Roman Catholics celebrate the missionary efforts of St. Vincent Ferrer on April 5. The Dominican preacher brought thousands of Europeans into the Catholic Church during a period of political and spiritual crisis in Western Europe. Vincent Ferrer was born in Valencia, Spain, during 1357. His parents raised him to care deeply about his religious duties,Continue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – APRIL 05, 2021”

Saint OF THE DAY – APRIL 1, 2021

Saint Hugh of Grenoble Today’s saint could be a patron for those of us who feel so overwhelmed by all the problems in the world that we don’t know where to begin. Hugh, who served as a bishop in France for 52 years, had his work cut out for him from the start. Corruption seemed toContinue reading “Saint OF THE DAY – APRIL 1, 2021”

Saint of the Day – March 29, 2021

Saint Ludovico of Casoria Born in Casoria, near Naples, Arcangelo Palmentieri was a cabinet-maker before entering the Friars Minor in 1832, taking the name Ludovico. After his ordination five years later, he taught chemistry, physics, and mathematics to younger members of his province for several years. In 1847, he had a mystical experience which heContinue reading “Saint of the Day – March 29, 2021”


On Jan. 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ. Although the details of Agnes’ life are mostly unknown, the story of her martyrdom has been passed on with reverence since the fourth century. On the feast day of the young martyr –Continue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – SAINT AGNES”


Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard. He was a favorite of Emperor Diocletian. During Diocletian’s persecution of the Christians, Sebastian visited them in prison, bringing both supplies and comfort. He is reported toContinue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – ST SEBASTIAN”


The son of two saints, Basil and Emmilia, young Gregory was raised by his older brother, St. Basil the Great, and his sister, Macrina, in modern-day Turkey. Gregory’s success in his studies suggested great things were ahead for him. After becoming a professor of rhetoric, he was persuaded to devote his learning and efforts toContinue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – SAINT GREGORY of NYSSA”

saint of the day – st sylvester i

Saint Sylvester I ​ When you think of this pope, you think of the Edict of Milan, the emergence of the Church from the catacombs, the building of the great basilicas—Saint John Lateran, Saint Peter’s, and others—the Council of Nicaea, and other critical events. But for the most part, these events were planned or broughtContinue reading “saint of the day – st sylvester i”

saint of the day – st anysia of salonika

Saint Anysia of Salonika ​ Anysia was born to a wealthy and pious Christian family in Salonika, Greece in 284 AD. She lived in Thessalonica during the reign of the cruel Maximian Galerius under whose reign, there was much persecution of Christians. She dedicated herself to vows of chastity and poverty, praying and helping theContinue reading “saint of the day – st anysia of salonika”

saint of the day – st thomas beckett

Saint Thomas Becket ​ A strong man who wavered for a moment, but then learned one cannot come to terms with evil, and so became a strong churchman, a martyr, and a saint—that was Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury, murdered in his cathedral on December 29, 1170. While archdeacon of Canterbury, he was made chancellorContinue reading “saint of the day – st thomas beckett”

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