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St. Damien Joseph de Veuster

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…

St. James the Lesser

St. James the LesserFeast Day: May 3 James the Lesser, meaning younger, is traditionally celebrated as being the author of a letter in the New Testament. His mother is thought to have been a sister or close relative of the Blessed Virgin…

Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of SienaFeast Day: April 29 Though at the time He said nothing to her, six-year-old Catherine would never forget the encounter she had of Our Lord in 1353. She beheld a vision of Him attired in papal robes and smiling at her…

St. Mark

St. Mark Feast 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…

Saint George

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…

Saint Stanislaus of Cracow

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…

The Annunciation of the Lord

The Annunciation of the Lord March 25 Though not accepted by the Church as scripture, the apocryphal gospel of James (written around the 2nd century) describes a story of how Mary, at sixteen years of age, was called back to the…

Saint Joseph

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.…

Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick Feast Day: March 17 Irish raiders kidnapped Patrick from his family’s estate when he was only a boy, smuggling him across the ocean. In the northern part of Ireland, Patrick was forced into slavery for six years. To make…

Saint Katharine Drexel

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…