Saturday, July 20, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Aedan of Ferns Read more

St. Aedan of Ferns

St. Aedan was the son of Eithne and Sedna, chief of Connaught.  A widespread reputation for sanctity brought him potential disciples in his youth; he fled to Kilmulne, Wales, to escape them.  He became one of Saint David’s most faithful disciples.  He returned to Ireland in 580 with a band of disciples, including St. Caillan and settled in Brentrocht, Leinster.  He...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 187
St. Bathilde Read more

St. Bathilde

Bathilde was kidnapped in her youth from her native England and sold into slavery in France to Erkenwald, the Mayor of the Palace of King Clovis II. When grown, she was placed in charge of the household. She married King Clovis II in 649, and as a result she became a Queen and a mother of three sons, all of whom became kings: Clotaire III, Childeric II and Thierry I. She used her royal...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 144
St. Juniper Read more

St. Juniper

Juniper was a Franciscan friar, received into the order by Francis himself. He established Franciscan missions in several locations. Arriving in Rome after a long journey, Juniper encountered people who had heard of his sanctity, and had come to see him. Alarmed at this reception, Juniper escaped to a nearby see-saw where he played with the children till the sight-seers decided that he was an...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 158
Saint Joseph Freinademetz Read more

Saint Joseph Freinademetz

Saint Joseph Freinademetz, S.V.D., was an Austrian Roman Catholic priest and missionary in China. He has been declared a saint by the Catholic Church. Freinademetz was born the fourth among the 13 children of Giovanmattia and Anna Maria Freinademetz in Oies, a section of the town of Badia, which was then in the County of Tyrol, a part of the Austrian Empire, now a part of Italy. He studied...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 217
Saint Julian of Le Mans Read more

Saint Julian of Le Mans

Saint Julian of Le Mans is a saint venerated in both the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox Church, honored as the first bishop of Le Mans. Stained glass depicting Julian of Le Mans and 16 episodes of his life (12th century, restored in 1897) - West facade of Le Mans Cathedral - Le Mans (Sarthe, France). It is believed that he may have been a Roman nobleman, but he was also identified with...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 154
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