Easter Day 2018-celtic saints 1 April

  St. Cellach of Armagh Early life and background Cellach was the son of Áed mac Máele Ísu meic Amalgada of the Clann Sínnaig. Áed had been abbot of Armagh and Coarb Pátraic ("heir" or "successor" of Saint Patrick; head of the church of Armagh) from 1074 to 1091. The Clann Sínaig, of the Uí Echdach sept of [...]

Martin of Tours 11 November 2017

  Saint Martin of Tours (Latin: Sanctus Martinus Turonensis; 316 or 336 – 8 November 397) was Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has become one of the most familiar and recognizable Christian saints, sometimes venerated as a military saint. As he was born in what is now Szombathely, Hungary, spent much of his [...]

St. Bernadette Soubirous – Saints & Angels – Catholic Online for 17 April 2017

  Facts Feastday: April 16 Patron of illness, people ridiculed for their piety, poverty, shepherds, shepherdesses, and Lourdes, France Birth: January 7, 1844 Death: April 16, 1879 Beatified By: 1925 Canonized By: by Pope Pius XI on December 1933 Source: St. Bernadette Soubirous - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Our Lady of Pontmain – feast day January 17 December 2017

Our Lady of Pontmain – feast day January 17 Posted on January 17, 2017 by kathleen “Pray, my children; God will soon answer your prayers,” was the message of the Blessed Virgin OUR LADY OF PONTMAIN On January 17, 1871, Paris was besieged; two-thirds of the country was in the power of the Germans. The battle [...]