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Category: Saint of the day

Saint of the day: St. John Mary Vianney, Patron of Parish Priests

John was born in France in 1786. As a young boy, he worked in father’s fields. After work, he taught other children their prayers and catechism. John was naturally...

Saint of the day: St. Waltheof of Melrose, Abbot

Waltheof was born in the year 1095. He was the son of King Simon I of St Liz, 1st Earl of Northampton and mother, Maud also called Matilda, 2nd Countess of Huntingdon....

Saint of the day: St. Peter Julian Eymard

St. Peter Julian Eymard, whose feast the Church celebrates on August 2, helped many Catholics – both clergy and laypeople – to rediscover the importance of...

Saint of the day: St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church

Alphonsus was born near Naples, Italy, in 1696 of a noble Italian family. At nineteen he began to practice law and became one of the leading lawyers in Naples. He...

Saint of the day: St. Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits, Patron of Retreats

Ignatius of Loyola was a soldier. His leg was badly broken and three times he had it set even though he suffered great pain, but tjust because he wanted so much to dance...

St. Peter Chrysologus, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

Born at Imola, Italy in the year 406, St. Peter was baptised, educated and ordained a deacon by Cornelius, Bishop of Imola. St. Peter merited being called...

Saint of the day: St. Martha Virgin

The name Martha is a Latin transliteration of the Koine Greek Μάρθα, itself a translation of the Aramaic מַרְתָּא Martâ, meaning “the mistress”...

Saint of the day: St. Victor I, Pope & Martyr

St. Pope Victor I was the first Bishop of Rome born in the Roman Province of Africa. He was of African descend. Pope Victor’s episcopate was during the last decade...

Saint of the day: St. Innocent I, Pope

St. Innocent I was a native of Albano Laziale and his was the son of a man called Innocentus. From the beginning of his Papacy in December 22, 401, he was the general...

Saint of the day: St. James the greater, Apostle & Martyr, Patron of Spain

St. James the Greater was one of the disciples of Jesus Christ. He is thought to be the cousin of Jesus himself, by the sister of the Virgin Mary, and the brother of St....