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Category: Saint of the day

Saint of the day: St. Germanus, Bishop of Paris

One of the glories of France in the 6th century, St. Germanus was born near Autun about the year 496. He was ordained by St. Agippinus, Bishop of the diocese, and...

Saint of the day: St. Augustine Of Canterbury, Bishop

Pope St. Gregory the Great sent St. Augustine, a monk of the Benedictine monastery of St. Andrew in Rome, with 39 of his brothers to England. On reaching England, St....

Saint of the day: St. Philip Neri, Patron of Rome

Philip was born in Florence, Italy in the year 1515 to a poor family. Philip went to Rome to act as a teacher for two young boys. While there, he began to visit...

Saint of the day: St. Bede the Venerable, Priest and Doctor of the Church

St. Bede was born at Jarrow, England in 673. He joined the Benedictines and was ordained a priest in the 702. He was known far and wide as the most learned man of his...

Saint of the day: St. John Baptist Dei Rossi

John was born at Voltaggio, Italy, in 1698. He received excellent education and was ordained in 1721 and shortly after that he was afflicted with epilepsy. For the next...

Saint of the day: St. Rita of Cascia

At an early age Rita begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. Instead, they arranged a marriage for her. Rita was a good wife and a good mother but her...

Saint of the day: St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Bernadine was born at Massa in Siena in 1380. He was orphaned at a very early age and was looked after by His pious aunt who loved him as her own and educated him....

Saint of the day: St. Peter Celestine V, Pope

Pope Celestine V was born Pietro Angelerio to his parents Angelo Angelerio and Maria Leone in a town called Sant’Angelo Limosano in Sicily. After his...

Saint of the day: St. John I, Pope and Martyr

A native of Tuscany in Italy, while he was still an archdeacon John was elected Pope upon the death of Pope Hormisdas in 523. At that time, the ruler of Italy was...

Saint of the day: St. Simon Stock, Patron of English Province of Discalced Carmelites

Simon Stock, born in England, lived in the 13th century. He was the Prior of the Carmelite religious order. The Blessed Virgin Mary is traditionally said to have...