1st Martyrs of Rome

The First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

There were Christians in Rome within a dozen or so years after the death of Jesus, though they were not the converts of the...
St. Paul

St. Paul

St. Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus. He remained some days in Damascus after...
St. Peter

St. Peter

Simon Peter or Cephas, the first pope, Prince of the Apostles, and founder, with St. Paul, of the see of Rome. Peter was a native...
St. Irenaeus

St. Irenaeus

The writings of St. Irenaeus entitle him to a high place among the fathers of the Church, for they not only laid the foundations...
Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help

The picture of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour is painted on wood, with background of gold. It is Byzantine in style and is supposed...
St. Cyril of Alexandria

St. Cyril of Alexandria, Doctor

Cyril was born at Alexandria, Egypt. He was nephew of the patriarch of that city, Theophilus. Cyril received a classical and theological education at...
St Josemaria Escriva

St. Josemaria Escriva

One of six children born to Jose and Dolores Escriva; three of his siblings died in infancy. His fatherwas a small businessman, and when...
St William of Vercelli

St. William of Vercelli

Saint William of Monte Vergine, born in Vercelli, a city of Lombardy, lost his father and mother in his infancy and was brought up...
John The Baptist

Solemnity: The Nativity of John The Baptist

Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater...
St Ethelreda

Saint Ethelreda

Around 640, there was an English princess named Ethelreda, but she was known as Audrey. She married once, but was widowed after three years,...

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