This is an index of all files in the EWTN "Mary and Saints" Document Library as of 8/24/2018 sorted by library and title


1. Mary and Saints - assumptdormi.htm - Mariae Assumpta and Dormitio Mariae
Christopher Longhurst

Theophanes's Icon of the Dormition and Raphael's Assumption and Coronation of the Virgin are compared to show the differing lights shown by the East and West on the Mystery of Our Lady's passing from this world. ART MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS TRANSITUS MARIOLOGY

2. Mary and Saints - lourdes150.htm - 150 Years After the Marian Apparitions at Lourdes
Salvatore M. Perrela, O.S.M.

In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Marian apparitions to St. Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes, this article examines the meaning of the Virgin's words, "I am the Immaculate Conception," and the name's implication of a unique relationship to God. TERESA THERÉSÈ LISIEUX MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

3. Mary and Saints - z5dogmant.htm - 5th Dogma a Marian Antidote

An antidote to the challenges facing the Church and society today is the glorification of Mary through the proclamation of a fifth Marian dogma, says Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. In this interview with ZENIT, Cardinal Vithayathil comments on the effect the proclamation of the dogma could have on interreligious and ecumenical dialogue, and the possible fruits he foresees could result. INDIA CO-REDEMPTRIX MEDIATRIX ORTHODOX ADVOCATE PROTESTANTS

4. Mary and Saints - fouc90.htm - 90th Anniversary of the Death of Bl. Charles de Foucauld: 1 December
Card. José Saraiva Martins

In commemoration of the 90th anniversary the death of Bro. Charles of Jesus, beatified 13 November 2005, the Blessed's spirituality is outlined by Card. José Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. Bro. Charles was most attracted by the lowliness of Jesus, and in this he tried to imitate his Lord. VISITATION SALVATION SHROUD OF TURIN MARTYRDOM

5. Mary and Saints - CELESTHI.HTM - A Celestial Hierarchy
Pat Bartos

Though the Church has never issued an official declaration on the celestial hierarchy of angels, by tradition angels are ranked into nine choirs, or categories, and divided into three hierarchies: seraphim, cherubim and thrones; dominations, virtues and powers; principalities, archangels and angels. This article was taken from the March-April 1996 issue of 'Catholic Heritage'.

6. Mary and Saints - devaspillai.htm - A Courageous Convert and a Living Legend
John Elphinston

On 2 December 2012, in the Diocese of Kottar, Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints — on behalf of Benedict XVI — beatified Devasahayam Pillai (1712-1752), from the Kingdom of Thiruvithancore. The beatification of India's first married layman and martyr is important not only for Asia but for the millions of Christians who suffer in silence for their faith around the world. HINDUS BRAHMINS WITNESS TORTURE CONVERSION HOLINESS

7. Mary and Saints - darknightblter.htm - A Graced Bewilderment: The Dark Night of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
Fr Paul Murray, OP

What was the mystery of the darkness endured by Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for so many years? This article by Fr Paul Murray, OP, Professor of Spiritual Theology at the Angelicum University in Rome, is based, for the most part, on a recent book entitled, I Loved Jesus in the Night, Teresa of Calcutta: A Secret Revealed. NOTHING DARKNESS MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY FAITH POOR INDIA HEART JOY EMPTINESS

8. Mary and Saints - greatfact.htm - A Great Fact
The Tablet

Excerpted from The Tablet, a British Catholic weekly journal, this article, published in October, 1845, celebrated the conversion of eminent Anglican scholar, John Henry Newman, to the Catholic Church. THEOLOGY PUSEYITES

9. Mary and Saints - PIOPOPE.HTM - A Letter From Padre Pio to Pope Paul VI
Padre Pio

A short time before his death, Padre Pio, having in mind the Audience which the Chapter Members of his Order would have in the course of their General Chapter, wrote a letter to Pope Paul. In the letter he expressed his firm adherence to the Magisterium and its teachings, particularly mentioning the recent encyclical, "Humanae Vitae". Padre Pio also expressed his obedience, devotedness and filial sharing in the anxieties of His Holiness. OBEDIENCE PAPACY

10. Mary and Saints - lifelowliest.htm - A Life Lived for the Lowliest
Stefano Girola

In an article commemorating the birth of Bl. Mary MacKillop, 15 January 1842, Stefano Girola, of Australian Catholic University, recounts the rigors of her life, as the first member and later Superior General of the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart, in seeing to the needs of the poor. CATHOLIC SCHOOLS TENISON-WOODS

11. Mary and Saints - valentinpal.htm - A Life Offered Up for Abandoned Children
Saturnino López Santidrián

On 15 January 1937, Fr Valentín Palencia Marquina (1871-1937), a diocesan priest, was martyred along with four of his lay collaborators on Mount Tramalón in Ruiloba, Spain. On Saturday morning, 23 April, in the Cathedral of Burgos, his birthplace, the priest and his four companions were beatified by Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, as Pope Francis’ representative. SPANISH CIVIL WAR COMMUNION

12. Mary and Saints - lauravic.htm - A Merciful Daughter

Our Sunday Visitor has published a series of eight books for the Jubilee of Mercy. Published here is the story of the life of Blessed Laura Vicuña, a young girl who offered her life for her mother's repentance, which was taken from the book The Saints in Mercy. CHILE SLAVE OFFERING MARTYR MOTHER

13. Mary and Saints - AKITA.HTM - A Message From Our Lady - Akita, Japan
John Ata

This file is a brief explanation, given by John Ata, of the Marian apparitions at Akita, Japan. MARY APPARITION JAPAN AKITA

14. Mary and Saints - diligmother.htm - A Most Diligent Mother: Angelica
John Zmirak

John Zmirak, weekly writer for, writes a wonderful tribute to Mother Angelica, citing all the obstacles she overcame, by her faith, diligence, and the grace of God, to found EWTN. TELEVISION ARROYO BIBLE BELT POOR CLARES

15. Mary and Saints - zmothercivlov.htm - A Mother for the Civilization of Love

The civilization of love has a mother — Our Lady of Guadalupe — who appeared and affirmed that she wanted to give all of her love, that is, Jesus Christ. This observation was made by Monsignor Eduardo Chávez Sánchez, who was the postulator for the canonization of Juan Diego Cuauhtlatotoatzin. Monsignor Chávez spoke with Omar Árcega of ZENIT about Mary's appearance and message, and what she can give society today. TILMA INCULTURATION MESTIZO HUMILITY

16. Mary and Saints - ORMARIA2.HTM - A New Marian Dogma?

An editorial of L'Osservatore Romano, following upon the declaration of the Pontifical Marian Academy of August 1996, against the declaration of new Marian dogmas, that is, Mediatrix, Coredemptrix and Advocate. MARY POPE INFALLIBILITY CO-REDEMPTRIX

17. Mary and Saints - MAXRULE.HTM - A Rule of Life for Those Consecrated to Mary
St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

18. Mary and Saints - zstbakhita.htm - A Saint for Africa, and for the West
Father Peter West

Father Peter West cites Benedict XVI's Encyclical Spe Salvi, as it relates to the life of St Josephine Bakhita. The Pope holds out St. Josephine Bakhita as a model of hope not only for Africa, but for all of the Church. MISSION SLAVERY CONTRACEPTION ABORTION AIDS

19. Mary and Saints - SLAVETRA.HTM - A Saint in the Slave Trade
Arnold Lunn

St. Peter Claver, S.J. (1581-1654) was unable to abolish the slave trade, but he did what he could to mitigate its horrors. He landed in Cartagena in 1610 and for forty years strove to alleviate the lot of the slaves, with true apostolic fervor, declaring himself "the slave of the Negroes forever."

20. Mary and Saints - GORETTI.HTM - A Saint to Emulate: St. Maria Goretti
Margaret Breiling

From homeschooling magazine, October 1994-January 1995. The story of St. Maria Goretti and her martyrdom. An example for teenage chastity. BRIELING MARIA GORETTI MARTYR SAINT CHASTITY

21. Mary and Saints - samarmercy.htm - A Samaritan of Mercy
Lush Gjergij

Popes from Pius XII to Francis played an important role in the life and work of St Mother Teresa. This article illustrates how the Holy Spirit worked through her and through the Pontiffs for the good of the Church at the service of the poor. MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY JOHN XXIII PAUL VI JOHN PAUL II BENEDICT XVI

22. Mary and Saints - biopadrepio.htm - A Short Biography of the Saint from Pietrelcino

L'Osservatore Romano provides a summary of important events in the life of St Padre Pio, with the dates of their occurence. STIGMATA CAPUCHINS SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO

23. Mary and Saints - BERNLIFE.HTM - A Short Life of Bernadette
St. Bernadette

- in Her Own Words

24. Mary and Saints - sicstswed.htm - A Sicilian Saint for Sweden
Ulla Gudmundson

A former Swedish Ambassador to the Holy See describes the importance in Sweden of the feast of Saint Lucy, with the traditional customs associated with her feast. MARTYR LIGHT SINGING SONGS CHRISTMAS

25. Mary and Saints - reflservGodJP2.htm - A Spiritual Reflection on the Life of Servant of God John Paul II
Cardinal Camillo Ruini

On 2 April 2007, in Rome's Cathedral, the Basilica of St. John Lateran, at the closing session of the diocesan investigation into the life, virtues and fame of holiness of the late Pope and Servant of God John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla: 18 May 1920-2 April 2005), Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome, spoke to those present, presenting a profile of the Servant of God. PRAYER FREEDOM PERSON ECUMENISM SUFFERING TOTUS TUUS

26. Mary and Saints - zbakh.htm - A Theologian of Humility
Mariapia Bonanate

The record of Josephine Bakhita's life, her humility and self-abandonment, is the evidence that "Christianity can transform slaves, that is, people who have lost the sense of who they are, into persons of strength." SLAVERY AFRICA PROSTITUTION CECCHINI

27. Mary and Saints - zwomnahed.htm - A Woman Ahead of Her Time

The life and virtues of Bl. Mary MacKillop are recapped in this ZENIT interview with Sister Mary Casey, of the Sisters of St Joseph, postulator for the cause of Bl. Mary, who is slated to be Australia's first canonized Saint. CANONIZATION EDUCATION ABORIGINES PROVIDENCE EXCOMMUNICATION

28. Mary and Saints - ranimaria.htm - A Young Martyr for Social Justice
Francis Chittuparampil, OCD

This account of the life of Rani Maria Vattalil was written by a Discalced Carmelite priest, who was a close neighbour and fellow parishioner of the Indian nun who was brutally murdered in 1995 and was beatified in Indore, India, on 4 November 2017. MARYKUNJ SYRO-MALABAR CLARIST MISSIONARY SINGH

29. Mary and Saints - 06347A.HTM - Abbey of St. Gall
Catholic Encyclopedia

In Switzerland, Canton St. Gall, 30 miles southeast of Constance; for many centuries one of the chief Benedictine abbeys in Europe; founded about 613, and named after Gallus, an Irishman, the disciple and companion of St. Columbanus in his exile from Luxeuil.

30. Mary and Saints - JANUARIU.HTM - Acts of the Hieromartyr - Januarius, Bishop of Benevento
St. Pachomius Library

Feast Day September 19 Translated by Edward P. Graham, 1909

31. Mary and Saints - CEAGNES.HTM - Agnes of Rome, Saint and Martyr
Catholic Encyclopedia

Of all the virgin martyrs of Rome none was held in such high honour by the primitive church, since the fourth century, as St. Agnes. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

32. Mary and Saints - ALEXDRIN.HTM - Alexandrina
Francis Johnston

Moving story of a young woman who chose to jump out of a 13 foot high window rather than allow a man to molest her and then even though wounded struggled back to defend her two friends. Later total paralysis set in and she became bedridden for life. Suffering became her vocation and she offered herself to God as a victim soul for the conversion of sinners.

33. Mary and Saints - ALLSAINT.HTM - All Saints
Rev. Alban Butler

November 1 -- Feast on which the Church honors all the saints reigning together in glory.

34. Mary and Saints - allstsouls.htm - All Saints and All Souls
Mark Hargreaves, OSB

Mark Hargreaves, a Monk of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester, England, recalls the origins of the the feasts of All Saints and All Souls, together with their meaning for us today. MARTYRS CHURCH MILITANT TRIUMPHANT FAITHFUL DEPARTED ODILO OF CLUNY JOHN HENRY NEWMAN

35. Mary and Saints - ALLSOULS.HTM - All Souls
Fr. Alban Butler

November 2 -- The Commemoration of the Faithful Departed

36. Mary and Saints - mikmelki.htm - An Ecumenism of Blood
Rami Al Kabalan

Rami Al Kabalan, Postulator for the Cause of Bishop Flavien Mikhaiel Melki, of the Syriac Catholic Church, summarizes the Bishop's life and his death as a martyr in 1915 at the hands of the Turks. SYRIAC ORTHODOX CHURCH SYRIA

37. Mary and Saints - PIOINTRO.HTM - An Introduction to Padre Pio
William M. Carrigan

Mr. Carrigan recounts his first hand experience with Padre Pio, the stigmatist.

38. Mary and Saints - MERICI.HTM - Angela Merici
John Coulson

January 27 -- Born in 1470 in Desenzano in the territory of Lombardy. She took the habit of the Third Order of St. Francis and called together girls whom she instructed in charitable works. In 1535, under the patronage of St. Ursula, she founded at Brescia a congregation of women who instructed poor girls in the Christian life. She died in 1540.

39. Mary and Saints - ANGEL4.HTM - Angels and Their Names
Pascal Parente


40. Mary and Saints - ANGNAME.HTM - Angels With Names
Pat Bartos

Michael, Gabriel and Raphael are the only angels to have come down through the ages with names and strongly defined images. This article was taken from the March-April 1996 issue of 'Catholic Heritage'.

41. Mary and Saints - FICFACT.HTM - Angels: Fiction and Fact
Bill Dodds

They are not like elves, we don't know how many there are, and not all of them are nice. This article was taken from the March-April 1996 issue of 'Catholic Heritage'.

42. Mary and Saints - ZANKAEM2.HTM - Anna Katharina Emmerick, Who Lived Her Own Passion

Beatified 3 October 2004, Anna Katharina Emmerick endured long physical sufferings, including the stigmata. From early childhood, she had frequent visions of the history of salvation, most notably of the Passion, which were recorded in a book and in recent years inspired Mel Gibson to make "The Passion of the Christ." VISIONARY STIGMATIC

43. Mary and Saints - MTERCALL.HTM - Answering a Call Within a Call

From L'Osservatore Romano, a short life of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, relating her call to serve the poor and revealing the spiritual darkness she had to endure. RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY

44. Mary and Saints - mothterescall.htm - Answering a Call Within a Call

L'Osservatore Romano traces the life of St Teresa of Calcutta from her birth in Albania to her death in Calcutta, revealing the motivation for her life of extraordinary charity in a response to a call from Jesus to be His light and a mother to the poor. MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY SISTERS OF LORETO THIRST FOR SOULS NIGHT OF THE SOUL

45. Mary and Saints - ZGIORDAN.HTM - Apostle of Chinese Lepers Dies

This ZENIT news items tells of the life and death of Camillus Brother Davide Giordan, known as the apostle of Chinese Lepers. Expelled in 1952 by the communist government, Br. Giordan was invited back from Taiwan, where he had continued the care of lepers, in 1994. He died on the mainland of a heart attack at age 75. CHINA TAIWAN FORMOSA CAMILLUS LEPROSY

46. Mary and Saints - ratzbeatjp2.htm - At the Beatification of John Paul II
Benedict XVI

Here is an excerpt from Benedict XVI's homily at the Beatification of John Paul II in St Peter's Square on 1 May 2011. POLAND VATICAN II MARY TOTUS TUUS MARXISM

47. Mary and Saints - ZLOURDES.HTM - Authentication of a Cure at Lourdes

ZENIT. Many inexplicable cures occur at Lourdes but only a few every go through and satisfy the rigorous procedures of the Lourdes Medical Bureau. On Feb 11, 1999, the World Day of the Sick, it was announced that one had done so.

48. Mary and Saints - COLETT.HTM - B. Colette, Virgin and Abbess
Rev. Alban Butler

March 6 -- Born in Picardy of humble parents, St. Colette reformed the Poor Clares: one branch of the order is still known as the Colettines. She travelled all over France and Flanders founding or reforming convents, and is said to have met St. Joan of Arc at Moulins in 1429.

49. Mary and Saints - LIDWINA.HTM - B. Lidwina, Commonly Called Lydwid, V.
Alban Butler

April 14 -- Although she has never been formally canonized, she is regarded as being in a special sense the patroness of all those unknown people who lead a life of intense and prolonged suffering. Unable to eat solid food, she existed for nineteen years on little else than the Eucharist. B. LIDWINA, COMMONLY CALLED LYDWID, V.,

50. Mary and Saints - soehrmandrew.htm - Be Useful for God so that He May Do Great Things
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, MFVA, in his homily of 30 November 2007, given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, spoke on St. Andrew, whose Feast it was. St. Andrew is an example of one who works quietly, without fanfare, and yet God uses him to accomplish great things. APOSTLES

51. Mary and Saints - beatjp2ind.htm - Beatification of John Paul II

On Sunday, 1 May 2011, Pope Benedict XVI declared his predecessor, John Paul II, Blessed, in a ceremony attended by more than a million of the faithful. This is an index page lined to texts associated with the Beatification. SANCTITY MARY ST PETER KAROL WOJTYŁA MARXISM FAITH DIGNITY HUMAN PERSON IDEOLOGIES LOVE KRAKOW YOUTH GREAT JUBILEE DIVINE MERCY DIVINE IMAGE NEW EVANGELIZATION GREAT JUBILEE SUFFERING

52. Mary and Saints - beautnum.htm - Beautiful and Numerous
Mons. Francis D. Kelly

On occasion of the Feast of All Saints, 1 November 2010, L'Osservatore Romano published this reflection by Mons. Francis D. Kelly, Superior of the Casa Santa Maria, Pontifical North American College. It was taken from his "Through the Church Year: Reflections for Feasts and Seasons." HOLINESS HEAVEN COMMUNION OF SAINTS

53. Mary and Saints - zmrtercol.htm - Becoming Mother Teresa's Collaborator

To mark the 100th anniversary of the nun's birth, ZENIT spoke with one of Mother Teresa's close collaborators and allies, Jim Twoey. Twoey is a former White House correspondent and was recently the president of St. Vincent's, a small Catholic college in Pennsylvania. POOR MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY CALCUTTA AIDS LEPROSY LONELINESS DARKNESS

54. Mary and Saints - CELABRE.HTM - Benedict Joseph Labre, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born 26 March, 1748 at Amettes in the Diocese of Boulogne, France; d. in Rome 16 April, 1783. He was the eldest of fifteen children. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

55. Mary and Saints - CEBENRUL.HTM - Benedict, Rule of St
Catholic Encyclopedia

This work holds the first place among monastic legislative codes, and was by far the most important factor in the organization and spread of monasticism in the West. For its general character and also its illustration of St. Benedict's own life, see the article BENEDICT, SAINT. Here, however, it is treated in more detail, under the following heads: I. The Text of the Rule; II. Analysis of the Rule; III. Practical Working of the Rule.

56. Mary and Saints - massaja200.htm - Bicentenary of the Birth of Cardinal Guglielmo Massaja
Egidio Picucci

In commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Cardinal Massaja, Capuchin missionary, this article recalls his heroic virtue and evangelistic effectiveness. After the failure of earlier missions to Ethiopia, he reopened the way there for the Church, and is deemed the greatest evangelizer of the 19th century. COPTS MONASTICISM EASTERN CHURCHES CROSS

57. Mary and Saints - biglietto.htm - Biglietto Speech
Cardinal John Henry Newman

The "Biglietto Speech", was given by Newman, 12 May 1879, on the occasion of his appointment as Cardinal. When the consistorial messenger delivered the "biglietto" to Newman, he informed the newly-created Cardinal that His Holiness would receive him at the Vatican the next morning to confer the "berretta." His Eminence replied in what has become known as his "Biglietto Speech," warning of the deadly snare of liberalism. INDIFFERENTISM SECULARISM ENGLAND APOSTASY

58. Mary and Saints - BIOSINDX.HTM - Biographies of New Blesseds

Between 1993 and 2004 John Paul II beatified 1,342 individuals from many countries. New blesseds were added between 2005 and 2013 under Pope Benedict XVI, and from 2013 to the present under Pope Francis. Each time L'Osservatore Romano publishes a short biography, we add it to our folder, which we have indexed by year and by name. BEATIFICATIONS

59. Mary and Saints - STSBIOS.HTM - Biographies of Saints Canonized 1993 to 2010

L'Osservatore Romano provided biographies of those who were canonized by Pope John Paul II between 1993 and 2004, and by Pope Benedict XVI, 2005 through 2013, and by Pope Francis up to the present. They have been organized into a single file. CANONIZATION

60. Mary and Saints - zbiojunipserra.htm - Biography of Junipero Serra

Many details from the life of St Junipero Serra are provided in this biography, derived by ZENIT from the US Bishop's Conference. The Apostle of California (1713-1784) was canonized by Pope Francis on 23 September 2015. FRANCISCAN SPAIN AMERICA MEXICO MISSIONS INDIANS EVANGELIZATION

61. Mary and Saints - BIOPIO.HTM - Biography of Padre Pio
L'Osservatore Romano

On the occasion of the Beatification of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina L'Osservatore Romano published this biography of his life. CAPUCHIN FRANCISCAN BLESSED SAINT

62. Mary and Saints - MARYBRTH.HTM - Birth of Mary
A. Valentini

The historical and theological foundations of the celebration of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8th).

63. Mary and Saints - Elishastclem.htm - Bl. Elisha of St. Clement (1901-1927)

L'Osservatore Romano gives an account of the life of an Italian nun, Theodora Fracasso, who took the name Sr. Elisha of St. Clement in the Discalced Carmelite Order. She was beatified 18 March 2006. ST THÉRÈSE

64. Mary and Saints - FXSEELOS.HTM - Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos

A short biography of the 19th century Redemptorist priest beatified 9 April 2000 by Pope John Paul II. JOHN NEUMANN CIVIL WAR LINCOLN NEW ORLEANS

65. Mary and Saints - LUIGMARI.HTM - Bl. Luigi Beltrame Quattrocchi and Bl. Maria Corsini

A short biography of the first married couple beatified together, on 21 October 2001. FAMILY ROSARY SACRED HEART VOCATION ABORTION APOSTOLATE

66. Mary and Saints - COLAGPRO.HTM - Bl. Miguel Agustin Pro - 23 November 2004
Father Shannon M. Collins, CPM

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, recalls the life and death of a faithful priest in Mexico during the socialist revolution of the early 20th Century. CHRIST THE KING MARTYRDOM

67. Mary and Saints - BESSETT.HTM - Blessed Andre Bessette
Enzo Lodi

January 6 (United States) -- This Holy Cross Brother, known as "Frere Andre," has been credited with thousands of cures. He was the founder of St. Joseph's Oratory in Montreal, Canada, perhaps the world's principal shrine in honor of St. Joseph. When he died at the age of 91, it was estimated that close to a million people came to the Oratory to pay their last respects. He was beatified in 1982.

68. Mary and Saints - zandrebess.htm - Blessed André Bessette Teaches Openness to Others

Blessed André Bessette, to be canonized in October 2010, teaches by his example openness to others as an expression of love for God, according to the vice-postulator for his canonization cause. ZENIT spoke with Holy Cross Father Mario Lachapelle about the significant moments and virtues that marked the religious brother's life. MONT ROYAL PRAYER CANADA NEIGHBOR

69. Mary and Saints - TAIGI.HTM - Blessed Anne Marie Taigi
Reverend Michael Pintacura

Born in Siena on May 29, 1769, housewife and mother of seven, died 1837.

70. Mary and Saints - CESARBUS.HTM - Blessed Cesar de Bus: Patron for Modern Catechists
James Likoudis

Fr. Cesar de Bus was one of the glories of the Catholic Counter-Reformation who proved to be one of the greatest catechists in the history of the Church. Born in Cavillon, France, on February 3, 1544, the seventh of thirteen children, he was to die in the odor of sanctity in Avignon, on Easter, April 15, 1607.

71. Mary and Saints - COLOMB.HTM - Blessed Claude de la Colombiere
Rev. Clifford Stevens

February 15 -- Claude de la Colombiere is best known for his association with St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and the devotion of the Sacred Heart.

72. Mary and Saints - CLAUDE.HTM - Blessed Claude de la Colombiere
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of Blessed Claude is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER COLOMBIERE SPIRITUALITY PRAYER JESUIT

73. Mary and Saints - 04569A.HTM - Blessed Cunegundes
Catholic Encyclopedia

Poor Clare and patroness of Poland and Lithuania; born in 1224; died 24 July, 1292, at Sandeck, Poland. She was the daughter of King Bela IV and niece of St. Elizabeth of Hungary.

74. Mary and Saints - DAMIEN.HTM - Blessed Father Damien - Servant of Humanity
St. Anthony's Guild

The life of the Belgium priest, Fr. Damien De Veuster, who contracted leprosy serving the lepers on Molokai, HI. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II in June of 1995.

75. Mary and Saints - CEALDENB.HTM - Blessed Gertrude of Aldenberg
Catholic Encyclopedia

Abbess of the Premonstratensian convent of Aldenberg, near Wetzlar, in the Diocese of Trier; born about 1227, died 13 August, 1297.

76. Mary and Saints - 07238C.HTM - Blessed Henry Suso
Catholic Encyclopedia

German mystic, born at Constance on 21 March, about 1295; died at Ulm, 25 January, 1366; declared Blessed in 1831 by Gregory XVI, who assigned his feast in the Dominican Order to 2 March.

77. Mary and Saints - 08262B.HTM - Blessed Jacopo de Voragine
Catholic Encyclopedia

Archbishop of Genoa and medieval hagiologist, born at Viraggio (now Varazze), near Genoa, about 1230; died 13 July, about 1298. He is best known as the author of a collection of legendary lives of the saints, known as "Legenda Aurea" (Golden Legend).

78. Mary and Saints - CEJOANNA.HTM - Blessed Joanna of Portugal
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Lisbon, 16 February, 1452; died at Aveiro, 12 may, 1490; the daughter of Alfonso V, King of Portugal, and his wife Elizabeth. She was chiefly remarkable for the courage and persistency with which she opposed all attempts on the part of her father and brother to make her marry.

79. Mary and Saints - 08461A.HTM - Blessed John de Britto
Catholic Encyclopedia

Martyr, born in Lisbon, 1 March, 1647, and was brought up in court, martyred in India 11 February, 1693.

80. Mary and Saints - RUYSBROE.HTM - Blessed John Ruysbroeck
Rev. Clifford Stevens

December 2 -- A Flemish mystical writer who greatly influenced mystical teaching in the late Middle Ages.

81. Mary and Saints - 14471A.HTM - Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Catholic Encyclopedia

Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks", and the "Genevieve of New France" an Indian virgin of the Mohawk tribe, born according to some authorities at the Turtle Castle of Ossernenon, according to others at the village of Gandaouge, in 1656; died at Caughnawaga, Canada, 17 April, 1680.

82. Mary and Saints - CETEKAWI.HTM - Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
Catholic Encyclopedia

(Also known as Catherine Tegakwitha/Takwita.) Known as the 'Lily of the Mohawks', and the 'Genevieve of New France' an Indian virgin of the Mohawk tribe, born according to some authorities at the Turtle Castle of Ossernenon, according to others at the village of Gandaouge, in 1656; died at Caughnawaga, Canada, 17 April, 1680.

83. Mary and Saints - zeliaschav.htm - Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara
Sophy Rose

Bl. Kuriakose Elias Chavara, T.O.C.D., beatified by Bl. John Paul II on 8 February 1986, was the co-founder and first Prior General of the first congregation for men (now known as the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate) in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, and a similar one for women (Congregation of the Mother of Carmel). His story is told by a sister of the congregation he founded. INDIA MONKS MONASTICISM

84. Mary and Saints - LOUCAL.HTM - Blessed Louis Versiglia And Callistus Carabario

Fathers Versiglia and Carabario were Salesian missionaries to China in the 1920's. They were murdered trying to protect some young women in their charge from marauders.

85. Mary and Saints - MATTIAS.HTM - Blessed Maria de Mattias
Fr. J. Keyes, CPPS

Maria de Mattias was born in Vallecorsa, Italy, February 4, 1805. Inspired by St. Gaspar del Bufalo and following his advice, she founded a congregation of women, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, to adore the Lamb of God who gave his blood for all, and to collaborate in the redeeming work of Christ through loving service to the neediest. She was beatified by Pope Pius XII, October 1, 1950. Uploaded by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes, CPPS, Missionary of the Blood of Christ! MARIA

86. Mary and Saints - MARIANUS.HTM - Blessed Marianus Scotus, Abbot
Rev. Clifford Steven

February 9 -- Marianus Scotus was one of those rare Irish monks who migrated to the continent and influenced the spread of a Christian culture throughout Europe. He was a scribe and calligrapher of great skill. He became a monk at a very early age.

87. Mary and Saints - 12617A.HTM - Blessed Maurus Magnentius Rabanus
Catholic Encyclopedia

Abbot of Fulda, Archbishop of Mainz, celebrated theological and pedagogical writer of the ninth century, born at Mainz about 776 (784?); died at Winkel (Vinicellum) near Mainz on 4 February, 856.

88. Mary and Saints - MIGUEPRO.HTM - Blessed Miguel Agustin Pro, S.J.
Ann Ball

1891-1927 Short life of Fr. Miguel Pro--executed in Mexico for the crime of being a Catholic priest.

89. Mary and Saints - CEPLUNK.HTM - Blessed Oliver Plunket
Catholic Encyclopedia

Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland, born at Loughcrew near Oldcastle, County Meath, Ireland, 1629; died 11 July, 1681. His is the brightest name in the Irish Church throughout the whole period of persecution.

90. Mary and Saints - PETEDAMI.HTM - Blessed Peter Damian, or of Damian, Cardinal, Bishop of Ostia
Rev. Alban Butler

February 21 -- Luminary of the eleventh century Church. Such was the repute of his holiness that successive popes employed him in the urgent task of reform. He is a doctor of the Church.

91. Mary and Saints - PETEVEN.HTM - Blessed Peter the Venerable
John Coulson

December 30 -- One of the most lovable figures of the 12th century, a contemporary of St. Bernard's and Peter Abelard's, who gave Abelard a haven in his old age and brought about a rebirth of the great abbey of Cluny.

92. Mary and Saints - RABANUS.HTM - Blessed Rabanus Maurus
Rev. Steven Clifford

February 4 -- Rabanus Maurus was a young boy who loved to study and became a disciple of the great Englishmen who brought learning and holiness to the kingdom of Charlemagne.

93. Mary and Saints - 14689E.HTM - Blessed Robert Johnson
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born in Shropshire, entered the German College, Rome, 1 October, 1571.

94. Mary and Saints - SEVERINU.HTM - Blessed Severinus Boethius
Rev. Clifford Stevens

Feastday October 22.

95. Mary and Saints - BLTHAD.HTM - Blessed Thaddeus MacCarthy
Rev. Clifford Stevens

Feastday October 25.

96. Mary and Saints - 14688A.HTM - Blessed Thomas Cottam
Catholic Encyclopedia

Martyr, born 1549, in Lancashire; executed at Tyburn, 30 May, 1582.

97. Mary and Saints - 14689A.HTM - Blessed Thomas Ford
Catholic Encyclopedia

English martyr, born in Devonshire; died at Tyburn, 28 May, 1582.

98. Mary and Saints - 14689B.HTM - Blessed Thomas Johnson
Catholic Encyclopedia

Carthusian martyr, died in Newgate gaol, London, 20 September, 1537.

99. Mary and Saints - SHERWOOD.HTM - Blessed Thomas Sherwood
Rev. Steven Clifford

February 7 -- A layman martyred during the reign of Elizabeth I. He had planned to study for the priesthood but had not yet carried out his plan when he was arrested.

100. Mary and Saints - bridgetimag.htm - Bridget's Colourful Imagery
Ulla Birgitta Gudmundson

The Ambassador of Sweden to the Holy See reflects on St Bridget (Birgitta), Patron Saint of Europe. The first great writer in the Swedish language, she also had a significant impact on major events of her day. BRIGIDINES REVELATIONS AVIGNON POPES

101. Mary and Saints - BROANDRE.HTM - Brother Andre--His Life and Times

This article taken from the July 21, 1996 issue of the "National Catholic Register" recounts the life of Blessed Andre Bessette, who was born Aug. 9, 1845 and spent his life as the porter at Notre Dame college in Montreal, Quebec. He once said "God chose the ignorant one. If there was anyone more ignorant than I am, God would have chosen him instead of me."

102. Mary and Saints - zcallmother.htm - Call Me Mother
Mother Rebecca Nazzaro, MDR

Here is a reflection, written by Mother Rebecca Nazzaro of the Missionaries of Divine Revelation, on the apparition of the Virgin of Revelation to an anti-clerical Protestant, in Rome to discredit Catholic Doctrine on Our Lady's Immaculate Conception and Assumption. PIUS XII TRINITY ROSARY

103. Mary and Saints - CAMBRAG.HTM - Campion's 'Brag'
Edmund Campion

'Challenge to the Privy Council' Apologia of St. Edmund Campion written in the 16th century. It is perhaps the earliest defense of the faith to appear in English during the Reformation. (See the file on Campion in this library, CAMPION.TXT.) This article was taken from the September, 1994 issue of 'This Rock,' published by Catholic Answers. CAMPION APOLOGIA ENGLAND MARTYR

104. Mary and Saints - 40MARTYR.HTM - Canonization of 40 English and Welsh Martyrs
Paolo Molinari, S.J.

The forty Martyrs are among the best known of the many Catholics who gave their lives in England and Wales during the 16th and 17th centuries owing to the fact that their religious convictions clashed with the laws of the State at that time. REFORMATION HENRY VIII THOMAS MORE PAPACY

105. Mary and Saints - zdziwredjp2.htm - Cardinal Dziwisz: I Must Rediscover John Paul II

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz is the archbishop of Krakow, but he is most recognized for having served as Blessed Pope John Paul II's private secretary for some 40 years. Leading up to the Polish Pontiff's beatification, 1 May 2011, Chiara Santomiero of ZENIT spoke with the 71-year-old cardinal. WOJTYŁA PRAYER SAINTS SUFFERING POLAND

106. Mary and Saints - newmexhum.htm - Cardinal John Henry Newman's Exhumation Objectors
Professor Ian Ker

Exhumation of the body of the Venerable John Henry Newman became an occasion for the "homosexual lobby" to sow doubts about his sexual inclination. Newman scholar Professor Ker, of Oxford University, lays those doubts to rest. CELIBACY CHURCH OF ENGLAND ANGLICAN

107. Mary and Saints - tomkjp2.htm - Cardinal Jozef Tomko Remembers John Paul II
Nicola Gori

Cardinal Jozef Tomko spent intense days working with John Paul II, sleepless nights en route to the most remote countries, travelling with him on numerous Visits. He participated in the Pope's missionary concern, as a close collaborator prior to the Synod of Bishops, then as Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples. He is a valuable and clear witness of the Pontificate of Karol Wojtyła. In this interview he retraces the main stages of his friendship with the Polish Pontiff. EPISCOPAL ORDINATION SLOVAKIA APOSTOLIC VISITS

108. Mary and Saints - newmorat.htm - Cardinal Newman and the Oratory
Edward Van Den Bergh

A Brother of the Oratory of St Philip Neri, London, explains the similarity of Bl John Henry Newman to St Philip and why Bl Newman was attracted to St Philip's oratorian style of consecrated life. OXFORD ANGLICAN HEARTS ORATORIANS

109. Mary and Saints - zcardnewmdoc.htm - Cardinal Newman: Doctor of the Church?

Father Ian Ker claims that reading Cardinal Newman is like reading the great Church Fathers. The expert on Cardinal Newman and professor of theology at Oxford University shared with ZENIT how the venerable Oratorian was a pioneer in the renewal of theology, anticipated the Second Vatican Council and was a writer of great faith. BONAVENTURE ANGLICANISM RESSOURCEMENT DEVELOPMENT OF DOCTRINE

110. Mary and Saints - z5mardogm.htm - Cardinals Hoping for a 5th Marian Dogma

ZENIT reports on a letter sent by five cardinals, inviting prelates worldwide to join in petitioning Pope Benedict XVI to declare a fifth Marian dogma, proclaiming Mary as Mother of humanity, Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix, and Advocate for the human race. FATIMA ECUMENISM NEW EVANGELIZATION

111. Mary and Saints - zcardmardogm.htm - Cardinals' Letter Promoting Marian Dogma
Five Cardinal Co-patrons

This is an English translation of the letter written by the five cardinal co-sponsors of the Fatima Symposium on Marian Co-redemption and sent to the world's bishops and cardinals asking them to sign a petition that asks Benedict XVI to proclaim Mary as the Spiritual Mother of Humanity. The letter was sent 1 January 2008. ADVOCATE MEDIATRIX CO-REDEMPTRIX ECUMENISM

112. Mary and Saints - cathanglourdes.htm - Catholics and Anglicans: First Ever Joint Pilgrimage to Lourdes
Cardinal Walter Casper

On 24 September 2008, a pilgrimage of Catholics and Anglicans together occurred for the first time, starting from the National Shrine of Our Lady in Walsingham in Great Britain. At a celebration next to the Grotto of Massabielle, the homily was given by the Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury. Cardinal Walter Kasper, President of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, presided. The following is his intervention, given in English. MARY ECUMENISM LUTHER REFORMERS ENLIGHTENMENT ARCIC DIALOGUE UNITY

113. Mary and Saints - CEBORROM.HTM - Charles Borromeo, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal-Priest of the Title of St. Prassede, Papal Secretary of State under Pius IV, and one of the chief factors in the Catholic Counter-Reformation, was born in the Castle of Arona, a town on the southern shore of the Lago Maggiore in Northern Italy, 2 October, 1538; died at Milan, 3 November, 1584. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the Wor

114. Mary and Saints - 06388B.HTM - Charles Garnier
Catholic Encyclopedia

Jesuit Missionary, born at Paris, 1606, of Jean G. and Anne de Garault; died 7 December, 1649. He was a companion of St. Issac Jogues.

