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 [...]

Why Saints anyway?

Follows from Why Angels are saints Joy in Truth Why is it necessary to have saints. By 100 AD there were those considered saintly by no other process than their manner of living or their martyrdom, and were beatified or canonized accordingly. These people became patrons of various towns and cities and were often  known only [...]

Saints for 10 August 2017

CatholicSaints.Info notes about your extended family in heaven 10 August <- Yesterday Calendar Tomorrow -> Lawrence of Rome (Feast) Our Lady of Good Success — Agathonica of Carthage Agilberta of Jouarre Amadeus of Portugal Aredius of Lyon Asteria of Bergamo Augustine Ota Bassa of Carthage Bessus Bettelin Blane Claude-Joseph Jouffret de Bonnefont Deusdedit the Cobbler Edward [...]

Celtic and old English Sts. 18 July 2017

18  St. Theneva of Glasgow St. Theneva of Glasgow, Mother of Saint Kentigern Mungo (Dwynwen, Thaney, Thenaw, Thenog, Thenova) 7th century. Saint Theneva was a British princess, daughter of a British prince, Lothus (from whom the province of Lothian was called). When it was discovered that she had conceived out of wedlock, she was thrown [...]

Saint of the Day April 2017

Pick a date and see a saint! Enrich your daily spiritual life withe the saint of the day calendar. April 2017 SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 Saint Hugh of Grenoble 2 Saint Francis of Paola 3 Saint Benedict the African 4 Saint Isidore of Seville 5 Saint Vincent Ferrer 6 Saint Crescentia [...]

Saint of the day 15th June

June 15 St. Marguerite d’Youville (1701-1771)   We learn compassion from allowing our lives to be influenced by compassionate people, by seeing life from their perspective and reconsidering our own values.Born in Varennes, Canada, Marie Marguerite Dufrost de Lajemmerais had to interrupt her schooling at the age of 12 to help her widowed mother. Eight [...]

Saint of the Day 24th March

Blessed Didacus Joseph of Cadiz Lived: (d. 1801) | Feast Day: Thursday, March 24, 2016     Born in Cadiz, Spain, and christened Joseph Francis, the youth spent much of his free time around the Capuchin friars and their church. But his desire to enter the Franciscan Order was delayed because of the difficulty he [...]

Saint of the day Blessed Claudio Granzotto

(Claudio Granzotto, O.F.M.(23 August 1900 – 15 August 1947) was an Italian Franciscan friar and a noted sculptor of the mid-20th century. Due to the manner of his life, he has been beatified by the Catholic Church and is being considered for possible canonization