Friday, June 21, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Quentin Read more

St. Quentin

The legend of his life has him as a Roman citizen who was martyred in Gaul. He is said to have been the son of a man named Zeno, who had senatorial rank. Filled with apostolic zeal, Quentin traveled to Gaul as a missionary with Saint Lucian, who was later martyred at Beauvais, and others (the martyrs Victoricus and Fuscian are said to have been Quentin's followers). Quentin settled at...
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St. Marcellus the Centurion, his Wife and his Sons Read more

St. Marcellus the Centurion, his Wife and his Sons

Saint Marcellus of Tangier or Saint Marcellus the Centurion is venerated as a Martyr Saint by the Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church. His feast day is celebrated on October 30.  Saint Marcellus was a centurion of the Legio VII Gemina Pia Felix, and was born in what is now León, Spain, in the middle of the third century. The story relates that Marcellus lived close to the...
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Saint Gaetano Errico Read more

Saint Gaetano Errico

Saint Gaetano Errico (19 October 1791 - 29 October 1860) was an Italian Roman Catholic priest from Naples and the founder of the Missionaries of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Errico was born to devout and hardworking parents whose income was modest but sufficient for him to do his ecclesial studies in Naples. It was common for him to be seen twice a week tending to the ill despite his...
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St. Juan Alcober Read more

St. Juan Alcober

St. Juan Alcober joined the Dominicans in his home-town (1708) and was ordained priest (1718). He and St. Francis Serrano had planned to work together in the Chinese missions, but Fr. Alcober was delayed in Lorca, where he preached until he was able to set sail. Having gained a reputation as a popular preacher there, only a miracle reminded him of his original purpose. In 1726, he left for the...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 73
Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza Read more

Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza

Bl. Bartholomew of Vicenza (1201-1270), also known as Bartholomew of Braganca or Breganza, was born to a noble family in Vicenza, Italy. While studying in Padua he entered the newly established Dominican Order as one of their first friars, receiving the habit from St. Dominic himself. Bartholomew quickly advanced to positions of prominence within the Order, becoming prior and then overseeing...
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