Monday, May 27, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Leonard of Port Maurice Read more

St. Leonard of Port Maurice

St. Leonard was a Franciscan friar and proponent of the Blessed Sacrament, the devotion of the Sacred Heart, and the Stations of the Cross, as well as the Immaculate Conception. He was born Leonard Casanova in Port Maurice, Porto Maurizio, Italy, and joined the Franciscans of the Strict Observance in 1697. Ordained in 1703, he began preaching all over the Tuscany region of Italy. By 1736 he...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 240
St. Catherine of Alexandria Read more

St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Catherine of Alexandria (4th c.) was born to a noble pagan family in Alexandria, Egypt, and her father was governor of the city. She was an intelligent child who devoted herself to study, and converted to the Christian faith after the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her in a vision. Many of her fellow Christians were put to death under the reign of Roman Emperor Maxentius. Catherine, at...
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St. Andrew Dung Lac and Companions Read more

St. Andrew Dung Lac and Companions

The Vietnamese Martyrs, also known as the Martyrs of Indochina, Martyrs of Tonkin, Annam, and Cochinchina, or Andrew Dung-Lac and Companions, are saints on the General Roman Calendar who were canonized by Pope John Paul II. On June 19, 1988, thousands of Overseas Vietnamese worldwide gathered at the Vatican for the Celebration of the Canonization of 117 known Vietnamese Martyrs, an event...
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Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro Read more

Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro

Miguel was the son of a mining engineer. From childhood he was known for high spirits and cheerfulness, and he grew up in a pious home.  Born to privilege, he had great affinity for the poor and working classes. He was afflicted with a recurring stomach disorder. At the age of twenty, he entered the Jesuit novitiate. When the Jesuits were exiled during the Mexican Revolution, he continued...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 137
St. Cecelia Read more

St. Cecelia

St. Cecilia (3rd c.) is one of the most venerated of the virgin martyrs of Rome. Her name is in the Roman Canon of the Mass. According to tradition she made a private vow of chastity to Jesus, yet her parents promised her in marriage to a suitor. On her wedding night, St. Cecilia told her husband that she had not only made a vow to remain a virgin, but that an angel guarded her purity. Her...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 162
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