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 [...]

Martyr Saint Januarius 19 september 2018

MASS READINGS September 19, 2018 (Readings on USCCB website) COLLECT PRAYER O God, who grant us to venerate the memory of the Martyr Saint Januarius, give us, we pray, the joy of his company in blessed happiness for all eternity. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity [...]

GET TO KNOW FR. SOLANUS

GET TO KNOW FR. SOLANUS Father Solanus Casey spoke in a soft and quiet voice to all who came to him for help. And he prayed. Some say his prayers cured illness.  All say his serenity and counsel gave them peace.   He was born into a family with simple faith. He maintained that simple [...]

Memorial of the Guardian Angels-2 October 2017

Memorial of the Guardian Angels Lectionary: 455/650 Reading 1 ZEC 8:1-8 This word of the LORD of hosts came: Thus says the LORD of hosts: I am intensely jealous for Zion, stirred to jealous wrath for her. Thus says the LORD: I will return to Zion, and I will dwell within Jerusalem; Jerusalem shall be [...]

Memorial of Sts. Joachim and Anne, parents of Mary 26 July 2017

Old Calendar: St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary It was in the home of Joachim and Ann where the Virgin Mary received her training to be the Mother of God. Thus, devotion to Ann and Joachim is an extension of the affection Christians have always professed toward our Blessed Mother. We, too, owe [...]

Celtic and old English sts. 15 June 2017

 15 St. Trillo of Llandrillo 6th or 7th century. Trillo, son of a Breton chieftain, migrated to Wales with Saint Cadfan. He is the patron of two places named Llandrillo in Denbighshire (now Gwynedd) and Monmouth. At Gwynedd there is an ancient oratory in the Irish style built over a spring that is used for baptisms [...]

Saint Feast Days 7th November –  Saints & Angels – Catholic Online

Large searchable database of information on Catholic saints. Saints, Catholic Saints. Thousands of Catholic Saints with biographical data, prayers, images, etc. The saints are cross-indexed to other patronage topics, nationality, and calendar of saints and feasts. Patron Saints Index. Hundreds of places, conditions, occupations and other topics with patron saints. Each topic has a list [...]

Living Space Saint John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues | Sacred Space

Saint John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues SS John de Brebeuf, Isaac Jogues and Companions, Priests, SJ (memorial)Between 1642 and 1649 eight French missionaries (six of them Jesuits) were martyred in North America by members of the Mohawk and Iroquois tribes. The first Jesuit missionaries arrived in Quebec in 1625. At first, they worked among French [...]

Holy men and Women of the Old Testament 1st August

  The bosom of Abraham - medieval illustration from the Hortus deliciarum of Herrad of Landsberg (12th century) READING 1, JEREMIAH 28:1-17 1 That same year, at the beginning of the reign of Zedekiah king of ... Read More PSALM, PSALMS 119:29, 43, 79, 80, 95, 102 29 Keep me far from the way of deceit, [...]