"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

Tag: virgin

St. Agatha

St. Agatha Born: 231 AD in Palermo or Catania, Sicily Martyred: 251 AD in Catania Canonized: Pre-congregation by tradition confirmed by Gregory I Feast Day: February 5th Patronage: Bell-founders; breast cancer; breast disease; Sicily; Catania, Italy; against fire; earthquakes; eruptions of Mount Etna; fire; fire prevention; jewellers; martyrs; natural disasters; nurses; Palermo, Italy; rape victims; single laywomen;… 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. Philomena – August 11

Born: early centuries of the Church Died: around the age of 13, sometime during the fourth century Patronage: children, youth, babies, infants, priests, lost causes, sterility, virgins   What’s in a Name? When one of our daughters was confirmed a couple of years ago, my husband and I encouraged her – as we had our… Read More ›