Saint James of the Marche 28 November 2016

Saint James of the Marche Saint of the Day for November 28 (1394 – November 28, 1476) Life: Butler’s Lives of the Saints – Saint James of La Marca of Ancona, Confessor The small town of Montbrandon, in the Marca of Ancona, the ancient Picenum, a province of the ecclesiastical state in Italy, gave birth to [...]

Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani -27 November 2016

Saint Francesco Antonio Fasani Saint of the Day for November 27 (August 6, 1681 – November 29, 1742) Franciscan media - Listen Here Life: Francis Anthony Fasani (1681-1742) priest, O.F.M. Conv.      A study of the life of Fr. Francis Anthony Fasani shows clearly that his life was directed toward God in a singular [...]

Celtic Catholic -St. Columba -26 November 2016

Saint of the Day for November 26 St. Columba 521-597. Born probably in Donegal, Ireland of royal descent he studied at Moville under St. Finnian then in Leinster at the monastery of Clonard under another St. Finnian.  He was ordained before he was twenty-five and spent the next fifteen years preaching and setting up foundations [...]

Celtic- St. Egelwine of Athelney 26 November 2016

St. Egelwine of Athelney Also Known as Aylwine Egelwin Ethelwin Ethelwine Memorial 26th November 7th century. Egelwine, a prince of the house of Wessex, lived at Athelney in Somersetshire (Benedictines).1 Source: Celtic and Old English Saints - 26 November 1. Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1947). The Book of Saints: A Dictionary of [...]

St. John Berchmans-26th November 2016

St. John Berchmans Feastday: November 26 Patron of Altar Servers Birth: 1599 Death: 1621 Born at Diest in Brabant, 13 March, 1599; died at Rome, 13 August, 1621. His parents watched with the greatest solicitude over the formation of his character. He was naturally kind, gentle, and affectionate towards them, a favourite with his playmates, [...]

Celtic – St. Teilo of Llandaff – 25 November 2016

Saint Teilo is remembered on 25 November in Brittany. In Wales his feast day is 9 February.1 **Born near Penally by Tenby, Pembrokeshire; died c. 580. There is plenty of evidence, both documentary and from place names and dedications, that Saint Teilo was widely venerated in southern Wales and Brittany. (His name may be spelled [...]

 St. Catherine of Alexandria-25th November 2016

St. Catherine of Alexandria Audio from Franciscan media   A virgin and martyr whose feast is celebrated in the Latin Church and in the various Oriental churches on 25 November, and who for almost six centuries was the object of a very popular devotion. Of noble birth and learned in the sciences, when only eighteen [...]

Life of Gratitude from Franciscan Media

Gratitude is one of the greatest Christian virtues. “Eucharist” means saying thanks, and if you could say thanks, not just for what you have received, but also for all the gifts God gives to his people, your life would become more and more a Eucharistic life, a life in which you say thanks to the [...]

Orthodox-Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, – (11th June)24th November 2016

Image Source: Martyrs of China – Saints Resource MONTH OF JUNE THE 11TH DAY Commemoration of the Holy Protomartyrs of China, Slain during the Boxer Rebellion AT LITTLE VESPERS On “Lord, I have cried…”, 4 stichera, in Tone I: Spec. Mel.: “Joy of the ranks of heaven…”— From Christ, the Judge of the contest, have [...]