Sunday, May 28, 2023

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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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St. Mary Ann de Paredes Read more

St. Mary Ann de Paredes

Mary Ann grew close to God and his people during her short life. The youngest of eight, Mary Ann was born in Quito, Ecuador, which had been brought under Spanish control in 1534. She joined the Secular Franciscans and led a life of prayer and penance at home, leaving her parents’ house only to go to church and to perform some work of charity. She established in Quito a clinic and a...
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St. Bede the Venerable Read more

St. Bede the Venerable

St. Bede (672–735 A.D.), also known as the Venerable Bede, was born to a wealthy family in England. At the age of seven he was sent to the Benedictine monastery to be educated by the monks. He discerned a vocation to the monastic life, and devoted himself to prayer and to the study of Sacred Scripture and Church history. After being ordained at the age of thirty, he went on to become a...
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Sts. Rogatian and Donatian Read more

Sts. Rogatian and Donatian

The story of St. Donatian and his brother St. Rogatian is known from a 5th century document, "the Passion of Children of Nantes". St. Donatian and St. Rogatian were, it seems, the sons of the first magistrate of the city. Donatian, the youngest, was baptized (probably by St. Similien, third bishop of Nantes, who outlived them). Donatian then evangelized his older brother, Rogatian....
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