Saint Raymond of Penafort

Saint Raymond of Penafort, Patron Saint of Canonists (c.1180-1275). Born in Spain, St. Raymond was a relative of the King of Aragon. From childhood he had a tender love and devotion to the Blessed Mother. He finished his studies at an early age, and became a famous teacher. He then gave up all his honors and entered the Order of the Dominicans.

Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco (1815-1888) founder of the Salesians dedicated to a help kids who were poor, abandoned kids, and kids at risk. His incorrupt body can be seen to this day.

Saint Felix of Nola

Saint Felix of Nola (3rd cen.) was a Syrian who had been a Roman soldier. After being imprisoned, an Angel freed him so he could assist the ailing Bishop St. Maximus. St. Felix hid St. Maximus from soldiers in a vacant building. When the two were safely inside, a spider quickly spun a web over the door, fooling the imperial forces into thinking it was long abandoned, and they left without finding the Christians.

Saint Paul the Hermit

Saint Paul the Hermit was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. During the persecution of Decius he fled in a cave in the desert. He went on to live in that cave for the next 90 years. Thought to have been about 112 when he died, Paul is known as the "First Hermit."

Feast of the Holy Innocents

Upon the birth of Our Lord, Herod ordered the murder of all all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under. Sadly, The Holy Innocents echo, and are few, in comparison to the genocide and abortion of our day.

Saint Henry of Uppsala

Saint Henry of Uppsala, the Patron of Finland, was an Englishman of the twelfth century residing at Rome. In 1152, he was consecrated Bishop of Uppsala, Sweden, by the Papal Legate Nicholas Breakspear, who later became Pope Adrian IV.

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

In accordance with Mosaic law, forty days after the birth of Christ, Mary redeemed her first-born from the temple, and was purified by the prayer of Simeon the just, in the presence of Anna the prophetess.

Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha lived in Sicily in the 6th century. When she was young, she dedicated her life to God and resisted any men who wanted to marry her or have sex with her. One spurned suitor had her forced into a brothel, imprisoned and martyred.

Saint Julia

Saint Julia was a noble virgin of Carthage, who was captured and sold as a slave to a pagan merchant named Eusebius. When she refused to offer sacrifice to pagan gods, the pagan ruler, in great anger, had her struck on the face and her hair torn from her head. She was next put on a cross to hang there until she died.

Saint Thomas 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.