115. Mary and Saints - SUCHEP.HTM - Christmas and Epiphany
Sigrid Undset

Christmas was the greatest event in the life of Our Lady; it is the reason why she has been honored and will be honored by countless generations until the end of time. The well-known Norwegian novelist (1882-1949) touches upon some of the aspects of this profound theme in this selection.

116. Mary and Saints - chronjhnewm.htm - Chronology: John Henry Newman

On the occasion of the beatification of Cardinal John Henry Newman, L'Osservatore Romano gave this chronology of Newman's life. The Blessed was known, not only for his many writings -- sermons, lectures, treatises, theological works, correspondence, journals and memoirs -- but for his accessibility to his followers. OXFORD ANGLICANS CHURCH OF ENGLAND CONVERSION ORDINATION

117. Mary and Saints - BIBLIT-S.HTM - Church Plant Symbolism of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mary's Garden

'Flower imagery from the scriptures and nature was applied to Mary in the writings of the Church Fathers and in the liturgy, providing the foundation in Tradition for the subsequent naming of hundreds of flowers for Mary's life, mysteries, virtues, excellences and divine prerogatives in the popular religious folk traditions of the medieval countrysides - as recorded by botanists, folklorists and lexicographers.'

118. Mary and Saints - CLARFATM.HTM - Clarification From the Rector of the Shrine of Fatima
Fr. Luciano Guerra

Father Guerra, Rector of the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima, responds to rumors, scandalizing the faithful, of a supposed plan to deemphasize the Catholic nature of the Shrine, in favor of interreligious worship. INDIFFERENTISM HINDUS ECUMENICAL ECUMENISM GRUNER

119. Mary and Saints - zclassjp2.htm - Classmate Remembers John Paul II

Msgr Kazimierz Suder, sole surviving member of the class of eight young men who made up the clandestine seminary organized by the archbishop of Krakow, Adamo Sapiehaduring, during the German occupation of Poland, recalls his classmate, Karol Wojtyła. NAZIS PRAYER CHARITY

120. Mary and Saints - CECLEMEN.HTM - Clement I, Saint and Pope
Catholic Encyclopedia

Pope Clement I is the first of the successors of St. Peter of whom anything definite is known, and he is the first of the 'Apostolic Fathers'. He has left one genuine writing, a letter to the Church of Corinth, and many others have been attributed to him. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

121. Mary and Saints - CECOEMGE.HTM - Coemgen (or Kevin), Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Abbot of Glendalough, Ireland, b. about 498, the date being very obscure; d. 3 June, 618; son of Coemlog and Coemell. His name signifies fair-begotten. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

122. Mary and Saints - korcolumb.htm - Columba's Treasure
Christian Martini Grimaldi

Helen Kyung Soo Kwon tells how Columba Kwang Wan Suk, 18th century Korean catechist and martyr, beatified by Pope Francis, came to Catholicism, arranged for the first priest to enter Korea, hid him in her home, and finally was martyred. CONFUCIANISM SINYU PERSECUTION JESUITS

123. Mary and Saints - FR91303.HTM - Columban_A True Celtic Pilgrim
Sr. Madeleine Grace CVI

Sister considers the importance of the French monastery, Luxeuil, and the role St. Columban played in its development. This article was taken from the Fall 1991 issue of "Faith & Reason".

124. Mary and Saints - zcomfestben.htm - Commemorating the Feast of St. Benedict of Nursia

To commemorate the memorial of St. Benedict of Nursia (7 July 2009), ZENIT presented this interview by Basilian Father Thomas Rosica, the chief executive officer of Salt and Light Catholic Television Network in Canada, with the Archabbot of Monte Cassino, Benedictine Father Pietro Vittorelli. MONASTERY MONKS SUCCISA VIRECIT VOCATIONS PRAYER WORK MONASTICISM SCHOLASTICA

125. Mary and Saints - MARCON.HTM - Consecration to or through Our Lady
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most's analysis of the the question surrounding whether a Marian consecration should be made TO or THROUGH Our Lady. MOST MARY CONSECRATION OUR LADY

126. Mary and Saints - CONSIMHE.HTM - Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for the Triumph of the Kingdom of God
Luigi Ciappi, O.P.

The theological basis for consecration of individuals, nations, and all mankind, to the Immaculate Heart is here summarized, in terms of the divine maternity of Mary, her role in the mystery of salvation, and her love for humanity leading us back to the love of God. FATIMA MARIOLOGY CO-REDEMPTRIX COREDEMPTRIX

127. Mary and Saints - blrestituta.htm - Countering the Swastika with the Cross of Christ

L'Osservatore Romano summarizes the life of Bl. Restituta Kafka, of the Franciscan Sisters of Charity, martyred by the Nazis in Vienna, for her stance in favor of religious freedom and refusal to remove the crucifixes from the hospital where she served. DEMOCRACY RELIC NEW MARTYRS JOHN PAUL II

128. Mary and Saints - croaghpat.htm - Croagh Patrick
Fr John Harris, OP

Fr Harris tells of his pilgrimage, on Reek Sunday (the last Sunday in July), up Croagh Patrick, St Patrick's Mountain, in western Ireland. It is there that the great Saint is said to have spent the Lent of 441 in prayer and fasting. PILGRIMS SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

129. Mary and Saints - zolallo.htm - Cubans Recognize a Hero of Charity

On 29 November 2008, the people of Cuba witnessed the first beatification ceremony performed on the island, as Friar José Olallo Valdés was raised to the altar. Called a "hero of charity," the religious of the Hospitaller Order of the Brothers of St. John of God was the second Cuban to be beatified. ZENIT interviewed Father Félix Lizaso, of that same order, the postulator for the beatification cause, to learn about the spiritual legacy of Friar Valdés. HOSPITALITY SICK

130. Mary and Saints - blsolanus.htm - Daily Bread for the Poor

L'Osservatore Romano tells events in the life of Blessed Solanus Casey in recounting his beatification in Detroit, Michigan, 18 November 2017. He is remembered especially for his gift of healing and his care for the poor. MIRACLES CAPUCHINS PROTESTANTS TRUST

131. Mary and Saints - PIODEATH.HTM - Death of Padre Pio

This is the notice that appeared in L'Osservatore Romano when the beloved priest, stigmatic, and wonder-worker died. ST FRANCIS CAPUCHIN STIGMAT

132. Mary and Saints - PETEPAUL.HTM - Dedication of the Churches of St. Peter and St. Paul at Rome
Rev. Alban Butler

November 18 -- The Vatican Church, dedicated in honour of St. Peter, is the second patriarchal church at Rome, and in it reposes one half of the precious remains of the bodies of SS. Peter and Paul.

133. Mary and Saints - 15459A.HTM - Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary
Catholic Encyclopedia

This file traces the history of devotion of the Blessed Mother.

134. Mary and Saints - CEHOFM.HTM - Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Catholic Encyclopedia

This subject is considered under two heads: the nature, and the history of the devotion.

135. Mary and Saints - 07168A.HTM - Devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
Catholic Encyclopedia

This subject is considered under two heads: 1. the nature, and 2. the history of the devotion.

136. Mary and Saints - zmircljp2.htm - Doctor Who Was Devils Advocate in John Paul Miracle Says There's No Doubt

The healing of Floribet Mora of an aneurism at the base of her brain, the miracle which served to take John Paul II to the altar, happened in Costa Rica. ZENIT spoke with Doctor Mariano Ramirez Carbajal, assigned by the bishops of Costa Rica to confirm the miracle, who explained what the doctors saw before and after the miracle. SPONTANEOUS CURES DEVIL'S ADVOCATE

137. Mary and Saints - DBOSCO.HTM - Don Bosco's Story

A short biography of St. John Bosco.

138. Mary and Saints - TERESBEN.HTM - Edith Stein: Daughter of Israel, Philosopher, Carmelite, Martyr

On the occasion of the canonization of Edith Stein (11 October 1998), known in religion as Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, L'Osservatore Romano gives a short but moving survey of her life. PHILOS0PHY HUSSERL JEW NAZI HOLOCAUST AUSCHWITZ

139. Mary and Saints - edstfreed.htm - Edith Stein: God Has Freed Me from a Depressing Life
Claudio Toscani

Edith Stein's intellectual progress is recounted, from her study under Husserel to her reading of St Teresa of Avila. PHENOMENOLOGY CARMELITES NAZIS

140. Mary and Saints - CAMPION.HTM - Edmund Campion
Todd M. Aglialoro

A short profile of the life of St. Edmund Campion, an English Jesuit who was martyred for the faith. This article was taken from the September, 1994 issue of 'This Rock,' published by Catholic Answers. (See the file CAMBRAG.TXT for Campion's apologia.) AGLIALORO CAMPION MARTYR SAINT ENGLAND

141. Mary and Saints - ELIZPORT.HTM - Elizabeth of Portugal: 'For, In Her Is A Spirit Intelligent, Holy, Unique'
Maria J. Cirurgiao and Michael D. Hull

Short biography of Princess Elizabeth (Isabel) of Aragon, who became the queen of King Dinis of Portugal, and ultimately was raised to the honors of the altar as St. Elizabeth of Portugal. She was born in Saragossa, Spain, around 1271. The daughter of King Pedro III of Aragon and Queen Constanza, she was named for her great-aunt St. Elizabeth of Hungary. Taken from the July 4, 1996 issue of "The Wanderer."

142. Mary and Saints - FRANRELC.HTM - Encyclical Letter of Four Franciscan Ministers General
Brothers Koser, Bommarco, Rywalski, Izquierdo

On Easter 1978, four Franciscan Ministers General addressed an encyclical to the "whole of the Franciscan Order," describing the identification of the bones of St. Francis at his sarcophagus in Assisi, and expressing their joy and edification in seeing the remains of the Seraphic Father. RELICS ASCETICAL POVERTY EVANGELIZATION

143. Mary and Saints - CEEVARIS.HTM - Evaristus, Saint and Pope
Catholic Encyclopedia

Date of birth unknown; died about 107. In the Liberian Catalogue his name is given as Aristus. In papal catalogues of the second century used by Irenaeus and Hippolytus, he appears as the fourth successor of St. Peter, immediately after St Clement. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

144. Mary and Saints - zcant2adv13.htm - Father Cantalamessa on Francis of Assisi's Humility
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

This is the second Advent sermon by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household. Father Cantalamessa gave the sermon 13 December 2013, continuing with the previous week's reflection on St. Francis of Assisi. This reflection is titled "Humility as Truth and Service in Francis of Assisi." HUMBLE CHURCH PRIDE

145. Mary and Saints - zcant1adv13.htm - Father Cantalamessa on Francis of Assisi's Method for Church Reform
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

On 6 December 2013, the preacher of the pontifical household offered the first of three Advent sermons preparing us for Christmas in the company of Francis of Assisi. In his first meditation, he highlighted St Francis' reform of the Church by way of holiness. CONVERSION POVERTY SCHISMS FRANCISCANS INNOCENT III PENANCE FRIARS POVERELLO

146. Mary and Saints - zcant3adv13.htm - Father Cantalamessa on the Mystery of the Incarnation Contemplated Through Francis of Assisi's Eyes
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

This is the third Advent sermon by Capuchin Father Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the pontifical household. Father Cantalamessa gave the sermon 20 December 2013, continuing with his Advent theme on St. Francis of Assisi. This reflection considers the institution of the Christmas crib at Greccio. NATIVITY HUMILITY POVERTY POOR ANONYMNOUS CHRISTIANS BROTHERHOOD EVANGELIZATION

147. Mary and Saints - FATIMA.HTM - Fatima
Brother John Raymond of the Monks of Adoration

Brother John tells the story of the apparitions of the Blessed Mother at Fatima in 1917.

148. Mary and Saints - ZBSHPFTM.HTM - Fatima Is Invitation to Remember Martyrs of This Century

The Bishop of Leiria-Fatima, a good friend of Sister Lucia, is one of the persons who exerted most influence in the decision to publish the Virgin’s revelations. In an interview granted the Spanish weekly newspaper "Alfa y Omega," Bishop de Sousa sheds further light on the "third secret" and its publication. JACINTA FRANCISCO JOHN PAUL II JUBILEE

149. Mary and Saints - ZFATIMPA.HTM - Fatima Pair Closer to Possible Canonization

The bishop of Leiria-Fatima announced (22 February 2005) the conclusion of the diocesan process for the canonization of the shepherds Jacinta and Francisco Marto, who saw the apparitions of Our Lady in 1917. Their cause was then handed on to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. FATIMA LUCIA BEATIFICATION

150. Mary and Saints - romuald.htm - Feast Day of St. Romuald: 7 February
Cosmo Francesco Ruppi

A survey of the life and work of 10th century hermit and reformer of the Benedictine Order, who founded the Congregation of Monk Hermits of Camaldoli known as the Camaldolese. St. Romuald taught that "to be still before the Lord opens the heart and unites us with God, who speaks in silence and solitude." CENOBITE EREMITE CONTEMPLATION RESTLESSNESS

151. Mary and Saints - CE_CARML.HTM - Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Catholic Encyclopedia

An article from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). MARY CARMEL CARMELITES SCAPULAR

152. Mary and Saints - totusjp2mont.htm - Feast of St Louis De Montfort: 28 April
Alberto Rum

This article recounts the impact on Karol Wojtyła of True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin, by St. Louis De Montfort, whose teaching was summed up in the motto of Pope John Paul II, Totus Tuus. MARIAN CONSECRATION

153. Mary and Saints - miguelstagnes.htm - Feast of St. Agnes
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily of 21 January 2008, at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, Father Miguel, MFVA, preached on the virtue of purity as exemplified in St. Agnes of Rome. MARTYRDOM PALLIUM CONTRACEPTION ABORTION

154. Mary and Saints - stgertrude.htm - Feast of St. Gertrude of Helfta: 16 November
Paola Rossi

Gertrude of Helfta was a 13th century Cistercian nun, whose intimacy with Christ included revelations of His Sacred Heart, which she recorded for the benefit of others. She is the only female Saint called "the Great." CONVERSION

155. Mary and Saints - stjohncross.htm - Feast of St. John of the Cross: 14 December
Paolo Risso

A review of the life of St. John of the Cross commemorates his feast day, 14 December 2005. His life is presented as story of love for Christ. He was inspired to fix his gaze on Jesus alone, through whom God the Father revealed all things. In Jesus, St. John would find even more than he could can ask or desire. CARMELITES ST. TERESA OF AVILA ASCETICAL MYSTICAL THEOLOGY

156. Mary and Saints - mariolp6.htm - Fifteen Years of Pope Paul's Pontificate: In Light of His Mariology
Wolfgang Beinert

An article from 1978 summarizes the direction of Paul VI's teaching on Mary, as a development of the perspective of the Second Vatican Council. In his Marialis Cultis, the Pope spoke of two ways of approach to Mariology, the via veritatis, examining the data of Scripture, history, and theology, and the via pulchritudinis, appreciating the beauty of her faith, maternal attitude, and service to God. VATICAN II

157. Mary and Saints - PIO5MAXS.HTM - Five Maxims for Living a Devout Life
Gino Concetti

Progressive publication of the letters of St. Pio, by Capuchin Gianluigi Pasquale, reveal "unheard of and surprising aspects of his priestly ministry." The letters, addressed to his followers on the journey to sanctity, show his ability to treat each person with charity and understanding. They also reflect his own trials. PATIENCE PROVIDENCE CROSSES ST FRANCIS OF ASSISI

158. Mary and Saints - FLOWTHEO.HTM - Flower Theology
John S. Stokes Jr.

Over forty years of research undertaken by the religious project, Mary's Gardens, has documented hundreds of flowers symbolically associated wlth Mary's life, mysteries, excellences and divine prerogatives - as recorded by botanists, folklorists and lexicographers. This flower symbolism serves as a mirror of the popular faith which originated it in the countrysides of medieval Christendom.

159. Mary and Saints - FLOWFAIR.HTM - Flowers for the Fairest
Daniel J. Foley

The Pilot, May 19 & 26, 1956 This file taken from Mary's Gardens Home Page tells you how to start a small Mary garden.

160. Mary and Saints - MEDFLOWR.HTM - Flowers of the Madonna
Harold N.Moldenke

Co-author of 'Plants of the Bible' Taken from 'Horticulture' December, 1953. Flowers associated with Mary, the Mother of Jesus, are deeply intertwined with ancient lore that can be traced back beyond the Christian era.

161. Mary and Saints - zLadyRus.htm - Following Our Lady to Russia

For Father Erich Fink, bringing about the conversion of Russia is a lifelong dream that began when he was working in the fields of Germany at only age 10. Now the priest does pastoral work in Berezniki, in west central Russia. He says that the call made by Our Lady of Fatima — to pray for Russia's conversion — is still pertinent today. Father Fink spoke with the television program "Where God Weeps" of the Catholic Radio and Television Network (CRTN) in cooperation with Aid to the Church in Need. GORICHEVA ORTHODOX CHURCH COMMUNISM

162. Mary and Saints - stignatloy.htm - For the Feast of St Ignatius of Loyola: 31 July
Pasquale Puca

This article describes the various texts with which the Society of Jesus was instituted by St. Ignatius of Loyola, defining the spirit of the society, rules of life, and criteria for acceptance of candidates. RELIGIOUS JESUITS

163. Mary and Saints - anselmdoctr.htm - For the Feast of St. Anselm, Doctor of the Church: 21 April
Giovanni Velocci

For the liturgical memorial of St. Anselm, Father Velocci gives a brief survey of themes in the writings of this Doctor of the Church. Though best remembered for his juridical account of the Atonement, in Cur Deus Homo, his emphasise here on God's justice is well balanced by other writings in which God's love and mercy receive similar emphasis. REDEMPTION AUGUSTINE

164. Mary and Saints - francpaola.htm - For the Feast of St. Francis of Paola: 2 April
Giuseppe Fiorini Morosini

This Italian hermit's life and spirituality is reviewed in preparation for the fifth centenary of his death (2 April 1507). Founder of the Order of Minims, he was known as the "man of Lent," for his life of penance, an ascetic life dedicated to "walking towards God without hindrance." ASCESIS CONVERSION

165. Mary and Saints - teresavila.htm - For the Feast of St. Teresa of Avila: 15 October
Cosmo Francesco Ruppi

This short summary of St. Teresa's life highlights her work for the reform of the Carmelite Order and the impact of her writings, which led to her being declared a Doctor of the Church. SPIRITUAL THEOLOGY

166. Mary and Saints - OZANAM.HTM - For Your Love Alone
Boniface Hanley, O.F.M.

The story of Frederic Antione Ozanam. He was a member of the Franciscan family. The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a household word we all immediately recognize. Frederic is its founder. His story will reinforce you in the good you are doing to help the poor. This was taken from Volume 50, 4th quarter, The Anthonian, published by St. Anthony's Guild, Copyright 1976.

167. Mary and Saints - CE40MART.HTM - Forty Martyrs
Catholic Encyclopedia

A party of soldiers who suffered a cruel death for their faith, near Sebaste, in Lesser Armenia, victims of the persecutions of Licinius, who, after the year 316, persecuted the christians of the East. The earliest account of their martyrdom is given by St. Basil, Bishop of Caesarea (370-379), in a homily delivered on the feast of the Forty Martyrs.

168. Mary and Saints - zfranchevang.htm - Franchising to Evangelize

The construction of the Mary of Nazareth International Center is part of an evangelization project to publicize the mystery of the Mother of God through technology, explains the project's director. In this interview with ZENIT, Olivier Bonnassies speaks about the scope of the project that aims to spread knowledge and love of Mary worldwide through associate centers. HOLY LAND

169. Mary and Saints - CESALES.HTM - Francis de Sales, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Geneva, Doctor of the Universal Church; born at Thorens, in the Duchy of Savoy, 21 August, 1567; died at Lyons, 28 December, 1622. His father, Francois de Sales de Boisy, and his mother, Francoise de Sionnaz, belonged to old Savoyard aristocratic families. The future saint was the eldest of six brothers. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

170. Mary and Saints - FRANSALE.HTM - Francis of Sales
John Coulson

1567-1622 Francis Bonaventure was born on August 21st, 1567, at the castle of Sales in Savoy; his father was lord of Nouvelles, he is the author of "Introduction to the Devout Life."

171. Mary and Saints - FUNMTHTR.HTM - Funeral Homily for Mother Teresa
Cardinal Angelo Sodano

At the funeral Mass for Mother Teresa of Calcutta, celebrated on 13 September 1997, in Calcutta, India, Pope John Paul II was represented by his Secretary of State, Cardinal Angelo Sodano. In his homily the Cardinal praised Mother Teresa for her understanding of the Gospel of love. MISSIONARIES POOR

172. Mary and Saints - CEGABRIE.HTM - Gabriel
Catholic Encyclopedia

The angel of the Incarnation and of Consolation, and so in Christian tradition Gabriel is ever the angel of mercy. At the same time, even in the Bible, Gabriel is, in accordance with his name, the angel of the Power of God. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

173. Mary and Saints - GASPAR.HTM - Gaspar: Founder of the Society of the Precious Blood

This file was uploaded by Fr. Jeffrey Keyes CPPS.

174. Mary and Saints - GALGANI.HTM - Gemma Galgani
John Coulson

April 11 -- She was of remarkably fervent religious disposition, and underwent many extraordinary experiences. For over eighteen months the marks, stigmata, of Christ's crucifixion appeared intermittently on her hands and feet, as well as other marks of His passion; and she had frequent ecstasies and visions.

175. Mary and Saints - zwrldapostfatim.htm - General Assembly of World Apostolate of Fatima Held in Portugal
William A. Thomas

The ‘World Apostolate of Fatima’ met in general session in Fatima, from the 11th to the 17th of November 2012. This was the first ever General Assembly since their permanent approval as a public association of Pontifical Right. Their General Assembly meeting in Fatima hosted delegates and observers of some 25 countries from all over the world. William A. Thomas gives a summary for ZENIT. NEW EVANGELIZATION APPARITIONS ROSARY IMMACULATE HEART CONVERSION PENANCE REPARATION LUCIA SCAPULAR FIRST SATURDAYS ADORATION FRANCISCO JACINTA

176. Mary and Saints - JP2BVM70.HTM - General Audiences: Teaching of Pope John Paul II on the Blessed Virgin Mary


177. Mary and Saints - BERETTA.HTM - Gianna Beretta Offered Life For Her Child

On April 24 Pope John Paul II beatified Gianna Beretta Molla, wife and pediatricain who in 1962 preferred to die rather than undergo a so-called therapeutic abortion. Taken from the April 27, 1994 issue of 'L'Osservatore Romano.' GIANNA BERETTA MOLLA PRO-LIFE BEATIFIED

178. Mary and Saints - PASMARCO.HTM - Gibson’s Passion and Mary Co-Redemptrix
Dr. Mark Miravalle

Dr. Miravalle, Professor of Theology and Mariology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, shows how Mel Gibson, in his film, The Passion of the Christ, portrays Our Lady as Co-Redemptrix in a uniquely effective manner. MARIOLOGY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION NEW EVE

179. Mary and Saints - zgkcause.htm - GK Chesterton's Cause for Sainthood: Investigation Gets Underway

Permission for the first step in a possible canonization process has been granted for the cause of G.K. Chesterton, a British Catholic writer and literary giant, who had a profound impact on other important figures of the 20th century, such as Archbishop Fulton Sheen, CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Dorothy Day, and Jorge Luis Borges. In an interview with ZENIT, Dale Ahlquist, president of the American Chesterton Society, who has been involved in promoting Chesterton's cause, shared his thoughts on this step. HG WELLS ATHEISM NEW EVANGELIZATION

180. Mary and Saints - CEGUADAL.HTM - Guadalupe, Shrine of
Catholic Encyclopedia

Guadalupe is strictly the name of a picture, but was extended to the church containing the picture and to the town that grew up around. The word is Spanish Arabic, but in Mexico it may represent certain Aztec sounds. The place styled Guadalupe Hidalgo since 1822, as in our 1848 treaty is three miles north east of Mexico City. Pilgrimages have been made to this shrine almost uninterruptedly since 1531-32. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia

181. Mary and Saints - HALLWEEN.HTM - Halloween: Its Origins and Celebration

Historical information on both the Celtic and Christian origins of All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as it is known, is provided.

182. Mary and Saints - MTERESA.HTM - Her Secret Was Very Simple: She Prayed
Archbishop Giovanni Battista Re

On Sunday afternoon, 5 September 1999, Archbishop Giovanni Battista Re, Substitute of the Secretariat of State, presided at a concelebrated Mass in the Basilica of St John Lateran on the second anniversary of Mother Teresa's death. In his homily Archbishop Re spoke of the centrality of prayer in Mother Teresa's life. Love for Christ was the secret of her love for the poorest of the poor in Calcutta and throughout the world. SPIRITUALITY

183. Mary and Saints - CEHERIBE.HTM - Heribert, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Archbishop of Cologne; born at Worms, c. 970; died at Cologne, 16 March, 1021. His father was Duke Hugo of Worms. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

184. Mary and Saints - hildecology.htm - Hildegard's Ecological Vision
Marco Vannin

A contrast is drawn between modern man's view of nature as something to be manipulated and ancient man's view of nature as sacred. Hildegard of Bingen, a 12th century Benedictine nun, is described as retaining something of the ancient view, though imbued with an Christian understanding of creation as God's revelation. ST BENEDICT ECOLOGY ENVIRONMENT PANTHEISM ECONOMY DETACHMENT

185. Mary and Saints - HISTPERS.HTM - Historical Perspective
Mary Gardens

(Adapted from 'An Historical Note' phamphlet written for the Annapolis Mary Garden in 1991). Mary Gardens of the Flowers of Our Lady named for the Blessed Virgin Mary dating back to medieval times bring a wealth of meanings distilled from flower imagery applied to Mary from Scripture by the Church Fathers and early liturgies.

186. Mary and Saints - z25anengmar.htm - Homily at 25th Anniversary of Beatification of English Martyrs
Archbishop Vincent Nichols

Here is the text of the homily delivered by Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster at the 25th Anniversary Mass of the Beatification of 85 Martyrs of England and Wales. The Archbishop said, "No matter the circumstances, no matter the obstacles, no matter the suffering, the history of our faith shows over and over again: God’s message cannot be chained up!" RESURRECTION JOHN PAUL II PETRINE MINISTRY POPE MASS

187. Mary and Saints - zbertbeatjp2.htm - Homily at Mass of Thanksgiving
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

Here is a ZENIT translation of the homily given by Benedict XVI's secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, at the Mass of thanksgiving, offered on 2 May 2011, for the beatification of Pope John Paul II. KAROL WOJTYŁA DIVINE IMAGE NEW EVANGELIZATION GREAT JUBILEE SUFFERING

188. Mary and Saints - josemaria2010 - Homily, Feast of St. Josemaria Escriva
Rev. Malcolm Kennedy

Father Malcolm Kennedy, a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei, delivered the homily for the feast day of the founder of Opus Dei, 26 June 2010, at St. Peter Chanel Church, Roswell, GA. LAITY SECULAR VOCATION

189. Mary and Saints - 90annifatima.htm - Homily: Closing Mass of the 90th Anniversary of the Fatima Apparitions
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

On 14 October 2007, in the new Church of the Holy Trinity in Fatima, Portugal, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, presided as Papal Legate at the concluding Mass for the 90th anniversary of the apparitions at Cova da Iria (13 October 1917) to the three shepherd children. The Cardinal related Our Lady to the Scripture readings for the day, observing that she was preserved from the leprosy of sin, continually gave thanks, and the "icon of salvation." LUCIA JACINTA FRANCISCO

190. Mary and Saints - miguimmac.htm - Homily: Immaculate Conception, 2008
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, 8 December 2008, Father Miguel Soeherman described the Immaculate Conception of Our Lady as God preventing her from falling into the ditch of sin, from which everyone else needs to be rescued. FRANCIS OF ASSISI DUNS SCOTUS MURILLO KECHARITOMENE POOR CLARES

191. Mary and Saints - migujuandieg.htm - Homily: St. Juan Diego, 2008
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

In his homily at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, 9 December 2008, Father Miguel Soeherman recalled the humility of the Saint despite his being honored to witness the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe. TEPEYAC HILL STAR OF EVANGELIZATION

192. Mary and Saints - frmiguthosbeck.htm - Homily: St. Thomas Becket, 2008
Fr. Miguel Marie Soeherman, MFVA

Father Miguel, MFVA, in his homily of 29 December 2008, given at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, extolled the zeal of St. Thomas Becket for the freedom of the Church as against the restraints of secular powers. CHRISTMAS HENRY II

193. Mary and Saints - CEHONORI.HTM - Honorius, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Archbishop of Canterbury, fifth in succession from St. Augustine, elected 627; consecrated at Lincoln by St. Paulinus of York; 628l d. 30 Sept., 653 (the last date alone is certain the others are those usually accepted); commemorated, by decree of the Sacred Congregation of Rites (1883) in the Supplement to the Breviary for England on 30 Sept. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclope

194. Mary and Saints - HOPEHAND.HTM - Hope in the Handkerchief of a Saint
Peter T. Farrelly Jr.

A brief look at St. Gerard Majella, whom many think should be the patron of the pro-life movement. This article appeared in the January 19, 1997 issue of Our Sunday Visitor.

195. Mary and Saints - ZJP2STS.HTM - How John Paul II Changes Our Way of Looking at Saints

Fabio Zavattaro, an author and journalist who covers the Vatican, appreciates the canonizations and beatifications of John Paul II. Their number and character reflect the Holy Father's concept of holiness, as not reserved to extraordinary individuals, but accessible to all. SAINTS BLESSEDS

196. Mary and Saints - ZJP2&STS.HTM - How John Paul II Changes Our Way of Looking at Saints

Fabio Zavattaro, an author and journalist who covers the Vatican, appreciates the canonizations and beatifications of John Paul II. Their number and character reflect the Holy Father's concept of holiness, as not reserved to extraordinary individuals, but accessible to all. SAINTS BLESSEDS

197. Mary and Saints - ZLURDCUR.HTM - How Lourdes Cures Are Recognized as Miraculous

The Catholic Church has officially recognized 67 miracles and some 7,000 inexplicable cures since the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared in Lourdes in February 1858. In this article, the process is reviewed of how a team of medical experts at Lourdes determines when an inexplicable cure should be recognized as a miracle. MARY BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS HEALINGS

198. Mary and Saints - VATSEES.HTM - How the Vatican Sees Marian Apparitions
Jean-Marie Guenois

A good clear summary of the Church's attitude toward Marian apparitions in this interview with Fr. Jesus Castellano, consultant at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in Rome. Taken from the September 8, 1996 issue of "Our Sunday Visitor."

199. Mary and Saints - beautyraised.htm - Human Beauty Raised on High
Mark Hargreaves, OSB

Mark Hargreaves, OSB, a monk of Prinknash Abbey and currently Procurator General of the Subiaco Cassinese Benedictine Congregation, Rome, addresses the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in light of the theology of the body. VIRGINITY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION TRADITION OBEDIENCE

200. Mary and Saints - CELOYOLA.HTM - Ignatius Loyola, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

Youngest son of Don Beltran Yanez de On y Loyola and Marina Saenz de Lieona y Balda (the name Lopez de Recalde, though accepted by the Bollandist Father Pien, is a copyist's blunder), b. in 1491 at the castle of Loyola above Azpeitia in Guipuscoa; d. at Rome, 31 July, 1556. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

201. Mary and Saints - IMCONBVM.HTM - Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Rev. Alban Butler

December 8 -- a feast which commemorates the unique prerogative of Mary, designed to fit her for her high destiny aa the Mother of God.

202. Mary and Saints - foldstclare.htm - In the Folds of Her Mantle
Mario Sensi

Here is an account of St Clare's struggle for the "privilege of poverty" for her order, how her Rule was approved by the Bull of Innocent IV, the loss of the Bull and its rediscovery in the 19th century. SAN DAMIANO BEGUINE MENDICANTS DAMIANITES UGOLINO URBAN IV

203. Mary and Saints - COMBONI.HTM - Infinite Love for Jesus Christ
Stefania Falasca

This is the story of Daniel Comboni, the apostle of Africa. Taken from the February 1996 issue of "30Days."

204. Mary and Saints - zbradmrter.htm - Ireland's Cardinal Brady Remembers Mother Teresa
Cardinal Seán Brady

This is the homily Cardinal Seán Brady, the Archbishop of Armagh, delivered at the shrine of Our Lady of Knock on 28 August 2011 to conclude the year commemorating the centenary of the birth of Blessed Mother Teresa. CALCUTTA MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY WORLD YOUTH DAY MADRID STATIONS OF THE CROSS SCRIPTURE

205. Mary and Saints - givereceive.htm - It Is More Blessed To Give Than To Receive
Sebastian Vazhakala, MC

For the 12th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death, on 5 September 1997, the Co-Founder with her of the Missionaries of Charity Contemplative wrote a tribute to her. In all that she did for the poorest of the poor, she did it for the love of Jesus, whom she saw in their faces. CHARITY INDIA BLESSED TERESA OF CALCUTTA

206. Mary and Saints - LEYENDA1.HTM - James the Apostle
Jacobus de Voragine

Taken from 'The Golden Legend'

207. Mary and Saints - COSME.HTM - Jean Francois St. Cosme: Missionary and Martyr
James M. Gallen

Fr. St. Cosme was a Quebec Jesuit who travelled from Montreal down through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois to evangelize the area around what is today St. Louis, Missouri. He was killed in contempt of the faith in Louisiana in 1706.

208. Mary and Saints - jhnewmconv.htm - John Henry Newman: A Conversion To Die For
David Birch

David Birch, Professor of Communication, Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia, and Associate Editor of The Priest: The Journal of the Australian Confraternity of Catholic Clergy, examines the prime motive of John Henry Newman's conversion to Catholicism. It was simple and straightforward: he believed it was necessary to the salvation of his soul. ANGLICANISM CHURCH OF ENGLAND OXFORD MOVEMENT EMPIRE VICTORIAN

209. Mary and Saints - KANTY.HTM - John of Kanty
John Coulson

December 23 -- 1390-1473 John Kanty was born near Auschwitz, Poland, and studied at the University of Cracow. He was ordained a priest and became a professor of theology at the university. He was known for his generosity to the poor and to poor students in particular.

210. Mary and Saints - zspringjp2.htm - John Paul II and Poland's Springtime of Liberty

In this interview with ZENIT, Father Frukacz, a priest of the Archdiocese of Czestochowa, reflected on the impact John Paul II had on Poland's fight against communism, his particular virtues, and why so many people acknowledge his sanctity. COMMUNISM SOVIET RUSSIA SOLIDARITY NAZISM FAMILY CULTURE PATRIOTISM WYSZYNSKI POPIEŁUSZKO MARY

211. Mary and Saints - JP2ANMTR.HTM - John Paul II's Anniversary and Mother Teresa's Beatification
Fr Sebastian Vazhakala, M.C.

