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. Stephen -protomartyr

St Stephen BiographySaint (d. c. 36) Acts 7:54-60 New International Version (NIV) The Stoning of Stephen 54 When the members of the Sanhedrin heard this, they were furious and gnashed their teeth at him. 55 But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. 56 “Look,” he [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

Paramonus, Philumenus & their 370 Companions 29 November

The apostle Paul was at one time inclined to go into Bithynia with his assistants Silas and Timothy, "but the Spirit suffered him not" (Ac 16:7) https://www.biblicalcyclopedia.com/B/bithynia.html   Paramonus, Philumenus & their 370 Companions All day Paramonus, Philumenus and their 370 Companion Martyrs in Bithynia St Paramonus contested for piety’s sake during the reign of [...]

The 26 Martyrs of Japan 6 February

Also known as Nagasaki Martyrs Saint Paul Miki and Companions Saint Peter Baptist and Companions Memorial 6 February Profile Twenty-six Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries and Japanese converts crucifiedtogether by order of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Following their arrests, they were taken to the public square of Meako to the city’s principal temple. They each had a piece of their left ear cut off, and then paraded [...]

St Stephen 26 December 2017

Deacon and Protomartyr Born A.D. 5 Died A.D. 34 Jerusalem, Judaea, Roman Empire Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Eastern Catholic Church Eastern Orthodox Church Oriental Orthodox Church Assyrian Church of the East Armenian Apostolic Church Eastern Catholic Churches Lutheranism Anglican CommunionFeast  26 December (Western) 27 December (Eastern) 9 January (Eastern Orthodox Churches) 25 December/7 January (Armenian Apostolic and [...]

Venerable Daniel the Stylite of Constantinople – Orthodox Church in America 11-12-2017

Saint Daniel the Stylite Saint Daniel the Stylite was born in the village of Bethara, near the city of Samosata in Mesopotamia. His mother Martha was childless for a long while and in her prayers she vowed that if she had a child, she would dedicate him to the Lord. Her prayers were heard, and [...]

James the Apostle – 26 July 2017

Feast July 25 2017 The James whose shrine is at Santiago de Compostela, in north-west Spain, was the brother of John (possibly the Evangelist). The Gospels (Matthew 4, 21-22; Mark 1, 19-20; Luke 5, 10-11) record that they were fishermen, the sons of Zebedee, partners with Simon Peter, and called by Jesus from mending their [...]

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha 14 July 2017

July 14. Known as the Lily of the Mohawks, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha’s Story The blood of martyrs is the seed of saints. Nine years after the Jesuits Isaac Jogues and John de Brébeuf were tomahawked by Iroquois warriors, a baby girl was born near the place of their martyrdom, Auriesville, New York. Her mother was [...]