Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Theophane Venard Read more

St. Theophane Venard

St. Theophane was a French missionary, born on November 21, 1829, and originally from the Diocese of Poitiers.  He entered into the Foreign Missions and was ordained a priest on June 5, 1852.  He departed for the Far East on September 19, the same year.  After fifteen months at Hong Kong, he arrived at his mission in West Tonkin, where the Christians had recently been tried by a...
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St. Veridiana Read more

St. Veridiana

Veridiana (Virginia Margaret del Mazziere) (1182 – 1 February 1242) is an Italian saint. Having made pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela and Rome, she then became an anchoress. Upon returning to Castelfiorentino and feeling a desire for solitude and penance, the villagers built her a small cell contiguous to the oratory of San Antonio. From a small window she attended Mass and spoke...
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St. Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi Read more

St. Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi

Francis Xavier Mary Bianchi (Italian: Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi; (December 2, 1743 – January 31, 1815), was an Italian Barnabite priest and noted scholar, who also gained a reputation for sanctity during his lifetime from both his commitment to his students and to the poor of Naples. He has been proclaimed a saint by the Catholic Church and declared the Apostle of the city.

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St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti Read more

St. Hyacinth of Mariscotti

St. Hyacinth accepted God’s standards somewhat late in life. Born of a noble family near Viterbo, she entered a local convent of sisters who followed the Third Order Rule. However, she supplied herself with enough food, clothing, and other goods to live a very comfortable life amid these sisters pledged to mortification. A serious illness required that Hyacinth’s confessor bring...
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St. Aquilinus of Milan Read more

St. Aquilinus of Milan

St. Aquilinus of Milan (d. 1015 A.D.), also known as St. Aquilinus of Cologne, was born to a noble family in Bavaria, Germany. He received his education in Cologne, Germany and was ordained to the priesthood. He was offered the bishopric of Cologne, but turned it down in order to be a missionary priest and itinerant preacher. He traveled through various European cities fighting against the...
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