Fr Vazhakala, Co-founder and Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity–Contemplative, compares John Paul II and Blessed Teresa of Calcutta for the strong similarities in their background and history, and remarks on the influence they had on each other. RELIGIOUS ROSARY COMMUNISM POOR

212. Mary and Saints - zbeatbiojp2.htm - John Paul II's Biography in Beatification Liturgy

In the program distributed in St. Peter's Square for the Mass of beatification of Pope John Paul II (1 May 2011), a short biography of the Polish Pontiff was included. Here is the English version of the text. KAROL WOJTYŁA PRIESTHOOD THEATRE POLAND CRACOW ARCHBISHOP PAPACY BEATIFICATIONS CANONIZATIONS CODE OF CANON LAW

213. Mary and Saints - bergoljp2.htm - John Paul II, a Consistent Man
Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio

On 4 April 2005, the then Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, celebrated Holy Mass in memory of John Paul II. The deceased Pope is remembered for the consistency of his obedience to his vocation. EMMANUEL MARY ANNUNCIATION COHERENCE

214. Mary and Saints - zj23minmyth.htm - John XXIII, Minus the Myths

The life of Pope Blessed John XXIII is still the focus of intense debate and numerous clichés which distort his intellectual and spiritual figure. To understand better the figure of John XXIII, ZENIT interviewed his great-nephew, Marco Roncalli. VATICAN II ECUMENICAL COUNCIL

215. Mary and Saints - OLKIBEHO.HTM - Judgement on the Apparitions of Kibeho
Bishop Augustin Misago

On 2 July 2001, the Holy See released the declaration of Bishop Augustin Misago of Gikongoro, on the apparitions that took place in 1982-83 in Kibeho, Rwanda. This is a translated summary from the original 23-page French report on the apparitions of Our Lady in Kibeho and on the work of the two commissions (medical and theological) that have studied them for the past twenty years. MARY

216. Mary and Saints - stsdays.htm - Keeping Saints' Days
Michael Monshau, OP

Father Monshau, Professor of Liturgy, Homiletics and Spirituality, at the Angelicum in Rome, suggests various ways in which the commemoration of Saints' Days may be of benefit to us. FEASTS INSPIRATION EXAMPLES PATRON SAINT

217. Mary and Saints - 09008B.HTM - La Salette
Catholic Encyclopedia

La Salette is celebrated as the place where, it is said, the Blessed Virgin appeared to two little shepherds; and each year is visited by a large number of pilgrims.

218. Mary and Saints - LASTTEST.HTM - Last Testament
Christian de Cherge

On May 24,1996, a group of Islamic terrorists announced that they had "slit the throats" of seven French Trappist monks whom they had kidnapped from the monastery of Tibherine in Algeria and held as hostages for two months. Prior to the kidnapping, the superior of the monastery, Father Christian de Cherge, had left with his family this testament "to be opened in the event of my death."

219. Mary and Saints - FOUCAULD.HTM - Legacy of a Spiritual Master Who Loved the Desert
Jean Francois Six

December 1996, Charles de Foucauld's followers gathered for the 80th anniversary of his death, this article, taken from L'Osservatore Romano, gives the history and spirituality of Charles de Foucauld.

220. Mary and Saints - CEAUGLIF.HTM - Life of St. Augustine of Hippo
Catholic Encyclopedia

A sketch of the these three periods of Augustine's life: (1) the young wanderer's gradual return to the Faith; (2) the doctrinal development of the Christian philosopher to the time of his episcopate; and (3) the full development of his activities upon the Episcopal throne of Hippo.

221. Mary and Saints - PETERALE.HTM - Life of St. Peter of Alexandria
St. Pachomius Library


222. Mary and Saints - CELINUS.HTM - Linus, Saint and Pope
Catholic Encyclopedia

All the ancient records of the Roman bishops which have been handed down to us by St. Irenaeus, Julius Africanus, St. Hippolytus, Eusebius, also the Liberian catalogue of 354, place the name of Linus directly after that of the Prince of the Apostles, St. Peter. These records are traced back to a list of the Roman bishops which existed in the time of Pope Eleutherus (about 174-189), when Irenaeus wrote his book 'Adversus haereses'. This article is par

223. Mary and Saints - LIVESAIN.HTM - Lives of Saints Show the World the Divine in the Human
Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, C.M.F.

Cardinal Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, considers what it is to be a Saint, objections to the practice of canonization (regarded by some as anachronistic), why Pope John Paul II has beatified and canonized so many, the care with which lives of candidates are investigated, and their impact on the world. HOLINESS CULTURE

224. Mary and Saints - LOURBERN.HTM - Lourdes and St. Bernadette
Stephen Breen

The story of the apparitions at Lourdes, France. Taken from "Recent Apparitions of the Blessed Virgin Mary" by Stephen Breen.

225. Mary and Saints - zstroncal.htm - Marco Roncalli: I Will Tell You About My Uncle, The Saint

In a ZENIT interview, John XXIII's great nephew, a biographer of the Good Pope, talks about family memories, testimonies and 30 years of study dedicated to his great uncle, canonized 27 April 2014. Marco Roncalli was just a child when in his home the fragrance of sanctity was already breathed of his uncle-priest, Angelo Giuseppe. MONTINI CANONIZATION VATICAN II

226. Mary and Saints - MEDJUGO.HTM - Marian Apparitions
Fr. John Trigilio

Fr. Trigilio comments for CRNET on various Marian apparitions. TRIGILIO APPARITIONS MARIAN FATIMA BAYSIDE CONYERS

227. Mary and Saints - APPARIT.HTM - Marian Apparitions & the Chastisement
Bryan J. Walsh

This file provides an explanation of the four groupings of private revelation and discusses various apparitions. Bryan J Walsh is a member of CRNET and is in the process of writing a book on this subject. FATIMA AKITA BETANIA GARABANDAL MEDJUGORJE

228. Mary and Saints - MARIAN.HTM - Marian Apparitions in the Americas
Bryan J. Walsh

CRNET member Bryan J. Walsh gives us the benefit of his research in this file on Marian apparitions. He provides a list of alleged apparitions that have occurred in the Americas since 1920 until the present. He also suggests a list of guidelines to help in discerning the validity of an apparition. WALSH MARY APPARITION MARIAN

229. Mary and Saints - zmarypostV2.htm - Marian Devotion in a Post Vatican II Era

Ann Schneible of ZENIT interviews Father James Phalan, president of the Mariology Society of America, on the state of Mariology since Vatican II. He examines reasons for the "collapse" of Marian devotion after the Council, and he reflects on a deepening interest in the Blessed Virgin among new movements in the Church. ROSARY AGGIORNAMENTO PAUL VI

230. Mary and Saints - sanmarfiore.htm - Marian Themes in the Façade of Santa Maria del Fiore
Timothy Verdon

Timothy Verdon describes how Marian iconography, particularly in the façade of Santa Maria del Fiore, in Florence, reflects the development in mariological themes during the late Middle Ages. CHURCH BRIDE CORONATION ARNOLFO DI CAMBIO ASSUMPTION QUEEN SANTA MARIA IN TRASTEVERE

231. Mary and Saints - zsheamariol.htm - Mark Shea: Mariology From A-Z

Mark Shea, a senior content editor at Catholic Exchange and a regular columnist for both Inside Catholic and the National Catholic Register, is interviewed by Annamarie Adkins of ZENIT regarding his three volume apologetical work on Mariology, entitled Mary, Mother of the Son. EVANGELICAL PROTESTANTS APPARITIONS CHRISTOLOGY

232. Mary and Saints - birthalphons.htm - Marking the Birth of St. Alphonsus Ligouri: 20 November 1696
Giovanni Velocci

A summary of the impact St. Alphonsus had on Catholic moral theology, this article presents the Saint as shifting the emphasis from law to freedom, from holiness for the chosen few to a universal call to holiness. ENLIGHTENMENT CONSCIENCE

233. Mary and Saints - paulcross.htm - Marking the Death of St. Paul of the Cross, Founder of the Passionists
Angelico Savarino

In this commemoration of the death of St. Paul of the Cross, founder of the Passionist Order, we are reminded of St. Paul's association of the Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ 40 days after His birth, and the consecration of religious. SIMEON MARY

234. Mary and Saints - MROBIN.HTM - Marthe Robin: Another Victim Soul
Jim Gallagher

This article introduces the reader to a French woman, Marthe Robin, who like her contemporary Padre Pio offered her life for the salvation of others. MYSTIC STIGMATA

235. Mary and Saints - MARCHINA.HTM - Martyrs Leave China Heritage of Faith
Salvatore Zavarella

Story of the persecuted Christians in China numbering in the thousands who gave their lives for the Church in the massacres of 1900.

236. Mary and Saints - TRUCHINA.HTM - Martyrs Serve the Cause of Truth in China
Rev. Matthias Lu

Essay on the history of martyrdom in the Church in China.

237. Mary and Saints - MEDGARD.HTM - Mary Gardens
Daniel J. Foley, Editor of Horticulture

This article about medieval Mary gardens is taken from 'The Herbarist' 1933.

238. Mary and Saints - zimmaconc.htm - Mary Immaculate: Mystery of God's Love for Humanity

ZENIT interviews Father Stefano Cecchin, who reflects on Our Lady's sinless conception and her essential role in the history of salvation. MESSIAH VIRGINITY VIRTUES

239. Mary and Saints - MARYINSC.HTM - Mary In Scripture: Rediscovering the Bridge Between the Old and the New Testaments
Back to Christian Basics

From 'Back to Christian Basics' Subjects include: Luke 1-2: A Compendium of Marian Doctrine; Mary From Genesis to Revelation; The New Testament on Mary; The Seven Splendors of Mary.

240. Mary and Saints - Maryquran.htm - Mary in the Qur'an
Lejla Demiri

Lejla Demiri, Professor of Islamic Doctrine at the Centre for Islamic Theology, University of Tübingen, describes the central role of Mary in the Qur'an and thus in Muslim piety. SIDDIQA ANNUNCIATION PAIN SUFFERING MARYAM MUHAMMAD SUFIS

241. Mary and Saints - maryassumpt.htm - Mary's Assumption into Heaven
Fr Jeremy Driscoll, OSB

Fr Driscoll, monk of Mount Angel Abbey, Oregon, USA, reflects on how Jesus, who received His body from Mary on earth, shares His glory with her in heaven. Her Assumption "is the image of the future God intends for us." RESURRECTION ARK OF THE COVENANT DAVID REVELATION

242. Mary and Saints - ORMARIA.HTM - Mary's Cooperation in Work of Redemption
Salvatore M. Perrella, O.S.M.

In the context of many requests for the Holy Father to define "ex cathedra" the Marian dogmas of Mediatrix, Coredemptrix and Advocate, Fr. Perrella explains the declaration of August 1996 from the Pontifical Marian Academy meeting at Czestochowa. The Academy is an organ of advice to the Holy See and does not speak authoritatively. MARY POPE INFALLIBILITY CO-REDEMPTRIX

243. Mary and Saints - LASTHOME.HTM - Mary's Last Earthly Home?
Kim A. Lawton

A look at the house in western Turkey (Meryemana Kultur Parki) where many people believe Mary spent her last days on earth. This article appeared in the December 8, 1996 issue of "Our Sunday Visitor."

244. Mary and Saints - zmarmrter.htm - Mary's Light in Mother Teresa's Dark Night

Here is the story of how Mary sustained Mother Teresa in her "dark night" of faith, as related in a ZENIT interview by Missionary of Charity Father Joseph Langford, cofounder with Mother Teresa of her community of priests, the Missionaries of Charity Fathers. FEELING ARK OF THE COVENANT VISITATION

245. Mary and Saints - CATATFAT.HTM - Mary: Catechist at Fatima
Rev. Frederick Miller

On May 13, 1917, the very day of the Communist Revolution in Russia, Mary, the Mother of God came to three young, illiterate children in Portugal and began a series of catechetical instructions for the children and, through them, for the entire Church. Fr. Miller delves into this wonderful mystery in this excellent article.

246. Mary and Saints - coredemedadv.htm - Mary: Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix and Advocate

An index page providing links to various articles relating to the desire expressed by many that a fifth Marian dogma be defined, formally proclaiming her to be Co-Redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces, Advocate with Jesus Christ, and Mother of All Humanity. ECUMENISM MARIAN DOGMAS POPE INFALLIBILITY

247. Mary and Saints - bertroselima.htm - Mass on the Feast of St Rose of Lima: 30 August 2007
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

On Thursday evening, 30 August 2007, after celebrating Holy Mass for the close of the National Eucharistic Congress in Chimbote, Cardinal Bertone, Secretary of State, flew to Lima, Peru. He was met by the President and accompanied him to the Shrine of St Rose of Lima, where he concelebrated the Eucharist with Cardinal Juan Luis Cipriani Thorne, Archbishop of Lima, and many other Prelates. This is a translation of Cardinal Bertone's homily at the Shrine, given in Spanish. GNOSTICISM CROSS GRACE

248. Mary and Saints - dompreaching.htm - Master Dominic and the Grace of Preaching
Father Joseph Ellul, OP

Father Ellul, Priest of the Province of St Pius V, Malta, and Professor at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas, explains the grace of preaching, particularly as it characterized the mission of St. Dominic. EVANGELIZATION VOCATION WORD OF GOD SCRIPTURE DOMINICANS FRIARS PREACHERS

249. Mary and Saints - KOLBE.HTM - Maximillian Kolbe, Apostle of Mary
Fr.John A. Hardon, S.J.

Taken from the Great Catholic Books Newsletter, Volume II, Number 3

250. Mary and Saints - DECORMIR.HTM - Medjugorje Deception or Miracle?
Antonio Gaspari

An update on the claims of disagreements over and status of the alleged apparitions of Our Lady at Medjugorje, as of late 1996. MARY BLESSED VIRGIN

251. Mary and Saints - pellangelica.htm - Memorial Mass for Mother Angelica
Cardinal George Pell

A Mass was celebrated, for Mother Angelica on Friday evening, 1 April 2016, at St Anne’s Church in Vatican City. The Mass, at which Cardinal Pell presided, was timed to coincide with her funeral in Alabama, where in 1981 she founded the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN). RIZZO STELTEMEIER BROADCASTING

252. Mary and Saints - VOYLOUR.HTM - Miracles & the Nobel Laureate
Fr. Stanley L. Jaki

Fr. Jaki reviews the book, 'The Voyage to Lourdes,' by Alexis Carrel. Recommended by Fr. John Hardon in his 'Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.' This article appeared in the November 1994 issue of 'The Catholic World Report.' JAKI LOURDES MIRACLES CARREL REVIEW

253. Mary and Saints - MIHAPPEN.HTM - Miracles Do Happen
Stefania Falasca

Miracles Do Happen On March 17, 1996 Pope John Paul II beautified Daniele Comboni, the apostle of Africa. This is the story of the young Brazilian who was suddenly cured on the point of death by the intercession of the newly Blessed Daniele. Taken from the February 1996 issue of "30Days."

254. Mary and Saints - stanrother.htm - Missionary and Martyr

The Beatification of Father Stanley Francis Rother, on 23 September 2017, was an historic moment not only for his native Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, but also for the Catholic Church in the United States. Rother (1935-1981), killed in hatred of the faith, in Guatemala, was the first missionary priest from the U.S. to be beatified. TZUTUHIL MAYANS

255. Mary and Saints - angeloambros.htm - Missionary Priest Angelo Ambrosoli in 19th-century Australia
Stefano Girola

Stefano Girola, of the Australian Catholic University, relates particulars from the life of Father Angelo Ambrosoli, whose mission work in 19th century Australia earned him the title of the "little saint." BENEDICTINES SYDNEY SISTERS OF CHARITY PATRICK MORAN PONTIFICAL INSTITUTE FOR FOREIGN MISSIONS PIME

256. Mary and Saints - zmothteresint.htm - Most People Can Still Learn a Lot About Mother Teresa

When a saint is as well known as Mother Teresa, it is perhaps easy to think, “ah yes, we are familiar with her. We already know what she has to teach us.” This assumption is quite incorrect, according to the postulator of her cause and editor of several works about Mother Teresa, Father Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., as we learn from this ZENIT interview. WORKS OF MERCY POOR HUMAN LIFE CALCUTTA MERCY BEATIFICATION CANONIZATION MIRACLES

257. Mary and Saints - ZSHRINE.HTM - Most Popular Catholic Shrines

What are the most popular Catholic shrines in the world? The Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People tells us, in this ZENIT news story. MARY GUADALUPE LORETTO LOURDES FATIMA APARECIDA CZESTOCHOWA LUJAN POMPEII KNOCK MARIATZELL SANTIAGO ANTHONY PADUA IMMACULATE CONCEPTION JOHN VALLEY YAMAOSSOUKRO

258. Mary and Saints - fcabrini.htm - Mother Cabrini and Her Abiding Faith in the Sacred Heart
Maria Barbagallo, MSC

An account of Mother Francesca Saverio Cabrini's mission to the Italian immigrants of New York, and of the difficulties she overcame through reliance on the Sacred Heart of Jesus. EDUCATION LEO XIII MISSIONARY IMMIGRATION PREJUDICE HOSPITALS

259. Mary and Saints - enrica.htm - Mother Maria Enrica Dominici
Amato Pietro Frutaz

Beatified 7 May 1978 by Pope Paul VI, Blessed Maria Enrica Dominici was a religious of the Sisters of St. Anne and of Providence for 44 years, 33 years as Superior General. Her strength lay in "wanting what God wants" and in "seeing God everywhere." INDIA MISSIONS DON BOSCO

260. Mary and Saints - MOTORGOD.HTM - Mother of God or Domesticated Goddess? Mary In Feminist Theology
Manfred Hauke

An analysis of the role of Mary in Feminist theology, with special reference to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

261. Mary and Saints - zmrtermsg.htm - Mother Teresa's Powerful Message

As the world prepares to mark the 13th anniversary of Mother Teresa's death (5 Sep 2010), Father Joseph Langford, co-founder with Mother Teresa of the priestly branch of the Missionaries of Charity, reflects in this interview with ZENIT about what Mother Teresa meant to him personally, as well as the power of the message that the nun transmitted with her life of service to the poor and suffering. CALCUTTA LIGHT THIRST SUFFERING

262. Mary and Saints - bndlslove.htm - Mother Teresea of Calcutta and a Boundless Love
Paul Cheruthottuputam, SDB

Marking the centenary of the birth of Mother Teresa, 26 August 2010, a Salesian priest and former editor of 'The Herald, Calcutta' (Estd. 1839), outlines the saga of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY MC POOR MEDIA MUGGERIDGE

263. Mary and Saints - finalseerfatim.htm - New Book on the Final Seer of Fatima
Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone

On 21 September 2007, a book by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State, inspired by his conversations with Sr. Lucia, the last seer of Fatima who died on 13 February 2005, was presented in the Aula Magna of the Pontifical Urban University. The Cardinal took the occasion to consider the proliferation of Marian "apparitions," the Church's prudence in recognizing them, and by what characteristics Fatima is distinguished. PUBLIC PRIVATE REVELATION SR LUCIA THIRD SECRET

264. Mary and Saints - NWEVNGST.HTM - New Evangelization With the Saints

In an interview conducted by L'Osservatore Romano, 4 March 2001, Archbishop Edward Nowak, Secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, answered questions about the great number of beatifications and canonizations in the last twenty years. MARTYR HOLINESS BLESSED LAY MARRIED

265. Mary and Saints - NICHFLU.HTM - Nicholas of Flue
John Coulson

March 22nd -- Had Nicholas not been a saint, or had he eaten and drunk like other saints, Switzerland with all it has meant for peace and humanity would probably not exist today. For Nicholas's entire life was ordained in view of his vocation to save his country.

266. Mary and Saints - visvirtuesp12.htm - Note Concerning Decree on the Heroic Virtues of Pius XII
Fr. Federico Lombardi, S.J.

Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, offered a statement to Vatican Radio 23 December 2009, in response to Benedict XVI's declaration on 19 December, recognizing the heroic virtue of Pius XII. Fr Lombardi said that Pope Pius XII has been declared "venerable" because he is a model for Christian life, not because of the historical decisions he made. SERVANT OF GOD JOHN PAUL II JEWS HOLOCAUST

267. Mary and Saints - 7DOLORS.HTM - Of the Dolours of Mary
St. Alphonsus Liguori

Taken from "The Glories of Mary". Meditation on the Seven Sorrows of Mary which are: St. Simeon's Prophesy, the Flight of Jesus to Egypt, the Loss of Jesus in the Temple, the Meeting of Mary with Jesus, the Death of Jesus, Piercing of the Side of Jesus, the Burial of Jesus.

268. Mary and Saints - IC-PADUA.HTM - On the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Anthony of Padua

269. Mary and Saints - IC-BAGNO.HTM - On the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Bonaventure of Bagnoregio

270. Mary and Saints - IC-CUPER.HTM - On the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Joseph of Cupertino

271. Mary and Saints - IC-LCERA.HTM - On the Immaculate Conception
St. Francis Anthony of Lucera

Saint Francis Anthony of Lucera (b. 1681; d.1742 A. D.), is one of the most famous Franciscan preachers in the history of the Order. Like his spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Francis Anthony of Lucera had the most ardent devotion to the Mother of God.

272. Mary and Saints - IC-MAX.HTM - On the Immaculate Conception
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Excerpts from the Writings of St. Maximilian

273. Mary and Saints - IC-BRIND.HTM - On the Immaculate Conception
St. Lawrence of Brindisi (excerpt)

274. Mary and Saints - husbhilde.htm - On the Legacy of He Beloved Husband
Alice von Hildebrand

The philosopher, Dietrich von Hildebrand, lived a life of high drama and heroic witness. Yet despite this, he is not nearly as well known today as his legacy deserves. L'Osservatore Romano recently had the privilege of interviewing Alice on the legacy of her husband. CONVERSION SCHELER NAZIS PHILOSOPHY

275. Mary and Saints - IC-SIENA.HTM - On the Nobility of the Blessed Virgin Mary
St. Bernadine of Siena

276. Mary and Saints - causejp2 - Opening Session: Cause for Beatification of John Paul II
Cardinal Camillo Ruini

The opening session of the Diocesan inquiry into the life, virtues and fame of holiness of the Servant of God Pope John Paul II was held on 28 June 2005, in the Basilica of St John Lateran. It began with the solemn singing of First Vespers of the Solemnity of the Apostles Sts Peter and Paul; Cardinal Camillo Ruini, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome, presided at the Celebration. All the legal procedures for the opening of the Cause of Beatification and Canonization were complied with, and the Session ended with the following discourse, given in Italian by Cardinal Camillo Ruini. POLAND LOUIS DE MONTFORT PERSONALISM DIVINE MERCY

277. Mary and Saints - romeropoor.htm - Oscar Romero and the Poor
Giulia Galeotti

Archbishop Oscar Romero, martyred in 1980 and expected to be beatified in 2015, is presented as a champion of the poor suffering oppression in El Salvador. Citing the Prophets Amos and Isaiah, the Archbishop insisted that God blesses every effort to improve society, especially the lot of the poor. RUTILIO GRANDE SOCIAL JUSTICE SOLIDARITY

278. Mary and Saints - romeropoor.htm - Oscar Romero and the Poor
Giulia Galeotti

Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated in 1980 and expected to be beatified in 2015, is presented as a champion of the poor, who suffered oppression in El Salvador. Citing the Prophets Amos and Isaiah, the Archbishop insisted that God blesses every effort to improve society, especially the lot of the poor. RUTILIO GRANDE SOCIAL JUSTICE SOLIDARITY

279. Mary and Saints - OLISLAM.HTM - Our Lady and Islam: Heaven's Peace Plan
Fr Ladis J. Cizik

Fr Cizik, National Executive Director of the Blue Army, recalls the reverence Muslims have for Our Lady, and shows how she may provide the solution to current conflicts between Muslims and Christians. FATIMA MOHAMMED KORAN MOORS GUADALUPE LEPANTO ROSARY

280. Mary and Saints - burkeolguad.htm - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Archbishop Raymond Burke

These are excerpts of the address given by Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, Archbishop emeritus of St Louis, U.S.A., and Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, at the Springtime of Faith Summit. The event was held at the University of Dallas Campus in Rome on 14 November 2009 on the theme: "Mary as our Model in Fostering the New Springtime of Faith" TILMA NEW EVANGELIZATION JUAN DEIGO ZUMÁRRAGA MESTIZA ABORTION EUTHANASIA MARRIAGE

281. Mary and Saints - OLOFGUAD.HTM - Our Lady of Guadalupe
Luis Lasso de la Vega

This file is a translation by Fr. Martinus Cawley of a text published in the Nahuatl language of the Aztecs by Luis Lasso de la Vega in 1649 about the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It comes from a booklet printed by the Monks of Guadalupe, Guadalupe Abbey, Box 97, Lafayette, Oregon 97127. MARY GUADALUPE AZTEC

282. Mary and Saints - LADYGUAD.HTM - Our Lady of Guadalupe: Historical Sources

In this article, L'Osservatore Romano presents the evidence for the historicity of Juan Diego and of the early recognition of his encounter with Our Lady of Guadalupe. Also included is a "chronology of events related to the Miracle of Our Lady of Guadalupe." SPANISH INDIAN MESTIZO TEPEYAC MEXICO LATIN AMERICA

283. Mary and Saints - CBPOMPEI.HTM - Our Lady of Pompeii
A. Rum

This article from the Dictionary of Mary (NY: Catholic Book, 1985) explains the origin of devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary under the title of Our Lady of Pompeii. BARTOLO LONGO SCAPULAR DOMINIC CATHERINE SIENA NAPLES

284. Mary and Saints - OLFEASTS.HTM - Our Lady's Feastdays
L.G. Lovasik

By Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., printed by Fathers Rumble and Carty. Gives meditations and prayers for the major feasts of Our Lady. Provides the date of the feasts and dates for the novena of the feast. Some feasts included: Immaculate Conception, O.L Guadalupe, O.L. Lourdes, Annunciation, Assumption, Immaculate Heart, O.L. Rosary, Help of Christians, Visitation TUMBLE CARTY FEASTS OUR LADY MARY MOTHER

285. Mary and Saints - piorome.htm - Padre Pio in Rome: Saints as Living Icons of Divine Mercy

Stefano Campanella, Director of Padre Pio TV and author of publications on the Friar of Pietrelcina, reflects on the significance of the historic transfer of St Pio's relics to Rome. ICONS CONFESSION RECONCILIATION STIGMATA FRIARS MINOR JUBILEE

286. Mary and Saints - CNDMRTRS.HTM - Pastoral Letter – 350th Anniversary of Canadian Martyrs
Canadian Bishops’ Permanent Council

Canadian Bishops honored the eight North American martyrs, the anniversary of whose death was being celebrated in the Fall of 1999. After St. Joseph, who is primary patron, these are secondary patrons of Canada, having planted the Church here. "The Gospel is intended 'for people of all ages, all conditions, all cultures' (Pope John Paul II). Thus it was, faithful to the Lord's command to 'make disciples of all the nations' (Mt 28:19), these eight missionaries became exiles in order to bring the Gospel to the family of Georgian Bay Amerindians and lead them to holiness." EVANGELIZATION

287. Mary and Saints - TOMASI.HTM - Patron Saint of the Liturgy
James Monti

On Oct. 12, 1986, Pope John Paul canonized one of the most influential figures in the liturgical reforms of the Second Vatican Council-influential in that he laid the groundwork for the new missal and breviary nearly three centuries earlier. Joseph Mary Tomasi was one of an illustrious line of liturgical scholars that from the 16th century onward pioneered the study of early texts in this field-making it possible to identify and restore the most enduring

288. Mary and Saints - PAULCROS.HTM - Paul of the Cross
John Coulson

April 19 -- The founder of the Passionists, he was a mystic, a missionary, and an outstanding preacher.

289. Mary and Saints - indiap6.htm - Paul VI and India
Eliana Versace

An account of Pope Paul VI's interest in India, beginning through the influence of a friend, increasing during his archiepiscopacy of Milan, reaching an apex in his Apostolic Visit, and culminating in his gift of an automobile to Mother Teresa of Calcutta. MONTINI BOMBAY EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS POPULORUM PROGRESSIO MISSION MANGALORE SEMINARY JEEP

290. Mary and Saints - paulinadocor.htm - Paulina Do Coração Agonizante De Jesus

Sister Pauline, Foundress of the Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Immaculate Conception, was the first Brazilian Saint. She was beatified by Pope John Paul II on 18 October 1991 in Florianopolis in the State of Saint Catherine in Brazil, and canonized by John Paul II on 19 May 2002 at Rome. POOR IGNATIAN SPIRITUALITY

291. Mary and Saints - Marycopts.htm - Pausing to Celebrate Mary with Coptic Christians
María Panagía Miola, SSVM

The author of this article on Coptic veneration the Mother of God is a Graduate in Greek and Latin Palaeography at the Vatican School of Palaeography, and a Ph.D. candidate at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. She finds its roots in early Alexandrian Fathers and describes the Kiahk celebration in Advent of the present day. THEOTOKOS EGYPT FASTING CLEMENT ORIGEN EPHESUS ATHANASIUS

292. Mary and Saints - stjnfisher.htm - Peace Before God and Within Himself
Vincent Nichols

Here are excerpts from the introduction of the Archbishop of Westminster's book, St John Fisher: Bishop and Theologian in Reformation and Controversy. St John is noted for his concern for the education of the clergy, as well as his defense of the Catholic Faith against the Protestant reformers. NEWMAN CAMBRIDGE HENRY VIII LUTHER

293. Mary and Saints - PETEROME.HTM - Peter in Rome
Stefania Falasca & Giovanni Ricciardi

An itinerary of the places that witnessed the apostle's presence in the capital of the Empire. The encounters in the house of Pudens, the first community, his arrest, his imprisonment and his martyrdom on the Vatican Hill. Taken from the No. 3, 1996 issue of "30Days".

294. Mary and Saints - CEPETER.HTM - Peter, Saint and Prince of the Apostles
Catholic Encyclopedia

The life of St. Peter may be conveniently considered under the following heads: Until the Ascension of Christ; St. Peter in Jerusalem and Palestine after the Ascension; Missionary Journeys in the East, The Council of the Apostles; Activity and Death in Rome, Burial-place; Feasts of St. Peter; Representations of St. Peter. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an ef

295. Mary and Saints - PIERGIOR.HTM - Pier Giorgio Frassati: Beatification Homily
Pope John Paul II

In his beatification homily, the Holy Father quoted the words of St. Peter, "Always be ready to give an explanation to anyone who asks you for a reason for your hope," and described Pier Giorgio as "a living witness and courageous defender of this hope in the name of Christian youth of the twentieth century." HOLY SPIRIT PENTECOST EUCHARIST

296. Mary and Saints - TOUSSAIN.HTM - Pierre Toussaint
Boniface Hanley, O.F.M.

Pierre was born in Haiti and moved to New York where he served the poor and the sick without pay. Material is presently being gather with of the hope of presenting his cause for beatification. Taken from 'Ten Christians' by Boniface Hanley, O.F.M., published by Ave Maria Press.

297. Mary and Saints - PIUSIX.HTM - Pius IX Revisited: 1878-1978
Rev. Regis Barwig

This article from 1978, was written for the centenary of the death of Blessed Pius IX, by the U.S. liaison for the Postulation of the Cause of Beatification of the Servant of God, Pope Pius IX, who was beatified by Pope John Paul II, 3 September 2000. PAPACY SYLLABUS OF ERRORS ENLIGHTENMENT PANTHEISM MATERIALISM RATIONALISM INDIFFERENTISM LIBERALISM COMMUNISM

298. Mary and Saints - KENOS.HTM - Pope Deepens Conciliar Theology
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most analyzes the contribution Pope John Paul II has made in a deliberate effort to deepen the theology of the Blessed Virgin Mary expressed at the Second Vatican Council. This is an up-to-date exposition of the best and deepest achievements of Mariology. MOST MARY JOHN PAUL II VATICAN II THEOLOGY VIRGIN MARIOLOGY

299. Mary and Saints - zmiracjp2.htm - Pope John Paul II's Other Miracles

ZENIT spoke with Brother Randall Meissen, whose book, Living Miracles: The Spiritual Sons of John Paul the Great, is about priests who trace their vocation back to the influence of this Pope. Brother Meissen gives examples of "JP2 revolution" priests, what they have in common, and how God chose to plant and nourish the seed of their vocations through the witness of the Bishop of Rome. OPTIMISM ENTHUSIASM PRIESTHOOD PRAYER

300. Mary and Saints - zvat2j23.htm - Pope John XXIII Lived Out in His Life What Vatican II Tried to Condense Into Words
Michael Novak

ZENIT reprints from Corriere della Sera Michael Novak's reflection on Pope John XXIII, featuring a sermon honoring the Good Pope preached by Cardinal Leo Jozef Suenens of Belgium before all 2,700 bishops assembled in Saint Peter’s Basilica for the opening of the Second Session of Vatican II. This sermon presents the life of Pope John XXIII as the Fathers of the Council — and the watching world — knew him. JOHN PAUL II HUMILITY CHARITY BULGARIA HOLY SPIRIT UNITY ECUMENISM DEATH

301. Mary and Saints - CEANACLE.HTM - Pope St. Anacletus
Catholic Encyclopedia

The second successor of St. Peter. Whether he was the same as Cletus, who is also called Anencletus as well as Anacletus, has been the subject of endless discussion.

302. Mary and Saints - 06031A.HTM - Pope St. Felix IV
Catholic Encyclopedia

(Reigned 526-530). On 18 May, 526, Pope John I (q.v.) died in prison at Ravenna, a victim of the angry suspicions of Theodoric, the Arian king of the Goths. When, through the powerful influence of this ruler, the cardinal-priest, Felix of Samnium, son of Castorius, was brought forward in Rome as John's successor, the clergy and laity yielded to the wish of the Gothic king and chose Felix pope. He was consecrated Bishop of Rome 12 July, 526, and took advantage of the favor he enjoyed at the court of Theodoric to further the interests of the Roman Church, discharging the duties of his office in a most worthy manner.

303. Mary and Saints - CEGREGRY.HTM - Pope St. Gregory I (the Great)
Catholic Encyclopedia

An article from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913) on Pope Gregory I, one of only 4 popes to be titled Magnus, the Great. PAPACY GREGORIAN CHANT BENEDICT MASS

304. Mary and Saints - ZVERON.HTM - Priest Rediscovers Veil of Veronica

This news story concerns the rediscovery of a relic thought to be the Veil which Veronica touched to the face of Jesus during the Way of the Cross, a kindness rewarded by the imprinting of the image of His face. Scientific studies suggest that the image is unexplainable and shows coincidences of detail with the Shroud of Turin. This relic was long associated with St. Peter's Basilica, from which it disappeared in the 17th century.

305. Mary and Saints - JDIEGO.HTM - Proofs of Mexican Indian Juan Diego's Existence

Due to statements by Fr. William Schulenburg, former Abbot of the Basilica of Guadalupe, denying the historicity of Juan Diego, the Indian who saw Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Vatican has sponsored a detailed study, the results of which are now avilable. TEPEYAC CANONIZATION MORENITA

306. Mary and Saints - ANGEL6.HTM - Proper Names of the Angels
Pascal Parente

Chapter Six of the book, 'The Angels,' by Pascal Parente. The Sacred Scriptures have revealed the proper names of only three Angels, Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. This file devotes a section to each of them and explains the meaning of their names. PARENTE ANGELS ARCHANGELS MICHAEL GABRIEL RAPHAEL

307. Mary and Saints - zjerzpopie.htm - Raising a Martyr

This is an interview with Marianna Popiełuszko, the mother of Blessed Jerzy Popiełuszko. She was interviewed (in Polish) by Włodzimierz Redzioch. ZENIT published a translation of the interview in four parts. PRIESTHOOD COMMUNISM POLAND PATRIOTISM SEMINARY

308. Mary and Saints - raphmadonna.htm - Raphael's Madonna
Elizabeth Lev

Elizabeth Lev asks what Raphael's paintings of the Blessed Mother can teach women today, suggesting that the timeless qualities of harmony, serenity, and obedience would still benefit the modern woman. MARY INTERCESSION

309. Mary and Saints - CERAPHAE.HTM - Raphael, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

The name of this archangel (Raphael = 'God has healed') does not appear in the Hebrew Scriptures, and in the Septuagint (Raphael) only in the Book of Tobias. Here he first appears disguised in human form as the travelling companion of the younger Tobias, calling himself 'Azarias the son of the great Ananias'. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

310. Mary and Saints - REFEDSTN.HTM - Reflection: The Life of St Edith Stein
Vito Lombardi

In a time when people have been discussing the Christian roots of Europe and a European Constitution with no mention of its indestructible Christian roots, we meet the figure of St. Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross). She was an eminent European personality in her life, her thought and her work. JEWS CARMELITES NAZIS PHENOMENOLOGY TERESA OF AVILA

311. Mary and Saints - ZCAUSES.HTM - Reform of Canonization Causes

In this ZENIT dispatch, Portuguese Archbishop Jose Saraiva Martins, Prefect of the Vatican Congregation for the Causes of Saints, explained how the procedures in the causes of canonization have evolved, allowing for a great increase in canonizations during the pontificate of Pope John Paul II. SAINT BLESSED BEATIFICATION

312. Mary and Saints - procbeatjp2.htm - Request for the Beatification of John Paul II
Cardinal Agostino Vallini

Following the penitential act of the Mass of Beatification, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Vicar General of the Pontiff for the Diocese of Rome, joined Benedict XVI, along with the postulator for the cause of beatification, Msgr. Slawomir Oder, and asked that the beatification of the Servant of God, John Paul II, might proceed. KAROL WOJTYLA WOJTYŁA MARY KRAKOW YOUTH GREAT JUBILEE DIVINE MERCY

313. Mary and Saints - PATRONS.HTM - Roman Catholic Patron Saints

Want to know the patron saint of television, skiers, secretaries, nurses, heart patients, etc.? Just download this file to find out. PATRON SAINTS

314. Mary and Saints - roncalwotyjl.htm - Roncalli and Wojtyła in Asia
James Channan, OP

Father Channon, Director of the Peace Center of the Dominican Order in Pakistan, reflects on the impact that St John XXIII and St John Paul II had on the continent of Asia. VATICAN II INTERRELIGIOUS DIALOGUE THIRD MILLENIUM PACEM IN TERRIS ECCLESIA IN ASIA

315. Mary and Saints - ROSBLSAC.HTM - Rosary Before the Blessed Sacrament
Fr. William Most

A question was posed on CRNET regarding whether or not it is permissible to say the rosary in front of the Blessed Sacrament when it is exposed. This file contains Fr. Most's comments. MOST ROSARY EXPOSITION MARY BLESSED SACRAMENT

316. Mary and Saints - CESIMON.HTM - Saint and Apostle Simon
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the Catholic Encyclopedia 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

317. Mary and Saints - ANTONY.HTM - Saint Antony of Egypt, Abbot, Patriarch of Monks
Lives of Saints

Feast Day is January 7. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

318. Mary and Saints - ANTONPAD.HTM - Saint Antony of Padua, Confessor, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is June 13. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

319. Mary and Saints - AUGCANTE.HTM - Saint Augustine of Canterbury, Confessor, Apostle of the English
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 28. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

320. Mary and Saints - AUGUSTN2.HTM - Saint Augustine of Hippo
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 28. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

321. Mary and Saints - AUGCANT.HTM - Saint Augustine, B.C., Apostle of the English
Alban Butler

May 27 -- He shares with St. Gregory the Great the title of Apostle of the English. He was prior of St. Andrew's on the Caelian Hill when he was sent by Pope Gregory the Great with a band of forty companions to evangelize England. The missionaries landed at Ebbsfleet near Ramsgate, Thanet, in 597. Augustine converted the king of Kent with thousands of his subjects to the Faith.

