Old English -St. Gildas the Wise, Abbot Bishop(Badonicus) – 29 January 2017

St. Gildas the Wise, Abbot Bishop(Badonicus) Born c. 520; died c. 570 (some scholars believe he may have died as early as 554). Gildas may have been born in the lower valley of Clydeside in Scotland. He is often called "Badonicus" because he was born in the year the Britons defeated the Saxons at Bath. [...]

The Servant of God Brother Juniper-29 January 2017

As Brother Juniper was once entering Rome, the fame of his sanctity led many of the devout Romans to go out to meet him, but he, as soon as he saw this number of people coming, took it into his head to turn their devotion into sport and ridicule. So, catching sight of two children [...]

St. Canera: Patron Saint and Early Irish Feminist 28 January 2017

"It is a mystery why a church in land locked southwest Missouri, a parish in the rocky Missouri Ozarks was named for an Irish patron saint of sailors who died in 530 AD. Parishioners may never know if the name came from the Irish railroad workers who built the iron road into the Ozarks, from [...]

Irish – Natalis of Ulster – 27 January 2017

Natalis (Saint Naile, Naal) (died 564) was a 6th-century Irish monk and saint.[1] His father was Aenghus, who was 3rd in descent from Lughaidh, King of Munster. He died in 564. He was a spiritual student of Columba and founded monasteries throughout Ulster, serving as an abbot at St Naul's Abbey, Inver (County Donegal), Kinawley [...]

St Thomas Aquinas 28 January 2017

Saint Thomas Aquinas Saint of the Day for January 28 ( 1225 – March 7, 1274) Listen: https://www.franciscanmedia.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/SODJan28.mp3 Image Carlo Crivelli (circa 1435–circa 1495) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

In Times of Trouble 28 january 2017

Maybe the highest form of spirituality is simply to bear patiently with our brokenness. In the midst of a world of emotional and psychological violence, perhaps we can at least refrain from violence of any kind toward ourselves. -from Loaded: Money and the Spirituality of Enough Source: In Times of Trouble

St. Conan, Bishop, 26 January 2017

A Calendar of Scottish Saints Dom Michael Barrett January 26 – St. Conan, Bishop, A.D. 648. He was born in Ireland, and is said to have passed over to Iona to join the community there, in which his virtues and talents placed him high in the estimation of the monks. He was characterised by a [...]

Celtic Saints of the day 25th January 2017

St. Dwynwen, Virgin of Llandwyn, Wales (Donwen, Donwenna, Dunwen, Dwyn) Died c. 460. A Welsh saint of the family of Saint Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6), Dwynwen coined the maxim, “nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness.” She settled in Anglesey, where the places names Llanddwyn and Porthdwyn recall her memory. Her church there was the […]

Saint Angela Merici 27 January 2017

Saint Angela Merici Foundress of the Ursulines, born 21 March, 1474, at Desenzano, a small town on the southwestern shore of Lake Garda in Lombardy; died 27 January, 1540, at Brescia. She was left an orphan at the age of ten and together with her elder sister came to the home of her uncle at [...]

Saints Timothy and Titus-26 January 2017

Saints Timothy and Titus (d. c. 95) On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul and bishops of the Catholic Church in its earliest days. Both men received letters from St. Paul, which are included in the New Testament. Eastern Catholics and [...]