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Pope Saint Zephyrinus (Aug. 26)

Saint Zephyrinus - Pope and Martyr - Feast Day: August - Latin Calendar This holy pastor was the support and comfort of the distressed flock of Christ, and he suffered by charity and compassion.

The Apostle of Ethiopia. Called “Abuna” or “the father” of Ethiopia, sent to that land by St. Athanasius. According to a 4th century historian, who cites St. Frumentius' brother St. Aedesius as his authority, while still children Frumentius and Aedesius accompanied their uncle Metropius on a ...

Saint Frumentius

Called “Abuna” or “the father” of Ethiopia, sent to that land by St. Frumentius was born in Tyre, Lebanon. According to a ce.

About 100 years after St. Dominic of Silos’ death, a young woman made a pilgrimage to his tomb. There St. Dominic of Silos appeared to her and assured her that she would bear another son. The woman was Joan of Aza, and the son she bore grew up to be the

Saint Dominic of Silos

About 100 years after St. Dominic of Silos’ death, a young woman made a pilgrimage to his tomb. Dominic of Silos appeared to her and assured her that she would bear another son. The woman was Joan of Aza, and the son she bore grew up to be the

St. James Intercisus was a Persian who lived in the fifth century. He was executed by having his body cut apart into 28 pieces, beginning with his fingers (hence his surname

Saint James Intercisus

Saint James Intercisus was a Persian who lived in the fifth century. He was executed by having his body cut apart into 28 pieces, beginning with his fingers (hence his surname

St. Henry of Uppsala, the Patron of Finland, was an Englishman of the twelfth century residing at Rome. In 1152, he was consecrated Bishop of Uppsala, Sweden, by the Papal Legate Nicholas Breakspear, who later became Pope Adrian IV.

Saint Henry of Uppsala

St. Henry of Uppsala, the Patron of Finland, was an Englishman of the twelfth century residing at Rome. In 1152, he was consecrated Bishop of Uppsala, Sweden, by the Papal Legate Nicholas Breakspear, who later became Pope Adrian IV.

St. Helena - Empress mother of Constantine the Great. She was a native of Bithynia, who married the then Roman general Constantius I Chlorus about 270. Constantine was born soon after, and in 293, Constantius was made Caesar, or junior emperor.

Saint Helena

Helena - Empress mother of Constantine the Great. She was a native of Bithynia, who married the then Roman general Constantius I Chlorus about Constantine was born soon after, and in Constantius was made Caesar, or junior emperor.

Martyrs of the Early Church who were beheaded during the reign of Diocletian

Saints Crispin and Crispinian

Crispin and Crispinian

Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (c. 934 – October was bishop of Regensburg in Bavaria from Christmas 972 until his death. He is regarded as one of the three great German saints of the century.

Saint Francis Borgia, 4th duke of Gandía, 3rd Father General of the Jesuit Order, Grandee of Spain, (Gandía, 28 October 1510 – 30 September 1572, Rome) was a Spanish Jesuit and third Superior General of the Society of Jesus. He was canonized on 20 June 1670.

Saint Francis Borgia

Francis Borgia was born within the Duchy of Gandia, Valencia on October He was the son of Juan de Borgia, the Duke of Gand.

St. Thomas a' Becket is one of the most famous medieval English Saints. While archdeacon of Canterbury, he was made chancellor of England at the age of 36 by his friend King Henry II. After many struggles with the King over the rights of the Church, St. Thomas was murdered by a group of Knights.

Saint Thomas a' Becket

St. Thomas a' Becket is one of the most famous medieval English Saints. While archdeacon of Canterbury, he was made chancellor of England at the age of 36 by his friend King Henry II. After many struggles with the King over the rights of the Church, St. Thomas was murdered by a group of Knights.

THE BLOOD AND THE ROSE: A Good News Movie Review about a film that documents the miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Well done! The history and facts are incredible and the film is very complete. See http://gnmforum.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-blood-and-rose.html

The feast in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe goes back to the sixteenth century. Our Lady appeared to St. Juan Diego on Dec 9 & to Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron of Mexico and the Americas in whole.

The Immaculate Conception, a solemnity, a day on which all Catholics are obligated to attend Mass. In 1854, Pope Pius IX's solemn declaration, Ineffabilis Deus, clarified with finality the long-held belief of the Church that Mary was conceived free from original sin.

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception

In this episode of No Apologies Fra Joseph takes a look at the Immaculate Conception. The Immaculate Conception of Mary means that she was conceived without any stain of original sin. This was done in view of the future merits of Jesus Christ.

Apart from the signal defeat of the Albigensian heretics at the battle of Muret in 1213 which legend has attributed to the recitation of the Rosary by St. Dominic, it is believed that Heaven has on many occasions rewarded the faith of those who had recourse to this devotion in times of special ...

Our Lady of the Rosary

Apart from the signal defeat of the Albigensian heretics at the battle of Muret in 1213 which legend has attributed to the recitation of the Rosary by St. Dominic, it is believed that Heaven has on many occasions rewarded the faith of those who had recourse to this devotion in times of special ...

Dec 5...St. Sabas is one of the most highly regarded patriarchs among the monks of Palestine and is considered one of the founders of Eastern monasticism. Over the years St. Sabas traveled throughout Palestine, preaching the true faith and successfully bringing back many to the Church.

Saint Sabas

Born in Cappadocia (modern-day Turkey), St. Sabas is one of the most highly regarded patriarchs among the monks of Palestine and is consider.

For 15 years St. King Edmund ruled over the East Angles with what all acknowledged as Christian dignity and justice until being martyred by invading Danes for refusing to ban Christianity in his realm. Saint Edmund remains the only English sovereign until the time of King Charles I to die for ...

Saint Edmund, King and Martyr

For 15 years St. Edmund ruled over the East Angles with what all acknowledged as Christian dignity and justice. He himself seems to have modelle.

Dec 8...St Eucharius....First Bishop of Trier. According to an ancient legend, he was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ, and was sent to Gaul by St. Peter as bishop, together with the deacon Valerius and the subdeacon Maternus, to preach the Gospel. They came to the Rhine and to Elegia (Ehl) in Alsace, where ...

St. Eucharius

Saint Eucharius - First Bishop of Trier. According to an ancient legend, he was one of the seventy-two disciples of Christ, and was sent to Gaul by St.

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