322. Mary and Saints - BARBARA.HTM - Saint Barbara
Catholic Encyclopedia

Little is known about this Saint, no evidence of an ancient cult in her honor, yet she became very popular in the Middle Ages.

323. Mary and Saints - BEDE.HTM - Saint Bede, Confessor, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 27. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

324. Mary and Saints - STBEDE.HTM - Saint Bede, Confessor, Father of the Church
Alban Butler

May 25 -- He was born in the neighborhood of the Wearmouth monastery in 673. Trained by Saint Benedict Biscop he later entered the monastery. Ordained to the priesthood, he spent his ministry in teaching and writing. St. Bede wrote theological and historical works in the patristic tradition and explained Sacred Scriptures.

325. Mary and Saints - BENEDICT.HTM - Saint Benedict, Abbot, Founder of Western Monasticism
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is March 21. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

326. Mary and Saints - BERNADET.HTM - Saint Bernadette Soubirous, Virgin, Patroness of Lourdes
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is February 11. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

327. Mary and Saints - CEBERNAR.HTM - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Catholic Encyclopedia

'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

328. Mary and Saints - BERNARD2.HTM - Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, Abbot, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 20. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

329. Mary and Saints - CEBLAISE.HTM - Saint Blaise, Bishop and Martyr
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

330. Mary and Saints - BLAISE.HTM - Saint Blaise, Martyr
Lives of Saints

Feast Day is February 3. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

331. Mary and Saints - BONIFACE.HTM - Saint Boniface, Archbishop of Mentz, Apostle of Germany, and Martyr
Alban Butler

June 5 -- St. Boniface was born in England about the year 673. He was first professed in the monastic life at Exeter but went to Germany to preach the Gospel. He made many converts there and was consecrated bishop, ruling over the church at Mainz. While preaching the Gospel to the Frisians, he was killed by pagans.

332. Mary and Saints - BONIFAC.HTM - Saint Boniface, Martyr, Apostle of Germany
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is June 5. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

333. Mary and Saints - BRIGID.HTM - Saint Brigid: the Mary of the Gael
Hugh de Blacam

One of the loveliest of the Irish saints, this file contains her biography.

334. Mary and Saints - zcajetan.htm - Saint Cajetan of Thiene
Isabel Orellana Vilches

ZENIT supplies a biography of St Cajetan, 1480-1547, an Italian priest who served the poor and helped to found the Theatines. SICK HOSPITAL EUCHARIST

335. Mary and Saints - CATLABOU.HTM - Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal
Fr. Joseph Dirvin

The holy farm girl who as a young Daughter of Charity received the Miraculous Medal devotion from Our Lady herself.

336. Mary and Saints - CATLABOU.ZIP - Saint Catherine Laboure of the Miraculous Medal
Fr. Joseph Dirvin

The holy farm girl who as a young Daughter of Charity received the Miraculous Medal devotion from Our Lady herself.

337. Mary and Saints - CATHERIN.HTM - Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin, Martyr
Lives of Saints

Feast Day is November 25. 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

338. Mary and Saints - CATSIENA.HTM - Saint Catherine of Siena, Virgin
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is April 30. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

339. Mary and Saints - CECILIA.HTM - Saint Cecilia
Lives of Saints

Virgin, Martyr, second or third century. Celebration of Feast Day is November 22. CECILIA VIRGIN MARTYR

340. Mary and Saints - CHARLES.HTM - Saint Charles Borromeo, Archbishop, Cardinal
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is November 4. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

341. Mary and Saints - CHRISTOP.HTM - Saint Christopher
Lives of Saints

Martyr, third century. Celebration of Feast Day is July 25. CHRISTOPHER MARTYR

342. Mary and Saints - CLARA.HTM - Saint Clara, Virgin, Foundress of the Poor Clares
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 12. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc. CLARE FRANCIS ASSISI

343. Mary and Saints - COLUMBA.HTM - Saint Columba, Abbot, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is June 6. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

344. Mary and Saints - CYRIJERU.HTM - Saint Cyril, Confessor, Archbishop of Jerusalem
Rev. Alban Butler

March 18 -- Towards the close of his life, when orthodoxy had become the imperial creed, he took part in the council of Constantinople, which re-imposed the Homoousios and defined clearly the godhead of the Holy Spirit, which he had himself emphasised in his Catecheses.

345. Mary and Saints - DOMINIC.HTM - Saint Dominic, Founder of the Friars Preachers, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 4. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

346. Mary and Saints - ELIZABET.HTM - Saint Elizabeth, Mother of John the Baptist
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is November 5. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

347. Mary and Saints - CABRINI.HTM - Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini, Virgin, Foundress
Lives of Saints

November 13 -- Born in Lombardy, Italy, in 1850, founded the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart in 1880. With the encouragement of Pope Leo XIII, she set out for the United States in 1889, where she established many schools, hospitals and orphanges. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

348. Mary and Saints - DESALES.HTM - Saint Francis de Sales, Bishop, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is January 29. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

349. Mary and Saints - FRANCIS.HTM - Saint Francis of Assisi, Founder of the Friars Minor, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is October 4. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

350. Mary and Saints - XAVIER2.HTM - Saint Francis Xavier, Apostle of the Indies and Japan
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is December 3. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

351. Mary and Saints - GABRIEL.HTM - Saint Gabriel, Archangel. Scriptural Saint
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is March 24. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

352. Mary and Saints - GERMANUS.HTM - Saint Germanus, Bishop of Paris, C.
Alban Butler

May 28 -- King Childebert I obtained a physical cure through St. Germanus and converted from a licentious life. He is one of those bishops to whom history has given the title of father of the poor.

353. Mary and Saints - GREGORY.HTM - Saint Gregory, Pope, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is March 12. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

354. Mary and Saints - HELENA.HTM - Saint Helena, Widow
Lives of Saints

Feast Day is August 18. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

355. Mary and Saints - IGNATIUS.HTM - Saint Ignatius of Antioch, Bishop
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is February 1. IGNATIUS ANTIOCH DOCTOR MARTYR

356. Mary and Saints - IGNAITU2.HTM - Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Founder of the Society of Jesus, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is July 31. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

357. Mary and Saints - IRENAEUS.HTM - Saint Irenaeus, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is June 28. IRENAEUS DOCTOR

358. Mary and Saints - JOGUES.HTM - Saint Isaac Jogues, Martyr
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is September 26. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

359. Mary and Saints - JEROME.HTM - Saint Jerome, Confessor, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is September 30. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

360. Mary and Saints - JOACHIM.HTM - Saint Joachim, Father of the Blessed Virgin
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is August 6. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

361. Mary and Saints - JOAN.HTM - Saint Joan of Arc, Virgin
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 8. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

362. Mary and Saints - LASALLE.HTM - Saint John Baptist de la Salle, Founder, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 15. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

363. Mary and Saints - BOSCO.HTM - Saint John Bosco
By Rev. W.G. Austen S.D.B.

Published by the Incorporated Catholic Truth Society, London, 1954.

364. Mary and Saints - JOHNBOSC.HTM - Saint John Bosco, Founder of the Salesian Society
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 13. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

365. Mary and Saints - JOHNBAPT.HTM - Saint John the Baptist, The Precursor
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is June 24. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

366. Mary and Saints - JOSEPH2.HTM - Saint Joseph, Foster Father of the Lord
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is March 19. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

367. Mary and Saints - JUANDIEG.HTM - Saint Juan Diego
Dom Antoine Marie, O.S.B.

An account of St Juan Diego's visions of Our Lady of Guadalupe and the miracles which attended them, from a Monthly Letter sent by Abbaye Saint-Joseph de Clairval in France. MEXICO TILMA INDIANS AZTECS CONVERSION

368. Mary and Saints - JUDE.HTM - Saint Jude, Apostle
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is October 28. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

369. Mary and Saints - DREXEL.HTM - Saint Katharine Drexel

March 3 -- Foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament for Indians and Colored People, whose members would work for the betterment of those they were called to serve. From age 33 until her death in 1955, she dedicated her life and a fortune of 20 million dollars to this work.

370. Mary and Saints - LEO.HTM - Saint Leo the Great
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is April 11. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

371. Mary and Saints - LOUIS.HTM - Saint Louis, Confessor, King of France
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 25. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

372. Mary and Saints - LUCY.HTM - Saint Lucy, Virgin, Martyr
Lives of Saints

Feast Day - December 13. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

373. Mary and Saints - MARGMARY.HTM - Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Virgin
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is October 17. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

374. Mary and Saints - MARTIN.HTM - Saint Martin of Tours, Bishop, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is November 11. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

375. Mary and Saints - stmarymac.htm - Saint Mary of the Cross MacKillop
Maria Casey

Irish-born Sr Maria Casey, a Sister of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart in Sydney, Australia, writes a short account of the life of St Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Australia's first canonized Saint. SCOTTISH RELIGIOUS VOCATION EVANGELICAL POVERTY EXCOMMUNICATION JOSEPHITES

376. Mary and Saints - MATTHIAS.HTM - Saint Matthias, Apostle
Alban Butler

May 14 -- He accompanied Christ from the time of his baptism by St. John the Baptist, and he was elected one of the twelve apostles in the place of Judas. According to the Greeks, he brought Christianity to Cappadocia and was crucified at Colchis.

377. Mary and Saints - MAXIMIN.HTM - Saint Maximinus, Bishop of Triers, C
Alban Butler

May 29 -- He was educated under St. Agrecius whom he succeeded as bishop of Trier. He was host to St. Athanasius of Alexandria and St. Paul of Constantinople when they were in exile, and it was he who called the synod at Cologne which condemned the Arian Euphratas.

378. Mary and Saints - MICHAEL.HTM - Saint Michael, Archangel. Scriptural Saint
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is September 29. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

379. Mary and Saints - MONICA.HTM - Saint Monica, Widow
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 4. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

380. Mary and Saints - NICHOLAS.HTM - Saint Nicholas of Myra, Bishop, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Feast Day is December 6. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

381. Mary and Saints - stpatnwevang.htm - Saint Patrick and the New Evangelization
Father Billy Swan

Father Swan, Director of Formation at the Pontifical Irish College Seminary, Rome, reflects on the dramatic success of St Patrick's mission to Ireland, his conviction that the Lord was always with him, and how the same conviction must accompany the missionary efforts of the New Evangelization. EUROPE SALVATION SYNOD OF BISHOPS

382. Mary and Saints - PATRICK.HTM - Saint Patrick, Apostle of Ireland
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is March 17. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

383. Mary and Saints - STPATRIC.HTM - Saint Patrick, B. C - Apostle of Ireland
Rev. Alban Butler

I was like a stone lying in the deep mire; and he that is mighty came, and in his mercy lifted me up, and verily raised me aloft and placed me on the top of the wall.--St. Patrick

384. Mary and Saints - PAULHERM.HTM - Saint Paul the Hermit
Catholic Encyclopedia

A short account of St Paul the Hermit, St Anthony's predecessor in the Egyptian desert.

385. Mary and Saints - PAUL.HTM - Saint Paul, Apostle to the Gentiles
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is June 30. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

386. Mary and Saints - PETER.HTM - Saint Peter, Prince of the Apostles
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is June 29. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

387. Mary and Saints - NERI.HTM - Saint Philip Neri
Antonio Socci

He has been described as the saint of gladness. Born in Florence, he was very young when he came to Rome which was then a dissolute and impoverished city. He gathered around him a group of friends whose simple Christian life was a breath of fresh air in the Eternal City. This article was taken from the No. 5, 1995 issue of '30Days'. SOCCI NERI SAINT ROME

388. Mary and Saints - PHILIP.HTM - Saint Philip Neri, Confessor
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 26. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

389. Mary and Saints - PIUSX.HTM - Saint Pius X, Pope
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is August 20. Includes Excerpts from Il Fermo Proposito. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

390. Mary and Saints - RITA.HTM - Saint Rita, Widow
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 22. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

391. Mary and Saints - ROBERT.HTM - Saint Robert, Abbot of Newminster, in England, of the Cistercian Order
Alban Butler

June 7 -- A Yorkshire Benedictine of Whitby, he joined a band of monks who founded what was later known as Fountains Abbey. He is described as gentle in companionship, merciful in judgment.

392. Mary and Saints - ROSE.HTM - Saint Rose of Lima, Virgin
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is August 23. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

393. Mary and Saints - STEPHEN.HTM - Saint Stephen, Confessor, King of Hungary
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is September 2. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

394. Mary and Saints - STEPHEN2.HTM - Saint Stephen, The First Martyr. Scriptural Saint
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is December 26. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

395. Mary and Saints - AVILA.HTM - Saint Teresa of Avila, Virgin, Foundress
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is October 15. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

396. Mary and Saints - THERESE.HTM - Saint Therese of Lisieux, Virgin
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is October 3. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

397. Mary and Saints - STTOMHMY.HTM - Saint Thomas Aquinas on the Hail Mary
Thomas Aquinas

St. Thomas Aquinas' reflection on the Hail Mail.

398. Mary and Saints - TOMAQUIN.HTM - Saint Thomas Aquinas, Confessor, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is March 7. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

399. Mary and Saints - THOMBECK.HTM - Saint Thomas Becket, Bishop, Martyr
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is December 29. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

400. Mary and Saints - CEMORE.HTM - Saint Thomas More
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

401. Mary and Saints - THOMASMO.HTM - Saint Thomas More, Martyr, Chancellor of England
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is July 9. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

402. Mary and Saints - VALENTIN.HTM - Saint Valentine
Catholic Encyclopedia

Three Saints with the name of Valentine are identified, all early martyrs. The romantic associations of St Valentine's Day are traced to England and France in the Middle Ages.

403. Mary and Saints - DEPAUL.HTM - Saint Vincent de Paul, Founder of the Vincentians
Lives of Saints

Includes Letter to Pope Alexander VII. Celebration of Feast Day is July 19. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

404. Mary and Saints - ZACHARY.HTM - Saint Zachary, Father of John the Baptist
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is November 5. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

405. Mary and Saints - AMSAINTS.HTM - Saints and Blesseds Who Have Flourished in America
The Metropolitan

This article, taken from the June and July 1854 issue of "The Metropolitan," presents the lives of various saints of the Americas. LOUIS BERTRAND PHILIP OF JESUS SEBASTIAN DE LA APARICION FRANCIS SOLANO ROSE MARTIN PORRAS MARIA DE PAREDES PETER CLAVER

406. Mary and Saints - SNTSIN.HTM - Saints For Sinners
Alban Goodier

In 'Saints for Sinners,' Archbishop Goodier, in extrememly readable and inspiring style, has brought the lives of nine unusual saints into remarkably clear focus. Skillfully depicting each underlying personality, he has perceptively and dramatically portrayed the individual's ininquitous existence, eventual capitulation to God's grace, and ensuing ascent to sanctity. Published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER AUGUSTIN

407. Mary and Saints - SNTSIN.ZIP - Saints For Sinners
Alban Goodier

In 'Saints for Sinners,' Archbishop Goodier, in extrememly readable and inspiring style, has brought the lives of nine unusual saints into remarkably clear focus. Skillfully depicting each underlying personality, he has perceptively and dramatically portrayed the individual's ininquitous existence, eventual capitulation to God's grace, and ensuing ascent to sanctity. Published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER AUGUSTIN

408. Mary and Saints - SAINTROM.HTM - Saints of the Roman Calendar

Including Feasts Proper to the English-Speaking World. A chronological list of all the feasts celebrated in the United States.

409. Mary and Saints - PERPETUA.HTM - Saints Perpetua, Felicitas, and Companions
Lives of Saints

Martyrs Celebration of Feast Day is March 6. PERPETUA FELICITAS MARTYR

410. Mary and Saints - 12614C.HTM - Saints Quiricus and Julitta
Catholic Encyclopedia

Mother and baby martyred under Diocletian.

411. Mary and Saints - zneumdrex.htm - Saints Will Welcome Families, Pope to Philadelphia
Fr. Thomas Rosica

When Pope Francis and thousands of families arrive in September 2015 to Philadelphia, they are sure to be welcomed by two saints with ties to the city. Fr. Thomas Rosica, English-language assistant for the Vatican press office, has compiled the biographies of St John Neumann and St Katherine Drexel. CZECHOSLOVAKIA REDEMPTORISTS FORTY HOURS PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS PAUL VI AMERICAN INDIANS NATIVE AMERICANS AFRO-AMERICANS RACISM EUCHARIST EDUCATION

412. Mary and Saints - barrcomsts.htm - Satellites, the Internet, and the Communion of Saints
Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron, an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, illustrates from the internet how the Saints can hear and answer any number of prayers addressed to them at the same time. TECHNOLOGY COMMUNIO SANCTORUM HAIL MARY SPIRITUAL MATERIAL

413. Mary and Saints - CESATURN.HTM - Saturninus, Saint
Catholic Encyclopedia

St. Saturninus was, says Tillemont, one of the most illustrious martyrs France has given to the Church. We possess only his Acts, which are very old, since they were utilized by St. Gregory of Tours. He was the first bishop of Toulouse, whither he went during the consulate of Decius and Gratus (250). This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

414. Mary and Saints - SEATWISD.HTM - Seat of Wisdom
Cardinal John H. Newman

Sedes Sapientiae Taken from the book 'The Mystical Rose' (Thoughts on the Blessed Virgin from the writings of Cardinal J. H. Newman) A short discourse on one of the titles of Our Lady in the Litany of Loreto. NEWMAN MARY WISDOM LORETO LITANY

415. Mary and Saints - JCROSS.HTM - Self-Portrait of St. John of the Cross
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St John of the Cross is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER JOHN OF CROSS ST. TERESA CARMELITE SPIRITUALITY PRAYER CONTEMPLATION

416. Mary and Saints - catguanella.htm - Servant of God Caterina Guanella
Ferdinando Mamone

The Bl. Don Guanella Institute's formation programme for lay members was recently inaugurated at the Divine Providence Institute in Cosenza, Italy, and chose to highlight the figure of the Servant of God Caterina Guanella. A brief historical outline will show the significance she had on her world as well as on the world of today. GUANELLIAN INSTITUTE

417. Mary and Saints - frnelsonbaker.htm - Servant of God Nelson Baker, American Diocesan Priest (1842-1936)

Fr Nelson Baker (1842-1936), a diocesan priest of New York State, whose cause for canonization began in 1986, was officially recognized for his heroic virtue in 2011. This index page will keep pace with his progress (God willing) toward beatification. LACKAWANNA CIVIL WAR

418. Mary and Saints - newmanlitt.htm - Shall I Ever See Littlemore Again?
Sr Mary-Birgit Dechant, FSO

Oratorian sister, Sr Mary-Birgit, recounts Bl. John Henry Newman's work with the poor, leading up to his conversion to the Catholic Church. In this he exemplified Pope Francis' concern for "society's most neglected members." OXFORD ANGLICAN BARBERI BLOXAM LOCKHART

419. Mary and Saints - motherangel.htm - She Changed the Way We Speak About God
Michael Warsaw

Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer of EWTN, gives a summary account of Mother Angelica's life, including the founding of EWTN in a garage in Irondale Alabama. Highlighted are her physical difficulties and her complete trust in Divine Providence. POOR CLARES OF PERPETUAL ADORATION TELEVISION EVANGELIZATION

420. Mary and Saints - PENCIL.HTM - She Was Just a Pencil in the Hands of God
Sr Rosario OReilly

Personal recollections of Mother Teresa by a sister who worked with her in the Bengali High School. Sr Rosario recalls Mother Teresa's zeal for the poor and her reliance on God. MISSIONARIES

421. Mary and Saints - CESIXTUS.HTM - Sixtus I, Saint and Pope
Catholic Encyclopedia

Pope St. Sixtus I (in the oldest documents, Xystus is the spelling used for the first three popes of that name), succeeded St. Alexander and was followed by St. Tolesphorus. According to the 'Liberian Catalogue' of popes, he ruled the Church during the reign of Adrian 'a conulatu Nigri et Aproniani usque Vero III et Ambibulo', that is, from 117 to 126. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

422. Mary and Saints - SOLMARY.HTM - Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Enzo Lodi

January 1 -- In the encyclical (1974) Pope Paul VI states: "This celebration, assigned to January 1 in conformity with the ancient liturgy of the city of Rome, is meant to commemorate the part played by Mary in this mystery of salvation. It is meant also to exalt the singular dignity which this mystery brings to the 'holy Mother . . . through whom we were found worthy . . . to receive the Author of life.'

423. Mary and Saints - JOSFATH.HTM - Solemnity of St Joseph
Jean Galot, S.J.

Fr Jean Galot, S.J., professor emeritus of Dogmatic Theology at the Gregorian University, prepared this reflection for the Solemnity of St Joseph, 19 March 2002. Fr Galot presents the spiritual mission of St Joseph who had a paternal influence on Jesus in the house and workshop of Nazareth. FATHER HOLY FAMILY

424. Mary and Saints - bvmassumpt.htm - Solemnity of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary: 15 August
Bishop Paolo Magnani

Paolo Magnani, Bishop Emeritus of Treviso, Italy, in celebrating the Assumption, considers the meaning of "heaven" and how Mary was prepared to take her place there. RESURRECTION MAGNIFICAT

425. Mary and Saints - srblandina.htm - Sr Blandina, the Nun of the West
Silvia Guidi

Here we are given an account of Sr Blandina, of the Sisters of Charity, called "the fastest nun in the West." In her travels, to establish schools and hospitals, she treated both good and bad, including a wounded member of Billy the Kid's gang, thus saving the lives of the doctors who had refused to treat him. OUTLAWS NATIVE AMERICANS APACHE MISSIONARY

426. Mary and Saints - crostarosa.htm - Sr Crostarosa
Antonella Lumini

The beatification of Sr Crostarosa occasions an examination of her mystical theology. She compares the work of the Holy Spirit in the soul to the passivity of gestation, with Mary as the "mother and teacher of all souls." MYSTICISM INCARNATION ETERNAL GENERATION WORD TRINITY MORTIFICATION

427. Mary and Saints - ZFATIMA.HTM - Sr. Lucia: No More Mysteries in Fatima Secret

Sister Maria Lucia said that the secret of Fatima does not refer to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, that its contents have been completely revealed by the Holy See, and that Russia has been consecrated to the Virgin Mary, as Our Lady requested. The sole survivor of the visionaries of the Marian apparitions made this statement Nov. 17, 2001, to Archbishop Tarcisio Bertone, secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. CDF RATZINGER GRUNER CRUSADER

428. Mary and Saints - KYKYTI.HTM - SS. Kyneburge, Kyneswide, and Tibba
Rev. Alban Butler

March 6 -- Kyneburge, Kyneswide were sisters and Tibba was their kinswoman. They showed great compassion on the poor and embraced the religious state.

429. Mary and Saints - MARPETE.HTM - SS. Marcellinus and Peter, MM.
Alban Butler

June 2 -- Marcellinus was a priest and Peter probably an exorcist, both belonging to the Roman clergy. These two martyrs were greatly venerated by the Romans.

430. Mary and Saints - ROMLUP.HTM - SS. Romanus and Lupicinus, Abbots
Rev. Alban Butler

February 28 -- These two brothers lived as hermits in the Jura Mountains. They became joint abbots of the two monasteries founded there for their followers, ruling with compassion but great austerity.

431. Mary and Saints - TYRANNIO.HTM - SS. Tyrannio, Bishop of Tyre, Zenobius and Others, Martyrs in Phoenicia, Etc.
Rev. Alban Butler

February 20 -- Eusebius, an eye-witness, relates how these Egyptian Christians in Palestine and Tyre were beheaded after wild beasts in the arena had miraculously left them unharmed. Their companions Tyrannio and Zenobius were martyred later under Maximinus.

432. Mary and Saints - stambrosdr.htm - St Ambrose
Mark Hargreaves, OSB

Abbott Mark Hargreaves Procurator General of the Subiaco Benedictine Congregation and Monk of Prinknash Abbey, Gloucester, England, gives an overview of the life and work of St Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor of the Church. ST AUGUSTINE S. AMBROGIO DELLA MASSIMA

433. Mary and Saints - paolstanth.htm - St Anthony Turns Lost into Found
Charles Paolino

For the Memorial of St Anthony of Padua, 13 June (2009), Charles Paolino, a Permanent Deacon of the Diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, recalls highpoints in the life of one of the Church's most popular Saints. LISBON MUSLIMS FRANCISCANS ALAMO SAN ANTONIO

434. Mary and Saints - STBRUNO.HTM - St Bruno's Profession of Faith

The profession of faith, in the Trinity and the Sacraments of the Church, made by St. Bruno, founder of the Carthusian Order, a week before his death, on 6 October 1101. FILIOQUE EUCHARIST REAL PRESENCE

435. Mary and Saints - damdeveust.htm - St Damien de Veuster
Charles Paolino

A permanent deacon of the diocese of Metuchen, New Jersey, gives a short biography of the Belgian missionary who, in embracing the lives of the lepers of Molokai, willingly embraced their death as well. HAWAII LEPROSY HANSEN DISEASE MARIANNE COPE ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON

436. Mary and Saints - DOMSILOS.HTM - St Dominic of Silos
Rev. Clifford Stevens

December 20 -- St. Dominic, founder of the Order of Preachers, was named after this Benedictine abbot, who lived a century before him. For refusing to give up monastic property, this prior of San Millan de la Cogolla was exiled by Gracia III, king of Navarre. Welcomed by Ferdinand I of old Castile, St. Dominic was given the decayed monastery of St. Sebastian of Silos and turned it into one of the greatest in Spain.

437. Mary and Saints - FAUSTINA.HTM - St Faustina, Apostle of Divine Mercy

For the occasion of the canonization of Sr. Mary Faustina Kowalska, the staff at LOR provide a short biography and summary of her mission. DIVINE MERCY

438. Mary and Saints - stfranrome.htm - St Francis of Rome, 9 March

L'Osservatore Romano gives an overview of the life and work of St Frances of Rome, Co-Patroness of Rome and Foundress of the Oblates of Mary, known today as the "Oblates of Santa Francesca." ST ALEXIS MYSTIC MIRACLES MARRIAGE

439. Mary and Saints - stfranredisc.htm - St Francis Rediscovered
Silvia Guidi

A conversation with Jacques Dalarun, on his discovery of the second oldest volume on the life of St Francis, reveals new details on the life of the Poverello of Assisi. TOMASSO DA CELANO LEGENDA BONAVENTURE ANIMALS POVERTY

440. Mary and Saints - stfranxaus.htm - St Francis Xavier Returns From Australia
Fr Marc Lindeijer

Fr Lindeijer, Assistant to the Postulator General of the Society of Jesus, tells of the arrival of a relic of St Francis Xavier to Australia, where he has been invoked as patron, since the erection of the hierarchy in 1842. The relic is the arm of the Saint, with which he baptized many thousands of the people of Asia. PELL MISSIONARY EVANGELIZATION

441. Mary and Saints - jnogilvie.htm - St John Ogilvie
Bishop Hugh Gilbert

In a homily on the feast of St John Ogilvie, 10 March 2012, Bishop Gilbert, of Aberdeen, Scotland, recalls the political situation which occasioned the Saint's martyrdom. He refused to acknowledge the spiritual jurisdiction of King James VI (James I, of England) in place of the Pope. TOTALITARIANISM FREEDOM MORAL CONSENSUS SOCIETY SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

442. Mary and Saints - stjosrelinst.htm - St Joseph and Religious Institutes
Bl. Luigi Guanella, SC

This is a reflection on St Joseph and religious institutes, written by Bl. Luigi Guanella, who is to be canonized on 23 October 2011. The words of the future Saint, the Founder of the Servants of Charity and the Daughters of St Mary of Providence, were published in the Bulletin of his religious family, "La Divina Providenza", more than a century ago, in March 1900. A short biography of Bl. Luigi follows. PATRON HOLY FAMILY

443. Mary and Saints - MACARIUS.HTM - St Macarius of Wurzburg
Rev. Clifford Stevens

December 19 -- Abbot of Wurzburg, a man of deep learning and a calligrapher of great skill. Left behind the largest collection of Irish manuscripts in existence.

444. Mary and Saints - terbencross.htm - St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross: Daughter of Israel, Philosopher and Carmelite Martyr

On the occasion of St Teresa Benedicta's feast day, 9 August, the following overview of her biography is published in remembrance of its author, the late Fr Gino Concetti, OFM. An account is given of the spiritual journey of Edith Stein, her loss of faith as a Jew, her study of philosophy, conversion to Christianity, becoming a Carmelite, and her martyrdom. HUSSERL JUDAISM NAZIS AUSCHWITZ

445. Mary and Saints - AUGUSTIN.HTM - St. Augustine
C. C. Martindale, S.J.

Published by the Catholic Truth Society, London 1954.

446. Mary and Saints - 01007A.HTM - St. Abban of New Ross
Catholic Encyclopedia

5th century, also known as St. Ewin, Abhan, or Evin, author of the "Tripartite Life of St. Patrick."

447. Mary and Saints - ADELAIDE.HTM - St. Adelaide
John Coulson, ed.

December 16 -- 931-999 The wife of two kings and the mother of another, she lived in the midst of political intrigue, dynastic murders, and barbaric cruelty. She was the daughter of Rudolph of Burgundy.

448. Mary and Saints - ADRIAN.HTM - St. Adrian, Abbot at Canterbury
Rev. Alban Butler

January 9 -- A learned African, abbot of Nerida, near Naples, refused the archbishopric of Canterbury offered by Pope St. Vitalian, but, as abbot of SS Peter and Paul, assisted St. Theodore who had accepted the archbishopric. His instruction and example had a wide influence. Died in 710.

449. Mary and Saints - AGATHA.HTM - St. Agatha, Virgin and Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

February 5 -- Agatha suffered martyrdom at Catania in Sicily, probably during the persecution of Decius. From antiquity her cult spread throughout the Church; her name was therefore inserted into the Roman Canon.

450. Mary and Saints - AGNESMP.HTM - St. Agnes of Monte Pulciano, Virgin and Abbess
Alban Butler

April 20 -- A nun at the age of nine, Agnes became head of a newly established convent at Procena when she was still in her teens. She subsequently founded a Dominican convent in her native town and was its prioress until her death. She led an extremely austere life and is reputed to have enjoyed many visions and raptures.

451. Mary and Saints - STAGNES.HTM - St. Agnes, V. M.
Rev. Alban Butler

St. Agnes did a martyr at Rome. Pope Damasus adorned her tomb with sacred poetry, and many of the Fathers of the Church, following St. Ambrose, have honored her in their writings.

452. Mary and Saints - AGNES.HTM - St. Agnes, Virgin & Martyr
Lives of Saints

Feast Day is January 21. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

453. Mary and Saints - ALBERT.HTM - St. Albert the Great
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 15 -- Known as the "teacher of everything there is to know", was a scientist long before the age of science, was considered a wizard and magician in his own lifetime, and became the teacher and mentor of that other remarkable mind of his time, St. Thomas Aquinas.

454. Mary and Saints - ALDEGON.HTM - St. Aldegondes, V. Abbess
Rev. Alban Butler

She was daughter of Walbert, of the royal blood of France, and born in Hainault about the year 630. She consecrated herself to God by a vow of virginity and founded and governed a great house of holy virgins at Maubeuge.

455. Mary and Saints - ALEXOFA.HTM - St. Alexander, Confessor, Patriarch of Alexandria
Rev. Alban Butler

February 26 -- He succeeded St. Achillas as bishop of Alexandria, and was chiefly famous for his part in crushing the Arian heresy. At the first ecumenical council in Nicaea in 325 in which he took part, the heresy was condemned by Alexander's deacon and successor, St. Athanasius.

456. Mary and Saints - 01331C.HTM - St. Aloysius Gonzaga
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born in the castle of Castiglione, 9 March, 1568; died 21 June, 1591.

457. Mary and Saints - 01334A.HTM - St. Alphonsus Liguori
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Marianella, near Naples, 27 September, 1696; died at Nocera de' Pagani, 1 August, 1787. One of the greatest missionaries of the Church.

458. Mary and Saints - TURIBIUS.HTM - St. Alphonsus Turibius, Confessor, Archbishop of Lima
Rev. Alban Butler

March 23 -- He travelled throughout his diocese on foot, often unaccompanied, braving the equatorial climate, wild animals, tropical diseases and other dangers, in order to reform the clergy and preach the faith to the people scattered over the huge territory in his care.

459. Mary and Saints - AMBROSE.HTM - St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor & Doctor
Lives of Saints

Taken from "Lives of the Saints."

460. Mary and Saints - STAMBROS.HTM - St. Ambrose, Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church
Rev. Alban Butler

December 7 -- (A.D. 397) Bishop of Milan in the fourth century, he holds a very high place in the history of Latin literature, he was thirty-four years old when he was made a bishop, whereupon he broke all ties with the world and gave all he possessed to the poor.

461. Mary and Saints - ANDREW.HTM - St. Andrew, Apostle
Rev. Alban Butler

November 30 -- St. Andrew was a native of Bethsaida, a town in Galilee, upon the banks of the lake of Genesareth. He was the son of Jonas, or John, a fisherman of that town, and brother to Simon Peter.

462. Mary and Saints - 01538A.HTM - St. Anne
Catholic Encyclopedia

The traditional name of the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary. All our information concerning the names and lives of Sts. Joachim and Anne, the parents of Mary, is derived from apocryphal literature, the Gospel of the Nativity of Mary, Pseudo-Matthew and the Protoevangelium of James.

463. Mary and Saints - ANNE.HTM - St. Anne, Mother of the Blessed Virgin
Lives of Saints

Scriptural Saint. Celebration of Feast Day is July 26. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

464. Mary and Saints - 01546A.HTM - St. Anselm
Catholic Encyclopedia

Archbishop of Canterbury, Doctor of the Church born at Aosta a Burgundian town on the confines of Lombardy, died 21 April, 1109.

465. Mary and Saints - ANSELM.HTM - St. Anselm of Canterbury, Archbishop, Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is April 21. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

466. Mary and Saints - STANSELM.HTM - St. Anselm, C., Archbishop of Canterbury
Alban Butler

April 21 -- A monk, a scholar, and a most lovable bishop, he was archbishop of Canterbury during a very difficult period in English history. He was not English, however, having been born in Piedmont, Italy.

467. Mary and Saints - ANDESERT.HTM - St. Anthony
John Coulson

Considered to be the founder and father of organized Christian monasticism, although he himself preferred to live the life of a true hermit, apart from any community, in the deserts of Egypt.

