Feast of the Most Holy Name of Jesus

The Feast of the Holy Name is a major feast of the Church. It reflects the significance of the Holy Name, Jesus. The name Jesus is from the Hebrew Joshua or Yehoshuah meaning “Yahweh is salvation” or “Yahweh will save.”

Saint Gregory Nazianzen

Saint Gregory Nazianzen was by nature a gentle man and by genius and training a scholar, but throughout his life he was involved in controversies, disputes and misunderstanding in which his sensitive and essentially reasonable temperament suffered much, and not only from his ostensible 'enemies.' Nevertheless he has been declared a Doctor of the Church, and he won for himself the title 'the Theologian'; he is an outstanding example of those saints whose lives, as far as immediate results go, seem a series of disappointments and ill-success, yet who with the passage of time are seen increasingly to be great both in themselves and in their work.

Saint Basil the Great

Saint Basil the Great, Doctor of the Church, was one of the giants of the early Church. He was responsible for the victory of Nicene orthodoxy over Arianism in the Byzantine East, and the denunciation of Arianism at the Council of Constantinople in 381-82 was in large measure due to his efforts.

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.

Pope Saint Sylvester

Pope Saint Sylvester surely was appointed by God to govern his holy church in the first years of her temporal prosperity and triumph over her persecuting enemies. His pontificate was one of the most important, crucial and eventful of all Popes.

Feast of the Holy Family

The Holy Family is the name given to the family unit of Jesus: The Divine Son of God Jesus, his mother Mary, and his foster-father Joseph. We know very little about the life of the Holy Family through the Canonical Scriptures. They speak of the early years of the Holy Family, including the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the flight into Egypt, and the finding of Jesus in the temple.

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.

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 John

Saint John; the beloved, the apostle, and the evangelist. He is author of the Fourth Gospel, three New Testament letters and the Book of Revelation. His Gospel is a very personal account. Into his care, Our Lord commanded his Mother from the Most Holy Cross.

Saint Stephen

Saint Stephen was martyred in Jerusalem about the year 35. He is consider both the first Christian martyr (the protomartyr) and one of the first deacons of the Christian Church. All that we know of the life, trial, and death of St. Stephen, is found in the Book of Acts, Chapters 6 and 7. In the long chronicle of Christian martyrs, the story of Stephen stands out as one of the most moving and memorable.