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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…

St. Camillus de Lellis, priest

St. Camillus de Lellis, priest Feast 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…

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. Peter and St. Paul, Apostles

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…

Saint Thomas More

St. Thomas More Feast 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…

Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque

Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day: June 6 Praying lying prostrate with her face to the ground, Sister Margaret hoped that her Holy Hour would enable her to share in the sadness of a Christ abandoned by His Apostles, Even as a little…

Saint Boniface

St. Boniface Feast 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…

Feast of the Holy Trinity

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…

Saint Joan of Arc

Saint 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…

Saint Rita

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…