St. Bernard of Clairvaux

St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Doctor

Bernard, the founding abbot of Clairvaux Abbey in Burgundy, was one of the most commanding Church leaders in the first half of the twelfth...

Saint John Cantius

Saint John Cantius is the patron Saint of Teachers, Students, Priests and Pilgrims. John of Kanty was born in the small southern Polish town of Kanty, only thirteen miles from Pope John Paul II’s birthplace, on June 24, 1390. Whether it was in the classroom or in the pulpit, everyone knew him as a staunch defender of the faith and enemy of heretics.
St. Edward the Confessor

St. Edward the Confessor

St. Edward the Confessor was the son of King Ethelred III and his Norman wife, Emma, daughter of Duke Richard I of Normandy. He...
St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene was one of the many “who were assisting them out of their means.” She was present at Our Lords' Crucifixion, and...
Blessed Francois de Laval

Blessed François de Laval

Blessed François de Laval was born at St. Martin de Montigny-sur-Avre, Normandy, France. He wanted to become a priest from his earliest childhood. When...
St. Lydwine

St. Lydwine

St. Lydwine is the patroness of sickness. She was born at Schiedam, Holland, one of nine children of a working man. After an injury...
Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul

Dedication of the Basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul

As the commemorative feast of the dedication of the arch-basilica of the Lateran is kept by the whole Western church, so also is that...
St. Quentin

St. Quentin

Saint Quentin was a Roman, descended from a senatorial family. Full of zeal for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, he left his country and...

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.

Feast of the Holy Innocents

Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he...

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