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Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day: October 7th When the Holy League fleet of Christian allied forces (the Papacy, Spain, the Republic of Venice, Knights Hospitaller and several others) defeated the Ottoman Empire’s war ships in the…

St. Thérèse of Lisieux

St. Thérèse of Lisieux Feast Day: October 1st The youngest daughter of a watchmaker, Thérèse wrote that her earliest childhood memories were filled with “smiles and tender caresses.” However, when she was only four years old her…

St. Jerome

St. Jerome Feast Day: September 30 An enthusiastic college student who enjoyed visiting “the tombs of the martyrs and apostles” in the catacombs with his friends, Eusebius Hieronumus Sophronius (“Jerome”) was a brilliant student who…

Saint Matthew

St. Matthew Feast Day: September 21st Matthew, Levi, Son of Alpheus, tax-collector. Regardless of his name, Matthew’s occupation meant both Jews and non-Jews alike would have hated him. Yet, when Jesus was passing through a Roman garrison…

Saint Peter Claver

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…

St. Augustine

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…

St. Rose of Lima

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 up in Lima,…

St. Thomas, Apostle

St. Thomas, Apostle Feast 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…

St. Benedict, abbot

St. Thomas, abbot Feast 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…