Saints Of The Day

Blessed Claudio Granzotta

Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio was the youngest of nine children and was accustomed to hard work in the fields.

Read More 06-09-2016

St. Gregory the Great

Ordained a priest, he became one of the pope's seven deacons, and also served six years in the East as papal representative in Constantinople.

Read More 03-09-2016

St. Jeanne Jugan

Soon thereafter she joined a third order group founded by St. John Eudes (August 19).

Read More 30-08-2016

St. Joseph Calasanz

A combination of various prejudices and political ambition and maneuvering caused the institute much turmoil.

Read More 26-08-2016

St. Bernard of Clairvaux

Shortly thereafter it was Bernard who intervened in a full-blown schism and settled it in favor of the Roman pontiff against the antipope.

Read More 20-08-2016

St. John Eudes

How little we know where God’s grace will lead. Born on a farm in northern France, John died at 79 in the next “county” or department.

Read More 19-08-2016

St. Hippolytus (Pontian and Hippolytus)

During his reign he held a synod which confirmed the excommunication of the great theologian Origen in Alexandria.

Read More 13-08-2016

St. Jane Frances de Chantal

Jane's husband was killed after seven years of marriage, and she sank into deep dejection for four months at her family home.

Read More 12-08-2016

St. Clare of Assisi

Having refused to marry at 15, she was moved by the dynamic preaching of Francis. He became her lifelong friend and spiritual guide.

Read More 11-08-2016

Edith Stein

Twelve years later she imitated Teresa by becoming a Carmelite, taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

Read More 09-08-2016