468. Mary and Saints - 01553D.HTM - St. Anthony
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of Christian monasticism. Born at Coma, near Heracleopolis Magna in Fayum, about the middle of the third century.

469. Mary and Saints - CLARET.HTM - St. Anthony Mary Claret
Enzo Lodi

Feastday October 24.The founder of the Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

470. Mary and Saints - ANTEGYPT.HTM - St. Anthony, Abbot, Patriarch of Monks
Rev. Alban Butler

January 17 -- St. Anthony, the celebrated Father of Monks, was born in Egypt around the year 250. After his parents died he distributed his property to the poor and beginning a life of penance, withdrew into solitude. He attracted disciples and labored on behalf of the Church, giving support to believers during the persecution of Diocletian and assisting Saint Athanasius against the Arians. He died in 356.

471. Mary and Saints - STANTONI.HTM - St. Antoninus, Archbishop of Florence, Confessor
Alban Butler

May 10 -- A Florentine of thePierozzi family, he joined the Friars Preachers and while still very young was made prior of the Minerva at Rome. He was the people's prelate and the protector of the poor. He also distinguished himself as a writer on moral theology and international law.

472. Mary and Saints - ATHAN.HTM - St. Athanasius, Bishop & Doctor of the Church
Lives of Saints

Celebration of Feast Day is May 2. Taken from 'Lives of Saints', Published by John J. Crawley & Co., Inc.

473. Mary and Saints - ATHANAS.HTM - St. Athanasius, Patriarch of Alexandria, Doctor of the Church
Alban Butler

May 2 -- The great champion of orthodoxy during the Arian crisis, patriarch of Alexandria during this critical period, and one of the first promoters of monasticism in the East and in the West. He was a prolific writer and has left a remarkable legacy of theological, ascetical, historical, and polemical works.

474. Mary and Saints - STAUG.HTM - St. Augustine
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St Augustine is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER AUGUSTINE MONICA SAINT

475. Mary and Saints - BADEMUS.HTM - St. Bademus, Abbot, Martyr
Alban Butler

April 10 -- He was imprisoned during the persecution under King Sapor II of Persia. Nersan, another Christian prisoner, was promised pardon if he would kill Bademus, which he did.

476. Mary and Saints - BARBATUS.HTM - St. Barbatus, or Barbas, Confessor, Bishop of Benevento
Rev. Alban Butler

February 19 -- A priest of Benevento, which had relapsed into paganism, he restored Christianity by prophesying the unsuccessful siege of the town by Constans II. He succeeded Hildebrand as bishop of Benevento.

477. Mary and Saints - BARSIMAE.HTM - St. Barsimaeus, B. M.
Rev. Alban Butler

He was the third bishop of Edessa from St. Thaddaeus, one of the seventy-two disciples.

478. Mary and Saints - CEBASIL.HTM - St. Basil the Great
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Caesarea, one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church, born probably 329; died 1 January, 379. He ranks after Athanasius as a defender of the Oriental Church against the heresies of the fourth century.

479. Mary and Saints - BASIL.HTM - St. Basil the Great, Confessor, Archbishop of Caesarea
Rev. Alban Butler

January 2 -- (A.D. 379) Born in Cappadocia, both his mother and father are saints, as well as his grandmother and his brother, St. Gregory of Nyssa. He was bishop during the difficult times of the Arian crisis and was a brilliant theologian and fierceless pastor, wearing himself out with amazing pastoral works and extending the influence of monasticism.

480. Mary and Saints - BATHILDE.HTM - St. Bathildes, Queen of France
Rev. Alban Butler

January 30 -- This is the life of an English girl, strong in her faith, who was sold as a slave in France and became the wife and mother of kings.

481. Mary and Saints - STBEN.HTM - St. Benedict Joseph Labre: the Beggar Saint
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St. Benedict Joseph is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER LABRE SAINT BENEDICT JOSEPH

482. Mary and Saints - JLABRE.HTM - St. Benedict Jospeh Labre, Confessor
Alban Butler

April 16 -- A social misfit who finally found his niche in heaven by not having one on earth. He sought solitude on the road as a pilgrim. He slept under a hedge, in a barn; rarely would he enter a house, never would he accept more than sufficient for his immediate needs.

483. Mary and Saints - BOFANIAN.HTM - St. Benedict of Anian, Abbot
Rev. Alban Butler

February 12 -- From a hermit he rose to become the chief reformer of all monasteries in the Empire and one of the greatest influences on western monasticism.

484. Mary and Saints - BENEDCT.HTM - St. Benedict of Nursia
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of western monasticism, born at Nursia, c. 480; died at Monte Cassino, 543. Co-Patron of Europe. MONKS OSB BENEDICTINES SUBIACO MONTE CASSINO

485. Mary and Saints - BENMOOR.HTM - St. Benedict the Moor
Berchmans Bittle, O.F.M.Cap.

(Also called the Black) Feastday April 4, Benedict was born of Negro parents who were slaves on an estate near Messina, Sicily. Blacks of North America have chosen him their patron. Taken from"A Saint A Day" by Berchmans Bittle, O.F.M.Cap.

486. Mary and Saints - BENEZET.HTM - St. Benezet, or Little Bennet, Patron of Avignon
Alban Butler

April 14 -- During an eclipse, he heard a voice bidding him to build a bridge over the Rhone at Avignon. He convinced the bishop of Avignon, and work was begun in 1177. He was buried on the bridge itself, and his body--which remained incorrupt for several hundred years--was afterwards transferred to a specially constructed chapel on the bridge.

487. Mary and Saints - BENJAMIN.HTM - St. Benjamin, Martyr, Deacon
Alban Butler

A deacon, he was martyred in a fearful manner when Abdas, an unwise bishop, burnt a Persian temple and caused King Yezdigerd to recommence the persecution of Christians.

488. Mary and Saints - BERNSIEN.HTM - St. Bernadine of Sienna, C.
Alban Butler

He devoted himself to the office of preaching, the wondrous results of his sermons became a byword. Though he was followed by honors and applause, the most sincere humility appeared in his actions, and he always sought to conceal the talents with which God had endowed him.

489. Mary and Saints - BERNARD.HTM - St. Bernard of Clairaux
David Knowles

Taken from the Spring 1993 issue of 'The Dawson Newsletter' P.O. Box 332, Fayetteville, AR 72702, John J. Mulloy, Editor. BERNARD KNOWLES DAWSON NEWSLETTER

490. Mary and Saints - BERTHOLD.HTM - St. Berthold
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 29 -- According to legend he reformed crusaders in Antioch; but what is more certain is that he formed a community of hermits on Mount Carmel, and became the founder of the Carmelites.

491. Mary and Saints - BERTILLE.HTM - St. Bertille, Abbess of Chelles
Rev. Alban Butler

November 5 - This remarkable abbess had two queens as her religious subjects in the abbey of Chelles.

492. Mary and Saints - BLASE.HTM - St. Blase, Bishop and Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

February 3 -- He was said to be bishop of Sebaste and to have been martyred in the persecution of Licinius. His legend tells us that his powers of healing extended to animals, that hunters who had come out into the mountains to seek wild beasts for the amphitheater were amazed to see them clustered around the saint, and that on another occasion he cured a boy who was suffocating because a fish-bone had stuck in his throat. St. Blase is the patron of wild animals and woolcombers and of sufferers from afflictions of the throat.

493. Mary and Saints - BONAVENT.HTM - St. Bonaventure
Paschal Robinson

Doctor of the Church, Cardinal-Bishop of Albano, Minister General of the Friars Minor, b. at Bagnorea in the vicinity of Viterbo in 1221; d. at Lyons, 16 July, 1274.

494. Mary and Saints - BRIDKILD.HTM - St. Bridgit, or Bridget, V.
Rev. Alban Butler

February 1 -- Along with St. Patrick and St. Columba, she is one of the three great saints of Ireland. She is considered the protectress of travelers, the patron of the printing press, and the guardian of those who sail on the sea.

495. Mary and Saints - CADROE.HTM - St. Cadroe, C
Rev. Alban Butler

March 6 -- Son of a Scottish thane, he was educated in Armagh, Ireland. After training Scottish priests, he went to England, where he miraculously saved London from fire, and went to France, where he became abbot of Waulsort on the Meuse and of St. Clement at Metz.

496. Mary and Saints - CALLIXTU.HTM - St. Callixtus, or Callistus, Pope, Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

The name of St Callistus is rendered famous by the ancient cemetery which he beautified, and which, for the great number of holy martyrs whose bodies were there deposited, was the most celebrated of all those about Rome. He was a Roman by birth, succeeded St Zephirin in the pontificate in 217 or 218, on the 2nd of August, and governed the church five years and two months.

497. Mary and Saints - STCAML.HTM - St. Camillus de Lellis: the Ex-Trooper
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St. Camillus is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER CAMILLUS SAINT

498. Mary and Saints - CASIMIR.HTM - St. Casimir, Prince of Poland
Rev. Alban Butler

March 4 -- Son of King Casimir IV of Poland, he never occupied the throne himself and died at the age of twenty-three from a lung disease aggravated by his ascetic mode of life.

499. Mary and Saints - CRICCI.HTM - St. Catherine de Ricci, V., O.S.D.
Rev. Alban Butler

February 13 -- Of a distinguished Florentine family, she became prioress of St. Vincent's convent at Prato, and outstanding among mystics for the intensity of her ecstasies. In addition to receiving the stigmata, she is said to have been given a ring by Christ to mark her spiritual espousal.

500. Mary and Saints - MEDAL.HTM - St. Catherine Laboure and the Miraculous Medal
Stephen Breen

The story of Our Lady's appearances to St. Catherine Laboure in Paris, France in 1830. BREEN CATHERINE LABOURE MIRACULOUS MEDAL MARY APPARITION FRANCE

501. Mary and Saints - 03446A.HTM - St. Catherine of Bologna
Catholic Encyclopedia

Poor Clare and mystical writer, born at Bologna, 8 September, 1413; died there, 9 March, 1463.

502. Mary and Saints - CSIENA.HTM - St. Catherine of Sienna, Virgin
Alban Butler

April 30 -- One of the most remarkable figures of the 14th century. She took part in the politics of both Church and State and was a beacon of light in a very difficult time.

503. Mary and Saints - VADSTENA.HTM - St. Catherine of Vadstena
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 24 -- A daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden, she spent most of her life with her mother in Rome. After St. Bridget's death she retired to the convent of Vadstena in Sweden.

504. Mary and Saints - CHAD.HTM - St. Ceada, or Chad, Bishop and Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

March 2 -- St. Chad and his brother St. Cedd were among the earliest native bishops of the English Church. They were both monks of the Celtic type, probably disciples of St. Aidan.

505. Mary and Saints - COLCECIL.HTM - St. Cecilia, Virgin Martyr
Father Shannon M. Collins, CPM

Father Collins of the Fathers of Mercy, resident priest at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, Hanceville, Alabama, on the feast of St. Cecilia (22 November 2004) recalled her espousal to Christ, the Bridegroom. She exemplified the ten virgins whose lamps were filled with the oil of divine grace. MARTYRDOM CONTINENCE CHASTITY MUSIC

506. Mary and Saints - SCECILIA.HTM - St. Cecilia, Virgin, Martyr, Patroness of Church Music
Rev. Alban Butler

November 22 -- The name of St. Cecilia has always been most illustrious in the church, and ever since the primitive ages is mentioned with distinction in the canon of the mass, and in the sacramentaries and calendars of the church. Her spouse Valerian, Tiburtius, and Maximus, an officer, who were her companions in martyrdom, are also mentioned in the same authentic and venerable writings. St. Cecilia was a native of Rome, of a good family, and educated in the principles and perfect practice of the Christian religion.

507. Mary and Saints - STCEDD.HTM - St. Cedd
Rev. Clifford Stevens

Feastday October 26. Cedd belonged to a family of brothers, and all six of them were chosen by King Oswald of Northumbria to be trained by St. Aidan to be monks and missionaries. This was in 635, when Aidan came from the monastery of Iona in Scotland to become bishop of King Oswald's kingdom.

508. Mary and Saints - BORROMEO.HTM - St. Charles Borromeo, Cardinal, Archbishop of Milan, and Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

November 4 -- the model of pastors and the reformer of ecclesiastical discipline in the 16th century.

509. Mary and Saints - CECHRIST.HTM - St. Christopher
Catholic Encyclopedia

A martyr, probably of the third century. Although St. Christopher is one of the most popular saints in the East and in the West, almost nothing certain is known about his life or death.

510. Mary and Saints - CECLARE.HTM - St. Clare of Assisi
Catholic Encyclopedia

Cofoundress of the Order of Poor Ladies, or Clares, and first Abbess of San Damiano; born at Assisi, 16 July, 1194; died there 11 August, 1253. CLARA FRANCIS ASSISI

511. Mary and Saints - HOFBAUER.HTM - St. Clement Mary Hofbauer
John Coulson

March 15 -- Clement Hofbauer was a baker's son who was too poor to study for the priesthood and became a baker himself for a time. He became a Redemptorist and lived during the time Napoleon suppressed all religious orders.

512. Mary and Saints - CLEMENT.HTM - St. Clement, Pope, Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

November 23 -- A Roman by birth, of Jewish extraction, converted to the faith by St. Peter or by St. Paul-who called him his "fellow-laborer".

513. Mary and Saints - CLOTILDA.HTM - St. Clotildis or Clotilda, Queen of France
Alban Butler

June 3 -- Born at Lyons, daughter of Chilperic, king of Burgundy, she married Clovis, king of the Salian Franks, and was the means of leading her husband to embrace Christianity. She had much to suffer on account of the quarrels between her three sons.

514. Mary and Saints - 04099B.HTM - St. Colette
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of Colettine Poor Clares (Clarisses), born 13 January 1381, at Corbie in Picardy, France; died at Ghent, 6 March, 1447.

515. Mary and Saints - COLETTE.HTM - St. Colette - Poor Clare Reformer
The Roswell Colletines

Nicolette (Colette) of Corbie was born in 1381, daughter of a carpenter.

516. Mary and Saints - COLMAN.HTM - St. Colman, Bishop of Dromore, C.
Alban Butler

June 7 -- He was the first bishop of Dromore, in county Down, and founded a monastery there.

517. Mary and Saints - STCOLUMB.HTM - St. Columba, or Columkille, A.
Alban Butler

June 8 -- The most famous of the saints of Scotland. He landed with twelve companions on the island of Iona where he established the greatest and most celebrated of his monasteries, which became the most potent factor in the conversion of Picts, Scots, and the Northern English. The description given of him by his biographer is famous: He had the face of an angel; he was of an excellent nature, polished in speech, holy in deed, great in counsel . . .loving unto all.

518. Mary and Saints - COLUMBAN.HTM - St. Columban
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 23 -- This great missionary abbot founded monastic centers in France, Switzerland, and Italy that became centers of evangelization and learning for the whole area. He was a monk of the monastery of Bangor in north Ireland, founded by St. Comgall, one of the notable monastic founders of Ireland.

519. Mary and Saints - CUTHBERT.HTM - St. Cuthbert, Confessor, Bishop of Lindisfarne
Rev. Alban Butler

March 20 -- Honored by the people of northern England, he was an example of holiness and a contemplative.

520. Mary and Saints - CM.HTM - St. Cyril and Methodius, CC.
Rev. Alban Butler

February 14 -- These two saints were brothers, born to a Byzantine military officer who commanded the forces of the army at Thessalonica. As young boys, both spoke the Slavic language, which helped them in their future missionary labors among the Slavic peoples. Both became monks.

521. Mary and Saints - DAMASUS.HTM - St. Damasus, Pope, Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

December 11 -- (A.D. 384) Said to have been a Spaniard, notable for his devotion to the Roman martyrs and the inscriptions he composed in their praise.

522. Mary and Saints - DAVIDOFW.HTM - St. David, Archbishop, Patron of Wales
Rev. Alban Butler

March 1 -- Patron saint of Wales. The son of a princely family, he lived in the sixth century, the golden age of Welsh monasticism.

523. Mary and Saints - DESIDLAN.HTM - St. Desiderius, Bishop of Langres Martyr
Alban Butler

May 23 -- Said to have been a native of Genoa who eventually preached in and became bishop of Langres in France. He was killed at the time of a barbarian invasion while pleading for his people.

524. Mary and Saints - DESIDVIE.HTM - St. Desiderius, Bishop of Vienne, Martyr
Alban Butler

May 23 -- He denounced Queen Brunhildis and many attempts were made to discredit him. He was eventually killed by hired assassins.

525. Mary and Saints - 05106A.HTM - St. Dominic
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of the Order of Preachers, commonly known as the Dominican Order; born at Calaroga, in Old Castile, c. 1170; died 6 August, 1221.

526. Mary and Saints - SAVIO.HTM - St. Dominic Savio
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 10 -- A boy-saint who died at the age of fifteen, was one of the great hopes of St. John Bosco for the future of his congregation, and was canonized in 1954.

527. Mary and Saints - 05221B.HTM - St. Dymphna
Catholic Encyclopedia

Virgin and martyr. The earliest historical account of the veneration of St. Dymphna dates from the middle of the thirteenth century.

528. Mary and Saints - EADBERT.HTM - St. Eadbert, Bishop of Lindisfarne, C
Alban Butler

May 6 -- A monk of Lindisfarne who succeeded St. Cuthbert as abbot-bishop of the island. He was remarkable for his knowledge of Holy Scripture.

529. Mary and Saints - 05293C.HTM - St. Edmund Campion
Catholic Encyclopedia

English Jesuit and martyr; he was the son and namesake of a Catholic bookseller, and was born in London, 25 Jan., 1540; executed at Tyburn, 1 Dec., 1581.

530. Mary and Saints - STEDMUND.HTM - St. Edmund, King and Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

November 20 -- Martyred by the Danes in 870 he was the king of East Anglia, that part of England that juts out into the North Sea.

531. Mary and Saints - 05322A.HTM - St. Edward the Confessor
Catholic Encyclopedia

King of England, born in 1003; died 5 January, 1066.

532. Mary and Saints - 05386B.HTM - St. Elined
Catholic Encyclopedia

Virgin and martyr, flourished c. 490.

533. Mary and Saints - ELIZSETN.HTM - St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Rev. Clifford Stevens

January 4 -- This first American-born saint accomplished more in twelve years than most people do in a whole lifetime. From 1809 to 1821, the year she died, she laid the foundation for the Catholic parochial system in the United States, founded her Sisters of Charity, and ran her school and lived with her community at her headquarters in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

534. Mary and Saints - 05389A.HTM - St. Elizabeth of Hungary
Catholic Encyclopedia

Also called St. Elizabeth of Thuringia, born in Hungary, probably at Pressburg, 1207; died at Marburg, Hesse, 17 November (not 19 November), 1231.

535. Mary and Saints - 05391A.HTM - St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Catholic Encyclopedia

Queen; born in 1271; died in 1336. She was named after her great-aunt, the great Elizabeth of Hungary, but is known in Portuguese history by the Spanish form of that name, Isabel.

536. Mary and Saints - ENDA.HTM - St. Enda
St. Enda

March 21 -- A warrior, he was persuaded to live peaceably by his sister, Fanchea, a nun; he was ordained in Rome, built churches at Drogheda, and establihsed the famous monastery at Killeany on Aran which really started organized monasticism in Ireland.

537. Mary and Saints - EPIPHAN.HTM - St. Epiphanius, Archbishop of Salamis, Confessor
Alban Butler

May 12 -- After a visit to Egypt, he became abbot of a monastery he built at Eleutheropolis, and in 367 was chosen bishop of Salamis in Cyprus. He had a hasty temper and seems to have taken sides rather too easily, so that his later years were marred by some regrettable incidents. St. Jerome referred to him as a last relice of ancient piety.

538. Mary and Saints - 05517A.HTM - St. Erconwald
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of London, died about 690. Helped found two monasteries, one for monks at Chertsey, and the other for nuns at Barking in Essex.

539. Mary and Saints - EUPHRAS.HTM - St. Euphrasia, Virgin
Rev. Alban Butler

March 13 -- Related to Theodosius who protected her when her father Antigonus died, at seven years old she entered an Egyptian convent. Here her lifelong asceticism and humility inspired great devotion: she would often pass a week without eating, and once remained standing in the same place for thirty days until she collapsed.

540. Mary and Saints - 05731A.HTM - St. Exuperius
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Toulouse in the beginning of the fifth century; place and date of birth unascertained; died after 410. Succeeding St. Silvius as bishop, he completed the basilica of St. Saturninus, begun by his predecessor.

541. Mary and Saints - FABIAN.HTM - St. Fabian, Pope, M.
Rev. Alban Butler

January 20 -- He succeeded St. Antherus as pope in about 236 and reigned for about fourteen years. He was martyred in the persecution of Decius.

542. Mary and Saints - CEFERD3.HTM - St. Ferdinand III
Catholic Encyclopedia

King of Leon and Castile, member of the Third Order of St. Francis, born in 1198 near Salamanca; died at Seville, 30 May, 1252. He was the son of Alfonso IX, King of Leon, and of Berengeria, the daughter of Alfonso III, King of Castile, and sister of Blanche, the mother of St. Louis IX.

543. Mary and Saints - FIDELIS.HTM - St. Fidelis, of Sigmarengen, Martyr
Alban Butler

April 24 -- A Swabian from Hohenzollern and protomartyr of the Congregation de Propaganda Fide, Mark Rey started his career as a lawyer. Disgusted with the tricks of the legal profession, he joined the Capuchins, taking the name of Fidelis. Appointed leader of the first attempt since the Reformation to re-convert the Zwinglians of the Grisons, after considerable success he was murdered by a gang of armed men on the road.

544. Mary and Saints - 06075C.HTM - St. Finan
Catholic Encyclopedia

Second Bishop of Lindisfarne; died 9 February, 661. He was an Irish monk who had been trained in Iona, and who was specially chosen by the Columban monks to succeed the great St. Aidan (635-51).

545. Mary and Saints - FLAVIAN.HTM - St. Flavian, Martyr, Archbishop of Constantinople
Rev. Alban Butler

February 18 -- He became patriarch of Constaninople in 447 under Pope Leo I. As a result of the unending contrivances of the chamberlain to Theodosius II, Chrysaphius, he was so brutally beaten up for condemning Eutyches--the Monophysite heretic--at the 'Robber Synod' that he died from his injuries.

546. Mary and Saints - 06114B.HTM - St. Florentina
Catholic Encyclopedia

Virgin; born towards the middle of the sixth century; died about 612. The family of St. Florentina furnishes us with a rare example of lives genuinely religious, and actively engaged in furthering the best interests of Christianity.

547. Mary and Saints - COLCABRI.HTM - St. Frances Xavier Cabrini - Nov. 13th
Father Shannon M. Collins, CPM

In his homily for the feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini (13 November 2004), Fr. Collins reminded his listeners that all descend from the same pair of original parents, and therefore all are related. This truth was manifested in the love of Mother Cabrini for the poor in America (North and South), and especially immigrants. MONOGENISM POLYGENISM RACISM XENOPHOBIA

548. Mary and Saints - FRANROME.HTM - St. Frances, Widow, Foundress of the Collatines
Rev. Alban Butler

March 9 -- Married at thirteen, this noble Roman lady devoted much time to works of piety and charity, while remaining a model housewife. She founded the Oblates of Tor de' Specchi, and is said to have been guided for the last twenty-three years of her life by an archangel visible only to herself.

549. Mary and Saints - SFXasia.htm - St. Francis and the Asian Catholic Church
Irene Iarocci

This article gives insight into the mind of St. Francis Xavier. Delving into his correspondence, the author finds, "in his own words, a profile of what we might describe as a 'Japan according to Francis Xavier.'" CULTURE GLOBALIZATION MISSIONARY EVANGELIZATION

550. Mary and Saints - FRANCARA.HTM - St. Francis Caracciolo, Confessor
Alban Butler

June 4 -- A scion of the noble Neaploitan family of Caracciolo, he was born in the Abruzzi and during his early years was afflicted with a disease akin to leprosy, of which he was cured on deciding to become a priest. He did so, and in 1588 founded with John Augustine Adorno the order of Minor Clerks Regular, with perpetual adoration of the Holy Eucharist as one of its main duties.

551. Mary and Saints - FRANGIRO.HTM - St. Francis di Girolamo, C.
Alban Butler

May 11 -- Born near Taranto, he became a Jesuit at Naples, where his preaching was famous. Among his penitents was Mary Alvira Cassier who had murdered her father and, disguised as a man, had served in the Spanish Army.

552. Mary and Saints - CEASSISI.HTM - St. Francis of Assisi
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181 or 1882 -- the exact year is uncertain; died there, 3 October, 1226.

553. Mary and Saints - FRAPAULA.HTM - St. Francis of Paula, Confessor, Founder of the Order of Minims
Alban Butler

April 2 -- An unlettered Italian from Paola in Calabria, Francis began to live as a hermit at the age of fifteen. Joined by disciples, he founded the Minim Friars (i.e. minimi, least in God's household). He spent the last part of his life in France, whither he had been summoned by the dying Louis XI, who had heard of his miraculous powers.

554. Mary and Saints - FDES.HTM - St. Francis of Sales, Bishop and Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

January 24 -- Born at Savoy in 1567. After being ordained a priest he labored diligently for the restoration of Catholicism in his country. Chosen bishop of Geneva, he showed himself as a true pastor toward his clerics and the faithful, strengthening their faith by his writings, works and example.

555. Mary and Saints - CEXAVIER.HTM - St. Francis Xavier
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born in the Castle of Xavier near Sanguesa, in Navarre, 7 April, 1506; died on the Island of Sancian near the coast of China, 2 December, 1552.

556. Mary and Saints - STXAVIER.HTM - St. Francis Xavier, Confessor, Apostle of the Indies
Rev. Alban Butler

December 3 -- A.D. 1552 One of the companions of St. Ignatius and one of the greatest missionaries of all time. With a few loyal Christians he once marched up to a tribe of savage public robbers, holding only a crucifix, and bade them go back the way they came and they did.

557. Mary and Saints - GABPOSS.HTM - St. Gabriel Possenti
Rev. Clifford Stevens

February 27 -- The son of a lawyer, he was educated in Spoleto. Four years before his death he entered the Passionist Order at Morrovalle.

558. Mary and Saints - 06346B.HTM - St. Gall
Catholic Encyclopedia

An Irishman by birth, he was one of the twelve disciples who accompanied St. Columbanus to Gaul, and established themselves with him at Luxeuil.

559. Mary and Saints - 06348A.HTM - St. Galla
Catholic Encyclopedia

A Roman widow of the sixth century; feast, 5 October.

560. Mary and Saints - GELASIUS.HTM - St. Gelasius of Armagh
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 27 -- The archbishop of Armagh in 1169, when King Henry II of England had sovereignty over Ireland and wreaked havoc in the Irish Church.

561. Mary and Saints - GENEVIEV.HTM - St. Genevieve, Virgin Chief Patroness of the City of Paris
Rev. Alban Butler

January 3 -- She gave her people an example of prayer and holiness of life in very difficult and dangerous times.

562. Mary and Saints - GEORGE.HTM - St. George, Martyr
Alban Butler

April 23 -- The patron saint of England came to be honored in England chiefly through the crusades, which brought back to the British Isles the legends of his exploits.

563. Mary and Saints - 06464B.HTM - St. Gerald
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Mayo, an English monk, date of birth unknown; died 13 March, 731; followed St. Colman, after the Synod of Whitby (664), to Ireland, and settled in Innisboffin, in 668.

564. Mary and Saints - 06467C.HTM - St. Gerard Majella
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born in Muro, about fifty miles south of Naples, in April, 1726; died 16 October, 1755; beatified by Leo XIII, 29 January, 1893, and canonized by Pius X, 11 December, 1904. His only ambition was to be like Jesus Christ in his sufferings and humiliations.

565. Mary and Saints - GMAJELLA.HTM - St. Gerard Majella
John Carr

St. Gerard Majella (1726-1755) preferred to suffer the consequences of a shameful calumny in silence rather than appear to disobey the rules of the Redemptorist order.

566. Mary and Saints - CEMAJELL.HTM - St. Gerard Majella
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born in Muro, about fifty miles south of Naples, in April, 1726; died 16 October, 1755; beatified by Leo XIII, 29 January, 1893, and canonized by Pius X, 11 December, 1904. His only ambition was to be like Jesus Christ in his sufferings and humiliations.

567. Mary and Saints - 06465B.HTM - St. Gerard, Abbot of Brogne
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Staves in the county of Namur, towards the end of the ninth century; died at Brogne or St-Gerard, 3 Oct. 959.

568. Mary and Saints - CEBROGNE.HTM - St. Gerard, Abbot of Brogne
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Staves in the county of Namur, towards the end of the ninth century; died at Brogne or St-Gerard, 3 Oct. 959.

569. Mary and Saints - CETOUL.HTM - St. Gerard, Bishop of Toul
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Cologne, 935; died at Toul, 23 April, 994. Belonging to a wealthy and noble family, he received an excellent education in the school for clerics at Cologne, and throughout his youth was a model of obedience and piety.

570. Mary and Saints - 06466A.HTM - St. Gerard, Bishop of Toul
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Cologne, 935; died at Toul, 23 April, 994. Belonging to a wealthy and noble family, he received an excellent education in the school for clerics at Cologne, and throughout his youth was a model of obedience and piety.

571. Mary and Saints - 06473A.HTM - St. Germain
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Paris; born near Autun, Saône-et-Loire, c. 496; died at Paris, 28 May, 576. He studied at Avalon and also at Luzy under the guidance of his cousin Scapilion, a priest. At the age of thirty-four he was ordained by St. Agrippinus of Autun and became Abbot of Saint-Symphorien near that town.

572. Mary and Saints - germain.htm - St. Germain
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Auxerre, born at Auxerre c. 380; died at Ravenna, 31 July, 448. He was the son of Rusticus and Germanilla, and his family was one of the noblest in Gaul in the latter portion of the fourth century.

573. Mary and Saints - 06533C.HTM - St. Gertrude of Nivelles
Catholic Encyclopedia

Virgin, and Abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles; born in 626; died 17 March, 659.

574. Mary and Saints - 06534A.HTM - St. Gertrude the Great
Catholic Encyclopedia

November 16 -- Benedictine and mystic writer; born in Germany, 6 Jan., 1256; died at Helfta, near Eisleben, Saxony, 17 November, 1301 or 1302.

575. Mary and Saints - GERTRUDE.HTM - St. Gertrude, Virgin, Abbess
Rev. Alban Butler

November 16 -- (A.D. 1292) ST GERTRUDE was of an illustrious family, born at Eisleben, or Islebe, in Upper Saxony, and sister to St. Mechtildes. At five years of age she was offered to God in the Benedictine nunnery of Rodalsdorf, and at thirty was chosen abbess of that house in 1251; and the year following was obliged to take upon her the government of the monastery of Heldelfs, to which she removed with her nuns.

576. Mary and Saints - GILBERT.HTM - St. Gilbert, A., Founder of the Gilbertins
Rev. Alban Butler

February 16 -- Born in the late eleventh century, the son of a Norman knight and an English mother. On Gilbert's death in 1189, there were thirteen Gilbertine houses. This was the only medieval religious order founded in England, but it also had some success in France.

577. Mary and Saints - GILDAS.HTM - St. Gildas the Wise, or Badonicus, Abbot
Rev. Alban Butler

January 29 -- A most celebrated teacher, born about 500 in the valley of the Clyde, he is known chiefly for his much-condemned exposition of British vice, "De excidio Brittaniae." Among his travels he visited Ireland and did much for monasticism. He died in Brittany c. 540, surrounded by disciples.

578. Mary and Saints - 06621A.HTM - St. Godard
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Hildesheim in Lower Saxony; born about the year 960, in a village of Upper Bavaria, near the Abbey of Altaich, in the Diocese of Passau; Nassau; died on 4 May, 1038 canonized by Innocent II in 1131.

579. Mary and Saints - GODARD.HTM - St. Godard, Bishop of Hildesheim, C
Alban Butler

May 4 -- When the Bavarian monastery of Nieder-Altaich was restored to Benedictine rule, St. Godard took the habit there and later became abbot. In 1022 he was nominated to the see of Hildesheim, and although over sixty, his energy and efficiency were outstanding.

580. Mary and Saints - GODRICK.HTM - St. Godrick, Hermit
Alban Butler

May 21 -- A native of Walpole in Norfolk, after years of adventurous seafaring and of many pilgrimages he became a hermit at Finchale in Co Durham, under the obedience of the prior of Durham. There he lived for sixty years, remarkable for his austerities, his supernatural gifts and also for his familiarity with wild animals.

581. Mary and Saints - GREG3.HTM - St. Gregory III
Joseph Brusher, S.J.

December 10 -- Pope in 731, an educated man who knew both Latin and Greek, polished in style, learned in Holy Scripture, pious, zealous for the faith, and a lover of the poor.

582. Mary and Saints - GREGNAZI.HTM - St. Gregory Nazianzen, B.C., Doctor of the Church
Rev. Alban Butler

January 2 -- (A D. 389) Born in Cappadocia, both of his parents are saints, as is his brother, St. Caesarius. Father of the Easter Church.

583. Mary and Saints - 07016A.HTM - St. Gregory of Nyssa
Catholic Encyclopedia

Date of birth unknown; died after 385 or 386. He belongs to the group known as the "Cappadocian Fathers", a title which reveals at once his birthplace in Asia Minor and his intellectual characteristics.

584. Mary and Saints - STHEDWIG.HTM - St. Hedwig, Widow, Duchess of Poland
Rev. Alban Butler

Also known as Hedwiges, or Avoice, born 1240, an Aunt of St. Elizabeth of Thuringia. The three states of life possible to a woman--virginity, wifehood, and widowhood--have her as model. After bearing six children and educating them in piety, she persuaded her husband to make a vow of continency; after his death she took the veil and lived a life of strictest mortification.

585. Mary and Saints - 07227A.HTM - St. Henry II
Catholic Encyclopedia

German King and Holy Roman Emperor, son of Duke Henry II (the Quarrelsome) and of the Burgundian Princess Gisela; b. 972; d. in his palace of Grona, at Gottingen, 13 July, 1024.

586. Mary and Saints - HERIBERT.HTM - St. Heribert of Cologne
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 16 -- Born at Worms and appointed archbishop of Cologne while chancellor to Otto III, he did outstandingly good work for the church and among the poor, besides obtaining great miracles through prayer. He is still invoked for rain.

587. Mary and Saints - HERMENEG.HTM - St. Hermenegild, Martyr
Alban Butler

April 13 -- His father was Leovigild, king of Spain, who brought him up in the Arian heresy from which he was converted by his wife and St. Leander. This caused war with his father, and though there was for some time a reconciliation, his continuing opposition to Arianism so annoyed his father that he ordered his execution.

588. Mary and Saints - HILARION.HTM - St. Hilarion, Abbot
Rev. Alban Butler

Feastday October 21.

589. Mary and Saints - HILARY.HTM - St. Hilary
Rev. Alban Butler

January 13 -- St. Hilary was one of the greatest champions of the Catholic faith against Arianism in the west. He was an adult convert from paganism, and became bishop of Poitiers about 350.

590. Mary and Saints - STHILARY.HTM - St. Hilary, Archbishop of Arles, C
Alban Butler

May 5 -- A relative of St. Honoratus, who succeeded him as bishop of Arles. As one of the first monk-bishops, he established monasteries and furthered the expansion of the monastic way of life.

591. Mary and Saints - 07350A.HTM - St. Hilda
Catholic Encyclopedia

Abbess, born 614; died 680. Practically speaking, all our knowledge of St. Hilda is derived from the pages of Bede. She was the daughter of Hereric, the nephew of King Edwin of Northumbria, and she seems like her great-uncle to have become a Christian through the preaching of St. Paulinus about the year 627, when she was thirteen years old.

592. Mary and Saints - 07351A.HTM - St. Hildegard
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Böckelheim on the Nahe, 1098; died on the Rupertsberg near Bingen, 1179; feast 17 Sept. The life of Hildegard as child, religious, and superioress was an extraordinary one. Left much to herself on account of her ill health, she led an interior life, trying to make use of everything for her own sanctification. From her earliest years she was favoured with visions.

593. Mary and Saints - HONORATU.HTM - St. Honoratus, Archibishop of Arles
Rev. Alban Butler

January 16 -- Born in Gaul of a distinguished Roman family, he became a Christian and a hermit on the isle of Lerins, near Antibes, where he founded a celebrated monastery. He died soon after his consecration as bishop of Arles.

594. Mary and Saints - 07507A.HTM - St. Hubert
Catholic Encyclopedia

Confessor, thirty-first Bishop of Maastricht, first Bishop of Liège, and Apostle of the Ardennes, born about 656; died at Fura (the modern Tervueren), Brabant, 30 May, 727 or 728. He was honored in the Middle Ages as the patron of huntsmen, and the healer of hydrophobia (rabies).

