Saints of the Day 3 -8 February 2017

  • February 3. 2017

Saint Blaise


Image – wikimedia: Orta–Basilica San Giulio. Detail of fresco showing St. Catherine of Alexandria, surrounded by Saints Sebastian, Rochus, James the Greater, and Blaise.

We know more about the devotion to Saint Blaise by Christians around the world than we know about the saint himself. His feast is observed as a holy day in some Eastern Churches. In 1222, the Council of Oxford prohibited servile labor in England on Blaise’s feast day. The Germans and Slavs hold him in special honor, and for decades many United States Catholics have sought the annual Saint Blaise blessing for their throats.

Source: Saint Blaise – Franciscan Media

  • February 4 2017

Saint Joseph of Leonissa


Image: Saint Fidelis of Sigmarigen and Saint Joseph of Leonessa -52-1758Giovanni Battista Tiepolo [Public domain],1752-1758

ST. JOSEPH OF LEONISSA :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)

Joseph of Leonissa, OFM Cap.;  was the third of eight children born at Leonessa (Italy) on January 8, 1556.

At baptism he was given the name Eufranio.

Impressed by the example of Matthew Silvestri, who had left the medical profession to embrace the Capuchin life and whose holiness was evident, Eufranio was inspired to become a Capuchin.  After overcoming family opposition, he was admitted to the novitiate and received the habit and the name Joseph and made profession on January 8, 1573. [read more]

Source: Saint Joseph of Leonissa

  • February 5.2017
  • St. Agatha

Image:Saint Agatha with her breasts on a charger. Ink drawing by Tommaso Minardi. Iconographic Collections Keywords: brn 46454; ic; tommaso minardi; Agatha; Tommaso Minardi( Creative Commons 4)

Saint agatha facts – Google Search