saint of the day – Dec 29, 2021

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 – Dec 29, 2021”

saint of the day – Dec 26, 2021

Saint Stephen ​ Martyred circa 36 AD, Stephen has become the proto-martyr or the first martyr of Christianity. We find allusions to him in the Acts of the Apostles and his feast day is celebrated on the next day of Christmas. “As the number of disciples continued to grow, the Greek-speaking Christians complained about theContinue reading “saint of the day – Dec 26, 2021”

SAINT OF THE DAY – NOV 28, 2021

ST JAMES OF MARCHES St. James of the Marches was a Franciscan priest in the 15th century. He was born into a poor family in Monteprandone, Italy in 1391 and was educated by his uncle who was a priest. He continued his education, eventually achieving the degree of Doctor in Canon and Civil Law from the UniversityContinue reading “SAINT OF THE DAY – NOV 28, 2021”

Saint of the Day – Nov 7, 2021

ST DIDACUS Didacus is living proof that God “chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong.” As a young man in Spain, Didacus joined the Secular Franciscan Order and lived for some time as a hermit. After Didacus became aContinue reading “Saint of the Day – Nov 7, 2021”

Saint of the Day – Nov 6, 2021

Saint Nicholas Tavelic and Companions Nicholas and his three companions are among the 158 Franciscans who have been martyred in the Holy Land since the friars became custodians of the shrines in 1335. Nicholas was born in 1340 to a wealthy and noble family in Croatia. He joined the Franciscans, and was sent with DeodatContinue reading “Saint of the Day – Nov 6, 2021”

Saint of the Day – Nov 5, 2021

St. Peter Chrysologus The Catholic Church celebrates Saint Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century Italian bishop known for testifying courageously to Christ’s full humanity and divinity during a period of doctrinal confusion in the Church. The saint’s title, Chrysologus, signifies “golden speech” in Greek. Named as a Doctor of the Church in 1729, he is distinguished asContinue reading “Saint of the Day – Nov 5, 2021”

Saint of the Day – Nov 4 , 2021

St Charles Borromeo No age of the Catholic Church’s history is without its share of confusion and corruption. Still, even in moments when disorder may seem overwhelming, individuals and movements eventually arise to propose the faith with clarity and demonstrate it in action. St. Charles Borromeo, a central figure in the Council of Trent, isContinue reading “Saint of the Day – Nov 4 , 2021”

Saint of the Day OCT 31, 2021

Wolfgang was born in Swabia, Germany, and was educated at a school located at the abbey of Reichenau. There he encountered Henry, a young noble who went on to become Archbishop of Trier. Meanwhile, Wolfgang remained in close contact with the archbishop, teaching in his cathedral school and supporting his efforts to reform the clergy.Continue reading “Saint of the Day OCT 31, 2021”

Saint of the Day OCT 30, 2021

Tragedy and challenge beset today’s saint early in life, but Alphonsus Rodriguez found happiness and contentment through simple service and prayer. Born in Spain in 1533, Alphonsus inherited the family textile business at 23. Within the space of three years, his wife, daughter, and mother died; meanwhile, business was poor. Alphonsus stepped back and reassessedContinue reading “Saint of the Day OCT 30, 2021”