apostolate was the care of the poor, the sick and the suffering. She was both beatified and canonized by Pope Pius XII.

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