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Saint Cuthbert

St. Cuthbert Feast Day: March 20 It’s a common sight in almost every time and place—a group of boys gathering to play in a field, throwing and catching, running and racing, bashing each other down into the mud and…

St. Matilda

St. Matilda Feast Day: March 14 Her beauty rivaled only by her piety, Matilda was the daughter of a Westphalian Count and a noble woman from the Danish Court. Born in 895 she was a descendant of the famed Saxon hero Widukind, the…

St. John Bosco

St. John Bosco Feast day: January 31 The youngest son of a poor farmer, Bosco was born in1815, a time of great social upheaval in Europe. When he was only two years old his father died, leaving his illiterate and devoted mother to…

St. Brigid of Kildare

St. Brigid of Kildare Feast Day: February 1 St. Brigid was thought to have been only six years old when St. Patrick passed away in the 5th century, having successfully planted the seeds of Christianity in the Emerald Isle. Filled…

St. Polycarp

St. Polycarp Feast Day: February 23 During a pagan festival in 155, a bloodthirsty crowd, having just killed a young man named Germanicus, demanded that all “atheists” (meaning Christians) be executed. The shout of…

St. Miltiades

St. Miltiades Feaast Day: January 10 A native of North Africa, Miltiades was elected pope in 311, the year the Edict of Galerius ended decades of hostility and persecution of Christians. Due to a previous emperor, Diocletain, Christian holy…

St. Antony of Egypt

St. Antony of Egypt Feast day: January 17 Regarded as the first monk, Antony was born in 251 to wealthy Christian parents in Upper Egypt. After his parents passed away when he was a young man, he heard the Gospel line, “If you…