St. Frances of Rome

The saint of today is Saint Frances of Rome (or Saint Francesca Romana) (b. Rome, 1384 – d. Rome, March 9, 1440), like many saints, was born of wealthy Italian parents. Antonniazzo - Public domain When she was eleven years old, St. Frances decided to be a nun, but within two years her parents married [...]

Nun. Frances Xavier Cabrini feast

Nun. Frances Xavier Cabrini was the first American citizen to be canonized. Born in 1850, in Lodi in Italy, she was the thirteenth child of her family. As a young woman she worked as a teacher in a parish orphanage at Codogno, In 1874 she founded the Mother House of the Missionary Sisters of the [...]

Celtic and Old English Saints 20 July 2017

 20 July 2017 St. Arilda of Gloucester Date unknown. Saint Arilda, Gloucestershire virgin, died in defence of her chastity. The church at Oldbury-on-the-Hill is dedicated to her (Benedictines). Benedictine Monks of St. Augustine Abbey, Ramsgate. (1947). The Book of Saints: A Dictionary of Servants of God Canonized by the Catholic Church Extracted from the Roman and Other [...]

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 [...]

Celtic-St.Cinnia-1 February 2o17

 Image:  Abbey of St. Peter + Paul, Clones. There has been an abbey on this site since the 6th century, when St. Tighernach founded the first abbey. This abbey architecturally dates from the 11th-12th centuries. The ruins are a National Monument.  St Cinnia  was   St Tigernach of Clones' Maternal AuntSt. Cinnia - Memorial 1 February [...]

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska 30 January 2017

Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska Saint of the Day for January 30 (May 16, 1825 – October 10, 1899)  Listen to Blessed Mary Angela Truszkowska's Story Read her biography at Wikipedia Image:By Siostry Felicjanki (z Archiwum Sióstr Felicjanek) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Wikipedia. 2017. Angela Truszkowska - Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Angela_Truszkowska. [Accessed 01 February 2017].

Celtic Saints of the day 25th January 2017

St. Dwynwen, Virgin of Llandwyn, Wales (Donwen, Donwenna, Dunwen, Dwyn) Died c. 460. A Welsh saint of the family of Saint Brychan of Brecknock (f.d. April 6), Dwynwen coined the maxim, “nothing wins hearts like cheerfulness.” She settled in Anglesey, where the places names Llanddwyn and Porthdwyn recall her memory. Her church there was the […]

Celtic Saint-St. Bega, Nun & Hermitess-6th-9th-sept

St. Bega, Nun & Hermitess (Bee) 6 September 7th century; she is probably identical with the Saint Bega celebrated on October 31. Saint Bega or Saint Bee was an Irish princess, whom a Norwegian prince sought in marriage. She, however, had already pledged herself and her virginity to Jesus and been given a bracelet by an [...]

Saint of the day 29th May

St. Madeleine Sophie Barat   Lived: (1779-1865) | Feast Day: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 The legacy of Madeleine Sophie Barat can be found in the more than 100 schools operated by her Society of the Sacred Heart, institutions known for the quality of the education made available to the young. Sophie herself received an extensive [...]

Saint of the day 22nd may

St. Rita of Cascia A popular religious depiction of Saint Rita during her partial Stigmata, though historically inaccurate, she is wearing a black Augustinian habit instead of the brown robe and white veil of Monastery of Saint Mary Magdalene from the 13th century. Lived: (1381-1457) | Feast Day: Sunday, May 22, 2016 Like Elizabeth Ann [...]