Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) renounced his right to the title of Marquis and to the vast wealth he was destined to inherit, he joined the Jesuits. During his training in Rome, he would care for victims of the plague in the streets. He himself contracted the disease as a result of his efforts for the suffering and died on June 21, 1591, at the age of twenty-three, six years short of his ordination as a Jesuit priest.
Saints Joachim and Anne, from non-canonical texts, were devout parents of Mary, grandparents of Jesus. Despite initial childlessness, divine intervention blessed them with Mary, embodying profound faith.
St. Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses and Quisquina, was a descendant of the great Charlemagne. She was born at Palermo in Sicily....
Saint Anna the Prophetess recognized Jesus's significance when many overlooked Him. She stood by Mary, embodying grace, guiding her during formative years. Their bond exemplifies unwavering faith.
Saint John the Baptist: A life of solitude, a voice for repentance, and a tragic end due to his brave stance against powerful wrongdoers.
The Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross commemorates the Holy Cross, symbolizing Jesus Christ's sacrifice, bringing redemption and symbolizing hope for all believers.
Saint Rita of Cascia, the patroness of the Impossible, led a life of many trials was married to an abusive husband and bore twin sons to him. After her husband was murdered, her sons also died within the year of illness. She became an Augustinian Nun. She bore a stigamta on her forhead and was confined to bed for the last four years of her life.
Saint Veronica wiped the face of Jesus Christ with her while He was on the way to Calvary carrying His Cross. According to tradition, the cloth was imprinted with the image of Christ's face.
The Feast of the Assumption celebrates both the departure of Mary from this life by her natural death and her assumption bodily into heaven
Pope St. Gregory, born into Roman nobility, became a monk, then Pope. Known for reforms, he championed the poor and introduced the Gregorian Chant. Celebrated on his election day.