St. Gregory Nazianzen-14 January 2017

ST GREGORY NAZIANZEN, B. C., DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH—328-389 A D. Feast: January 2 From his own works, and other monuments of that age. See Gregory of Caesarea, who writ his life in 940; Hermant, Tillemont, t. ix., Ceillier, t. vii.; also the life of this saint, compiled from his works by Baronius, published by [...]

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, October 15

Feast of St. Teresa of Avila, October 15 Staff | October 14, 2016 Known to her family as Teresa de Cepeda y Ahumada, she became the reformer of Carmel, mother of the Discalced Carmelite nuns and friars, “spiritual mother” (as is engraved under her statue in the Vatican Basilica), patron of Catholic writers (from 1965) [...]

Saint Robert Bellarmine Saint of the Day for 17 September

Saint Robert Bellarmine Saint of the Day for September 17 (October 4, 1542 – September 17, 1621) Roberto Bellarmino was born into a noble family in Montepulciano in Tuscany. In 1560, he joined the Jesuit order and began his studies at the Collegio Romano, the Jesuit college in Rome. After finishing his course of studies there [...]

Saint of the day 29th April

St. Catherine of Siena Lived: (1347-1380) | Feast Day: Friday, April 29, 2016 The value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is most impressive about her is that she learns to view her surrender to her Lord as a [...]

Saint of the day February 23rd

St. Peter Damian Lived: (1007-1072) | Feast Day: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016 Maybe because he was orphaned and had been treated shabbily by one of his brothers, Peter Damian was very good to the poor. It was the ordinary thing for him to have a poor person or two with him at table and he [...]

Morning Prayer 1.28.16, Thomas Aquinas, Priest & Theologian, 1274 | The Daily Office

Collect of the Day: Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Theologian, 1274 Almighty God, you have enriched your Church with the singular learning and holiness of your servant Thomas Aquinas: Enlighten us more and more, we pray, by the disciplined thinking and teaching of Christian scholars, and deepen our devotion by the example of saintly lives; through [...]

Saint of the day -Thursday October 1st Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Lived: (1873-1897) | Feast Day: Thursday, October 1, 2015 "I prefer the monotony of obscure sacrifice to all ecstasies. To pick up a pin for love can convert a soul." These are the words of Thérèse of the Child Jesus, a Carmelite nun called the "Little Flower," who lived a cloistered life of obscurity in [...]