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  • 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

  • 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

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