Saint Lazarus

Lazarus, the friend of Jesus, the brother of Martha and Mary, was the one of whom the Jews said, "See how much he loved him." In their sight Jesus raised his friend Lazarus from the dead. He is supposed to have left a written account of what he ...

Saint Ado of Vienne

An archbishop and scholar, St. Ado was born a noble by birth but renounced his inheritance and became a Benedictine. He went to Rome on a pilgrimage and remained there for two years. He then went to Ravenna, where he found an old copy of the ...

Saint Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa

Saint Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa (1813-55) was the founder of the Handmaids of Charity whose chief apostolate was the care of the poor, the sick and the suffering. She was both beatified and canonized by Pope Pius XII.

Saint John of the Cross

Among the Church's contemplatives, St. John is one of the acknowledged masters of mystical theology. Indeed, perhaps no other writer has had greater influence on Catholic spirituality. He was beatified in 1675, canonized in 1726, and declared a ...

Saint Lucy

Saint Lucy lost her life in the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread to Rome so that by the sixth century the whole Church recognized her courage in defense of the faith. She is the patron of the blind and ...

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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 & 12, 1531. to Our Lady of Guadalupe is the patron of Mexico and the Americas in whole.

Pope Saint Damasus

Pope Damasus I's pontificate coincided with the rise of Constantine I and the reunion and redivision of the Western and Eastern Roman Empire as well as what is sometimes known as the Constantinian shift associated with the widespread ...

Pope Saint Gregory III

He was just standing there, not doing anything special. As a Syrian priest he must have felt a little out of place among the Roman people mourning that day for the dead Pope. As a good preacher, he must have wanted to speak to the funeral ...

Saint Juan Diego

On December 9, 1531, St. Juan Diego rose before dawn to walk fifteen miles to daily Mass in what is now Mexico City. A woman's voice called him to the top of the hill. There he saw a beautiful young woman dressed like an Aztec princess. She ...

Saint Ambrose

Bishop of Milan from 374 to 397; born probably 340, at Trier, Arles, or Lyons; died 4 April, 397. He was one of the most illustrious Fathers and Doctors of the Church, and fitly chosen, together with St. Augustine, St. John Chrysostom, and St. ...