Tag: Doctor

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 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 Athanasius, Bishop and Doctor

Athanasius was born in Alexandria, in northern Egypt, in 293. He was a theologian, Patriarch of Alexandria, a Church Father, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century. He is best remembered for his role in the conflict...

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St Cyril of Jerusalem, Bishop and Doctor

Here is how one of the Fathers of the Church, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, in the fourth century, describes the sacrifice of the Mass: Then, having sanctified ourselves by spiritual hymns (the trisagion) we call upon the merciful God...

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St Francis de Sales, Bishop and Doctor

From Living Spaces Francis de Sales was born at Thorens, in the Duchy of Savoy on 21 August, 1567, the eldest of six brothers from aristocratic parents. He went to the colleges of La Roche and Annecy and then for five years at...

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St Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor

Ambrose was born in 339 at Trier, son of the Pretorian Prefect of Gaul. There is a legend that, as a small child, a swarm of bees landed on his face as he lay in his cradle and left behind a drop of honey. His father took this...

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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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Saint Teresa of Avila

Saint Teresa of Avila St Teresa of Jesus (of Avila), Virgin and Doctor (Memorial) Teresa was born on 28 March 1515 of a noble Castilian family at Avila, in central Spain. As a child, Teresa showed piety beyond her years. On one...

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Saint John Chrysostom

From Catholic News Agency “If the Lord should give you power to raise the dead, He would give much less than He does when he bestows suffering. By miracles you would make yourself debtor to Him, while by suffering He may become...

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St Gregory the Great: Bio

from Living Spaces   St Gregory the Great, Pope and Doctor Gregory was born about 540, the son of a Roman senator and, as a young man, became a servant of the state. In 573 he sold off his considerable properties and, with...

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Saint Augustine of Hippo, Bio

Augustine was born on 13 November 354 in Tagaste (present-day Souk Ahras, Algeria), then a Roman city in North Africa. His mother, Monica, was a Berber and a devout Christian and his father, Patricius, a pagan. He was brought up...

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