595. Mary and Saints - HUGH.HTM - St. Hugh, Confessor, Bishop of Grenoble
Alban Butler

April 1 -- He was elected bishop of Grenoble at the age of twenty-eight to purge the diocese of its disorders, and he occupied the see until his death fifty-two years later. He granted St. Bruno, the founder of the Carthusian order the site for his monastery in the mountains of the Chartreuse.

596. Mary and Saints - G0731.HTM - St. Ignatius
Abbot Gueranger

Taken from "The Liturgical Year" published by Marian House, Powers Lake, North Dakota 58773.

597. Mary and Saints - 07639C.HTM - St. Ignatius Loyola
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of the Society of Jesus

598. Mary and Saints - 07644A.HTM - St. Ignatius of Antioch
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born in Syria, around the year 50; died at Rome between 98 and 117. It is believed, and with great probability, that, with his friend Polycarp, he was among the auditors of the Apostle St. John. If we include St. Peter, Ignatius was the third Bishop of Antioch and the immediate successor of Evodius.

599. Mary and Saints - ignatloysj.htm - St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Development of the Society of Jesus
Pasquale Puca

A short history of the life and character of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, precedes an account of the establishment of the Order and its present condition. RELIGIOUS POPE EVANGELIZATION JULIUS III MISSION

600. Mary and Saints - 08179A.HTM - St. Isabel of France
Catholic Encyclopedia

Daughter of Louis VIII and of his wife, Blanche of Castille, born in March, 1225; died at Longchamp, 23 February, 1270. St. Louis IX, King of France (1226-70), was her brother. When still a child at court, Isabel, or Elizabeth, showed an extraordinary devotion to exercises of piety, modesty, and other virtues.

601. Mary and Saints - ISIDORE.HTM - St. Isidore of Madrid, Laborer, Patron of Madrid
Alban Butler

May 15 -- A native of Madrid, he spent his whole life working in the fields on an estate just outside the city. He was married to St. Mary de la Cabeza. Patron of farmers.

602. Mary and Saints - 08186A.HTM - St. Isidore of Seville
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Cartagena, Spain, about 560; died 4 April, 636. Isidore was the son of Severianus and Theodora. Two of his brothers are saints as is his sister Florentina. He was a prodigious writer and an erudite shcolar of the literature of the Eastern Church.

603. Mary and Saints - ISIDSEV.HTM - St. Isidore, Bishop of Seville
Alban Butler

April 4 -- Isidore was the brother of three saints--St. Leander, St. Fulgentius and St. Florentina. He composed a monastic rule and explained, developed and codified the Mozarabic Liturgy. He died a saintly death in 636. Benedict XIV proclaimed him a doctor of the Church.

604. Mary and Saints - ITA.HTM - St. Ita
John Coulson

January 15th -- One of the early saints of Ireland whose life is woven with legend. She was the foster-mother of St. Brendan. Like St. Brigid, she was revered throughout Ireland, and her influence was as great as the many holy abbots of that country.

605. Mary and Saints - CEITA.HTM - St. Ita
Catholic Encyclopedia

Called the "Brigid of Munster"; b. in the present County of Waterford, about 475; d. 15 January, 570.

606. Mary and Saints - CEIVES.HTM - St. Ives
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Kermartin, near Tréguier, Brittany, 17 October, 1253; died at Louannec, 19 May 1303, was the son of Helori, Lord of Kermartin, and Azo du Kenquis.

607. Mary and Saints - 08279B.HTM - St. James the Greater
Catholic Encyclopedia

The son of Zebedee and Salome. James is styled "the Greater" to distinguish him from the Apostle James "the Less," who was probably shorter of stature. He was the brother of John, the beloved disciple, and probably the elder of the two. His parents seem to have been people of means.

608. Mary and Saints - JAMES.HTM - St. James the Less, Apostle
Alban Butler

May 3 -- James became leader of the Jerusalem Church after Pentecost and the Ascension of Jesus. He was a highly respected figure in the early Church and a firm follower of Jewish traditions. He is thought to be the son of Mary's sister and "Clopas," whom some consider the same person as Alphaeus.

609. Mary and Saints - 08282C.HTM - St. Jane Frances de Chantal
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Dijon, France, 28 January, 1572; died at the Visitation Convent Moulins, 13 December, 1641. Foundress of the Congregation of the Visitation.

610. Mary and Saints - 08326C.HTM - St. Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney
Catholic Encyclopedia

Cure of Ars, born at Dardilly, near Lyons, France, on 8 May, 1786; died at Ars, 4 August, 1859; son of Matthieu Vianney and Marie Beluze. Patron saint of priests.

611. Mary and Saints - 08327A.HTM - St. Jean-Gabriel Perboyre
Catholic Encyclopedia

Missionary and martyr, born at Puech, Diocese of Cahors, France, 6 January, 1802; martyred at Ou-Tchang-Fou, China, 11 September, 1840.

612. Mary and Saints - CEJEROME.HTM - St. Jerome
Catholic Encyclopedia

Jerome Born at Stridon, a town on the confines of Dalmatia and Pannonia, about the year 340-2; died at Bethlehem, 30 September, 420.

613. Mary and Saints - 08406B.HTM - St. Joachim
Catholic Encyclopedia

Joachim (whose name means Yahweh prepares), was the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

614. Mary and Saints - 08409C.HTM - St. Joan of Arc
Catholic Encyclopedia

Known by her contemporaries as the Maid; born at Domremy in Champagne, probably on 6 January, 1412; died at Rouen, 30 May, 1431.

615. Mary and Saints - JOANARC.HTM - St. Joan of Arc, Virgin
Alban Butler

May 30 -- Called the Maid of Orleans, when she was seventeen she heard supernatural voices commanding her to take up arms and lead the French army against the English invaders of France. She was captured by the Burgundians and handed over to the English. She was tried by an ecclesiastical court and condemned to be burnt alive at the stake as a heretic. She is the patroness of France.

616. Mary and Saints - DELASALL.HTM - St. John Baptist de la Salle
John Coulson

April 7 -- 1651-1719 The founder of the Christian Brothers, this saint is the patron of teachers, his great achievement having been to provide a system of education for the common people at a time when the poor were grossly neglected.

617. Mary and Saints - 08450A.HTM - St. John Berchmans
Catholic Encyclopedia

Young saint of the Society of Jesus, born at Diest in Brabant, 13 March, 1599; died at Rome, 13 August, 1621.

618. Mary and Saints - BERCHMAN.HTM - St. John Berchmans
Rev. Clifford Stevens

(November 26) -- This young, Belgian saint once said, "If I do not become a saint when I am young, I shall never become one." He died at the age of 22 and is the Patron of Altar Boys.

619. Mary and Saints - 08451B.HTM - St. John Cantius
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Kenty, near Oswiecim, Diocese of Krakow, Poland, 1412 (or 1403); died at Krakow, 1473, and was buried there under the church of St. Anne; his feast is on 20 October.

620. Mary and Saints - 08452A.HTM - St. John Capistran
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Capistrano, in the Diocese of Sulmona, Italy, 1385; died 23 Oct., 1456. His father had come to Naples in the train of Louis of Anjou, hence is supposed to have been of French blood, though some say he was of German origin. his father dying early, John owed his education to his mother.

621. Mary and Saints - CLIMACUS.HTM - St. John Climacus, Abbot
Rev. Alban Butler

March 30 -- A learned abbot and great spiritual director he was a monk of Mount Sinai. Because of his notable work The Ladder (Klimax) to Paradise, which described the thirty degrees to religious perfection, his artistic attribute is a ladder.

622. Mary and Saints - 08459B.HTM - St. John Damascene
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Damascus, about 676; died some time between 754 and 787.He was a sterling Christian whose infidel environment made no impression on his religious fervour. Apparently his adhesion to Christian truth constituted no offence in the eyes of his Saracen countrymen, for he seems to have enjoyed their esteem in an eminent degree, and discharged the duties of chief financial officer for the caliph, Abdul Malek.

623. Mary and Saints - JOHNDAMA.HTM - St. John Damascene
Rev. Clifford Stevens

December 4 -- Doctor of the Church, born in Damascus, Syria of a Christian family in the latter part of the seventh century. He wrote many doctrinal works, particularly against iconoclasts.

624. Mary and Saints - CEFISHER.HTM - St. John Fisher
Catholic Encyclopedia

Cardinal, Bishop of Rochester, and martyr; born at Beverley, Yorkshire, England, 1459 (?1469); died 22 June, 1535.

625. Mary and Saints - JOHNJOE.HTM - St. John Joseph of the Cross
Rev. Alban Butler

March 5 -- Born near Naples of prosperous parents, Carlo Gaetano Calosirto joined the Franciscans of the Alcantarine reform at the age of sixteen, taking the name of John Joseph of the Cross. He led an extremely ascetic life, was three times superior of the monastery of the Piedimonte di Alife and finally provincial of the Italian Alcantarines. He is said to have worked many miracles during his lifetime.

626. Mary and Saints - JOHNNEPO.HTM - St. John Nepomucen, M.
Alban Butler

May 16 -- He was vicar-general to the archbishop of Prague at the accession of King Wenceslaus IV. By the order of Wenceslaus St. John was thrown into the river Moldau and drowned. A tradition, still widely credited in Central Europe, attributes his martyrdom to his refusal to reveal to the king what he had heard from the queen in sacramental confession.

627. Mary and Saints - JOHNBEV.HTM - St. John of Beverley, B. C.
Alban Butler

May 7 -- He was an early English bishop, a contemporary of St. Bede's, and a monk of St. Hilda's great monastery at Whitby.

628. Mary and Saints - JOHNCAPI.HTM - St. John of Capistrano
Enzo Lodi

Feastday October 23 (1386-1456)

629. Mary and Saints - JOHNGOD.HTM - St. John of God
Lives of Saints

March 8 -- Confessor, Founder of the Order of Charity (A.D. 1550)

630. Mary and Saints - STJOHN.HTM - St. John of God: the Waif
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St. John is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER JOHN OF GOD SAINT

631. Mary and Saints - MATHA.HTM - St. John of Matha, Founder of the Order of the Trinitarians
Rev. Alban Butler

February 8 -- Born at Faucon in France. He was trained as a young noble in horsemanship and the use of arms, decided to study for the priesthood, and was ordained in Paris. After some years in solitude, he conceived the idea of founding an order to ransom Christian captives from the Muslims.

632. Mary and Saints - CEJOHNCR.HTM - St. John of the Cross
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

633. Mary and Saints - JOHNCROS.HTM - St. John of the Cross, Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

December 14 -- A fellow-worker with St. Theresa in the reform of the Carmelite Order and one of the greatest writers on mystical theology in modern times. He died in 1591.

634. Mary and Saints - znovjp2grt.htm - St. John Paul the Great
Michael Novak

ZENIT reprints from Corriere della Sera Michael Novak's reflections on Pope John Paul II and why he has been singled out to ascend with Leo and Gregory to that rare designation, "the Great." COMMUNISM JOHN XXIII PAUL VI DIGNITATIS HUMANAE RELIGIOUS LIBERTY HUMANISM HUMOR POLAND THEATRE BISHOPS HOLINESS PRAYER

635. Mary and Saints - JOHNALM.HTM - St. John the Almsgiver
Rev. Alban Butler

January 23 -- Born of a wealthy family of Cyrus, married, and raised a large family. After the death of all his children, he devoted his wealth to helping the poor and was noted for his personal holiness. He was chosen as patriarch of Alexandria during the difficult days of the Monophysite controversy.

636. Mary and Saints - 08492A.HTM - St. John the Evangelist
Catholic Encyclopedia

John was the son of Zebedee and Salome, and the brother of James the Greater. In the Gospels the two brothers are often called after their father "the sons of Zebedee" and received from Christ the honourable title of "sons of thunder". Includes: I. New Testament Accounts, II. The Alleged Presbyter John, III. The Later Accounts of John, IV. Feasts of St. John V. St. John In Christian Art

637. Mary and Saints - JOHNSIL.HTM - St. John the Silent, B.C.
Alban Butler

May 13 -- At the age of eighteen, he built and ruled over a monastery being chosen bishop of Colonia in Armenia ten years later. After nine years, he left for Jerusalem and applied to be admitted to the monastery of St. Sabas, where he performed the most menial tasks cheerfully and silently. His identity was only discovered after several years, was allowed to go on living in retirement and died at the age of 104.

638. Mary and Saints - JOHNEVAN.HTM - St. John, Apostle and Evangelist
Rev. Alban Butler

December 27 -- St. John was the brother of James the Greater and the son of the fisherman Zebedee from Bethsaida in Galilee. Their mother was Salome. They were fishing partners with Peter and Andrew and John was alos an early disciple of Jesus', after being a disciple of John the Baptist's.

639. Mary and Saints - JOSAPHAT.HTM - St. Josaphat
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 12 --Born in the Ukraine of Orthodox parents about the year 1580. Embracing the Catholic faith, he became a Basilian monk. As Bishop of Polock, he worked faithfully for the unity of the Church. He was killed by heretics in 1623.

640. Mary and Saints - CEJOSEPH.HTM - St. Joseph
Catholic Encyclopedia

Spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster-father of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

641. Mary and Saints - STJOSEPH.HTM - St. Joseph
Rev. Alban Butler

March 19 -- St. Joseph is the most popular of saints, the saint for all times and all peoples, the provider and the refuge, the patron of work and family, and the protector of the universal Church.

642. Mary and Saints - COPERTIN.HTM - St. Joseph of Copertino
John Coulson, ed.

A short biographical sketch of St. Joseph of Copertino. Taken from 'The Saints: A Concise Biographical Dictionary' edited by John Coulson, published by Hawthorn Books, Inc., 1960. JOSEPH COPERTINO SAINT LEVITATION

643. Mary and Saints - CECUPERT.HTM - St. Joseph of Cupertino
Catholic Encyclopedia

Mystic, born 17 June, 1603; died at Osimo 18 September, 1663; feast, 18 September.

644. Mary and Saints - JOSEPH.HTM - St. Joseph of Cupertino: the Dunce
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER CUPERTINO JOSEPH

645. Mary and Saints - 08521B.HTM - St. Joseph of Leonessa
Catholic Encyclopedia

In the world named Eufranio Desiderio, born in 1556 at Leonessa in Umbria; died 4 February, 1612. From his infancy he showed a remarkably religious bent of mind; he used to erect little altars and spend much time in prayer before them, and often he would gather his companions and induce them to pray with him.

646. Mary and Saints - JOPIGNET.HTM - St. Joseph Pignatelli
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 29 -- Joseph Pignatelli, born in Saragossa, Spain, in 1737, was a Jesuit at the time of the suppression of the order by Pope Clement XIV, and it was he who helped keep the spirit of the Jesuits alive during the long period of its suppression.

647. Mary and Saints - THEOINTR.HTM - St. Joseph: A Theological Introduction
Fr. Michael D. Griffin, O.C.D.

Fr. Griffin in this study of St. Joseph's position in salvation history covers: his place in Sacred Scripture; the writings of theologians and devotion to Saint Joseph as proposed by the Church.

648. Mary and Saints - STJUDE.HTM - St. Jude Apostle
Rev. Alban Butler

The apostle St. Jude is distinguished from the Iscariot by the surname of Thaddaus. St. Jude was brother to St. James the Less, as he styles himself in his epistle; likewise of St. Simeon of Jerusalem, and of one Joses,2 who are styled the brethren of our Lord, and were sons of Cleophas and Mary, sister to the Blessed Virgin.

649. Mary and Saints - 08559A.HTM - St. Julie Billiart
Catholic Encyclopedia

Foundress, and first superior-general of the Congregation of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Namur, born 12 July, 1751, at Cuvilly, a village of Picardy, in the Diocese of Beauvais and the Department of Oise, France; died 8 April, 1816, at the motherhouse of her institute, Namur, Belgium.

650. Mary and Saints - JULIUS.HTM - St. Julius, M.
Alban Butler

May 28 -- A veteran legionary, he was martyred with three other soldiers at Durostorum in Bulgaria.

651. Mary and Saints - JUSTIN.HTM - St. Justin the Philosopher, M.
Alban Butler

June 1 -- Born in Palestine of pagan parents. He was converted to Christ when about thirty years of age by reading the Scriptures and witnessing the heroism of the martyrs. His Apologies for the Christian Religion and his Dialogue with the Jew Tryphon are among the most instructive second-century writings which we possess. He was beheaded in Rome with other Christians.

652. Mary and Saints - CEKEVIN.HTM - St. Kevin (Coemgen)
Catholic Encyclopedia

Abbot of Glendalough, Ireland, b. about 498, the date being very obscure; d. 3 June, 618; son of Coemlog and Coemell.

653. Mary and Saints - LAURCANT.HTM - St. Laurence, Archbishop of Canterbury
Rev. Alban Butler

February 3 -- He went to England with St. Augustine of Canterbury, whom he succeeded as archbishop. He was so discouraged by the depraved behavior of King Ethelbald that he decided to retrun to France, but was rebuked and flogged by St. Peter in a dream. By remaining at his post, he succeeded in converting the king.

654. Mary and Saints - 09089A.HTM - St. Lawrence
Catholic Encyclopedia

St. Lawrence, one of the deacons of the Roman Church, was one of the victims of the persecution of Valerian in 258, like Pope Sixtus II and many other members of the Roman clergy he suffered martyrdom.

655. Mary and Saints - OTOOLE.HTM - St. Lawrence, Confessor, Archbishop of Dublin
Rev. Alban Butler

November 14 -- Lawrence was descended from early Irish kings, and his grandfather was a prince of Kildare. He was born in 1128 and knew the turmoil of Irish politics from the time he was ten years old.

656. Mary and Saints - 09097A.HTM - St. Lazarus of Bethany
Catholic Encyclopedia

Reputed first Bishop of Marseilles, died in the second half of the first century.

657. Mary and Saints - LEONARD.HTM - St. Leonard, Hermit, Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

November 6 -- A French nobleman of great reputation in the court of Clovis, converted to the faith by St. Remigius, he lived only on wild herbs and fruit, and is invoked in favor of prisoners..

658. Mary and Saints - 09359A.HTM - St. Lorenzo da Brindisi
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Brindisi in 1559; died at Lisbon on 22 July, 1619, was educated in Venice and became a Capuchin Franciscan in Verona. He worked among the Jews, and then in Central Europe to counter the spread of Protestantism. He became minister-general of his order; the rest of his life being spent in missionary work and diplomacy.

659. Mary and Saints - 09368A.HTM - St. Louis IX
Catholic Encyclopedia

King of France, son of Louis VIII and Blanche of Castile, born at Poissy, 25 April, 1215; died near Tunis, 25 August, 1270.

660. Mary and Saints - 09414A.HTM - St. Lucy
Catholic Encyclopedia

A virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily, whose feast is celebrated by Latins and Greeks alike on 13 Dec.

661. Mary and Saints - CELUCY.HTM - St. Lucy
Catholic Encyclopedia

A virgin and martyr of Syracuse in Sicily, whose feast is celebrated by Latins and Greeks alike on 13 Dec.

662. Mary and Saints - STLUCY.HTM - St. Lucy, Virgin, Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

December 13 -- St. Lucy, martyred at Syracuse in 304. She was one of the brightest ornaments of the Church in Sicily: her feast was kept in England up to the time of the "Reformation" as a holy day of the second rank. She is often painted with the balls of her eyes in a dish; though there is no record of this, she is thought to have had her eyes plucked out and is invoked for blindness.

663. Mary and Saints - LUDGER.HTM - St. Ludger, Bishop of Munster, Apostle of Saxony
Rev. Alban Butler

March 26 -- A Frisian, he was educated at Utrecht and then under Alcuin at York. He was given spiritual charge over five Frisian provinces by Charlemagne. As bishop of Munster he evangelized Heligoland and Westphalia, and founded many religious buildings.

664. Mary and Saints - STLUKE.HTM - St. Luke the Evangelist
Rev. Alban Butler

St. Luke was a native of Antioch, the metropolis of Syria, and acquired a stock of learning in his younger years, which we are told he improved by his travels in some parts of Greece and Egypt. St. Jerome assures us he was very eminent in his profession, and St. Paul, by calling him his most dear physician, seems to indicate that he had not laid it aside. Besides his abilities in physic, he is said to have been very skillful in painting.

665. Mary and Saints - MACRINA.HTM - St. Macrina the Elder
Rev. Clifford Stevens

January 14 -- This lady was the grandmother of saints, the most notable being the brothers Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. It was Macrina and her husband who founded the faith of the family and passed it on as a splendid treasure to her children and grandchildren. That faith was born of suffering and persecution.

666. Mary and Saints - 090509B.HTM - St. Macrina the Elder
Catholic Encyclopedia

The mother of the elder Basil, the father of Basil, Gregory, and other children whose names are known to us, including Macrina the Younger. Her home was at Neocaesarea in Pontus. In her childhood she was acquainted with St. Gregory Thaumaturgus, first bishop of her native town.

667. Mary and Saints - 090508C.HTM - St. Macrina the Younger
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born about 330; died 379. She was the eldest child of Basil and Elder Emmelia, the granddaugher of St. Macrina the Elder, and the sister of the Cappadocian Fathers, Sts. Basil and Gregory of Nyssa.

668. Mary and Saints - 09565A.HTM - St. Malachy
Catholic Encyclopedia

St. Malachy, whose family name was O'Morgair, was born in Armagh in 1094. St. Bernard describes him as of noble birth. He was baptized Maelmhaedhoc (a name which has been Latinized as Malchy) and was trained under Imhar O'Hagan, subsequently Abbot of Armagh.

669. Mary and Saints - MARCELL.HTM - St. Marcellinus, Pope and Martyr
Alban Butler

April 26 -- He succeeded St. Caius in the bishopric of Rome, in 296, about the time that Dioclesian set himself up for a deity, and impiously claimed divine honors.

670. Mary and Saints - MARCELUS.HTM - St. Marcellus the Centurion
Rev. Alban Butler

October 30 -- Martyr (A.D. 298) Marcellus, a Christian centurion or captain in the legion of Trajan, then posted in Spain, not to defile himself with taking part in sacrificing to Roman gods, cast away his military belt at the head of his company, declaring aloud that he was a soldier of Jesus Christ, the eternal King.

671. Mary and Saints - MARCLITH.HTM - St. Margaret Clitherow
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 25 -- English housewife who became the first woman to die under the religious suppression of Queen Elizabeth.

672. Mary and Saints - 09653A.HTM - St. Margaret Mary Alacoque
Catholic Encyclopedia

Religious of the Visitation Order. Apostle of the Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, born at Lhautecour, France, 22 July, 1647; died at Paray-le-Monial, 17 October, 1690.

673. Mary and Saints - MCORTONA.HTM - St. Margaret of Cortona, Penitent
Rev. Alban Butler

February 22 -- Born of a poor peasant family, she was brought up by a stepmother who hated her. She grew into a gril of unusual beauty, and at seventeen she was seized and carried off by a young nobleman. Like St. Margaret Mary, she turned from a life of sin to become the friend of Christ.

674. Mary and Saints - STMAGT.HTM - St. Margaret of Cortona: the Second Magdalene
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St. Margaret is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER MARGARET OF CORTONA SAINT

675. Mary and Saints - STMARG.HTM - St. Margaret Queen of Scotland
David McRoberts

November 16 -- An excellent historical essay on the life of St. Margaret written by David McRoberts. Nine hundred years after Queen Margaret lived and ruled with her husband King Malcolm III the people of Scotland still revere her as their patron and admire her many qualities which had such a profound beneficial effect on the country of her adoption. Uploaded by Paul Hellyer.

676. Mary and Saints - 09672C.HTM - St. Mark
Catholic Encyclopedia

Apostle and evangelist. It is assumed in this article that the individual referred to in Acts as John Mark, is identical with the Mark mentioned by St. Paul and by St. Peter. While it is strongly suggested, on the one hand by the fact that Mark of the Pauline Epistles was the cousin of Barnabas, to whom Mark of Acts seems to have been bound by some special tie; on the other by the probability that the Mark, whom St. Peter calls his son, is no other than the son of Mary, the Apostle's old friend in Jerusalem.

677. Mary and Saints - STMARK.HTM - St. Mark, Evangelist, Patron Saint of Venice
Alban Butler

April 25 -- St. Mark was the son of a Jerusalem Christian named Mary, whose home was a meeting place for Christians after the Ascension of Jesus. He is the author of the shortest of the New Testament Gospels and was an associate of both Peter and Paul.

678. Mary and Saints - MARTHA.HTM - St. Martha
Catholic Encyclopedia

Sister of Mary and Lazarus.

679. Mary and Saints - 09732B.HTM - St. Martin of Tours
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop; born at Sabaria (today Steinamanger in German, or Szombathely in Hungarian), Pannonia (Hungary), about 316; died at Candes, Touraine, most probably in 397.

680. Mary and Saints - STMARTIN.HTM - St. Martin, Confessor, Bishop of Tours
Rev. Alban Butler

November 11 -- (A.D. 397) Martin is called the glory of Gaul and the light of the Church in the fourth century. He was the first universally popular saint in Europe, and more churches are dedicated to him in Europe than to any other saint. He is one of the founders of monasticism in the West and influenced especially the development of the monastic way of life in Birtain and in Ireland.

681. Mary and Saints - MARTINA.HTM - St. Martina, V.M.
Rev. Alban Butler

She was a noble Roman virgin, who glorified God, suffering many torments and a cruel death for his faith, in the capital city of the world, in the third century.

682. Mary and Saints - 09761A.HTM - St. Mary Magdalen
Catholic Encyclopedia

Mary Magdalen is mentioned among the women who accompanied Christ and ministered to Him, where it is also said that seven devils had been cast out of her. She is next named as standing at the foot of the cross. She saw Christ laid in the tomb, and she was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection.

683. Mary and Saints - 09762A.HTM - St. Mary Magdalen de' Pazzi
Catholic Encyclopedia

Carmelite Virgin, born 2 April, 1566; died 25 May, 1607. Of outward events there were very few in the saint's life. Her principle spiritual characteristics was an intense attraction towards the Blessed Sacrament, her longing to receive It, and her delight in touching and being near those who were speaking of It, or who had just been to Communion.

684. Mary and Saints - 09763A.HTM - St. Mary of Egypt
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born probably about 344; died about 421. At the early age of twelve Mary left her home and came to Alexandria, where for upwards of seventeen years she led a life of public prostitution. On the occasion of a pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross she was struck with remorse for her wicked life. She retreated to the desert that stretches towards Arabia and lived alone for forty-seven years.

685. Mary and Saints - 10056B.HTM - St. Matthew
Catholic Encyclopedia

Apostle and evangelist. The name Matthew is derived from the Hebrew Mattija, being shortened to Mattai in post-Biblical Hebrew.

686. Mary and Saints - 10066A.HTM - St. Matthias, Apostle
Catholic Encyclopedia

Matthias was one of the seventy disciples of Jesus, and had been with Jesus from His baptism by John to the Ascension.

687. Mary and Saints - MATHILD.HTM - St. Maud, or Mathildis, Queen of Germany
Rev. Alban Butler

March 14 -- Wife of Henry 'the Fowler', son of the Saxon Duke Otto. After his death she suffered much from the dissensions of her sons Henry and Otto ('the Great'). She founded four religious houses.

688. Mary and Saints - KOLBE2.HTM - St. Maximilian Kolbe, Priest Hero of a Death Camp
Mary Craig

Published by The Catholic Truth Society-London.

689. Mary and Saints - 10078B.HTM - St. Maximus of Constantinople
Catholic Encyclopedia

Known as the Theologian and as Maximus Confessor, born at Constantinople about 580; died in exile 13 August, 662. He is one of the chief names in the Monothelite controversy one of the chief doctors of the theology of the Incarnation and of ascetic mysticism, and remarkable as a witness to the respect for the papacy held by the Greek Church in his day.

690. Mary and Saints - CEMAXOFC.HTM - St. Maximus of Constantinople
Catholic Encyclopedia

Known as "the Theologian" and as "Maximus Confessor", born at Constantinople about 580; died in exile 13 August, 662. He is one of the chief names in the Monothelite controversy one of the chief doctors of the theology of the Incarnation and of ascetic mysticism, and remarkable as a witness to the respect for the papacy held by the Greek Church in his day.

691. Mary and Saints - 10154A.HTM - St. Melania (the Younger)
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Rome, about 383; died in Jerusalem, 31 December, 439. She was a member of the famous family of Valerii. Her parents were Publicola and Albina, her paternal grandmother of the same name is known as Melania, Senior.

692. Mary and Saints - MELETIUS.HTM - St. Meletius, Patriarch of Antioch, C.
Rev. Alban Butler

February 12 -- Born of a distinguished fmaily in Melitene, Lesser Armenia, his meekness made him greatly beloved, but he was constantly troubled by Arians, both when bishop of Sebaste and when archbishop of Antioch.

693. Mary and Saints - 10275B.HTM - St. Michael the Archangel
Catholic Encyclopedia

One of the principal angels; his name, "Who is Like Unto God", was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers.

694. Mary and Saints - CEMICH.HTM - St. Michael the Archangel
Catholic Encyclopedia

(Hebr. 'Who is like God?'), one of the principal angels; his name was the war-cry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against the enemy and his followers.

695. Mary and Saints - CEMONICA.HTM - St. Monica
Catholic Encyclopedia

Mother of St. Augustine, widow; born of Christian parents at Tagaste, North Africa, in 333; died at Ostia, near Rome, in 387.

696. Mary and Saints - NARCISUS.HTM - St. Narcissus, Bishop of Jerusalem
Rev. Alban Butler

October 29 -- St. Narcissus was born towards the close of the first century, and was almost fourscore years old when he was placed at the head of the church of Jerusalem, being the thirtieth bishop of that see.

697. Mary and Saints - CEMYRA.HTM - St. Nicholas of Myra (Or Nicholas of Bari),
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Myra in Lycia, d. 6 December, 345 or 352. Though he is one of the most popular saints in the Greek as well as the Latin Church, there is scarcely anything historically certain about him except that he was Bishop of Myra in the fourth century.

698. Mary and Saints - TOLENTIN.HTM - St. Nicholas of Tolentino, Confessor
Berchmans Bittle, O.F.M.Cap.

Feastday September 10 B. 1245pD. 1305 Taken from "A Saint A Day" by Berchmans Bittle, O.F.M.Cap.

699. Mary and Saints - STNICH.HTM - St. Nicholas, Confessor, Archbishop of Myra
Rev. Alban Butler

December 6 -- Archbishop of Myra in Asia in 342. He is known as " Thaumaturgas " or worker of miracles. He was imprisoned in the persecution under Diocletion and was also present at the Council of Nicaea in 325.

700. Mary and Saints - NORBERT.HTM - St. Norbert, C., Archbishop of Magdebourg, Founder of the Premonstratensian Order
Alban Butler

June 6 -- Born of a princely family, he led a worldly life at the German court and even received holy orders as a means to worldly advancement. A narrow escape from death brought about his conversion. He was a zealous exponent of the doctrine of the Real Presence and fostered the cult of the Blessed Sacrament.

701. Mary and Saints - ODILO.HTM - St. Odilo
John Coulson

January 1 -- The fifth abbot of Cluny in France. Known for his gentleness and tenderness and his deep love of the poor.

702. Mary and Saints - STODO.HTM - St. Odo of Cluny
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 18 -- Abbot of Cluny, given to prayer and piety from his childhood, he received the tonsure at nineteen.

703. Mary and Saints - OLYMPIAS.HTM - St. Olympias, Widow
Rev. Alban Butler

December 17 -- (About the year 410) St. Olympias is one of the glories of the Eastern Church, a friend of St. John Chrysostom's who suffered because of the disfavor into which he fell and gave an example of Christian charity in the Constantinople of the fourth century.

704. Mary and Saints - OPPORTUN.HTM - St. Opportuna
Alban Butler

April 22 -- She received the veil from her brother, bishop of Seez, at a Benedictine convent near Almeneches, of which she became abbess.

705. Mary and Saints - PACHOMI.HTM - St. Pachomius, Abbot
Alban Butler

May 9 -- Converted to Christianity while serving as a conscript in the imperial army, he lived in the desert with a hermit named Palaemon. He built a monastery on the banks of the Nile known as Tabennisi, followed by six other monasteries for which he drew up a written Rule, the first of its kind.

706. Mary and Saints - PANCRAS.HTM - St. Pancras, M.
Alban Butler

May 12 -- An orphan who came to Rome, was converted and suffered martyrdom at the age of thirteen.

707. Mary and Saints - 11447A.HTM - St. Pantaleon
Catholic Encyclopedia

Martyr, died about 305. According to legend he was the son of a rich pagan, Eustorgius of Nicomedia, and had been instructed in Christianity by his Christian mother, Eubula.

708. Mary and Saints - PASCHALB.HTM - St. Paschal Baylon, C.
Alban Butler

May 17 -- Born of peasant stock in Aragon, he started life as a shepherd. Later he became a Franciscan lay-brother. He spent his life mainly as doorkeeper in different friaries of Spain. All his life he was animated with an intense love for the Holy Eucharist, the true doctrine of which he triumphantly defended against a Calvinist preacher in France. Patron of all Eucharistic confraternities and congresses.

709. Mary and Saints - 11590A.HTM - St. Paul of the Cross
Catholic Encyclopedia

Paul Francis Daneii, born at Ovada, Genoa, Italy, 3 January, 1694; died in Rome, 18 October, 1775. Founder of the Congregation of the Passion, also known as the Passionist Fathers.

710. Mary and Saints - 11591A.HTM - St. Paul the Simple
Catholic Encyclopedia

A contemporary of St. Anthony of the desert.

711. Mary and Saints - PEGA.HTM - St. Pega
Rev. Clifford Stevens

January 8 -- A recluse, sister of St. Guthlac, she lived near Croyland in Northamptonshire. She died while a pilgrim in Rome, and her relics worked many miracles.

712. Mary and Saints - PELAGIA.HTM - St. Pelagia, V.M.
Alban Butler

June 9 -- A Christian virgin who suffered martyrdom rather than marry a pagan.

713. Mary and Saints - PETFIL.HTM - St. Perpetua, and Felicitas, MM. with Their Companions
Rev. Alban Butler

March 7 -- Saints Perpetua and Felicity suffered martyrdom in the persecution of Septimus Severus at Carthage in 203.

714. Mary and Saints - CANISIUS.HTM - St. Peter Canisius
John Coulson, ed.

December 21 -- 1520-1597 The remarkable Jesuit who almost single-handedly reevangelized Central Europe, founded dozens of colleges, contributed to the rebirth of Catholicism by his prodigious writings, and laid the groundwork for the Catholic Reformation north of the Alps.

715. Mary and Saints - CELESTIN.HTM - St. Peter Celestine, Pope, C.
Alban Butler

May 19 -- One of the few popes who resigned from office. In vain he attempted to resume his hermit's life in the mountains. He was arrested and kept in confinement till death. His guards insulted and ill-used him, but he bore his sufferings with patience, even joy.

716. Mary and Saints - PCHANEL.HTM - St. Peter Chanel
Rev. Clifford Stevens

A missionary to the New Hebrides who was martyred by a band of native warriors.

717. Mary and Saints - CLAVER.HTM - St. Peter Claver
Berchmans Bittle, O.F.M.Cap.

Feastday September 9 (b. 1580 - d. 1654) Born in Spain, the son of a farmer, Peter Claver entered the Society of Jesus and was ordained in 1615 in Cartagena, South America. Patron of all missionary work among black people. Taken from "A Saint A Day" by Berchmans Bittle, O.F.M.Cap.

718. Mary and Saints - PGONZ.HTM - St. Peter Gonzales, Confessor, Commonly Called St. Telm, or Elm, Patron of Mariners
Alban Butler

April 15 -- Gonzales burned with an ardent desire to preach the great truths of the Catholic faith to the poor and the peasants. Neither mountains nor places of the most difficult access , nor the ignorance and brutality of the people, could daunt his courage.

719. Mary and Saints - peteralcantara.htm - St. Peter of Alcántara
Catholic Encyclopedia

St. Peter, born in Alcántara, Spain, 1499, died in 1562. He was most noted for his gift of contemplation and the virtue of penance. In 1826, he was named Patron of Brazil, and in 1962, of Estremadura. FRANCISCANS

720. Mary and Saints - ORSEOLO.HTM - St. Peter Orseolo
Rev. Clifford Stevens

January 10 -- Born in 928. While still a young man he successfully commanded the Venetian fleet and succeeded the murdered Doge, Candiani IV. After ruling for two years with great wisdom, he suddenly retired to France to the Cuxa abbey in Rousillon, and later became a hermit.

