The Queenship of Mary -celebrated 22 August

Queenship of Mary    Franciscan media Saint of the Day Queen of Heaven is a title given to Mary, mother of Jesus, by Christians mainly of the Roman Catholic Church, and also, to some extent, in Eastern Orthodoxy and Anglicanism.[1][not in citation given] The title is a consequence of the First Council of Ephesus in the fifth century, in which Mary was proclaimed "theotokos", a [...]

Irish- Cera of Kilkeary, January 5 2017

Saint Cera of Kilkeary, January 5 On January 5 we commemorate Saint Cera, patroness of the parish which bears her name at Kilkeary, County Tipperary. Canon O'Hanlon tells us what is known of the life of this holy woman and monastic foundress: ST. CEARA, CIAR, CYRA, CIOR, OR CERA, VIRGIN, PATRONESS OF KILKEARY PARISH, COUNTY OF [...]

Saint Clement Ist 29 November 2016

Saint Clement I Saint of the Day for November 29 (d. 101, or 99  according to other sources 1.) Pope Clement I (called CLEMENS ROMANUS to distinguish him from the Alexandrian), is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the "Apostolic Fathers". [...]

Saint Matthew Saint of the Day for 21 September

Apostle and evangelist. The name Matthew is derived from the Hebrew Mattija, being shortened to Mattai in post-Biblical Hebrew. In Greek it is sometimes spelled Maththaios, BD, and sometimes Matthaios, CEKL, but grammarians do not agree as to which of the two spellings is the original. Matthew is spoken of five times in the New [...]

Celtic saints of the day 14th June

#St. Brendan the Navigator St. Cearan the Devout St. Dogmae St. Cearan the Devout St. Dogmael of Pembroke St. Nennus of the Isle of Arran #St. Psalmodius of Limoges All of these saints have their lives recorded at the website of Celtic and Old English Saints which has little information for us today. On St brendan [...]

Saint of the day 2nd June

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter   Lived: (d. 304) | Feast Day: Thursday, June 2, 2016 Marcellinus and Peter were prominent enough in the memory of the Church to be included among the saints of the Roman Canon. Mention of their names is optional in our present Eucharistic Prayer I. Marcellinus was a priest and Peter [...]

A Wounded Hand Nailed to the Cross — ORTHODOX CHRISTIAN FAITH AND LIFE A Retreat and Pilgrimage to Panagia Eleousa, Mikrokastro — Reflections A retreat! Amidst various Lenten temptations and “the purifying draught of dishonour, sneers, derision and insults”! Mikrokastro monastery is my haven of peace, silence, hesychia and spiritual refreshment under the protecting Veil of the Theotokos. The grace-filled presence of Panagia Eleousa and the mesmerizing [...]

Saint of the day 27th March

Lazarus   Lived: | Feast Day: Saturday, December 17, 2016 Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, "See how much he loved him." In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. Legends abound about the life of Lazarus after the [...]