Tuesday, May 28, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Adelaide of Burgundy Read more

St. Adelaide of Burgundy

St. Adelaide (931-999 A.D.) was the virtuous daughter of King Rupert II of Burgundy, France. She became the Queen of Italy after being given in marriage to the future King of Italy. When her husband died, she was imprisoned for refusing a second politically-driven marriage. However, when the German Emperor Otto came to rule Italy, she accepted his rescue and offer of marriage. They had four...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 170
St. Virginia Bracelli Read more

St. Virginia Bracelli

St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587–1651) was born in Genoa, Italy, to an aristocratic family. She was pious and desired the religious life, however, at the age of fifteen she was forced into an arranged marriage. Her husband, a wealthy and illustrious man, lived dissolutely as a drinker and a gambler despite Virginia's good example. After having two daughters, Virginia was...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 156
St. John of the Cross Read more

St. John of the Cross

St. John of the Cross (1542–1591) was born to a poor family in Old Castile, Spain. His father married below his rank and was disinherited as a result. After his father's early death, John was raised in poverty by his mother. He studied and served at a local hospital while committing himself to severe penances. Uncertain of his life's direction, he was told in prayer that he...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 171
St. Lucy of Syracuse Read more

St. Lucy of Syracuse

St. Lucy (Lucia) of Syracuse (283–304 A.D.) was born to a wealthy Christian family on the island of Sicily. Her father died when she was in her infancy. Lucy grew in piety, and at a young age secretly consecrated her virginity to Christ. Her mother pressured her into an arranged marriage with a pagan nobleman in order to provide for her daughter's future, which Lucy avoided. When...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 232
Our Lady of Guadalupe Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe

St. Juan Diego, a humble Aztec peasant, saw the Blessed Virgin Mary on the Hill of Tepeyac near present-day Mexico City on December 9, 1531, the feast of the Immaculate Conception at the time. After a request by the bishop to prove her identity, Our Lady asked Juan Diego to gather the roses which he found growing on the hill, which were neither native to the area nor in season, and take them...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 164
RSS
124678910Last
Terms Of UsePrivacy Statement© 2024 Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld O.F.M.
Back To Top