She was the daughter of Saint Hilary of Poitiers, a Doctor of the Church, born before he was converted to the Catholic Faith and gave up his wife to God. She was eighteen years old when she died, and was … Continue reading
He was the thirty-ninth Pope. He was a Spaniard, born in Rome. He is called by Saint Jerome, “an incomparable man.” He was the Pope of the second Ecumenical Council of the Church (the Council of Constantinople I) which defended … Continue reading
This feast commemorates the translation of the holy little house where Mary was conceived and born, and where Jesus, true God and true Man, was conceived. Houses and dwelling places are an important part of Christian love. The beautiful holy … Continue reading
He was born in Yorkshire in England and was hanged at Tyburn, during the Protestant Reformation, for sheltering his cousin, a priest.
He was hanged at Tyburn for protecting Catholic priests in England. His name may be spelled Sydney.
A glorious little virgin martyr, killed for the Catholic Faith in Spain, is Saint Leocadia. Her home was at Toledo. She was thrown over a precipice by haters of her Faith and her purity. She was a beautiful image of … Continue reading
This is the mystery of Mary to which our whole country, the United States of America, was dedicated at the Sixth Provincial Council of Baltimore in 1846. The meaning of this mystery is that from the instant of her conception … Continue reading
Saint Ambrose is one of the four great Doctors of the Western Church. He was a bishop of Milan in Italy. He began by being the governor of northern Italy. But when the Bishop of Milan died, because of the … Continue reading
The great Saint Nicholas, whom everybody knows and speaks of, was an Archbishop at Myra in Asia Minor. He has come to be honored as the patron saint of children. His relics were taken by the Italians to Italy in … Continue reading
Saint Dionysia was one of the group of African martyrs killed under the Vandal King Hunneric. Her little child and her sister were both killed at the same time.
He was an abbot, a most saintly monk who came from Cappadocia in Asia Minor, and lived in the desert land between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. He finally took charge of all the monasteries in that territory. He was … Continue reading
Saint Peter Chrysologus was only forty-four years old when he died. Yet he has been declared one of the thirty-two Doctors of the Catholic Church. His name Chrysologus means golden speech. All his sermons are in the clear, simple, authoritative … Continue reading
Saint Barbara was born and lived in northern Egypt, in the city of Heliopolis. This was the city through which Our Lady and Saint Joseph carried Our Lord on the Flight into Egypt, and where all the pagan idols crashed … Continue reading
Saint Francis Xavier of the Society of Jesus has been the greatest apostle of the Catholic Church since the time of Saint Paul. He is called the second Saint Paul. He entered the Society of Jesus when he was twenty-eight … Continue reading
He was the son of the martyr, Saint Claudius, a Roman tribune. Saint Jason was beheaded along with his brother, Saint Maurus. Their mother, Saint Hilaria buried them. She was arrested while praying at their tomb and was also martyred.