Tag: Biography

St. Elizabeth of Hungary

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016 On Nov. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the life and example of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, a medieval noblewoman who responded to personal tragedy by embracing St. Francis’ ideals of poverty and...

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St. Rita

On May 22, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in suffering.” Known in Spain as “La Santa de los impossibiles” (the saint...

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St. Anthony

SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 On June 13, Catholics honor the memory of the Franciscan priest St. Anthony of Padua. Although he is popularly invoked today by those who have trouble finding lost objects, he was known in his own day as...

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St, Barnabas

ST. BARNABAS, APOSTLE THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2015 Catholics will celebrate the memory of St. Barnabas on June 11. The apostle and missionary was among Christ’s earliest followers and was responsible for welcoming St. Paul into the...

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ST. JUSTIN MARTYR

Saint of the Day:  MONDAY, JUNE 01, 2015 Writings:     First Apology, Second Apology,  Dialogue with Typho, more… “We are slain with the sword, but we increase and multiply; the more we are persecuted and destroyed, the...

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St. John I, Pope

On May 18, the Catholic Church honors the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr for the faith, imprisoned and starved to death by a heretical Germanic king during the sixth century. He was a friend of the...

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St. Sylvester, Pope

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014 Saint Sylvester was born in Rome around the year 250. At a young age, he was put under the care of a priest to be formed in the practice of religion and sacred literature. He enjoyed providing...

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St. Thorlak Thorhallsson

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014 The Scandinavian island nation of Iceland celebrates its national patron, St. Thorlak Thorhallsson, on Dec. 23. Although Iceland’s national assembly declared him a saint in 1198, only five years after...

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St. Peter Canisius

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2014 An important figure in the Catholic counter-reformation that responded to the 16th century spread of Protestantism, the priest and Doctor of the Church Saint Peter Canisius is remembered liturgically on...

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St. Damasus, Pope

ST. DAMASUS, POPE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2014 Saint Damasus was born in Rome at the beginning of the fourth century. His father, a widower, had received Holy Orders there and served as parish priest in the church of St....

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St Bob

ST. ROBERT BELLARMINE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 The Art of Dying Well Bellarmine Controvery One On Sept. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the Italian cardinal and theologian St. Robert Bellarmine. One of the great saints...

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Saint Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor

From Living Spaces   Leo was probably born in Rome of Tuscan parentage but of his early life there is no record. Under Popes Celestine I and Sixtus III he had at least the rank of deacon, sufficiently important for him to...

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