Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Ruadhan Read more

St. Ruadhan

St. Ruadhan was first to put Lorrha on the map coming here in the middle of the 6th century. He was educated in Clonard Co. Westmeath by St. Finian and was known as one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is said to have replaced St. Brendan (the navigator) at Lorrha who preceded to cross the Shannon and set up his monastery at Clonfert Co. Galway. Ruadhan founded a monastic settlement...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 275
St. Lydwina of Schiedam Read more

St. Lydwina of Schiedam

At age 15, Lidwina was ice skating when she fell and broke a rib. She never recovered and became progressively disabled for the rest of her life. Her biographers state that she became paralyzed except for her left hand and that great pieces of her body fell off, and that blood poured from her mouth, ears, and nose. Today some posit that Saint Lidwina is one of the first known multiple...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 15
St. Caradoc of Wales Read more

St. Caradoc of Wales

Born to a wealthy family, Caradoc spent part of his youth as a harp player in the court of King Rhys ap Twedwr of South Wales. He fell out of royal favour when he lost one of the king's greyhounds. Deciding to start a new life, Caradoc broke the tip of his spear to turn it into a walking stick, and left the court to become a monk at Saint Teilo church. Longing for a quieter life, he became...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 15
Pope St. Julius I Read more

Pope St. Julius I

Julius was a native of Rome and was chosen as successor of Pope Mark after the Roman seat had been vacant for four months. He is chiefly known by the part he took in the Arian controversy. After the followers of Eusebius of Nicomedia, who had become the archbishop of Constantinople, renewed their deposition of Athanasius at a synod held in Antioch in 341, they resolved to send delegates to...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 9
St. Stanislaus of Cracow Read more

St. Stanislaus of Cracow

Stanislaus was born to the Polish nobility, son of Belislaus and Bogna, and raised in a pious family. He was Educated at Gnesen, Poland, and may have studied at Paris, France. When his parents died, Stanislaus distributed his inheritance to the poor. His first ministry was as a parish priest at Czembocz, Poland. He moved on and became a Canon and preacher, and later vicar-general at the Cracow...
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