The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Bernadette Soubirous, a humble girl from Lourdes, experienced Marian apparitions in 1858, leading to the worldwide veneration of Our Lady of Lourdes and miraculous healings.

Saint Paul of Constantinople

Saint Paul, Bishop of Constantinople, during the period of bitter controversy in the Church over the Arian heresy. Elected in 336 to succeed Alexander of Constantinople, the following year he was exiled to Pontus by Emperor Constantius II. Here he was deliberately starved and finally strangled by Arian supporters. He is considered a martyr for the orthodox cause and was a close friend St. Athanasius.

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

Just as Christmas honors Jesus as the "Prince of Peace," the Solemnity of Mary Mother of God honors Mary as the "Queen of Peace" This solemnity, falling on New Year's Day, is also designated the World Day of Peace.

Saint Valentine

Saint Valentine, a Roman priest martyred for marrying Christians and aiding persecuted believers under Claudius II, was executed on February 14, circa 270.

Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes, a young martyr of purity and faith, defied persecution with unwavering devotion, becoming the eternal Patroness of young girls.

Solemnity of the Epiphany of Our Lord

Epiphany marks the revelation of Christ to mankind, commemorating events like His baptism and the visit of the Magi.

Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian, born in Narbonne, Gaul, was a soldier and Christian martyr, revered as the patron of athletes, soldiers, and protectors against plagues.

Saint Stephen

Stephen, the first Christian martyr, steadfast in faith, challenged tradition, and forgave his persecutors, leaving a powerful legacy.

Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

The Feast of the Holy Name celebrates Jesus' name, meaning "Yahweh is salvation," and emphasizes continuous veneration and love for the Savior.

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita, once enslaved, became a nun in Italy, dedicating her life to God and serving as an advocate for freedom and dignity.