Saint Alexis

Alexis

Saint Alexis, Patron of Beggars and the Homeless, was the only son of a rich Roman senator who gave up his wealth. He was known as "The Man of God".

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Saints Aquila and Priscilla

Aquilla and Prisca

When Paul came to Corinth (probably in the year 50), he met Priscilla (or Prisca) and her husband Aquila, tentmakers by trade like Paul, Jewish, and just arrived from Rome, from which city the Emperor Claudius had recently expelled the Jewish community. (The Roman historian Suetonius tells us ...

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Saint Paul

Saint-Paul

Saint Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus. He remained some days in Damascus after his Baptism, and then went to Arabia, possibly for a year or two to prepare himself for his future missionary activity. Having returned to Damascus, ...

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Saint Peter

Saint-Peter

Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles, the 1st Pope, and founder, with Saint Paul, of the see of Rome. The Rock upon which Christ built his Church.

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Solemnity Of The Nativity of John The Baptist

Nativity-of-John-the-Baptist

The birth of St. John the Baptist was foretold by an angel of the Lord to his father, Zachary, who was offering incense in the Temple. It was the office of St. John to prepare the way for Christ, and before he was born into the world he began to live for the Incarnate God. Even in the womb he ...

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Saint Germaine Cousin

Saint-Germaine-Cousin

Born in 1579 of humble parents at Pibrac, a village about ten miles from Toulouse; died in her native place in 1601. From her birth she seemed marked out for suffering; she came into the world with a deformed hand and the disease of scrofula, and, while yet an infant, lost her mother. Her ...

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St. Joseph the Hymnographer

Saint Joseph the Hymnographer

St. Joseph the Hymnographer was the most prolific of the Greek hymn writers. St. Joseph is credited with the composition of about one thousand canons. A native of Sicily, he was forced to leave his island in 830 in the wake of an invasion by the Arabs, journeying to Thessalonica and then to ...

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St. Thomas Becket

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.

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Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

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.

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Saint Martin of Tours

Martin

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 pieces, gave one to the beggar and wrapped himself ...

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