Saints Of The Day

St. Bernardine of Siena

Bernardine, by contrast, seems more like a human dynamo who simply took on the needs of the world.

Read More 20-05-2016

St. Paschal Baylon

Paschal’s Spanish parents were poor and pious. Between the ages of seven and 24 he worked as a shepherd and began a life of mortification.

Read More 17-05-2016

Our Lady of Fatima

Between May 13 and October 13, 1917, three Portuguese children received apparitions of Our Lady at Cova da Iria, near Fatima, a city 110 miles north of Lisbon.

Read More 13-05-2016

St. Achilleus (Nereus and Achilleus)

Devotion to these two saints goes back to the fourth century, though almost nothing is known of their lives.

Read More 12-05-2016

St. Ignatius of Laconi

He was the second of seven children of peasant parents in Sardinia. His path to the Franciscans was unusual.

Read More 11-05-2016

St. Damien de Veuster of Moloka'i

When Joseph de Veuster was born in Tremelo, Belgium, in 1840, few people in Europe had any firsthand knowledge of leprosy (Hansen's disease).

Read More 10-05-2016

St. John of Avila

Born in the Castile region of Spain, John was sent at the age of 14 to the University of Salamanca to study law.

Read More 09-05-2016

Blessed Buonadonna (Luchesio and Buonadonna)

Luchesio and Buonadonna lived in Poggibonzi, Italy, where he was a greedy merchant. Meeting Francis—probably in 1213—changed his life.

Read More 28-04-2016

St. Louis Mary Grignion de Montfort

Louis's life is inseparable from his efforts to promote genuine devotion to Mary, the mother of Jesus and mother of the Church.

Read More 27-04-2016

St. Mark

Most of what we know about Mark comes directly from the New Testament. He is usually identified with the Mark of Acts 12:12.

Read More 25-04-2016