St. Giles Mary of St. Joseph

Saint Giles Mary of Saint Joseph’s Story Italiano: Effigie di F. Egidio da S. Giuseppe Laico professo de' Minori Scalzi, opera di Giuseppe Gnaccarini da un disegno di Giuseppe Rossi In the same year that a power-hungry Napoleon Bonaparte led his army into Russia, Giles Mary of Saint Joseph ended a life of humble service [...]

Angela of Foligno

​1248 to January 4 1309 I own a book of Franciscan Saints, 1 or more per day of the year. Many of the entries are also at Franciscan Media, St. Anthony's Press. We post them Yearly. We remember their birthdays' when we follow the Lectionary, their lives' an example to us.  IF THIS link holds [...]

Blessed Jacoba dei Settesoli

  Jacoba dei Settesoli was born in Rome and married into the noble Frangipani family. She was a young widow when she heard of the holy man, Francis of Assisi. Desiring to meet the penitent in order to seek his spiritual advice, she got her wish when Francis and his small band came to Rome to obtain [...]

Saints of the Day on 1 October 2018

St Therese of Lisieux "I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul." These are the words of Thérèse of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun called the "Little Flower," who lived a cloistered life of obscurity in the convent of Lisieux, France. [...]

Celtic and Old English for May 2018-Kathleen Hanrahan and Mo! Langdon

Celtic and Old English Saints May 2018 1 St. Asaph of Wales St. Brioc of Brittany St. Ceallach of Killala St. Kevoca of Kyle 2 St. Gennys of Cornwall St. Germanus of Normandy St. Gluvias of Cornwall St. Neachtain St. Ultan of Peronne 3 St. Conleth of Kildare St. Ethelwin of Lindsey St. Philip of [...]

Blessed Gandolph of Binasco

April 3 Blessed Gandolph of Binasco Confessor, First Order This blessed man was born in the little town of Binasco in Lombardy, He renounced the vanities of the world in the flower of his youth in order to become a religious of the Order of St. Francis. This was in the lifetime of the holy [...]

Nov 26 – St Leonard of Porto Maurizio (1676-1751) Franciscan

  Nov 26 - St Leonard of Porto Maurizio (1676-1751) Franciscan Saint Leonardo of Porto Maurizio vis wikipedia Birth As December 20 as 1676  Porto Maurizio ( Imperia ,Liguria , Italy ) Death As November 26 as 1751  Poland Revered in Catholic Church Beatification June 19, 1796 by Pope Pius VI Canonization June 29, 1867 by Pope Pius IX Festivity November 26 St Leonard was a Franciscan priest and successful retreat preacher. [...]

23 November 2017 Bl. Miguel Pro

Bl. Miguel Pro Born on January 13, 1891 in Guadalupe, Mexico, Miguel Agustin Pro Juarez was the eldest son of Miguel Pro and Josefa Juarez. Miguelito, as his doting family called him, was, from an early age, intensely spiritual and equally intense in hi mischievousness, frequently exasperating his family with his humor and practical jokes. As a child, he [...]

Nun. Frances Xavier Cabrini feast

Nun. Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first American citizen to be canonized. Born in 1850, in Lodi in Italy, she was the thirteenth child of her family. As a young woman she worked as a teacher in a parish orphanage at Codogno, In 1874 she founded the Mother House of the Missionary Sisters of the [...]