Saint Cecilia

Saint Cecilia, the patron of music, is said to have heard heavenly music inside her heart when she was forced to marry the pagan, Valerian. A wealth of music, art and festivals in honor of St. Cecilia has grown from this little bit of ...

Feast of the Presentation of Mary

The Protoevangelium of James tells us that Anna and Joachim offered Mary to God in the Temple when she was three years old. This was to carry out a promise made to God when Anna was still childless. Mary’s presentation has an important ...

Saint Edmund, King and Martyr

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 ...

St. Lawrence O’Toole

Saint Lawrence O'Toole, was born about the year 1125. In 1161 St. Lawrence was unanimously chosen to fill the new metropolitan See of Dublin. About the year 1171 he was obliged, for the affairs of his diocese, to go over to England to see the ...

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini

Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini was born in Lombardi, Italy in 1850. At the request of her Bishop, she founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart to care for poor children in schools and hospitals. In 1946, she became the first American ...

Saint Martin of Tours

On a bitterly cold day, a famous legend goes, Martin met a poor man, almost naked, trembling in the cold and begging from passersby at the city gate. Martin had nothing but his weapons and his clothes. He drew his sword, cut his cloak into two ...

Pope Saint Leo the Great

Pope Saint Leo I is one of the only two Popes in two thousand years to be called "the Great." He is perhaps most famous for persuading Attila the Hun to abandon his plans to sack the city of Rome and to withdraw his forces beyond the Danube ...

Blessed John Duns Scotus

Blessed John Duns Scotus, O.F.M. is generally considered to be one of the three most important philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages. Scotus has had considerable influence on both Catholic and secular thought.