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  • St. Hildegard

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Hildegard Feast Day: September 17   A fragile girl who received the habit when she was only fifteen, no one would have guessed that Hildegard would blossom into an adept religious with accomplishments in music, medicine, natural history, … read more

  • St. Gregory the Great

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Gregory the Great Feast Day: September 3   When the Tiber River burst its banks in 589, the raging floodwaters thoroughly destroyed the grain and food stores of Rome. As a direct result of the catastrophe, the plague easily swept through … read more

  • Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast Day: August 15   The formal declaration of the dogma of the Assumption, though written by Pope Pius XII, was brought about, in large part, because of the intense Marian devotion of everyday Catholics. Devotion… read more

  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast Day: July 26   Even at the age of twelve, it was clear that St. Simon Stock was unique. It is said that, at that age, he lived as a hermit in a hollowed tree trunk, before becoming a preacher and, later, general… read more

  • St. Anne

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Anne Feast Day: July 26 Louis Guimont was healed the moment he placed three stones on the foundation of what would become the site of the shrine of St. Anne. A townsman of Beaupre, Guimont suffered from rheumatism, but had a deep devotion to the … read more

  • St. James

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. James Feast Day: July 25   At first glance, the two images look nothing alike. One, a man on horseback, uses his sword to strike a fatal blow to a fearful looking man, crouching below. The other: a peaceful pilgrim standing with staff in … read more

  • Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Sister Margaret Mary AlacoqueFeast Day: June 6 Striving to share in the sadness of Christ when he was abandoned by his apostles, Sister Margaret, Apostle of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, would lay face down on the floor in prayer during… read more

  • St. Thomas More

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Thomas MoreFeast Day: June 22   An exceptional lawyer who embraced a philosophy of compassion and equality, Thomas More was a Londoner and devout Catholic. Originally drawn to monastic life, his father ordered him to get married and his… read more

  • St. Boniface

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. BonifaceFeast Day: June 5 Armed with a papal letter and the formidable seal of the leader of the Franks, Boniface the scholar dauntlessly declared war on the traditions of the Norse gods in 722. Wielding an axe, he once fearlessly attacked the… read more

  • St. Joan of Arc

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Joan of ArcFeast Day: May 30   Fearlessly charging into battle beneath a white and gold banner emblazoned with holy icons, Joan of Arc holds a remarkable place in history as well as the hearts of the faithful. Born on the feast of the Epiphany… read more