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...
Holy Name of Mary

Most Holy Name of Mary

In accordance with Jewish custom our Lady's parents named her eight days after her birth, and were inspired to call her Mary. The feast...
St Edith Stein

St. Edith Stein

Edith Stein was born in Breslau on 12 October 1891, the youngest of 11, as her family were celebrating Yom Kippur, that most important...
John The Baptist

Solemnity Of The Nativity of John The Baptist

Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater...

St. Valentine

St. Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II....
Nativity of Mary

The Nativity of the Blessed Virgin

The Feast of the Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary has been celebrated in the Church at least since the 8th Century. The Church's...
St Bridget of Sweden

St. Bridget of Sweden

St. Bridget (sometimes called Birgitta) was born about the year 1303 (by tradition on June 14th) in Upland, the chief province of Sweden, where...

Saint François de Laval

Saint François de Laval was the first Bishop of Quebec. This holy bishop, a pioneer of the Church in New France, lived in constant, heroic renouncement. He wore a hair shirt and slept very little, so as to be able to pray all his offices and rosaries.
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...

Saint Denis

Bishop of Paris, martyred along with his deacons Rusticus and Eleutherius in about 275.

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