Of the many saints named Elizabeth, the one most gloried in by all Americans is Saint Elizabeth Anne Seton who was born in New York City in 1774. After her husband’s death she converted to the Catholic Faith from Episcopalianism. … Continue reading
She was the beautiful wife of Saint Flavian (December 22), and the mother of Saint Bibiana (Vivian) (December 2), and Saint Demetria (June 21), all of whom were martyred by the apostate Catholic Emperor Julian, who reigned for only two … Continue reading
Saint Genevieve is the patroness of Paris. At the age of seven, under the protection of her spiritual father, Saint Germanus of Auxerre, she dedicated herself completely to God. At the age of fifteen, she took the veil of a … Continue reading
This feast was established for the whole Catholic Church in 1721 by Pope Innocent XIII. If there is a Sunday in the interval between January 1 and January 6, this Sunday is the feast of the Holy Name. Jesus is … Continue reading
Abel was the son of Adam. He was the first one ever to die. The first death in the history of all creation was a murder, and the first one to die was a saint. Abel is mentioned in the … Continue reading
Blessed Stephana de Quinzanis was born near Brescia and became a Dominican nun at the age of fifteen. Rapt in the love of God she bore the mark of the sacred stigmata, the wounds of Our Lord.
The custom of liturgically commemorating the Divine Maternity of Our Lady in the Christmas season began soon after the Council of Ephesus. It was at this council, in the year 431, that the Catholic Church infallibly declared and defined the … Continue reading
This is the day on which Jesus first shed His Precious Blood. It is the day on which Jesus was given His Holy Name. Mary, the virginal Mother of Jesus, held her Divine Child in her arms while His Precious … Continue reading
He was a saintly Benedictine and a great apostle of the souls in purgatory. Saint Odilo was the first to celebrate a special feast for All Souls (the souls of the faithful departed). This was in the year 998. The … Continue reading
He was a valiant defender of the Catholic Faith against the enemies of the Church during and after the French Revolution, which occurred in 1789. Saint Vincent Mary Strambi offered his life for Pope Leo XII, in 1823, when the … Continue reading
She was a virgin of Auvergne who withdrew from the world and lived a life of prayer and fasting. Saint Gregory of Tours says that angels in the form of doves accompanied her coffin to the grave.