Saint Damasus I -11 December 2017

Saint Damasus’ Story To his secretary Saint Jerome, Damasus was “an incomparable person, learned in the Scriptures, a virgin doctor of the virgin Church, who loved chastity and heard its praises with pleasure.” Damasus seldom heard such unrestrained praise. Internal political struggles, doctrinal heresies, uneasy relations with his fellow bishops and those of the Eastern [...]

ST DAMASUS 11 December 2016

ST DAMASUS, POPE, CONFESSOR (A.D. 305-384) Feast: December 11 [From his works, St. Jerome, Rufin, and Anastasius in the Pontifical. See Tillemont, t. viii. p. 386 Ceillier, t. vi. p. 455. Abbate Anton. Merenda, in the new edition of this pope's works, which he published at Rome, in folio, anno. 1754, in which he gives [...]

Saint Clement Ist 29 November 2016

Saint Clement I Saint of the Day for November 29 (d. 101, or 99  according to other sources 1.) Pope Clement I (called CLEMENS ROMANUS to distinguish him from the Alexandrian), is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the "Apostolic Fathers". [...]

Saint Cornelius Saint of the Day for 16 September

Saint Cornelius Saint of the Day for September 16 (d. 253) Saint Cornelius, (born , Rome—died 253, Centumcellae, Italy; feast day September 16) pope from 251 to 253. A Roman priest, he was elected during the lull in the persecution under Emperor Decius and after the papacy had been vacant for more than a year following Pope [...]

Pope St. Pius X-21st August

  Lived: (1835-1914) | Feast Day: Sunday, August 21, 2016 Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes. Ever [...]

Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus

Sts. Pontian and Hippolytus       Saturday, August 13, 2016 Lived(d. 235) | Feast Day: Saturday, August 13, 2016 Two men died for the faith after harsh treatment and exhaustion in the mines of Sardinia. One had been pope for five years, the other an antipope for 18. They died reconciled. Pontian. Pontian was [...]

Saint of the Day 19th January 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 St. Fabian(c. 250) Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope. Eusebius, a Church historian, says a dove flew in and settled on the head of Fabian. This sign united the votes of [...]

Feast of Dedication of St. John Lateran

Monday, November 9, 2015 | Feast Day: Monday, November 9, 2015 Most Catholics think of St. Peter’s as the pope’s main church, but they are wrong. St. John Lateran is the pope’s church, the cathedral of the Diocese of Rome where the Bishop of Rome presides. The first basilica on the site was built in [...]

22nd August Saint of the Day Pope Pius X

Pope Pius X is perhaps best remembered for his encouragement of the frequent reception of Holy Communion, especially by children. Listen to this here  The second of 10 children in a poor Italian family, Joseph Sarto became Pius X at 68, one of the 20th century’s greatest popes. Ever mindful of his humble origin, he [...]