721. Mary and Saints - PETERREG.HTM - St. Peter Regalati, C.
Alban Butler

May 13 -- At the age of thirteen he entered the Franciscan friary in Valladolid, and later moved to the house at Tribulos, of which he became the head.

722. Mary and Saints - PETCHAIR.HTM - St. Peter's Chair at Rome
Rev. Alban Butler

January 18 -- The feast of the chair of St. Peter is found in ancient Martyrologies. Christians justly celebrate the founding of this mother-church, the centre of Catholic communion.

723. Mary and Saints - PETOFTAR.HTM - St. Peter, Archbishop of Tarentaise, now called Monstiers, in Savoy
Alban Butler

May 8 -- From the monastery of Bonnevaux, to which he had attracted many relatives, he moved to be superior of a new Cistercian house at Tamie in the Alps, where he built a hospice. He was famous as a mediator, and died on a mission to restore peace between Louis VII of France and Henry II of England.

724. Mary and Saints - PETEALEX.HTM - St. Peter, Martyr, Bishop of Alexandria
Rev. Alban Butler

November 25 -- (A.D. 311) Eusebius calls this great prelate the excellent doctor of the Christian religion, and the chief and divine ornament of bishops; and tells us that he was admirable both for his extraordinary virtue and for his skill in the sciences and profound knowledge of the Holy Scriptures.

725. Mary and Saints - 11744A.HTM - St. Peter, Prince of the Apostles
Catholic Encyclopedia

The life of St. Peter is considered under the following heads: I. Until the Ascension of Christ; II. St. Peter in Jerusalem and Palestine after the Ascension; III. Missionary Journeys in the East; The Council of the Apostles; IV. Activity and Death in Rome; Burial-place; V. Feasts of St. Peter; VI. Representations of St. Peter.

726. Mary and Saints - PHILNERI.HTM - St. Philip Neri, C.
Alban Butler

May 26 -- As a young man he settled in Rome as a tutor and devoted all his leisure time to the study of theology and to the silent unobtrusive service of his neighbor. In 1548 he gathered 14 companions into a congregation which ultimately received a definite shape as the Congregation of the Oratory. During the 33 years that followed his ordination in 1551, Philip and his oratory constituted the center of religious life in Rome. He was given the title Second Apostle of Rome.

727. Mary and Saints - STPHILIP.HTM - St. Philip, Apostle
Alban Butler

May 3 -- An early follower of St. John the Baptist and one of the first disciples called by Jesus. It was he who brought Nathaniel to Jesus, and he is mentioned in the account of the miracle of the loaves and fishes.

728. Mary and Saints - PIUSV.HTM - St. Pius V, Pope, Confessor
Alban Butler

May 5 -- Pope Pius V made the reforms recommended by the eighteen year council of Trent a reality, and gave a complexion to Church government which did not alter materialy for 250 years. The battle of Lepanto took place during his pontificate and he ordered the festival of the Rosary to be kept on the first Sunday of October in perpetual thanksgiving to God, and in the litany of our Lady inserted those words, "succour of Christians."

729. Mary and Saints - POLYCARP.HTM - St. Polycarp, Bishop of Smyrna, Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

February 23 -- St. Polycarp, the bishop of Smyrna and a disciple of the apostles, accompanied St. Ignatius of Antioch to Rome to confer with Pope Anicetus concerning the celebration of Easter. About the year 155 he suffered martyrdom by burning at the stake in the amphitheater at Smyrna.

730. Mary and Saints - CEPOLYCA.HTM - St. Polycarp, Martyr
Catholic Encyclopedia

(A.D. 69-155) Our chief sources of information concerning St. Polycarp are: (1) the Epistles of St. Ignatius; (2) St. Polycarp's own Epistle to the Philippians; (3) sundry passages in St. Irenaeus; (4) the Letter of the Smyrnaeans recounting the martyrdom of St. Polycarp.

731. Mary and Saints - 12318A.HTM - St. Possidius
Catholic Encyclopedia

Bishop of Calama in Numidia, author of a short life of St. Augustine and of an indiculus or list of St. Augustine's writings. The dates of his birth and death are unknown; he was alive and in exile in 437.

732. Mary and Saints - PRIX.HTM - St. Pretextatus, or Praetextus or Prix, M. - Archbishop of Rouen
Rev. Alban Butler

February 24 -- The bishop of Rouen in the latter half of the sixth century, who ruled that see for thirty-five years. The war at the time was between the two grandsons of Clovis, Chilperic and Sigebert, who had divided the Frankish kingdom between them, as well as the deadly feud between Chilperic's mistress, Fredegrund, and Sigebert's wife, Brunhilda.

733. Mary and Saints - QUINTIN.HTM - St. Quintin
Rev. Alban Butler

October 31 -- Martyr (A.D. 287) St. Quintin was a Roman, descended of a senatorial family, and is called by his historian the son of Zeno. Full of zeal for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, and burning with a holy desire to make his powerful name and the mysteries of his love and mercy known among the infidels, he left his country, renounced all prospects of preferment, and, attended by St. Lucian of Beauvais, made his way to Gaul.

734. Mary and Saints - PENNAFOR.HTM - St. Raymond Pennafort
Rev. Alban Butler

January 7 -- Born in Catalonia, Spain, he was a professor of philosophy, canonist, Dominican master-general, linguist, and co-founder of a religious order.

735. Mary and Saints - RICHARD.HTM - St. Richard, B.C.
Alban Butler

April 3 -- He was a model bishop, austere in his personal life and exacting in the standard of conduct he expected from his clergy. He was one of the earliest English bishops to patronize the new order of Preachers, and his confessor was a Dominican who wrote his biography after his death in 1253.

736. Mary and Saints - RITACAS.HTM - St. Rita, Widow
Alban Butler

MAY 22 -- Born near Spoleto, she married a rude ill-tempered husband who died a violent death. Her two sons, who had sworn vengeance against their father's muderers, died shortly afterwards filled with the spirit of forgiveness. Rita entered a convent of Augustinians at Cascia, where she sanctified herself under the strain of a chronic and very painful malady.

737. Mary and Saints - 02411D.HTM - St. Robert Francis Romulus Bellarmine
Catholic Encyclopedia

A distinguished Jesuit theologian, writer, and cardinal, born at Montepulciano, 4 October, 1542; died 17 September, 1621.

738. Mary and Saints - DUCHESNE.HTM - St. Rose Philippine Duchesne
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 18 -- Rose Philippine Duchesne came to the wilds of North America when anything west of Pittsburgh was considered uncharted wilderness. She came up the Mississippi to Missouri and established a school at St. Charles as early as 1818, while St. Elizabeth Seton was doing her work in the eastern United States. She is the foundress of the American branch of the Society of the Sacred Heart.

739. Mary and Saints - STSABAS.HTM - St. Sabas, Abbot
Rev. Alban Butler

December 5 -- (A.D. 532) One of the great monastic founders, established several notable monasteries in Palestine. Abbot in Capadosia in the same age. He lived for ninety-four years and is commemorated on this date in both the Latin and Greek calendars.

740. Mary and Saints - 13486B.HTM - St. Saturninus
Catholic Encyclopedia

One of the most illustrious martyrs France has given to the Church. We possess only his Acts, which are very old, since they were utilized by St. Gregory of Tours. He was the first bishop of Toulouse, whither he went during the consulate of Decius and Gratus (250).

741. Mary and Saints - SCHOLAST.HTM - St. Scholastica, Virgin
Rev. Alban Butler

February 10 -- The twin sister of St. Benedict, she was born in Nursia, Italy about the year 480. She vowed herself to God and followed her brother to Monte Cassino. She died there around the year 547.

742. Mary and Saints - SEBASTN.HTM - St. Sebastian, M
Rev. Alban Butler

January 20 -- One of the great heroes of the early Church and has been venerated since his death during the Great Persecution of the Emperor Diocletian.

743. Mary and Saints - SERAPHIN.HTM - St. Seraphina
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 12 -- Of wonderful patience and faith, her brief life was mainly spent on a board, paralyzed and terribly neglected, at St. Geminiano in Tuscany. When she died, white violets were found to be growing on the board on which she had lain. To this day the peasants of her village call the violets which bloom at the time of her feast Santa Fina's flowers.

744. Mary and Saints - SIGISMUN.HTM - St. Sigismund
Rev. Clifford Stevens

May 1 -- Although his father, Grundebald, the Vandal ruler of Burgundy, was an Arian, Sigismund was converted to Catholicism shortly before he came to the throne. In repentance for killing his son in a fit of rage, he refounded the abbey of St. Maurice at Agaunum. He prayed for punishment, and it came when he was captured and executed by King Clodomir.

745. Mary and Saints - SIMONSTO.HTM - St. Simon Stock, C.
Alban Butler

May 16 -- Sixth general of the Carmelite order. As such he was instrumental in establishing houses at the principal university cities of Europe and in modifying the rule so that the Carmelites became an order of mendicant friars rather than of hermits. According to a Carmelite tradition Our Lady gave Simon the brown scapular with all the privileges attached to it.

746. Mary and Saints - SIMON.HTM - St. Simon, Surnamed the Zealot, Apostle
Rev. Alban Butler

October 28 -- ST SIMON is surnamed the Canaanean or Canaanite, and the Zealot, to distinguish him from St. Peter, and from St. Simeon, the brother of St. James the Less, and his successor in the see of Jerusalem.

747. Mary and Saints - SOPHRO.HTM - St. Sophronius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, C.
Rev. Alban Butler

March 11 -- Born in Damascus, he was called the Sophist for his aptitude in Greek philosophy. After a long pilgrimage with the hermit John Moschus, he was elected patriarch of Jerusalem and was particularly notable for his opposition to monothelism.

748. Mary and Saints - CEHARDIN.HTM - St. Stephen Harding Confessor
Catholic Encyclopedia

The third Abbot of Citeaux, was born at Sherborne in Dorsetshire, England, about the middle of the eleventh century; died 28 March, 1134.

749. Mary and Saints - CEMURAT.HTM - St. Stephen of Muret
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born 1045; died at Muret, 8 February, 1124, founder of the Abbey and Order of Grandmont (q. v.).

750. Mary and Saints - HARDING.HTM - St. Stephen, Confessor, Abbot of Citeaux
Alban Butler

April 17 -- He was the legislator of the Cistercian Order, wrote its Charter of Charity, the foundational law of the order, and guided the order in its formative years.

751. Mary and Saints - STEPMART.HTM - St. Stephen, the First Martyr
Rev. Alban Butler

December 26 -- One of the deacons chosen by the Apostles to serve the needs of the Greek-speaking members of the first Christian community in Jerusalem.

752. Mary and Saints - SYLVESTR.HTM - St. Sylvester, Pope, Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

December 31 -- (A.D. 335) Appointed by God to govern His Church in the first years of her temporal prosperity and triumph over her enemies; he was ordained a priest by Pope Marcellinus.

753. Mary and Saints - TARASIUS.HTM - St. Tarasius, Confessor, Patriarch of Constantinople
Rev. Alban Butler

February 25 -- Elected patriarch of Constantinople while still a layman, he was zealous, charitable and ascetic; he refused to connive at the emperor's desire to divorce his wife in favor of one of the maids of honor.

754. Mary and Saints - TARCIS.HTM - St. Tarcisius
Rev. Clifford Stevens

Taken from The One Year Book of Saints Rev. Clifford Stevens, published by Our Sunday Visitor Books, Huntington, IN 46750.

755. Mary and Saints - TARCISI.HTM - St. Tarcisius
Berchmans Bittle, OFM Cap.

Short life of this young martyr of the Eucharist who lived in the 3rd century.

756. Mary and Saints - TERESA.HTM - St. Teresa of Avila
David Lewis

A short biography of St. Teresa of Avila taken from a 1954 Catholic Truth Society pamplet. LEWIS TERESA AVILA SAINT DOCTOR

757. Mary and Saints - LISIEUX.HTM - St. Teresa Of Lisieux
Rt. Rev. Mgr Vernon Johnson

Published by the Catholic Truth Society, London 1952.

758. Mary and Saints - THEOCENO.HTM - St. Theodosius, the Cenobiarch
Rev. Alban Butler

January 11 -- Born at Garissus in Cappadocia in 423, he became a hermit near Bethlehem.

759. Mary and Saints - THEODOTU.HTM - St. Theodotus, Vintner, and Seven Virgins, MM
Alban Butler

May 18 -- Theodotus was an innkeeper of Ancyra who was beheaded there under Diocletian for rescuing the bodies of seven Christian girls drowned in a pond for refusing to be robed as pagan priestesses.

760. Mary and Saints - STTHERES.HTM - St. Theresa of Lisieux
Giovanni Ricciardi

This biographical article was taken from the October 1995 issue of "30Days."

761. Mary and Saints - CEAQUIN.HTM - St. Thomas Aquinas
Catholic Encyclopedia

Philosopher, theologian, doctor of the Church (Angelicus Doctor), patron of Catholic universities, colleges, and schools, born at Rocca Secca in the Kingdom of Naples, 1225 or 1227; died at Fossa Nuova, 7 March, 1274.

762. Mary and Saints - AQUINO.HTM - St. Thomas of Aquino, Doctor of the Church and Confessor
Rev. Alban Butler

January 28 -- Born about the year 1225, he first studied at the monastery of Monte Cassino and later at the University of Naples. Afterwards he joined the Friars Preachers and completed his studies at Paris and Cologne, his instructor being St. Albert the Great. He wrote many learned volumes and was especially renowned for his philosophical and theological studies.

763. Mary and Saints - CEVILLAN.HTM - St. Thomas of Villanova
Catholic Encyclopedia

Educator, philanthropist, born at Fuentellana, Spain, 1488; died at Valencia, 8 September, 1555.

764. Mary and Saints - CE_THOMA.HTM - St. Thomas the Apostle
Catholic Encyclopedia

Article on St. Thomas the Apostle from the Catholic Encyclopedia (1913). APOSTLE INDIA

765. Mary and Saints - THORLAK.HTM - St. Thorlak
Rev. Clifford Stevens

December 24 -- Thorlak is a saint of Iceland, one of the few canonized saints of that remote island, he became bishop of Skalholt and set about to reform his diocese and improve ecclesiastical discipline.

766. Mary and Saints - TUTILO.HTM - St. Tutilo
Rev. Clifford Stevens

March 28 -- Principal of the cloister school at the Saint-Gall monastery. Though greatly admired by all, particularly by King Charles the Fat, for his exceptional artistic talents, he shrank from all praise. Few of his works survive.

767. Mary and Saints - 15363A.HTM - St. Veronica Giuliani
Catholic Encyclopedia

Poor Clare nun, born at Mercatello in the Duchy of Urbino, Italy, 1660; died at Citt' di Castello, 9 July, 1727.

768. Mary and Saints - VINCPAUL.HTM - St. Vincent de Paul
Theodore Maynard

St. Vincent de Paul (1580-1660) contributed greatly to the transformation of religious life in France in the Seventeenth Century, although he is perhaps best remembered today for the society which he founded, and in connection with charity. Some of his many activities are touched upon in this short extract.

769. Mary and Saints - FERRER.HTM - St. Vincent Ferrer, Confessor
Alban Butler

April 5 -- Vincent Ferrer was a man caught in the crossfire between pope and antipope, who took the wrong side in the battle but stayed on the right side of God, and became a saint. He was born in Valencia, Spain, entered the Dominican Order, became a brilliant philosopher and then the most outstanding preacher in Europe.

770. Mary and Saints - VINCENTL.HTM - St. Vincent of Lerins, C.
Alban Butler

May 24 -- A member of a noble family of Gaul who in early life followed a military career but later abandoned it to become a monk at Lerins, where he was ordained priest. He is best known as the writer of the Commonitorium, in which he deals with the doctrine of exterior development in dogma and formulates the principle that only such doctrines are to be considered true as have been held "always, everywhere and by all the faithful."

771. Mary and Saints - PALLOTTI.HTM - St. Vincent Pallotti
Rev. Clifford Stevens

January 22 -- He was a contemporary of Cardinal Newman's and the Cure of Ars. He is considered the forerunner of Catholic Action.

772. Mary and Saints - VIRGILIU.HTM - St. Virgilius
Rev. Clifford Stevens

November 27 -- (Also Virgil) An Irish monk, made Bishop of Salzburg, he rebuilt the Cathedral of Salzburg and is known as the Patron of the Slovenes.

773. Mary and Saints - VOLUSIAN.HTM - St. Volusian
Rev. Clifford Stevens

January 18 -- Bishop of Tours, he was driven from his see by the Goths and was said to have been martyred.

774. Mary and Saints - WALTRUDE.HTM - St. Waltrude, or Vautrude, Commonly Called Vaudru, Widow
Alban Butler

April 9 -- The patroness of Mons in Belgium. She was outstanding in a very remarkable seventh-century family: her parents, her sister, her husband and their four children are all venerated as saints. After her husband had become a monk, she devoted herself to the care of the poor and sick, and later built a convent on the site of the present town of Mons.

775. Mary and Saints - WILLESK.HTM - St. William, Abbot of Eskille, Confessor
Alban Butler

April 6 -- A Frenchman and canon regular of St. Genevieve, he was invited by the bishop of Roskilde in Denmark to come and improve monastic discipline. By founding the monastery of St. Thomas on Zealand and reforming other house, he succeeded in his task.

776. Mary and Saints - WILLIBRO.HTM - St. Willibrord, Confessor, First Bishop of Utrecht
Rev. Alban Butler

November 7 -- The missionary genius who opened the German missions and paved the way for the even greater work of St. Boniface.

777. Mary and Saints - WINEBALD.HTM - St. Winebald
Rev. Clifford Stevens

December 18 -- A pilgrim from England, he decided to remain in Rome where later, after a visit to England he met St. Boniface. He accompanied him to Germany where he joined his brother, St. Willibald, and with his sister, St. Wallburga, founded a double monastery at Heidenheim in Wurtemberg, of which he became abbot.

778. Mary and Saints - ZENO.HTM - St. Zeno, Bishop of Verona, Confessor
Alban Butler

April 12 -- Appointed bishop of Verona in 362, he was strong in his opposition to the Arians, and in relieving the sufferings caused by the Gothic invasions.

779. Mary and Saints - 15762A.HTM - St. Zita
Catholic Encyclopedia

Model and heavenly patroness of domestic servants, born early in the thirteenth century of a poor family at Montsegradi, a little village near Lucca, in Tuscany; died at Lucca, 27 April, 1271.

780. Mary and Saints - ZITA.HTM - St. Zita, Virgin
Alban Butler

April 27 -- A servant from the age of twelve, she led a remarkably humble and pious life in the face of many trials, remaining with the same family for forty-eight years until her death. She is regarded as the patroness of domestic workers.

781. Mary and Saints - stepheck.htm - Stephen Eckert's Apostolate in the Early 1900's
Egidio Picucci

The article gives a brief account of the life of Stephen Eckert, a Capuchin Friar from Ontario, Canada, who dedicated his life to education of the "colored race" in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. AFRICAN AMERICANS

782. Mary and Saints - GUADALUP.HTM - Story of Guadalupe Begins With Little Hill in Mexico City
Fr. Kevin P. Gallagher

Fr. Gallagher recounts the story of Our Lady of Guadalupe. This article appeared in the September 1, 1994 issue of 'The Arlington Catholic Herald.' GALLAGHER GUADALUPE MARY APPARITION MEXICO

783. Mary and Saints - recogsaints.htm - Strictness and Caution in Recognizing Sainthood
Nicola Gori

The process that leads to sainthood is difficult; but the process that leads to its official recognition by the Church is no easier. To be registered in the Roll of Saints, requirements and procedures are infinitely stricter than those of traditional professional structures. In this interview with Archbishop Bartolucci, Secretary of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, the Archbishop explains the mechanics and procedures for the process of causes. CANONIZATION BEATIFICATION HOLINESS SANCTORUM MATER JOHN PAUL II

784. Mary and Saints - 04592A.HTM - Sts. Cyril and Methodius
Catholic Encyclopedia

These brothers, the Apostles of the Slavs, were born in Thessalonica, in 827 and 826 respectively. Though belonging to a senatorial family they renounced secular honours and became priests.

785. Mary and Saints - 09682A.HTM - Sts. Mark and Marcellian
Catholic Encyclopedia

Martyred at Rome under Diocletian towards the end of the third century, most likely in 286. These martyrs, who were brothers, are mentioned in most of the ancient martyrologies on 18 June, and their martyrdom is known to us from the Acts of St. Sebastian, which, though in great part legendary, are nevertheless very ancient.

786. Mary and Saints - 15026A.HTM - Sts. Trasilla and Emiliana
Catholic Encyclopedia

Aunts of St. Gregory the Great, virgins in the sixth century, given in the Roman Martyrology, the former on 24 Dec., the latter on 5 Jan.

787. Mary and Saints - CETERESA.HTM - Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila)
Catholic Encyclopedia

Saint Teresa of Jesus, SAINT (TERESA SANCHEZ CEPEDA DAVILA Y AHUMADA), b. at Avila, Old Castile, 28 March, 1515; d. at Alba de Tormes, 4 Oct., 1582. Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

788. Mary and Saints - hymnjp2.htm - That Hymn Sung Softly Before the Tabernacle
Cardinal Giovanni Coppa

Cardinal Coppa, former Apostolic Nuncio to the Czech Republic, tells of John Paul II's love for Mary, and how the Cardinal experienced the Pope's love for Christ during an Apostolic Visit. BLESSED SACRAMENT COMMUNISM CZECHOSLOVAKIA

789. Mary and Saints - XAVIER.HTM - The 'Failure' of St. Francis Xavier
Alban Goodier

This account of the life of St. Francis is taken from the book 'SAINTS FOR SINNERS' published by Image Books in 1959 by special arrangement with Sheed & Ward, Inc. GOODIER SPIRITUALITY PRAYER XAVIER JESUIT IGNATIUS SAINT

790. Mary and Saints - BOSCODRM.HTM - The 200 Day March: Don Bosco and the Millennium
Rev. Frank Klauder

In this article from SOUL Magazine Fr. Klauder writes "The Biographical Memoirs of Saint John Bosco provide us with a number of prophecies, which the saint disguised as 'dreams,' which have always stirred interest in the readers of his biography." He then goes to discuss two such dreams which bear a relation to the year 2000. MILLENNIUM PROPHECY MYSTIC JUBILEE

791. Mary and Saints - TOMOR500.HTM - The 500th Anniversary of the Birth of Saint Thomas More
Kenneth D. Whitehead

From 1978, Kenneth Whitehead recalls the moral strength of a great Saint and statesman, who, without condemning his weaker brothers, stood for the Church against a nation. In 2000, named Patron of Statesmen and Politicians by Pope John Paul II. HENRY VIII ENGLAND PAPACY JOHN FISHER MARTYR

792. Mary and Saints - z800otranto.htm - The 800 Martyrs of Otranto
Ivan de Vargas

As reported by ZENIT, the Church now has 802 new Saints, after the first canonization that Pope Francis presided over on Sunday in Saint Peter’s Square. They are the 800 martyrs of Otranto — killed savagely by the Ottoman army in 1480, as well as two Latin American nuns who worked their whole lives at the service of the poorest and invalid. TURKS ANTONIO PRIMALDO CONSTANTINOPLE

793. Mary and Saints - ANGEL2.HTM - The Angelic Nature and its Operation
Pascal Parente

Chapter 2 of "The Angels" by Pascal Parente.

794. Mary and Saints - ANGEL1.HTM - The Angels: Morning Stars of Creation
Pascal Parente

Chapter One of the book, 'The Angels.' Discusses the creation of the angels, the population of the angelic world and answers the question 'What is an angel?'. PARENTE ANGEL CREATION SPIRITS

795. Mary and Saints - ANNUNCIA.HTM - The Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Alban Butler

March 25 -- This great festival takes its name from the happy tidings brought by the angel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary, concerning the Incarnation of the Son of God.

796. Mary and Saints - APOSMISS.HTM - The Apostle and the Missionary - Communion in Diversity
Card. Ignace Moussa I Daoud

On 7 December 2002, at the Pontifical Oriental Institute meeting, the St Thomas Christian Fellowship in Rome organized a symposium to celebrate the 1,950th anniversary of the arrival in India of St Thomas the Apostle and the 450th anniversary of the death of St Francis Xavier. Cardinal Ignace Moussa I Daoud, Prefect of the Congregation for Oriental Churches, gave an address in English on the two Saints. MALABAR MALANKARA COMMUNION ECUMENICAL

797. Mary and Saints - BLACKMA.HTM - The Black Madonna of Poland - Our Lady of Czestochowa and Jasna Gora
Bryan J. Walsh

The Black Madonna is a painting of the Madonna and Christ Child which legend states was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist.

798. Mary and Saints - CEBLESSE.HTM - The Blessed
Catholic Encyclopedia

Taken from the 'Catholic Encyclopedia' 1913 edition. This file is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire work on the World Wide Web.

799. Mary and Saints - BILLIART.HTM - The Blessed Julie Billiart, Foundress of the Congregation of Sisters of Notre Dame
Alban Butler

April 8 -- St. Julia established convents and trained teachers for the young. One bishop said of her that She can do more in a few years than others can in a century.

800. Mary and Saints - MARGPOLE.HTM - The Blessed Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury, Martyr
Alban Butler

May 28 -- A niece of Edward IV and Richard III, she married Sir Reginald Pole, to whom she bore five children. Left a widow she was created countess of Salisbury. When her son Cardinal Pole opposed the royal supremacy and refused to return to England, Henry lodged her in the Tower of London for two years and she was finally beheaded on Tower Hill at the age seventy.

801. Mary and Saints - MARYOFIN.HTM - The Blessed Marie de l'Incarnation
Alban Butler

April 18 -- She was known for her life of intense prayer, for deep mystical gifts, and for the kindest and gentlest of dispositions.

802. Mary and Saints - BVFTHCHR.HTM - The Blessed Virgin in the Faith of the Church
Fr. Jean Danielou

To the question of how devotion to the Blessed Virgin can be made reasonable to modern man, Fr Danielou answers by way of example. The Church believes she is the Virgin Mother. If we can believe God intervenes in the world, it is easy to see how He would have formed a new Adam in the womb of a Virgin, if He willed to give man a new beginning. MARIOLOGY PASCAL IRENAEUS

803. Mary and Saints - BERNBODY.HTM - The Body of St. Bernadette of Lourdes
Andre Ravier, S.J.

Based on documents in the archives of the Convent of Saint-Gildard, of the Diocese and the City of Nevers. St. Bernadette died on April 16, 1879. Her incorrupt body has not been embalmed or specially treated in any way.

804. Mary and Saints - PEREGRIN.HTM - The Cancer Saint, St. Peregrine, O.S.M.
By Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.

18th Printing 1990. 211 West 7th Avenue, Tarentum, PA 15084.

805. Mary and Saints - CANONIZE.HTM - The Canonization of Saints
Mgr. P. E. Hallett

An outline of the history and the processes of beatification and canonization as it existed in 1952. The process was amended by Pope John Paul II. Published by the Incorporated Catholic Truth Society, London, 1952.

806. Mary and Saints - PATCONF.HTM - The Confession of St. Patrick
St. Patrick

807. Mary and Saints - CONVPAUL.HTM - The Conversion of St. Paul
Rev. Alban Butler

January 25 -- St. Paul's conversion was one of the most earth-shaking events of the early Church.

808. Mary and Saints - zhuwhu.htm - The Courage of Mary Zhu-Wu
Marc Lindeijer

Father Lindeijer, Assistant of the Postulator General of the Society of Jesus, recounts the heroic death of Mary Zhu-Wu, along with two Jesuits and 53 other martyrs, during the Boxer Rebellion in China. MANGIN DENN MARTYRDOM

809. Mary and Saints - relicolplunk.htm - The Courage of Priests
Bishop Philip Leo O'Reilly

In his homily at the recent welcome Mass for the relics of Saint Oliver Plunkett at the chapel of the Kilmore Diocesan Pastoral Centre, the Bishop of Kilmore reflected on the downward trend of religious vocations and the persecution of the Church, recalling, in this light, the difficulties Saint Oliver faced. The martyred Irish Saint, whose feast day was celebrated on 1 July 2017, served as Archbishop of Armagh in the 17th century during a particularly trying time for the clergy. ORDINATIONS PENAL LAWS IRELAND BISHOPS

810. Mary and Saints - CROSSDU.HTM - The Cross Down Under
Ann Ball

A short life of Blessed Mary of the Cross MacKillop (1842-1909), Australia's first native to be beatified. Finding ignorance even in the Church leadership, Mother Mary MacKillop persevered, all the way to beatification

811. Mary and Saints - CURE.HTM - The Cure of Ars (St. Jean Marie Baptiste Vianney)
Dom Ernest Graf

Published by the Incorporated Catholic Truth Society, London, 1952.

812. Mary and Saints - PETEMART.HTM - The Date of Peter's Martyrdom
Margherita Guarducci

According to scholar Margherita Guarducci, who carried out excavations under the Vatican Basilica, the apostle was crucified on October 13, 64. She explains her find in this article taken from the No.3, 1996 issue of "30Days".

813. Mary and Saints - dghtrGod.htm - The Daughter of God
Sylvie Barnay

This article shows how Joan of Arc, forgotten for hundreds of years, became the subject of various interpretations, beginning in the 19th century with the Romantic Movement, and finally canonized by the Church in 1920. FRANCE NEW RIGHT FRENCH NATIONALISM HERESY PROPHETESS SHEPHERDESS

814. Mary and Saints - petronilla.htm - The Daughter of St Peter
Giovanni Maria Vian

Giovanni Maria Vian, professor of patristic philology at La Sapienza University and editor-in-chief of L'Osservatore Romano, gives the history of devotion to St Petronilla, the daughter of St Peter. GNOSTIC LEGENDS LEGENDA AUREA

815. Mary and Saints - DEDOFLAT.HTM - The Dedication of the Church of Our Saviour
St. Alban Butler

November 9 -- Commonly called St. John Lateran This basilica was completed under Pope Sylvester and Siricius in the fourth century.

816. Mary and Saints - oscromero.htm - The Diploma He Never Presented
Silvina Pérez

Archbishop Óscar Romero was shot to death while celebrating Mass in the chapel of the Hospital of Divine Providence in San Salvador on 24 March 1980. For years he had denounced injustices in El Salvador and the violence of the police and the military against the weakest. The cause of Romero’s canonization was initiated in 1997, and he was beatified on 23 May 2015, in San Salvador, at the direction of Pope Francis. Cecilia Romero, a niece of Archbishop Romero, took part in the Mass. She told L'Osservatore Romano about that day. JOHN PAUL II CIVIL WAR EL SALVADOR RUTILIO GRANDE MARIANELA GARCÍA VILLAS

817. Mary and Saints - wardadorm.htm - The Dormition of Mary in Syro-Oriental Iconography
Manuel Nin

In illustration of the Syro-Oriental tradition concerning the Dormition of Mary, the Marian hymns of George Warda are examined. Warda, living in the 12th & 13th centuries, in what is today Iraq, is noted for his contributions to liturgical hymnology. The glorification of Mary's soul is acclaimed, though without clear reference to the assumption of her body. ARK BURNING BUSH APOSTLES LITURGY

818. Mary and Saints - stjncross.htm - The Encounter with the Beloved
Saverio Cannistra

The Superior General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites writes of the spiritual journey of St John of the Cross, in which he discovered the origin of human destiny in the love of the Father for the Son, for whom humanity was created as spouse, whose dowry is all creation. TRINITY UNION NIGHT WAY OF CROSS

819. Mary and Saints - equcanhild.htm - The Equivalent Canonization of Hildegard of Bingen
Lucetta Scaraffia

Hildegard of Bingen has finally been proclaimed a saint by the Church after centuries, even though she has been venerated since her death, especially within the Benedictine Order to which she belonged. She received equivalent canonization by an enactment described in an addendum to this article. LIGHT MUSIC MYSTIC WOMEN

820. Mary and Saints - ESCJOQUE.HTM - The Escape of St. Jogues
Francis Talbot

The exciting story of Fr. Issac Joques' escape from the Mohawk Indians after being held captive for 13 months. He was constantly threatened with death and suffered from innumerable tortures.

821. Mary and Saints - churchmarian.htm - The Eucharistic Mystery and Mary's Mysterious Presence
Piero Viotto

The ecclesiology of Cardinal Charles Journet, a twentieth century Swiss theologian, is examined for its Marian perspective. Mary is the prototype of the Church because her share in her Son's redemptive work is prototypical of the work of the Church, viz., all its members, collectively, in co-redemption. CO-REDEMPTRIX EUCHARIST REDEMPTION

822. Mary and Saints - frpeyton.htm - The Family That Prays Together Stays Together
John Phalen, C.S.C.

This article was written to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Father Patrick Peyton, whose devotion to Our Lady and promotion of the family Rosary became known throughout the world. FAMILY ROSARY CRUSADE THEATRE HOLY CROSS FATHERS

823. Mary and Saints - newmvat2.htm - The Father of Vatican II
Ian Ker

Ian Ker, a well-known expert on the character and work of John Henry Newman, traces a brief outline of the life theology of Newman, the first non-martyred Englishman to be raised to the altars since the Reformation. ANGLICANS ULTRAMONTANES DEVELOPMENT DOCTRINE PATRISTICS FATHERS RESSOURCEMENT VATICAN I INFALLIBILITY

824. Mary and Saints - zfatimapope.htm - The Fatima Pope

Pope John Paul II survived an attempt on his life in 1981 and said a "maternal hand" had saved him. A quarter-century after the attack, journalist and writer Renzo Allegri reconstructed the event in a book entitled "Il Papa di Fatima" (The Fatima Pope), published in Italian by Mondadori. In this interview with ZENIT, Allegri explains the connection between John Paul II and Fatima. LUCIA FRANCISCO JACINTA THIRD SECRET RUSSIA COMMUNISM PADRE PIO

825. Mary and Saints - sarahmater.htm - The Feeling of Christian People
Cardinal Robert Sarah

Robert Sarah, Cardinal Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, recalls the reasons for the title, "Mother of the Church," as applied to Our Lady, as well as the gradual increase in liturgical use of the title over time. LUMEN GENTIUM CROSS PENTECOST

826. Mary and Saints - MEDIATRI.HTM - The Fifth Marian Dogma
Vox Populi

Vox Populi Mariae Mediatrici is a lay organization seeking the papal definition of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Coredemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces and Advocate of the people of God. This file explains what they are doing and contains a petition to Pope John Paul II define as Christian dogma the Church's constant teaching on Mary's co redemptive role with Christ the Redeemer of humanity. MARY COREDEMPTRIX CO-REDEMPTRIX MEDIATRIX ADVOCATE PETITION

827. Mary and Saints - 40MAR.HTM - The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste
Rev. Alban Butler

March 10 -- These holy martyrs were of different countries, but enrolled in the same troop, all young, brave and robust. They went joyfully to the death prepared for them by the Emperor Licinius, which was to place them on a frozen pond in the middle of winter and allow them to die slowly of exposure.

828. Mary and Saints - GARDWAY.HTM - The Garden Way of the Rosary
John S. Stokes Jr.

The name 'Rosary', meaning a garland or bouquet of roses, was given to the Psalter of Our Lady as a consequence of 'an early legend which after traveling all over Europe, penetrating even to Abyssinia, connected this name with a story of Our Lady, who was seen taking rosebuds from the lips of a young monk when he was reciting Hail Marys and to weave them into a garland which she placed upon her head.

829. Mary and Saints - JACOBUS.HTM - The Golden Legend: When Saints Were Saints
Sandra Miesel

A review of Jacobus de Voragine's book 'The Golden Legend. This was an extremely popular book in the Late Middle Ages. Father John Hardon has included it in his 'Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.' Taken from the November 6, 1994 issue of 'Catholic Twin Circle.' MIESEL VORAGINE SAINTS LEGEND BOOK REVIEW

830. Mary and Saints - giovangcalif.htm - The Good Parish Priest
Fr. John Flynn

A protagonist in the Church and Calabria in his day, Msgr Francesco Maria Greco (1857-1931) was a model parish priest, founder of a new religious institute for women, the Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts. He was beatified Saturday afternoon, 21 May 2016, in the San Vito public stadium in Cosenza by Cardinal Angelo Amato, SDB, Prefect of the Congregation of the Causes of Saints, as the representative of Pope Francis. ANTI-CLERICALISM CHILDREN SICK

831. Mary and Saints - terbengift.htm - The Great Gift of Self
Discalced Carmelite Nun

From the writings of St Teresa Benedicta, a Discalced Carmelite Nun explains how women, with their maternal instinct and disposition for self-surrender, are specially adapted to bring souls to new birth in grace. EUCHARIST ENCOUNTER TENDERNESS MOTHERHOOD MARY

832. Mary and Saints - miracmedal.htm - The Great in the Small
Marta Lago

The origin of the Miraculous Medal, in the apparition of Mary Immaculate to St Catherine Labouré, is recalled, with an explanation of the signs impressed on the medal according to the Virgin's instruction. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION ICONOGRAPHY FRENCH REVOLUTION MEDIATRIX GRACES

833. Mary and Saints - DEATHJOS.HTM - The Happy Death of Saint Joseph
Ven. Mary of Agreda

The "Mystical City of God" by Venerable Mother Mary of Jesus of Agreda (1602-1665) is a four-volume history of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, according to private revelations received by a 17th-century Spanish nun. Included in the work is this account of the holy death of St. Joseph, which exemplifies why the Church has acclaimed St. Joseph as the patron of a happy death.

