Sts. Cyril & Methodius

Because their father was an officer in a part of Greece inhabited by many Slavs, these two Greek brothers, Sts. Cyril & Methodius, ultimately...
St Henry of Uppsala

St. Henry of Uppsala

St. Henry of Uppsala, the Patron of Finland, was an Englishman of the twelfth century residing at Rome. In 1152, he was consecrated Bishop...
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...

Saint John Damascene, Doctor of the Church

Saint John Damascene has the double honor of being the last, but one of the fathers of the Eastern Church, and the greatest of her poets. His eloquent defense of images has deservedly procured him the title of "The Doctor of Christian Art.
St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church

Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to European colonization. Two years after she was...

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

According to the traditions of the Carmelite order, on July 16, 1251, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. During the vision, she revealed to him the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, popularly known as the "Brown Scapular." A century and a quarter later, the Carmelite order began to celebrate on this date the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.
St. Linus

Pope St. Linus

All the ancient records of the Roman bishops which have been handed down to us by St. Irenaeus, Julius Africanus, St. Hippolytus, Eusebius, also...
All Saints Day

The Solemnity of All Saints

All Saint’s Day (or officially The Solemnity of All Saints) is instituted to honor all the saints, known and unknown, and, according to Urban...
St. Francis of Paola

St. Francis of Paola

Saint Francis of Paola, founder of the Order of Minims, was born in 1416 in Paula in Calabria, Italy. His parents were remarkable for...

Pope Saint Simplicius

Pope Saint 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.

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