Sts. Cyril & Methodius

Because their father was an officer in a part of Greece inhabited by many Slavs, these two Greek brothers, Sts. Cyril & Methodius, ultimately...

Pope Saint Simplicius

Pope Saint Simplicius reigned when the last of the western Roman Emperors fell in 476 a.d.. He defended the action of the Council of Chalcedon against the Eutychian heresy, labored to help the people of Italy against the marauding raids of barbarian invaders. He worked to maintain the authority of Rome in the West.

Feast of the Holy Innocents

Herod “the Great,” king of Judea, was unpopular with his people because of his connections with the Romans and his religious indifference. Hence he...

Sts. Timothy & Titus

St. Timothy (d. 97?) What we know from the New Testament of Timothy’s life makes it sound like that of a modern harried bishop. He...
St. Peter Regaldo

St. Peter Regalado

St. Peter Regaldo lived at a very busy time. The Great Western Schism (1378-1417) was settled at the Council of Constance (1414-1418). France and...
St. Augustine Zhao Rong

St. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Christianity arrived in China by way of Syria in the 600s. Depending on China's relations with the outside world, Christianity over the centuries was...
St. Pelagia the Penitent

St. Pelagia the Penitent

St. Pelagia was a well-known actress (some say prostitute) of Antioch. One day, with a throng of boys and girls dressed in gold she...
St. Vincent Liem

St. Vincent Liem

St. Vincent Liem was born into the Christian community of Thong-Dong in 1731. From a young age he showed great devotion and ability. He...
St. John of God

St. John of God

St. John of God (1495-1550) having given up active Christian belief while a soldier, was 40 before the depth of his sinfulness began to...

The Nativity of Our Lord

Today the Church celebrates the Birth of Jesus Christ, the first day in the octave of Christmas. Throughout Advent the Church longed ardently for...

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