Celtic saint of the day 25th February

St. Walburga Walburga is the daughter of St. Richard and Una his wife, and sister to SS. Willibald and Wunnibald, and she remained at the abbey at Wimbourne under the Abbess St. Tetta when her menfolk set off for the Holy Land. Later she joined her brothers in Germany, when her uncle, St. Boniface, sent [...]

Saint of the day 24th February

Blessed Luke Belludi Blessed Luke Belludi, Blessed Luc Belludi, Priest, religious of the Franciscan 1st Order, d. 1286 Feast Day – February 17, Franciscan calendar, 24th Universal Calendar When St Anthony in his apostolic zeal was occupied in reforming the inhabitants of Padua, a young man presented himself to him and humbly begged for the [...]

Saint of the day February 23rd

St. Peter Damian Lived: (1007-1072) | Feast Day: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 Maybe because he was orphaned and had been treated shabbily by one of his brothers, Peter Damian was very good to the poor. It was the ordinary thing for him to have a poor person or two with him at table and he [...]

Celtic saint of the day 21st February

Saint Severian, Bishop and Martyr February 21st In the year 451 the fourth general council was called at Chalcedon to pronounce upon the Eutychian or monophysite heresy which was spreading very rapidly in the Eastern portion of the Church. Dioceses were being split into factions which, in some cases, elected rival bishops and refused communion [...]

Saints of the day 21st February

Blesseds Jacinta and Francisco Marto   Lived: (1910-1920; 1908-1919) | Feast Day: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three children, Portuguese shepherds from Aljustrel, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon. At that time, Europe was involved in an [...]

Morning Prayer 2.20.16,

Frederick Douglass, Prophetic Witness, 1895; Ember Day "The sacking of the orphanage was one of the most shameful episodes in city history – “Burn the niggers’ nest,” rioters shouted – and a veteran preservationist writes that the time is now to do some poking around. (Harper’s Weekly, 1863; reportage: The New York Times) #BlackHistoryMonth" Source: [...]

Celtic Saint of the day February 19th

St. Odran, Martyr   The Irish calendars commemorate Saint Odhran, whom tradition associates with Saint Patrick's household, on February 19. Indeed, Saint Odhran is credited with being Saint Patrick's chariot driver who willingly accepted martyrdom to save the life of his master. His sacrifice took on a particular  importance since the introduction of Christianity to [...]

Saint of the day 19th February

St. Conrad of Piacenza Lived: (1290-1350) | Feast Day: Friday, February 19, 2016 Born of a noble family in northern Italy, Conrad as a young man married Euphrosyne, daughter of a nobleman.One day while hunting he ordered attendants to set fire to some brush in order to flush out the game. The fire spread to [...]