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  • Saint Joseph

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Joseph Feast Day: March 19   Though not accepted by the Church as scripture, the apocryphal gospel of James (written around the 2nd century) tells a charming story of how Joseph was chosen to be the earthly father of Jesus. Summoned by the … read more

  • Saint Katharine Drexel

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Katharine DrexelFeast day: March 3 Born to a wealthy Philadelphia banking family, Katharine and her two sisters were taught by her father and stepmother to love God and to help those in need. When they died, Katharine inherited a substantial fortune… read more

  • Saints Cyril and Methodius

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saints Cyril and Methodius Feast Day: February 14   Celebrated as the “apostles of the southern Slavs and fathers of Slavonic literary culture,” these two brothers are also venerated as first rank missionary apostles of Europe. During their lives… read more

  • Our Lady of Lourdes

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Our Lady of LourdesFeast Day: February 11 While many miracles have taken places in Lourdes, France, where Mary appeared to a 14-year old girl named Bernadette in 1858, one of the accounts especially stands out.  Witnessed by an acclaimed medical … read more

  • Saint Jerome Emiliani

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saint Jerome EmilianiFeast Day: February 8 Venetian Commander of the Castelnuovo Fortress in northern Italy, Girolamo Emiliani (1481-1537) was captured when the town fell to the League of Cambrai, the combined armies of rival states committed to… read more

  • Saint Francis de Sales

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Francis de Sales Feast Day: January 24   Immediately after his ordination in 1593, Francis was willingly dispatched to the isolated Chablis district of France. A mountainous area that had been lost to Catholicism during a failed military… read more

  • Saint Thomas Aquinas

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Thomas Aquinas Feast Day: January 28 The son of an Italian count, Thomas was born into a family of great expectations at the castle of Rocca Secca. As his schooling progressed, he was sent to the University of Naples, where his parents decided… read more

  • Saint Agnes

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Agnes Feast Day: January 21    A Roman Christian girl of legendary beauty, Agnes was executed during the Christian persecution of 303 AD for her unfailing devotion to Jesus and refusal of infatuated suitors. While there is strong evidence of … read more

  • Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Feast Day: January 4   Born just two years before the United States won its independence from England, Elizabeth Ann Bayley was the daughter of New York City’s first health officer.    Her mother passed … read more

  • Saint Gregory III

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saint Gregory III Feast Day: December 10   A Syrian cardinal so well renowned for his deep piety and intellect that the people suddenly seized him during the funeral mass of Pope Gregory II, carried him off, and made him the next pope. Despite his… read more