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Saints for Today: Stanislaus, Bishop and Martyr (1030-1079)

Feast Day: April 11 Anyone who reads the history of Eastern Europe cannot help but chance on the name of Stanislaus, the saintly but tragic...

Saints for Today: Isidore of Seville, Bishop and Doctor of the Church (560-636)

Feast Day: April 04 This medieval scholar of Seville, Spain, was from a noble family that was probably of Roman origin. Two of his brothers,...

Saints for Today: Why Do We Have Stations of the Cross?

The devotion as the Stations (or Way) of the Cross was one of many forms of devotion developed during the very late Middle Ages,...

Saints for Today: Joseph, Foster Father of Jesus (1st c.)

Solemnity: March 19 The chief sources of information on the life of St. Joseph, described as a “just man”, are the first chapters of our...

Lent: An Opportunity for Conversion

Blessed John Paul II wrote in Ecclesia in America “In this life, conversion is a goal which is never fully attained: on the path...

Saints for Today: Patrick, Bishop (385-461)

Feast Day: March 17. The Christianization of Celtic Ireland, an island never colonized by Rome, is generally assumed to have been the work of St....

Saints for Today: The Liturgical Season of Lent

Ash Wednesday through Holy Saturday. Lent is the period of fasting that precedes Easter. In the early church, the length of this fast varied from...

Saints for Today: David, Bishop (500-589)

Feast Day: March 1st  St. David is patron saint of Wales with over 50 churches dedicated to him in the south of the country, including...

Saints for Today: Founders of the Servite Order (13th C.)

Feast Day: February 17 These devout Florentines came from some of the most famous and prosperous families of Florence, Italy. Deeply affected by the excessive...

Saints for Today: Cyril and Methodius, Monk (869) and Bishop (884)

Feast Day: February 14 Because their father was an officer in a part of Greece inhabited by many Slavs, these two Greek brothers ultimately became...

Saints for Today: Josephine Bakhita, Nun (1869-1947)

Feast Day: February 8 Kidnapped and sold into slavery at the age of seven by Arab slave traders, this Sudanese child (her original name is...

Saints for Today: John Bosco, Priest (1815-1888)

Saint John Bosco, Priest (1815-1888). Feast Day: 31Jan Giovanni Melchior Bosco was born in Piedmont (now in north-western Italy) and raised by his mother...

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