St. Mamertus

St. Mamertus

Bishop of Vienne, date of birth unknown; died shortly after 475. Concerning the life of Mamertus before his elevation to the See of Vienne,...
Sts. Nereus & Achilleus

Sts. Nereus & Achilleus

Sts. Nereus and Achilles were soldiers in the Praetorian Guard, who became Christians--baptized by Saint Peter, it is said--and decided that they must give...
The Ascension

The Solemnity Of The Ascension

The Ascension of Our Lord, which occurred 40 days after Jesus Christ rose from the dead on Easter Sunday, is the final act of...
Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children, Francisco, Jacinta, and Lucia, received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima,...
St. Matthias

St. Matthias, Apostle

Jesus' choice of 12 Apostles points to a consciousness of a symbolic mission—originally there were 12 tribes of Israel—that the community maintained after the...
St. Dymphna

St. Dymphna

St. Dymphna was the daughter of a Celtic chieftain, Damon, and his beautiful wife, a devoted Christian. Damon loved and admired his holy wife,...
St. Isidore the Farmer

St. Isidore the Farmer

When he was barely old enough to wield a hoe, St. Isidore entered the service of John de Vergas, a wealthy landowner from Madrid,...
St. Brendan

St. Brendan

St. Brendan of Ardfert and Clonfert, known also as Brendan the Voyager, was born in Ciarraighe Luachra, near the present city of Tralee, County...
St. Paschal Baylon

St. Paschal Baylon

From his childhood Saint Paschal seems to have been marked out for the service of God. Amid his daily labors as a shepherd, he...
Pope St. John I

Pope St. John I

Little is known of John's life before he took office as pope, except that he was born in Tuscany and that his father was...

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