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 [...]

Saint Ailred (or Aelred) of Rievaulx (1110-67) 12 Jan.2019

Born1110 Hexham, Northumberland, England Died12 January 1167 (aged 56–57) Rievaulx, Yorkshire, England Resting place Rievaulx chapter house next to William, first abbo tVenerated in Roman Catholic Church; Anglican Communion Major shrineRievaulx Abbey, Yorkshire, England (destroyed) Feast12 January Attributes Abbot holding a book Patronage bladder stone sufferers https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aelred_of_Rievaulx Aelred was an Anglo-Saxon, born in Hexham, Northumbria, in 1110. His father, a married priest, [...]

10 January 2019

The Saints listed below here, are those celebrated on the Roman Calendar, beneath them are those celebrated by the Celtic Church    St. AgathoBl. Anna of the Angels MonteagudoSt. DermotSt. MarcianSt. Nicanor St. Peter OrseoloSt. Peter UrseolusSt. PetroniusSt. SaethrythSt. ThomianSt. William of Bourges      The source for the list above is CatholicSaints.Info. 2019. CatholicSaints.Info . [ONLINE] Available at: [...]

Saint Adrian of Canterbury-January 9

Saint Adrian of Canterbury - Abbot Born in Africa, Adrian became abbot of the monastery at Nerida, near Naples. He declined an appointment as archbishop of Canterbury, but accompanied St. Theodore to England when the latter was appointed Archbishop. Theodore appointed him Abbot of SS. Peter and Paul Monastery (later changed to St. Augustine's) in Canterbury, and during his thirty-nine years' abbacy, the [...]

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 [...]

Saturday 22 December

St. Chaeromon Bishop of Nilopolis in Egypt. When the persecution was instigated by Empora Trajanus Desius , Chaermon was quite elderly when. He and several companions fled into the Arabian desert and were never seen again. The bishop and his companions are listed as martyrs. Died 250. http://catholicsaints.info/saint-chaeremon-of-nilopolis/ http://catholicsaints.info/saint-chaeremon-of-nilopolis/ Saint Chaeremon of Nilopolis“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 June 2018. Web. 21 December [...]

The Celts and Advent

Counter-intuitive as it may be for those of a particularly rigid faith, I marvel at the way ancient, pagan traditions can bring unexpected and quietly powerful meaning into the celebration of many Christian rituals. And it makes sense that this is so. Pre-dating most of today’s Christian holidays, early pagan practices are actually at the [...]

Hieromartyr Sergius Mechev, Priest

Commemoration date January, 6 (December, 29 old calendar) Hieromartyr Sergius Hieromartyr Sergius, son of the holy righteous Alexis, Moscow Priest, a graduate of the Moscow University, the faculty of History and Philology.  During World War I, volunteered as an orderly at the front.  In 1919, at the height of persecutions, he was ordained a priest.  [...]