834. Mary and Saints - JOAN1.HTM - The Holiness of St. JOAN OF ARC
Etienne Robo

Published by the Incorporated Catholic Truth Society, London.

835. Mary and Saints - HETERCAL.HTM - The Holy Eucharist in the Life of Bl. Teresa of Calcutta
Fr Sebastian Vazhakala, M.C.

Fr Vazhakala, Co-founder and Superior General of the Missionaries of Charity - Contemplative Brothers of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, describes the place of the Holy Eucharist in the life of Bl. Teresa. He analyses the Mass into three parts, the purgative, illuminative, and unitive ways, and relates the communications she received from the Eucharistic Jesus, which led her to found the Missionaries of Charity. POOR INDIA

836. Mary and Saints - HOLYINNO.HTM - The Holy Innocents
Rev. Alban Butler

December 28 -- Fourteen thousand children massacred by the impious King Herod in his attempt to kill the Child Jesus, whom the Wise Men sought as a future king.

837. Mary and Saints - HOLYVIRG.HTM - The Holy Virgin
John O'Connell

One of the most ancient and revered titles of Our Lady is the Virgin. Christians since the Apostles have lovingly called Mary: the Virgin Mary, the Holy Virgin, the Blessed Virgin Mary, or simply the Virgin, because Mary is, after her Divine Son, the archetypal virgin.

838. Mary and Saints - P9HUMOR.HTM - The Humour of Pope Pius IX
Most Rev. Jacques Martin

Blessed Pius IX, whose pontificate of 32 years was the longest in history, lived through some of the most difficult years of the modern papacy. Through it all he retained his wit, examples of which are related here.

839. Mary and Saints - MARYINLI.HTM - The Interior Life of Our Lady
Fr. William G. Most

840. Mary and Saints - jacberthieu.htm - The Jesuit Who Stayed with the Christians in Madagascar
Father Marc Lindeijer, SJ

The life of French Jesuit Fr Jacques Berthieu, given for the Malagasy people of Madagascar, canonized 21 October 2012, is recounted by the Assistant to the Postulator of the Society of Jesus. PROTOMARTYR CATECHESIS RESURRECTION FRANCE MISSIONARY

841. Mary and Saints - CSPBMEDL.HTM - The Jubilee Medal of St. Benedict
Rev. Randall Paine, ORC

The power of St. Benedict is revealed in this small object that has been fostered by his spiritual sons many years. Marvelous is the aid which the St. Benedict Medal affords to its devout wearers in the manifold necessities of soul and body. On this account the Medal is well known and widely used throughout the Christian world; everywhere it is regarded as a highly favored object of devotion.

842. Mary and Saints - LASTDAYS.HTM - The Last Days of Titus -- Letters Written in Prison
Bl. Titus Brandsma

These letters were written from a Nazi concentration camp to Fr. Titus's friends and confreres from January to July of 1942. They illustrate his remarkable gentleness and sanctity.

843. Mary and Saints - LOM.HTM - The Legion of Mary

This is the largest apostolic organization of lay people in the Catholic Church, with well over 3 million active members in almost every country of the world.

844. Mary and Saints - legionmary.htm - The Legion of Mary
Cristian Martini Grimaldi

The role of Korean women, particularly as members of the Legion of Mary, is examined for their importance in the growth of the Catholic Church in Korea. PROTESTANT CONFUCIANISM DEMOCRACY

845. Mary and Saints - SCOTUS.HTM - The Life of Blessed John Duns Scotus
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

Defender of the Immaculate Conception

846. Mary and Saints - alphonseuc - The Life of St Alphonsus and the Holy Eucharist
Vito Lombardi

In this Year of the Eucharist (2005), the writer focuses on St Alphonsus' devotion to the Blessed Sacrament and the central place the Sacrament held in his spiritual theology. The Eucharist is the continuation of the Incarnation and Passion of Christ, and the lasting evidence of His love for us. MASS REAL PRESENCE HOLY COMMUNION TABERNACLE

847. Mary and Saints - stjeanvianney - The Life of St Jean-Marie Vianney
Paolo Risso

A short life of St Jean Vianney, patron of parish priests. He converted a town simply by being a priest, and as word of his sanctity spread, hundreds of thousands from across Europe and around the world made a pilgrimage to his confessional. FRENCH REVOLUTION PENANCE PRIESTHOOD MASS EUCHARIST PRAYER

848. Mary and Saints - ANTHLIFE.HTM - The Life of St. Anthony of Padua
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most famous disciples of St. Francis of Assisi. He was a famous preacher and worker of miracles in his own day, and throughout the eight centuries since his death he has so generously come to the assistance of the faithful who invoke him, that he is known throughout the world. This brief life of St. Anthony of Padua appeared in the August/September edition of the Herald of the Immaculate.

849. Mary and Saints - AUTOTERE.HTM - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila

Translated and edited by E. Allison Peers from the critical edition of P. Silverio de Santa Teresa, C.D.

850. Mary and Saints - AUTOTERE.ZIP - The Life of St. Teresa of Avila
Teresa of Avila

Translated and edited by E. Allison Peers from the critical edition of P. Silverio de Santa Teresa, C.D.

851. Mary and Saints - NICKLIFE.HTM - The LIFE of The Holy Hierarch and Wonderworker NICHOLAS Archbishop Of Myra in Lycia
Holy Trinity Monastery

Life of St. Nicholas available from HOLY TRINITY Monastery, Jordanville, New York.

852. Mary and Saints - zlightdark.htm - The Light of Mother Teresa's Darkness

Letters of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, have been published in a volume titled "Come Be My Light," edited and presented by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk. In this interview with ZENIT, Father Kolodiejchuk, a Missionary of Charity priest and the postulator for the cause of canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta, discusses his new book and the interior life Mother Teresa kept hidden from the world. SPIRITUALITY DARK NIGHT PURGATIVE TRANSFORMING UNION REPARATION SUFFERING

853. Mary and Saints - FLOWERS.HTM - The Little Flowers of St. Francis

The Little Flowers are an ancient documentation of the life and deeds of St. Francis and his companions Juniper and Giles. This edition is the earliest which appeared in English.

854. Mary and Saints - FLOWERS.ZIP - The Little Flowers of St. Francis

The Little Flowers are an ancient documentation of the life and deeds of St. Francis and his companions Juniper and Giles. This edition is the earliest which appeared in English.

855. Mary and Saints - LUCISHEP.HTM - The Little Shepherdess of Fatima
Giampaolo Mattel

Sr Lucia, one of the three children of Fatima, is remembered by her sisters at the Carmelite convent of St Teresa in Coimbra, Portugal. There she lived her great mission, inspired by the words of the Mother of God, until death on 13 February 2005. FRANCISCO JACINTA

856. Mary and Saints - MARCOMP.HTM - The Mantle of Elijah: The Martyrs of Compiegne as Prophets of Modern Times
Terrye Newkirk, OCDS

In mid-July, 1794, in the closing days of Robespierre's Directoire, sixteen Carmelite nuns were guillotined at the BarriSre de Vincennes in Paris, convicted of crimes against the state. They were beautified by Pius X in May, 1906.

857. Mary and Saints - ANTHMARY.HTM - The Marian Devotion of St. Anthony of Padua
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most famous disciples of St. Francis of Assisi. He was a famous preacher and worker of miracles in his own day, and throughout the eight centuries since his death he has so generously come to the assistance of the faithful who invoke him, that he is known throughout the world. This brief article about St. Anthony of Padua appeared in the August/September edition of the Herald of the Immaculate.

858. Mary and Saints - PAULMIKI.HTM - The Martyrs of Japan
Rev. Alban Butler

February 6 -- In 1597, forty-five years after St. Francis Xavier had evangelized much of Japan, Hideyoshi, a powerful official spurred on by a Spanish captain's foolish boast that the missionaries were preparing the way for the conquest of Japan by the Spaniards and Portuguese, martyred these twenty-six saints. Tortured and killed near Nagasaki, they were canonized in 1862. PAUL MIKI

859. Mary and Saints - WILLCHAM.HTM - The Message of Blessed William Chaminade
Bro. John Samaha, S.M.

A short biography of Blessed William, priest, Founder of the Marianist Family (Society of Mary, Daughters of Mary Immaculate, and Marianist lay communities), who did much to restore the Faith in France after the French Revolution. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II 3 September 2000. EVANGELIZATION MISSION SODALITY

860. Mary and Saints - MORSOCDM.HTM - The Moral and Social Influence of Devotion to Mary
Dr. Orestes A. Brownson

Dr. Brownson eloquently portrays the loveliness of the Virgin Mother and her most necessary and salutary influence upon Catholic life and society.

861. Mary and Saints - mothterchar.htm - The Mother Teresa Charism: A Doorway to Eternity and a Visa for Heaven
Fr Sebastian Vazhakala, MC

Fr. Vazhakala, Co-Founder with Bl. Mother Teresa of the Missionaries of Charity Contemplatives, honors the centenary of Mother Teresa's birth by recalling her special charism, which was to minister to Jesus in the poor, and to slake His thirst for souls. INDIA CALCUTTA KOLCATA

862. Mary and Saints - MARMHIDD.HTM - The Mysteries of the Childhood and Hidden Life of Christ
Dom Columba Marmion

SUMMARY-The Divine Word takes a Human Nature in order to unite Himself to it personally. - I. How, in the mystery of the Annunciation to the Virgin, the exchange between the Divinity and Humanity is concluded; the Divine Maternity.-II. Mary's Purification and the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple. - III. Jesus lost at the age of twelve. - IV. The Hidden Life at Nazareth.-V. Inward dispositions of the Blessed Virgin during the years of the Hidden Life.

863. Mary and Saints - 11272A.HTM - The Oratory of Saint Philip Neri
Catholic Encyclopedia

Under this head are included the Italian, Spanish, English, and other communities, which follow the rule of St. Philip Neri. The revolt of the sixteenth century, though apparently threatening in its spread and strength the very life of the Church, evoked a marvellous display of its Divine fecundity. The foundation of the Oratory was laid at S. Girolamo, Rome, where St. Philip's disciples gathered for spiritual instruction.

864. Mary and Saints - MARY51E.HTM - The Presence of Mary
Joseph F. Mibelli

To present a brief analysis of the participation and meaning of the Blessed Virgin Mary in our Christian life. This file is in WordPerfect 5.1 for MSDOS format. MIBELLI MARY SALVATION

865. Mary and Saints - PRESENT.HTM - The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Rev. Alban Butler

November 21 -- It is an ancient tradition, that the Blessed Virgin Mary was solemnly offered to God in the temple in her infancy. This festival of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin, or, as it is often called by the Greeks, the entrance of the Blessed Virgin into the Temple, is mentioned in the most ancient Greek Menologies extant.

866. Mary and Saints - CANDLEMS.HTM - The Purification, Commonly Called Candlemas-Day
Rev. Alban Butler

February 2 -- The feast of our Lord's Presentation in the Temple, also the occasion of Mary's purification. Candles are traditionally blessed on this day.

867. Mary and Saints - ratfaithnewm.htm - The Rational Faith of Newman
Ian Ker

Newman scholar Professor Ker, of Oxford University, reflects on the inspiration Bl. John Henry Newman has been to countless people around the globe, particularly in his justification for the consistency of faith with reason. ENLIGHTENMENT CONSCIENCE FRANCIS DE SALES THOMAS MORE PHILIP NERI

868. Mary and Saints - REALNICK.HTM - The Real St. Nicholas
Symeon the Metaphrast

Selections from the LIFE of NICHOLAS by Symeon the Metaphrast.

869. Mary and Saints - zlourdes150.htm - The Relevance of Lourdes at 150

Bishop Jacques Perrier of Tarbes et Lourdes describes the pilgrimage site in his diocese as like a promise that never betrays. At the beginning of this jubilee year, 2008, marking the 150th anniversary of Our Lady's apparitions to Bernadette Soubirous, the prelate spoke with ZENIT about the current relevance of the message left by the "beautiful lady." MARY IMMACULATE CONCEPTION PILGRIMAGES MIRACLES CURES HEALINGS MEDICINE

870. Mary and Saints - FIRSTSAT.HTM - The Revelation of the Immaculate Heart at Fatima in 1917
George Pollard

This file contains a short account of the messages given by Our Lady of Fatima including Her request for the First Saturday devotions.

871. Mary and Saints - ROADDAMA.HTM - The Road to Damascus
Fulton Oursler

The scene of St. Paul's conversion on the road to Damascus has been retold many times and is symbolical of the many conversions which have been effected by the grace of the Holy Spirit from that day until the present. The following excerpt adheres closely to the well-known account in the Book of Acts and is by a famous writer who himself entered the Church by the same road (1893- 1952)

872. Mary and Saints - ROMSOCRA.HTM - The Roman Socrates
Louis Bouyer

A vignette of the life of St. Philip Neri. This article was taken from 'The Dawson Newsletter,' Spring 1995. BOUYER PHILIP NERI

873. Mary and Saints - zsalvcent.htm - The Salvation of Our Century

There is a strong link between the history of Russia and the messages that the Virgin Mary left humanity in her apparitions in Fatima. Now that we witness in Russia the rebirth of the Christian faith it is necessary to reread these messages of Fatima and to understand Mary's power of intercession. To this end, ZENIT interviewed Franciscan Father Cesare Cuomo of the Family of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, who assists at the Fatima Shrine. ATHEISM LOVE ROSARY EVANGELIZATION REPARATION

874. Mary and Saints - SCAPULAR.HTM - The Scapular Devotion
Fr. Christian P. Ceroke

The origen and history of the scapular and the Sabbatine Privilege by Fr. Christian P. Ceroke, O.Carm. Taken from 'Mariology,' by Fr. Juniper B. Carol, O.F.M. CEROKE CAROL SCAPULAR SABBATINE MARY CARMELITE MT CARMEL STOCK DEVOTION

875. Mary and Saints - FRANLET.HTM - The Second Letter of St. Francis of Assisi, to the Faithful
St. Francis

Those who do penance and those who do not do penance.

876. Mary and Saints - SECBOSE.HTM - The Secret of Saint John Bosco
Henri Gheon

Life of St. John Bosco

877. Mary and Saints - SECBOSE.ZIP - The Secret of Saint John Bosco
Henri Gheon

Life of St. John Bosco

878. Mary and Saints - SSTMARGM.HTM - The Secret of Saint Margaret Mary
Henri Gheon

Life of St. Margaret Mary.

879. Mary and Saints - SLF.HTM - The Secret of the Little Flower
Henri Gheon

The life of St. Therese of Lisieux, taken from the "Secrets of the Saints".

880. Mary and Saints - SLF.ZIP - The Secret of the Little Flower
Henri Gheon

The life of St. Therese of Lisieux, taken from the "Secrets of the Saints".

881. Mary and Saints - zpiostigmata.htm - The Secret Story of Padre Pio's Stigmata

A volume detailing the report of a Vatican investigator into Padre Pio gives new information on the wounds of the Passion that the friar suffered. At the request of Benedict XVI, the archives of the former Holy Office up to 1939 have been opened, including this report on Padre Pio. SUFFERING

882. Mary and Saints - THEOROMZ.HTM - The Servant of God Bishop Theodore Romzha
Giampaolo Mattei

A short biography of a Ukrainian Bishop, who died at the hands of the Communists in 1947. He was beatified by Pope John Paul II 26 June 2001. MARTYR

883. Mary and Saints - CCSPALVI.HTM - The Servant of God Paul VI
Cardinal Camillo Riomo Ruini

On Thursday, 18 March, Cardinal Ruini, Vicar General of His Holiness for the Diocese of Rome and president of the Italian Episcopal Conference, presided at the conclusion of the diocesan phase of the canonization cause for the Servant of God Giovanni Battista Montini, Pope Paul VI. CANONIZATION

884. Mary and Saints - DOLORS.HTM - The Seven Dolors of The Blessed Virgin Mary

885. Mary and Saints - 7SERVITE.HTM - The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order
Rev. Alban Butler

February 24 -- SS. Bonfilius, Alexis, Amadeus, Hugh, Sostenes, Manettus and Buonagiunta were seven young Florentines who joined a confraternity of the Blessed Virgin and were inspired by a vision of our Lady to withdraw from the world. They settled eventually on the slopes of Monte Seranio, where they built a church. They received another vision of our Lady, in which she advised them to follow the rule of St. Augustine. She carried in her hand a black habit, and an angel at her side held a scroll with the title "servants of Mary". This happened on April 13th, 1240, and from that day the group were know as the Servites.

886. Mary and Saints - silencstjos.htm - The Silence of St Joseph, Attentive and Responsive to God
Fr Gerard Skinner

Fr Skinner, priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, reflects on the holiness of St Joseph, who is our proof that in order to be a good and genuine follower of Christ, we need only have the "common, simple and human virtues." HUMILITY NEWMAN BERNARDINE OF SIENA WORD OF GOD PATRIARCHS PROPHETS

887. Mary and Saints - ANGEL3.HTM - The Sons of God and the Sons of Perdition
Pascal Parente

Chapter 3 of the book, 'The Angels'. Covers the grace of God and probation, the heavenly hierarchies and the choirs of angels and the fallen angels. PARENTE ANGELS DEVILS CHOIRS SATAN

888. Mary and Saints - FMARTO.HTM - The Spirituality of Francisco Marto
Rev. Robert J. Fox

Fr. Fox tells the story of Francisco Marto, one of the children who Mary appeared to at Fatima. This article appeared in the July-August 1996 issue of "Soul" magazine.

889. Mary and Saints - ANTHSPIR.HTM - The Spirituality of St. Anthony of Padua
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

This is a brief introduction to the thought, faith, and holiness of St. Anthony of Padua. This article first appeared in the Herald of the Immaculate, a free Internet Publication of the Franciscan Friars of the Immalcuate. This document is part of the Home Page of St. Francis of Assisi, maintained by the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, as part of their Internet Apostolate 'The Home Page of the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God.'

890. Mary and Saints - marymack.htm - The Story of Bl. Mary MacKillop, Australian Foundress
Gianluca Biccini

A short account of the life of Australia's first woman to found a religious order, the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Sacred Heart, which served the poor and elderly. MISSION

891. Mary and Saints - KNOCK.HTM - The Story of Knock
Fr. James, OFM Cap.

The Apparition at Knock, 21st August, 1879. This article was written in 1950 for 'Knock Shrine Annual' by the late V. Rev. Fr. James, O.F.M. Cap., M.A., Ph.D., D. Litt., Agrege, Louvain, Professor of Philosophy in University College, Cork. Printed in the Republic of Ireland by FNT-MAYO NEWS.

892. Mary and Saints - FARMORE.HTM - The Story of Thomas More
John Farrow

The biography of a great Christian who refused to betray his conscience even at the cost of his life.

893. Mary and Saints - FARMORE.ZIP - The Story of Thomas More
John Farrow

The biography of a great Christian who refused to betray his conscience even at the cost of his life.

894. Mary and Saints - TOMMORE.HTM - The Story of Thomas More
John Farrow

The biography of a great Christian who refused to betray his conscience even at the cost of his life.

895. Mary and Saints - TOMMORE.ZIP - The Story of Thomas More
John Farrow

The biography of a great Christian who refused to betray his conscience even at the cost of his life.

896. Mary and Saints - FRANTES.HTM - The Testament of St. Francis
St. Francis


897. Mary and Saints - ztheolstjos.htm - The Theology of St. Joseph

Italian Father Tarcisio Stramare and Brazilian Father Alberto Santiago of the Congregation of Oblates of Saint Joseph, were appointed by their Congregation to the work of the Josephite Movement. On the feast of Saint Joseph, 19 March 2012, ZENIT interviewed these two theologians. REDEMPTORIS CUSTOS ALMOND TREE CUSTODIAN LILY PURITY PATRIARCH PATRON

898. Mary and Saints - cabrinmony - The Timely Lesson of St Frances Cabrini
Lucetta Scaraffia

Both as a religious and as a woman, Francesca [Frances] Cabrini left a unique and very original impression precisely in the use of money. She needed a lot of money to build hospitals, schools and orphanages. Her attitude toward money, and how she went about raising it, is the subject of this article. POVERTY DONATIONS

899. Mary and Saints - TSFATIMA.ZIP - The True Story of Fatima
Fr. John de Marchi, I.M.C.

Fr. De Marchi lived in Fatima from 1943 to 1950 doing research for this book. It a full and documented background and much of this account is lovely and can be counted on to fulfill almost anyone's story-book expectations, as it tells of the shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. But it is also a divinely serious narrative recalling the reality of heaven and hell. Uploaded by Timothy C Consodine.

900. Mary and Saints - TSFATIMA.HTM - The True Story of Fatima
Fr. John de Marchi, I.M.C.

Fr. De Marchi lived in Fatima from 1943 to 1950 doing research for this book. It a full and documented background and much of this account is lovely and can be counted on to fulfill almost anyone's story-book expectations, as it tells of the shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco. But it is also a divinely serious narrative recalling the reality of heaven and hell. Uploaded by Timothy C Consodine.

901. Mary and Saints - newmpriest.htm - The Venerable John Henry Newman: A Priestly Life
Fr Gerard Skinner

Fr Skinner, priest of the Archdiocese of Westminster, writes of Bl Newman's conscientious exercise of his ministry. From his ordination as an Anglican deacon, to his creation as Cardinal, he took seriously his responsibility for the souls under his care. SERMONS PREACHING OXFORD MOVEMENT CONVERSION ORATORY

902. Mary and Saints - OurLadyOfCharity.htm - The Virgen of Charity of Cobre / La Virgen de la Caridad del Cobre

The traditional story of the finding of the image of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, Patroness of Cuba.

903. Mary and Saints - MARYKRAN.HTM - The Virgin Mary in the Koran
Giancarlo Finazzo

The author shows the importance of Mary in the thought of Mohammed, who upheld the Virgin Birth (and her perpetual virginity), even while denying the divinity of her Son. MAHOMET MUHAMMAD MUSLEM ISLAM

904. Mary and Saints - zpiacmary.htm - The Woman Who Does Not Fear Sin

In order to understand the meaning, in God’s plan, of the Immaculate Conception — the meaning that the celebration of this feast has for modern man, and above all what is implied by the existence of a woman without sin in the mediation of God’s mercy —, ZENIT interviewed Cardinal Mauro Piacenza, Major Penitentiary of the Tribunal of the Apostolic Penitentiary. MIRACULOUS MEDAL EVIL LIBERTY MARIAN-CHARISMATIC PETRINE-INSTITUTIONAL

905. Mary and Saints - darkmothteresa.htm - There in the Darkness, Mother Teresa
Anthoni Jeorge Kunnel

This text is taken from an article written for L’Osservatore Romano by a Camillian priest who assists people with HIV and helps in other charitable activities in Mangalore, India. For six months in 1994, Fr Kunnel assisted the Missionaries of Charity in homes for the poor in Calcutta. He met Mother Teresa on this occasion. This is his story and the outcome of his experience. COMPASSION SICK DYING ABUNDANT LIFE LOVE

906. Mary and Saints - zcant3adv2015.htm - Third Advent Homily 2015
Father Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap.

In his third Advent sermon for 2015, Fr. Cantalamessa, preacher of the Pontifical Household, reflects on Mary in the Mystery of Christ and of the Church. Mary is our Mother in the order of grace because she cooperated in the work of the Savior in restoring supernatural life to souls. MARIOLOGY FAITH MEDIATION ABRAHAM SALVATION PROTESTANTS LUTHER MERCY GRACE AUGUSTINE MAGNIFICAT

907. Mary and Saints - ratzjp2.htm - This Was the Pope for the Hour at Hand
Joseph Ratzinger

In 2004 Cardinal Ratzinger described his early interactions with John Paul II. It was originally published in a collection edited by Wiadyslaw Bartoszewski and then reprinted in Joseph Ratzinger: Wer hilft uns leben? (2005). The integral Italian translation was published in L'Osservatore Romano's special edition dedicated to Roncalli and Wojtyła on the occasion of their canonization. Published here are translated excerpts of the special edition's text. COMMUNISM MARXISM WOJTYŁA PREFECT CDF CONGREGATION FOR THE DOCTRINE OF THE FAITH

908. Mary and Saints - STTHOMAS.HTM - Thomas Aquinas
D.J. Kennedy

Saint, philosopher, theologian, doctor of the Church (Angelicus Doctor), patron of Catholic universities, colleges, and schools.

909. Mary and Saints - PETESENA.HTM - Those Encounters in the Senator's House
Marta Sordi

An article about St. Peter and the first Christians in the reign of the Emperor Claudius. Taken from the No. 3, 1996 issue of "30Days".

910. Mary and Saints - TITUSLIF.HTM - Titus Brandsma
Boniface Hanley, O.F.M.

The life of Blessed Titus Brandsma, a Carmelite priest who was martyred by the Nazis.

911. Mary and Saints - CETOMBVM.HTM - Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Catholic Encyclopedia

The tomb of the Blessed Virgin is venerated in the Valley of Cedron, near Jerusalem.Modern writers hold, however, that Mary died and was buried at Ephesus. This article is part of the Catholic Encyclopedia Project, an effort aimed at placing the entire Catholic Encyclopedia on the World Wide Web.

912. Mary and Saints - vinpallotepiph.htm - Transformed by a Spirit of Sacrifice
Derry Murphy, SAC

This article, by the President of the Union of Catholic Apostolate, recalls how St Vincent Pallotti, founder of the Apostolate, promoted the Octave of the Epiphany as a time to "deepen wonder at the mystery of the Incarnation, to strengthen faith, to grow in awareness of our apostolic mission of bringing Christ and his saving love and mercy to all and of furthering Christ's desire to bring all to unity." PALLOTTINES EVANGELIZATION

913. Mary and Saints - saintlyjp2j23.htm - Two Saintly Popes: How John Paul II and John XXIII Modeled Virtue
Very Rev. Robert Barron

Father Barron, founder of the global ministry, Word on Fire, and Rector/President of Mundelein Seminary, describes how Popes John XXIII and John Paul II exemplified the virtues warranting their canonization. CARDINAL THEOLOGICAL VIRTUES JUSTICE PRUDENCE NAZIS JEWS COMMUNISTS RONCALLI WOJTYLA HOPE VATICAN II POLAND COURAGE LOVE

914. Mary and Saints - PIOSOLD.HTM - U.S. Soldiers Attend Padre Pio's Mass
William M. Carrigan

Ascension Thursday, May 18, 1944

915. Mary and Saints - zukhearts.htm - UK Hearts Opened to Message of Faith and Reason

During the papal U.K. trip, the hearts of millions were opened to Benedict XVI's words about faith and reason, a message also underscored by the newly beatified Cardinal Newman. Joseph Pearce, an Englishman and a Catholic convert who has studied and written about Cardinal John Henry Newman, spoke with ZENIT about the Pope's visit to the United Kingdom and the beatification ceremony. CONVERSION ENGLAND ANGLICANS LAITY EDUCATION LIBERAL ARTS

916. Mary and Saints - bannrprotct.htm - Under the Banner and Protection of Mary
Alberto Rum

For the Feast of St. Louis de Montfort, 28 April, this article highlights the close association in Saint Louis' spirituality of devotion to the Blessed Mother with devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. Illustrating this association is a Eucharistic-Marian hymn. TOTUS TUUS PRIESTHOOD

917. Mary and Saints - mariandimen.htm - Understanding the Marian Dimension
Margaret Harper McCarthy

An Assistant Professor at the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C., explains why the "feminine genius," so necessary for the well-being of the Church, does not involve the "encroachment of one sex into the role of the other." WOMEN EDITH STEIN HOME CLERICALISM LAITY HIERARCHY PETER AUTHORITY POWER

918. Mary and Saints - zpostltrjp2.htm - Up Close With Postulator of John Paul II's Sainthood Cause

Leading up to the Pontiff's beatification, ZENIT presents a four-part interview with Monsignor Slawomir Oder, judicial vicar of the court of appeal of the Diocese of Rome, and the postulator of the Pontiff's cause. Monsignor Slawomir Oder reflects on the Pope's beatification process, and the aspects of John Paul II's life that most impressed him. WOJTYLA CANONIZATION POSITIO MIRACLE POLAND CZESTOCHOWA CROSS SUFFERING MACIEL MERCY FORGIVENESS YOUTH FATHER

919. Mary and Saints - EMMERICH.HTM - Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich
Catholic Encyclopedia

A short biography of an 18th century Augustinian nun, stigmatic, ecstatic, and visionary, known for the records of her revelations, and particularly The Dolorous Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ. APPARITIONS

920. Mary and Saints - 09003A.HTM - Ven. Luis de Lapuente
Catholic Encyclopedia

Born at Valladolid, 11 November, 1554; died there, 16 February 1624. Having entered the Society of Jesus, he studied under the celebrated Suarez, and professed philosophy at Salamanca. Though not reckoned among Spanish classics, his works are so replete with practical spirituality that they claim for him a place among the most eminent masters of asceticism.

921. Mary and Saints - 08326A.HTM - Venerable Anne-Marie Javouhey
Catholic Encyclopedia

Foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Cluny, born at Chamblanc, Diocese of Dijon, 11 November, 1779; died 15 July, 1851.

922. Mary and Saints - VENEDITH.HTM - Venerable Edith Stein
Gino Concetti

In this article from April 1987, Fr. Concetti reviewed a then recent study of Edith Stein, who was to be beatified by Pope John Paul II during his Apostolic Pilgrimage to Germany in May of that year. The heroic life of St. Edith-Benedicta of the Cross (canonized 11 Oct 98) is recalled. JEWS NAZIS ANTI-SEMITISM CONVERSION PHILOSOPHY HOLOCAUST RELIGIOUS

923. Mary and Saints - 08451A.HTM - Venerable John Buckley
Catholic Encyclopedia

Priest and martyr, born at Clynog Fawr, Carnarvonshire, Wales, England, 12 July 1598.

924. Mary and Saints - 05735B.HTM - Venerable Pierre-Julien Eymard
Catholic Encyclopedia

Founder of the Society of the Blessed Sacrament, and of the Servants of the Blessed Sacrament, born at La Mure d'Isère, Diocese of Grenoble, France, 4 February, 1811; died there 1 Aug., 1868. His entire spiritual life was centered round the Eucharist.

925. Mary and Saints - 08670A.HTM - Venerable William Knight
Catholic Encyclopedia

Put to death for the Faith at York, on 29 November, 1596; with him also suffered Venerables George Errington of Herst, William Gibson of Ripon, and William Abbot of Howden, in Yorkshire.

926. Mary and Saints - venzacharias.htm - Venerable Zacharias of St Theresa
Augustine Mulloor, OCD

Father Augustine, the Definitor General of the Order of Discalced Carmelites, Rome, describes the life and sanctity of Zacharias of St Theresa, declared venerable by Pope Francis on 27 January 2014. Father Augustine was the homilist at a Mass in Kerala, India, celebrating the birth of Venerable Zacharias on 5 November 1887. MISSIONARY THEOLOGIAN INDIAN CHRISTOCENTRISM CONTEMPLATION

927. Mary and Saints - 08459A.HTM - Venerables John Cornelius and Companions
Catholic Encyclopedia

John Cornelius (called also Mohun) was born of Irish parents at Bodmin, in Cornwall, on the estate of Sir John Arundell, of Lanherne, in 1557; martyred at Dorchester, 4 July, 1594.

928. Mary and Saints - vigilbeatjp2.htm - Vigil of Prayer: Beatification of John Paul II
Cardinal Agostino Vallini

On 30 April 2011, at the Circus Maximus, Cardinal Agostino Vallini, Cardinal Vicar for the Diocese of Rome, delivered this address during the Vigil for the Beatification of Pope John Paul II. HUMAN PERSON IDEOLOGIES FAITH LOVE MARY

929. Mary and Saints - vincpallotti.htm - Vincent Pallotti, Apostle of Faith and Charity
Frank Donio, SAC

On 20 January 1963, just over a month after the close of the first session of the Second Vatican Council, the faithful came for the canonization of Vincent Pallotti (21 April 1795 -22 January I850), a priest of Rome and founder of the Union of Catholic Apostolate. Blessed John XXIII, who canonized him, called Pallotti "an innovator of new ways whereby people could come to know and love God". CHARITY ZEAL NEW EVANGELIZATION APOSTLES

930. Mary and Saints - BVMVONBA.HTM - Virgin Mary, Mother and Daughter of Your Son
Hans Urs Von Balthasar

In reflections drawn from his Marie Première Église, Fr Von Balthasar presents the Blessed Mother as our example of faith and the perfect imitator of her Son. APATHEIA ABANDONMENT

931. Mary and Saints - callmary.htm - What Do You Call Mary?
Michael Monshau, OP

Father Monshau, Professor of Liturgy, Homiletics and Spirituality at the The Angelicum in Rome, offers suggestions on how our relationship, and that of our families, to Our Lady may be personalized. MAY CROWNING MOTHER MARIAN TITLES

932. Mary and Saints - journj23.htm - What Was John XXIII Really Like?
Ezio Bolis

L'Osservatore Romano prints an address given by the Director of the Pope John XXIII Foundation of Bergamo at a meeting entitled: "Roncalli's diaries in the ways of the world". At the meeting the newly published series of the Good Pope's diaries were presented. The 10 volumes open with the famous "Journal of a Soul" and include his diaries between 1926 and 1953, as well as when he was Patriarch and then Pope. TURKS GREEK ORTHODOX TOLERANCE WAR FRIENDSHIP POVERTY WORKER PRIESTS

933. Mary and Saints - 6yrsaftjp2.htm - Where Is the Centre of the World?
Msgr. Konrad Krajewski

Msgr Krajewski, Assistant Papal Master of Ceremonies, describes the impact of the death of John Paul II on those who were closest to him, and speaks of how in his life the Pope was a visible sign of God's presence. TE DEUM PRAYER SUFFERING HOLINESS

934. Mary and Saints - zsuffermary.htm - Where There's Suffering, There's Mary
Mark Miravalle

Mark Miravalle, a professor of theology at Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, reflects on Our Lady's care for those who suffer, particularly those who welcome her to their homes and hearts. IMMACULATE CONCEPTION BERNADETTE CO-REDEEMER CO-REDEMPTRIX MEDIATRIX SUFFERING

935. Mary and Saints - WHOSTMAX.HTM - Who Is St. Maximilian?
Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe (1894-1941) was born at Pabiance, in Russian Occupied Poland and died giving his life for another in Auschwitz.

936. Mary and Saints - zmanysaints.htm - Why John Paul II Proclaimed So Many Saints

Quoting Pope John Paul II, Cardinal José Saraiva Martins insists that "there aren't too many saints." ZENIT interviewed the prefect of the Congregation for Sainthood Causes to learn more about the workings of this Vatican dicastery. He also commented on John Paul II's canonizations, numbering 480. BEATIFICATION CANONIZATION POSITIO SERVANT OF GOD VENERABLE BLESSED

937. Mary and Saints - barrjunserra.htm - Why Junipero Serra Matters Today
Bishop Robert Barron

Bishop Robert Barron, auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles and founder of Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, reviews the history of the 18th century Spanish missionary, who established missions along the California coast and ministered to the native Indians. SPAIN CANONIZATION FRANCISCAN

938. Mary and Saints - ZMIRCAN.HTM - Why Miracles Are Required for Canonizations

Monsignor Michele Di Ruberto, the undersecretary of the Congregation for Sainthood Causes, explains why miracles are a condition for canonization: they are a divine confirmation of the holiness of the person invoked. BEATIFICATION BLESSED MARTYRDOM MEDICAL SCIENCE

939. Mary and Saints - WHYSAINT.HTM - Why Saints? Mary?
Fr. William Most

Fr. Most explains why God would want to bother with saints and with Our Lady when he is infinite and doesn't need anyone. He also touches on the reason for the Mass. SAINTS MARY INTERCESSION MEDIATION MASS

940. Mary and Saints - OLgdhelp.htm - Worthy of Belief
Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin

Bishop David Ricken announced, on 8 December 2010, that he officially approves the Marian apparitions at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help at Champion, Wisconsin. The announcement was made during a special Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help. This declaration makes Our Lady of Good Help at Champion the first and only site in the United States of an approved apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary. ADELE BRISE APPARITIONS LOCUTIONS CHILDREN EDUCATION HEALINGS