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  • 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

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    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

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    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

  • St. Philip

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. PhilipFeast Day: May 3 Thought to have been a shy but focused individual, it was Philip that Christ turns towards right before the miraculous feeding of the multitude, asking, “Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?” The … read more

  • St. Damien Joseph de Veuster

    by Living with Christ Staff

    St. Damien Joseph de VeusterFeast Day: May 10 Born in Belgium, at age 19 he entered the Congregation of the Fathers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Picpus Fathers). Sent to the Hawaiian Islands (1863), he was ordained (1864) and served as a … read more

  • Saint Mark

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. MarkFeast Day: April 25 Represented by the winged lion, St. Mark the Evangelist has been an exceptionally popular subject for Venetian artists, ever since his remains were relocated to Venice. Once the patron saint of the adoptive city had come … read more

  • Saint George

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saint GeorgeFeast Day: April 23 Wielding a honed sword or battle spear, the numerous images of armor clad Saint George fearlessly standing over a writhing dragon has echoed through Church tradition for ages. The image of him slaying the serpent … read more

  • Saint Stanislaus of Cracow

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Stanislaus of Cracow Feast Day: April 11   Descended from Polish nobility in 1030, Stanislaus received a formal education and, after being appointed bishop of the city, the favor of King Boleslaus II. He reformed his clergy and became known… read more