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Saint John Climacus

March 1, 2017

Born: around 575 AD, in Palestine Died: sometime after 650 AD, Mount Sinai Feast Day: March 30 Revered in the Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic churches, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodox Church   One of the great spiritual writers of the Church in the Middle Ages was Saint John Climacus (“of the ladder”), whose name… Read More ›

“St. Polycarp”- Saint of the Month

St. Polycarp DOB: Approx. 69 A.D. Died: Approx. February, 155 A.D. Feast Day: 23 February Patron: those suffering of earaches We frequently imagine what it might have been like to sit at the feet of our Lord and later the apostles; to have witnessed the great miracles of Jesus and to have listened to the… Read More ›

Mary, the Holy Mother of God

Born: September 8th (Traditional) at Nazareth, Galilee Assumed into Heaven: August 15th Proclaimed Theotokos / Mother of God: First Council of Ephesus in 431 Feast Day: January 1st Patronage: Humanity “If you put all the love of all the mothers into one heart it would still not equal the love of the heart of Mary for her… Read More ›

St. John of the Cross

Born: 1542, at Fontiveros, Ávila, Spain1 Died: December 14, 1591 (at the age of 49) in Úbeda, Jaén (Andalusia, Spain) Beatified: January 25, 1675 by Pope Clement X Canonized: December 27, 1726 by Pope Benedict XIII Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: August 24, 1926 by Pope Pius XI Feast day: December 14th Patronage: Contemplative life,… Read More ›

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo (November 4) Born: October 2, 1538 in Arona, Italy Died: November 3, 1584 in Milan, Italy Canonized: 1610 Patronage: Catechists Church sacristies (the room where everything needed for the celebration of the Holy Mass is kept) can become the dumping ground of many decades of liturgical vestments, altar linens and countless other… Read More ›

Saint Marguerite d’Youville of Montreal

Born: October 15, 1701 Varennes, Quebec Died: December 23, 1771 Beatified: May 3, 1959 – by Pope John XXIII Canonized: December 9, 1990 – by Pope John Paul II Feast Day: October 16 (Canada) Patronage: widows, difficult marriages, death of young children     In this life, we rarely know the impact we will have… Read More ›

“Saint of the Month- St. Januarius”

Born: c. 272 Ordained Bishop: c. 292 Died: c. 305 Patronage: blood banks, volcanic eruptions, City of Naples Prior to leading a group of young adult pilgrims to the 31st International World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland, we had the privilege to spend two weeks on pilgrimage throughout Italy. Our travels took us to Rome… Read More ›

St. Alphonsus de Liguori – Doctor of the Church

Born: September 27, 1696 in Marianella, Kingdom of Naples Died: August 1, 1787 in Pagani Italy Canonized: May 26, 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI Proclaimed Doctor of the Church: 1871 Feast Day: August 1st Patronage: Confessors, Moral Theologians, Arthritis, Scrupulosity, Vocations. Attributes: Praying with a Monstrance in his hands, Chaplet, Crucifix   “Nothing else is required than… Read More ›

St. Kateri Tekakwitha – Lily of the Mohawks

Born: 1656 in Ossernenon, Iroquois Confederacy (present day Auriesville, New York) Died: April 17, 1680 in Kahnawake (near Montréal), Québec, Canada. Canonized: October 21, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI Feast Day: July 14th Patronage: Ecologists, ecology, environment, environmentalism, environmentalists, loss of parents, people in exile, people ridiculed for their piety, Native Americans. Attributes: Lily (symbol… Read More ›

The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church

The First Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church Died: Circa 64 AD Canonized: The Universal Church first celebrated this feast liturgically in 1969. Feast Day: June 30 Patronage: The City of Rome         Few churches in Rome will leave as profound an impression upon you as the Basilica of San Stefano Rotondo… Read More ›