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St. Augustine of Canterbury

St. Augustine of Canterbury

An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic Church on May 27.

St. Philip Neri

St. Philip Neri

Philip Neri was born in Florence, Italy, in 1515 into a poor family. As a young man, he received word in a vision that he had a special mission in Rome, so he cut

Saint Bede the Venerable

Saint Bede the Venerable

Bede is one of the few saints honored as such even during his lifetime. His writings were filled with such faith and learning that even while he was still alive, a

Feast of Mary Help of Christians

Feast of Mary Help of Christians

Since the Apostolic Age, Christians have turned with great confidence to the Blessed Virgin Mary for spiritual and temporal help.

Saint Gregory VII

Saint Gregory VII

The 10th century and the first half of the 11th were dark days for the Church, partly because the papacy was the pawn of various Roman families.

St. Rita of Cascia

St. Rita of Cascia

On May 22, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in su

St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions

St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions

St. Christopher Magallanes, along with 21 other priests and three lay companions, were martyred between 1915 and 1937, by shooting or hanging, throughout eight Mex

St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Bernardine of Siena

The Catholic Church honors St. Bernardine of Siena on May 20. A Franciscan friar and preacher, St. Bernardine is known as “the Apostle of Italy” for his effort

St. Celestine V, Pope

St. Celestine V, Pope

Celestine is a saint who will always be remembered for the unique manner in which he was elected Pope, for his spectacular incompetence in that office, and for the

St. John I, Pope

St. John I, Pope

On May 18, the Catholic Church honors the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr for the faith, imprisoned and starved to death by a heret

St. Pascal Baylon

St. Pascal Baylon

St. Pascal Baylon was born on the Feast of Pentecost, which in Spain is called "the Pasch of the Holy Ghost", which is why he received the name Pascal. He died at

St. Andrew Bobola

St. Andrew Bobola

Andrew Bobola is a Polish-born martyr. He was born in Sandormir, Poland, in 1591 to a noble family.

St. Isidore the Farmer

St. Isidore the Farmer

Isidore was born in 1070 in Madrid, Spain. His family was poor, and he labored as a farmer on the land owned by a rich man named John de Vergas.

St. Matthias Apostle

St. Matthias Apostle

Matthias, whose name means “gift of God”, was the disciple chosen to replace Judas as one of the twelve Apostles.

Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima

May 13 is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917.

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus; St. Pancras

Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers of the Praetorian Guard (the emperor’s bodyguards) who were martyred at the end of the first century, and were said to h

St. Ignatius of Laconi

St. Ignatius of Laconi

St. Ignatius of Laconi was a Capuchin Friar. He was born in 1701 and died in 1781. He was canonized 1951 by Pius XII.

St. Damien of Moloka'i

St. Damien of Moloka'i

The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of lep

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