Saint Bibiana was a heroic Roman girl, the daughter of a father and mother who were saints. Her sister was also a saint. All four of this family were martyred for the Catholic Faith. Her father, Saint Flavian, has his … Continue reading
He was born in London in 1540. He went to the University of Oxford where he was perhaps its most brilliant student. Queen Elizabeth the heretical Queen of the English, met him there on a visit in 1566. She was … Continue reading
She was a courageous woman from Nicomedia who took great care of the martyrs there during the persecution of Diocletian.
Saint Andrew was the older brother of Saint Peter. He was the first of the Apostles to be called by Our Lord. He was a disciple of Saint John the Baptist, who pointed out Jesus to him as the Messias. … Continue reading
Saint Maura was a young Catholic virgin of Constantinople, cruelly martyred for the Faith. Her memory haunted the haters of the Catholic Faith for years after her death. Even Julian the Apostate, the Roman Emperor who died in 363, was … Continue reading
He was an aged priest from Carthage in Africa, who fled to Rome with his deacon, Sisinius. He was arrested there and sentenced to hard labor in the building of huge baths for the pagans of Rome. In the midst … Continue reading
He was an Italian Franciscan priest and missionary who preached in many countries in Europe. He was a friend of Saint John of Capistrano. He had the gift of miracles and made countless conversions. For forty years he never let … Continue reading
This is the feast of the lovely medal designed by the Mother of God herself and given to a beautiful nun, Sister Catherine Laboure, now a canonized saint, a Sister of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul. Our Lady appeared … Continue reading
Blessed Leonard Kimura of the Society of Jesus was a descendant of a noble Kimura who was the first Japanese baptized by Saint Francis Xavier. Blessed Leonard Kimura, through humility, became a lay brother in the Society of Jesus. He … Continue reading
Saint Leonard of Port Maurice was a most holy Franciscan friar. He lived at the monastery of Saint Bonaventure in Rome. He was one of the greatest missioners in the history of the Church. He used to preach to thousands … Continue reading
The first and foremost of all the Catherines among the saints is the beautiful, young, eighteen-year-old girl of Alexandria in Egypt who was martyred for her Faith. The intellectuals of her time and place were so upset by the brilliance … Continue reading
She was a beautiful little Italian virgin, a spiritual daughter of Saint Prosper.
Saint John of the Cross, Doctor of the Church, was a Spanish Carmelite priest. He died when he was only forty-nine years old. He was the great friend and supporter of Saint Teresa of Avila. He has been called the … Continue reading
He was martyred for the Faith at Aquilea in northern Italy during the persecution of Diocletian. His name is mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass. He consoled and encouraged the martyr, Saint Anastasia, during her imprisonment.
Saint Flora was the companion of a beautiful Spanish girl named Mary, and their feasts are celebrated together. They were beheaded by the Mohammedans for refusing to deny their Catholic Faith.