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 [...]

St. Gwinear, St. Phiala & Companions 23 March 2017

St. Gwinear, St. Phiala & Companions, Martyrs-(Fingar, Guigner, Gwinnear) Died 460. This saint's "vita" was not written by Anselm, probably a Cornish canon, until about eight centuries after his death. There is evidence that the basics of the story are true. When Saint Patrick was evangelizing Ireland, he came to the court of King Clito [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints 19-25 March 2017

19 St. Lactan of Freshford St. Alkmund of Northumbria  20  St. Cuthbert of Lindisfarne St. Herbert St. Martin of Braga St. Clement of the Paris Schools  21  St. Enda of Arranmore St. Isenger of Verdun  22  St. Failbhe of Iona St. Trien of Killelga St. Darerca  23  St. Gwinear, St. Phiala & Companions St. Ethelwald [...]

ST. ANDREW DUNG-LAC AND COMPANIONS : 23rd November 2016

On June 19, 1988, Pope John Paul II canonized a group of 117 martyrs who died for the Roman Catholic Faith in Vietnam during the nineteenth century. The group was made up of ninety-six Vietnamese, eleven Spaniards, and ten French. Eight of the group were bishops, fifty were priests and fifty-nine were lay Catholics. Some [...]

BLESSED MIGUEL AGUSTIN PRO, S.J 22nd November 2016

Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro Priest and martyr Born January 13, 1891 Guadalupe, Zacatecas, Mexico Died November 23, 1927 (aged 36) Mexico City, Mexico Venerated in Roman Catholic Church Lutheran Church[1] Beatified September 25, 1988, Saint Peter's Square, Rome by Pope John Paul II Feast November 23 Attributes Execution in a cruciform posture Controversy Alleged assassination attempt, lack [...]

Celtic- St. Ermenburga of Thanet- 19 November 2016

Died c. 650-700. Saint Ermenburga was a Kentish princess of distinguished lineage. Her father was Ermenred, the brother of King Erconbert of Kent. She married Merewald, said to be the son of King Penda of Mercia, by whom she bore four children, including Saints Mildred (f.d. July 13), Milburga (f.d. February 23) - eldest of [...]

Saint Denis and Companions 9th October

Saint Denis and Companions Saint of the Day for October 9 (d. 258?) Saint Denis and Companions’ Story This martyr and patron of France is regarded as the first bishop of Paris. His popularity is due to a series of legends, especially those connecting him with the great abbey church of St. Denis in Paris. [...]

Saint of the day 3rd June

Sts. Charles Lwanga and Companions   Lived: (d. 1886) | Feast Day: Friday, June 3, 2016 One of 22 Ugandan martyrs, Charles Lwanga is the patron of youth and Catholic action in most of tropical Africa. He protected his fellow pages (aged 13 to 30) from the homosexual demands of the Bagandan ruler, Mwanga, and [...]

Celtic Saint of the day 10th April

St. Beocca, Ethor (Hethor) and Companions, Martyrs Died 870. The year 870 was a terrible year for the Church in East Anglia. The Viking army that had arrived in 865 became a permanent army of occupation, and when they had amassed horses and supplies from the English, they marched on York, where they settled until [...]

Christians, MLK Day, and Historical Amnesia

Christians, MLK Day, and Historical AmnesiaJanuary 17, 2016 by Rachel Held EvansRead Distraction FreeMartin Luther King, Jr., Memorial -- Washington (DC) March 2012 from Flickr via Wylio© 2012 Ron Cogswell, Flickr | CC-BY | via WylioOn the second day of Martin Luther King Jr.’s imprisonment in a Birmingham jail, a guard slipped him a copy [...]