Saint Peter Canisius

In 1565, the Vatican was looking for a secret agent to get the decrees of the Council of Trent to all the European bishops They chose St. Peter Canisius.
 He is known as the Second Apostle of Germany and was named a Doctor of the Church.

Saint Dominic of Silos

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 ...

Blessed Pope Urban V

Blessed Pope Urban V was born Guillaume de Grimoard at Grisac in Languedoc, 1310. He always had a Benedictine spirit and even wore his monk’s habit as pope. His reign was blessed by his peacekeeping activity between the French and Italian kings, ...

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.