Monday, April 15, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Saint Meinrad Read more

Saint Meinrad

Saint Meinrad (c. 797 – 21 January 861) was a hermit and a Roman Catholic saint. Meinrad was born into the family of the Counts of Hohenzollern and was educated at the abbey school of Reichenau, an island in Lake Constance, under his kinsmen, the Benedictine Abbots Hatto and Erlebald. There he became a monk and was ordained.  After some years at Reichenau, and the dependent priory...
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St. Eustochia Calafato Read more

St. Eustochia Calafato

Eustochia Esmeralda Calafato (March 25, 1434 in Messina – January 20, 1485 also in Messina) is a Franciscan Italian Saint belonging to the Order of the Poor Clares. She is co-patroness of Messina, which is also the center of her following. She was born in the village of Santissima Annunziata, near Messina, Italy (for which reason she is often known as St. Eustochia of Messina). Most...
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St. Canute IV of Denmark Read more

St. Canute IV of Denmark

St. Canute IV of Denmark (1042 – 1086 A.D.), also known as Canute the Holy, was one of thirteen sons born to the king of Denmark. Canute later succeeded his brother to the throne and reigned as king from 1080 to 1086. He was a devout Catholic, a zealous propagator of the faith, and a brave warrior, in addition to being a man of prayer, penance, austerity, and charity towards the poor and...
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St. Margaret of Hungary Read more

St. Margaret of Hungary

St. Margaret of Hungary (1242–1271) was the daughter of King Bela IV of Hungary, and niece of the famed St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Her royal parents made a vow to God that if Hungary was saved from the Mongol invasion they would dedicate Margaret to religion. God heard their prayer and the country was saved. The king and queen then entrusted four-year-old Margaret to be raised and...
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St. Anthony of the Desert Read more

St. Anthony of the Desert

St. Anthony of the Desert (251–356 A.D.), also known as St. Anthony the Great, was a leading figure among the Desert Fathers, the early Christian monks who lived in the Egyptian desert in the 3rd and 4th centuries. The story of his life was written by St. Athanasius of Alexandria. St. Anthony's parents were wealthy, and after their death Anthony desired to conform himself to the...
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