Friday, June 21, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Petranille Read more

St. Petranille

St. Petronille (1st c.), also known as Petronilla, was a virgin martyr of the early Church in Rome. According to tradition she was in some way connected to St. Peter the Apostle; she may have been either his natural daughter, servant, convert (spiritual daughter), or co-laborer in the faith. It is also a tradition that St. Petronilla was cured of palsy by St. Peter. She is remembered for being...
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St. Joan of Arc Read more

St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc (1412-1431) was born in Doremy, France to peasant farmers during the Hundred Years War between France and England. She was a pious child, and from age 13 she received visions of saints, most notably St. Michael the Archangel, St. Margaret of Antioch, and St. Catherine of Alexandria, who became her special patrons. Through these visions, voices, and other interior promptings,...
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St. Cyril of Caesarea Read more

St. Cyril of Caesarea

A young lad of Caesarea, Cappadocia (modern Turkey), his pagan father threw him out of the house for being a Christian. When the local governor demanded that Cyril sacrifice to the Roman gods, Cyril refused. He was beheaded as a result of his constancy in the faith. His feast is May 29.

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St. Justus of Urgell Read more

St. Justus of Urgell

Saint Justus of Urgell (died c. 527 AD) was a Spanish bishop and saint. He is the first known and recorded bishop of Urgell, and is considered to have participated in some of the Councils of Toledo, and the councils of Lleida, and Valencia. He is mentioned by Isidore of Seville, who considered him one of the “illustrious men" of whom he wrote the lives. According to one tradition,...
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St. Julius the Veteran Read more

St. Julius the Veteran

Saint Julius the Veteran, also known as Julius of Durostorum, is a Roman Catholic, Anglican and Eastern Orthodox saint and martyr. His feast day is May 27. Julius of Durostorum was born to pagan parents and served as a Roman soldier for 27 years. Although a veteran of several military campaigns, he converted to Christianity and was denounced by his fellow soldiers. Under the Diocletian...
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