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Feast Day: June 9 Known to Syrian Christians as “the harp of the Holy Ghost,” this Mesopotamian from Nisibia was baptized at 18 and may have accompanied his bishop to the Council of Nicaea in … more
Feast Day: May 31 This feast commemorates the three-month visit of Mary with her elderly cousin Elizabeth during Mary’s pregnancy with Jesus and Elizabeth’s with John the Baptist. The story … more
Feast Day: May 17 Born to a Spanish shepherd family, Paschal was said to have taught himself to read while tending sheep. At age 21 he joined an austere group of Franciscans, devoting himself to … more
Feast Day: May 14 An Italian peasant, Mary worked long hours in the fields and vineyards. She attended Mass frequently and joined a sodality whose members in 1860 were asked to nurse typhoid … more
Feast Day: MAY 5 This French aristocrat, a pagan holding high office in a local government, was converted to Catholicism by his relative, St. Honoratus, and became a monk at Lerins. An austere and … more
Feast Day: April 27 The son of Clopas, who is mentioned in the Gospels of Luke and John, and a cousin of Jesus, Simeon became bishop of Jerusalem after the martyrdom of St. James about 62. During … more
Feast Day: April 20 Born to wealthy parents in a Tuscan village in Italy, Agnes was given to the care of nuns as a child, and was made superior of a new convent at age 15. About 1298 she was … more
Feast Day: April 12 Juana Enriqueta, or Juanita, as she was called, was born to a well-off Chilean couple and had a happy and pious childhood. During a bout of appendicitis, she believed Our Lord … more
Feast Day: April 5 Born in Valencia to an English father and Spanish mother, Vincent joined the Dominican friars in 1367 and became a noted preacher, making converts even among Jews and Muslims. … more
Feast Day: March 29 Not much is known about this hermit who is considered by some historians to be the founder of the order of Carmelite friars. Various legends had him born in Limoges, France, … more
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