Virgin. Led by St. Francis, she founded the second Franciscan Order for women, called Poor Clares, of great austerity and poverty, and widely propagated in the Church. She worked great wonders in life; Among others, she contravened the Saracens’ attack… Continue Reading →
Martyrs. Tiburcio, son of the Prefect of Rome, walked unharmed through the flames, and said to his executioners: “That you may know, that the only God is that of Christians. “ Saint Tiburcio He died unjustly beheaded in the year… Continue Reading →
Martyr. He was a Roman soldier, who, admiring the courage of Saint Lawrence, asked to receive baptism and went ahead first to receive the crown of martyrdom. V: Saint Roman.A: Pray for us.
Confessor. (1786-1859). In the middle of the 19th century, the humble priest of the village of Ars, of little brightness for ecclesiastical studies, but intimately united with God through prayer, penance and the exercise of pastoral zeal, carried out for… Continue Reading →
Martyrs. Twenty-three Martyrs, lead by the Deacon Saint Cyriacus and his two companions, presented their necks to the hangman’s ax in the last and most terrible of the Roman persecutions in the year 303. V: Saint Cyriacus and companions.A: Pray… Continue Reading →
Bishop and Martyr. Bishop of Arezzo in Tuscany, he was beheaded by order of Emperor Julian the Apostate in 362. V: Saint Donatus.A: Pray for us.
Martyrs The men trembled before the barbarous persecution of the prefect Publio Daciano; But two boys and brothers who attended school, Justus, age seven, and Pastor, age nine, spontaneously appeared in court. Beaten and their bodies whipped, the two lambs… Continue Reading →
Sixtus, an Athenian philosopher, converted to the only true faith, came to the chair of Saint Peter. Of his seven Deacons, six suffered with him: Felicissimus, Agapitus, Jenarus, Magnus, Vicent and Stephen; the seventh, the incomparable Saint Lawrence confessed Christ… Continue Reading →
Catholic Feast. This feast was extended to the entire Church by the Spanish Pope Calixto III, to commemorate the victory of the Cross on the walls of Belgrade, where the proud conqueror of Constantinople, Mahomet II, crashed, threatening to subjugate… Continue Reading →
Dedication of the patriarchal basilica of Saint Mary Major, named that way for being the greatest of all the temples in Rome consecrated to the Mother of God. It is also called Sanit Mary of the Manger because it keeps… Continue Reading →
Catholic Feast. Protomartyr. At the beginning of the century the sacred relics of the Holy Protomartyr were discovered, and solemnly transferred to Jerusalem. This is the feast that the Church celebrates today. V: Saint Stephen.A: Pray for us.
Pope and Martyr He declared the repetition of baptism unlawful and invalid, even in the case of heretics who had validly received it. Just celebrating, he was beheaded in his own chair. V: Saint Estephen.A: Pray for us.
Bishop, Confessor and Doctor When the wave of impiety grew and announced the frightful storm of the revolution, God raised up Saint Alphonsus so that, for himself and for his Redemptorist children, he renewed in the faithful the fervor of… Continue Reading →