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  • Saint Matthew

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. MatthewFeast Day: September 21st Matthew, Levi, Son of Alpheus, tax-collector. Regardless of his name, Matthew’s occupation meant both Jews and non-Jews alike would have hated him. Yet, when Jesus was passing through a Roman garrison town, He took note… read more

  • Saint Peter Claver

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Peter Claver  Feast Day: September 9th   The horror of human cargo being unpacked from the suffocating hell of slave ships was a frequent event in the New World’s Caribbean cities of Cartagena and Vera Cruz. Sick with disease and … read more

  • St. Augustine

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Augustine Feast Day: August 28   One of the great figures of Western civilization, St. Augustine played many roles during his life: bishop, doctor of the church, philosopher, scholar, founder, and theologian. “Faith is to believe what… read more

  • St. Rose of Lima

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Rose of Lima Feast Day: August 23rd A child so strikingly beautiful she was renamed “Rose” after a maid saw her and said in amazement, “como una rosa” (like a rose), her life was a far cry from her namesake. As Rose grew… read more

  • St. Camillus de Lellis, priest

    by Living with Christ Staff

    St. Camillus de Lellis, priestFeast day: July 18th Born in Abruzzi in central Italy, Camillus became a Venetian soldier like his father. When his aged father died, Camillus squandered his inheri­tance through gambling but was cared for by some Capuchins. Because of a… read more

  • St. Benedict, abbot

    by Living with Christ Staff

    St. Thomas, abbotFeast day: July 11th Born in Nursia in Italy, Benedict was sent to Rome to be educat­ed, but after a few years he left to live a life of solitude. He became a monk at Subiaco and lived alone in a cave. He soon attracted followers … read more

  • St. Thomas, Apostle

    by Living with Christ Staff

    St. Thomas, ApostleFeast Day: July 3rd Since the early Church, there has been a tradition that Thomas is the “Apostle of India.” In Syriac his name means twin, and he is also called by the Greek equivalent, Didymus. Although the phrase &… read more

  • St. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

    by Living with Christ Staff

    These two apostles, both martyred in Rome according to early tradition, have been honored from the earliest days.   Simon, a Galilean, was a married fisherman, chosen by Jesus to be his disciple. Jesus changed Simon’s name to Peter (Greek, &ldquo… read more

  • Feast of the Holy Trinity

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Feast of the Holy TrinityJune 7 In 1680, after finishing a sermon before a crowd of thousands in an enormous Vienna square, Augustinian preacher Abraham Santa Clare asked the choir band to use their instruments to share their adoration and gratitude… read more

  • Saint Rita

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saint RitaFeast Day: May 22   A native of Italy born in 1381, Rita wanted to be a nun at a young age. Instead, her parents arranged a marriage for her, and their choice of husband ended up being horrible. Vile and violent, her husband terrorized the… read more

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