Hieromartyr Sergius Mechev, Priest

Commemoration date January, 6 (December, 29 old calendar) Hieromartyr Sergius Hieromartyr Sergius, son of the holy righteous Alexis, Moscow Priest, a graduate of the Moscow University, the faculty of History and Philology.  During World War I, volunteered as an orderly at the front.  In 1919, at the height of persecutions, he was ordained a priest.  [...]

Saint John the Dwarf 17 October 2018

Saint John the Dwarf Mosaic in Hosios Loukas Born c. 339 Thebes, Egypt[1] Died c. 405 Mount Colzim, Egypt Venerated in Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Churches, Oriental Orthodox Churches Feast October 17 = Paopi 20, November 9 (Eastern Orthodox Church) Attributes Short Monk watering a stick Saint John the Dwarf (Greek: Ιωάννης Κολοβός; Arabic: ابو يحنّس القصير (Abū) Yuḥannis al-Qaṣīr c. 339 – c. 405), also [...]

Edward Grzymala 10 August 2017

Memorial 10 August 12 June as one of the 108 Martyrs of World War II Profile Orionist. After studies at the mother-house in Tortona, Italy, he was ordained on 6 June1936. Returning to Poland, he taught at the college of Zdunska Wola. Parishpriest in Wloclawek, Poland. Arrested on 7 November1939 and condemned to forced labour at the Dachau concentration camp farms during the Nazipersecutions; he kept consecrated hosts in a small box he wore around his neck, [...]

ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS 18 July 2017

ST. CAMILLUS DE LELLIS: THE EX-TROOPER—1550-1614 Camillus de Lellis had a good but timid mother; his father seems to have been the very opposite. Both were of respectable, some say of noble, families; and the surname confirms it. But the father, himself the son of a fighting man, had become such a ne'er-do-well that he [...]

John Francis Regis 17 June 2017

St. John Francis Regis Confessor of the Society of Jesus June 16     True virtue, or Christian perfection, consists not in great or shining actions, but resides in the heart, and appears to great edification, though in the usual train of common and religious duties constantly performed fidelity and fervor. Such a life has its [...]

Blessed James Oldo 18 April 2017

Blessed James Oldo 18 April 2017 James Oldo experienced a radical conversion that led him to become a Franciscan tertiary, and later a priest. He was born in 1364 into a rich family in Lodi, Italy. He married at a young age, and he and his wife both led a very self-indulgent lifesyle. One day, [...]

Saints of the day 9-11 February 2017

Saint Jerome Emiliani Saint of the Day for February 9 Born: 1481; Died: February 8, 1537 Canonized: 1767, by Pope Benedict XIV Patron Saint of: orphans Also known Gerolamo Emiliani, Jerome Aemilian, and Hiëronymus Emiliani. Jerome was born in 1481, the son of a noble family of Venice, Italy. He was a good soldier and was put [...]

Saint Raymond of Peñafort-7 January 2017

Saint of the Day for Saturday, January 7th, 2017 Saint Raymond of Peñafort Saint Raymond of Peñafort, Patron Saint of Canonists (Feast day - January 7) Born in Spain, St. Raymond was a relative of the King of Aragon. From childhood he had a tender love and devotion to the ... continue reading Source: http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=315 Life [...]

St. Beornwald of Bampton – 21 December 2016

St. Beornwald of Bampton 8th century? Little is known for certain about the priest Beornwald, whose memory was venerated at Bampton until the Reformation, and some of his shrine remains in the north transept marked by a brass depicting a figure clothed in vestments with a crozier but no mitre. His name is listed in [...]

Celtic-St. Judoc-13 December 2016

St. Judoc Died 668; feast of his translation is January 9. Son of the Breton king Juthael and younger brother of King Saint Judicael (f.d. December 17), Saint Judoc hesitated in his religious vocation. He renounced his position and wealth, and was ordained to the priesthood about 636 at Ponthieu; nevertheless, when his brother abdicated, [...]