Blessed Luke Belludi OFM (c 1200- c 1285)

Sts. Peter and Paulhttps://anastpaul.wordpress.com Blessed Luke Belludi OFM In 1220, Saint Anthony (1195-1231) was preaching conversion to the inhabitants of Padua when a young nobleman, Luke Belludi, came up to him and humbly asked to receive the habit of the followers of Saint Francis.   Anthony liked the talented, well-educated Luke and personally recommended him to [...]

St. Valentine

What is the real story of Valentine's Day? Saint Valentine of Rome Saint Valentine Roman saint Description Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14 and since the High Middle Ages is associated with a tradition of courtly love. Wikipedia Died: 14 February 269 AD, [...]

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 [...]

Celtic Saint 7 February

St Mel, bishop (d. 487) St Mael Most of the accounts of the life of St. Mel (Mael) emphasize his connection to other saints, especially the two patron saints of Ireland, Patrick and Brigid. It is not known exactly when or where Mel was born, but it is recorded that his father's name was Conis [...]

Saints today 7 February

Saints Feast days in February http://Saints Feast days in February Saint Moses Saint Moses Arab hermit and bishop who is called "the Apostle of the Saracens." He lived in the desert regions of Syria and Egypt, caring for the local nomadic tribes. Source https://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5171

Candlemas Mary Jesus and St. Brigid

Celtic Candlemas Meeting of the Lord, Russian Orthodox icon, 15th century.Anonymous Unknown author • Public domain Candlemas (also spelled Candlemass) is also known as the Feast of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus and also the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is a Christian Holy Day commemorating the presentation of [...]

St. Fabian-pope-19 January 2019

Image Detail from Saint John the Baptist, Saint Fabian and Saint Sebastian | Miguel Ximénez St. Fabian's Life Saint FabianSaint of the Day for January 19(c. 200 – January 20, 250) Pope Fabian (Latin: Fabianus; c. 200 – 20 January 250) was the Bishop of Rome from 10 January 236 to his death in 250,[2] succeeding Anterus. He is famous for the miraculous nature of [...]

ST. HONORATUS, ARCHBISHOP OF ARLES-16 Jan 2019

Icon of Saint Honoratus of Arles, founder of Lérins Monastery. Creative Commons Life He was of a consular Roman family, then settled in Gaul, and was well versed in the liberal arts. In his youth he renounced the worship of idols and gained his elder brother, Venantius, to Christ, whom he also inspired with a contempt of the [...]

The Monk Paul of Thebes 15 January

The Monk Paul of Thebes Born      c. 227 AD Egypt Died       c. 342 AD Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite, Egypt Venerated in    Oriental Orthodox Churches Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church Anglican Church Major shrine   Monastery of Saint Paul the Anchorite, Egypt Feast February 9 (Oriental Orthodox Churches) January 15 (Catholic Church) January 15 (Eastern [...]