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Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Choñg Ha

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Choñg Ha

Christianity came to Korea through Christian books which had been brought across the border from China. In 1784 the small community of Koreans who had been convert

Saint Januarius

Saint Januarius

Little is known about the life of Januarius. He is believed to have been martyred in the Emperor Diocletian’s persecution of 305. Legend has it that Januarius an

St. Joseph of Cupertino

St. Joseph of Cupertino

On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.

St. Robert Bellarmine

St. Robert Bellarmine

On Sept. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the Italian cardinal and theologian St. Robert Bellarmine. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has

St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr

St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr

Saint Cornelius was elected Pope in 251 during the persecutions of the Emperor Decius. His first challenge, besides the ever present threat of the Roman authoritie

Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the seven great sorrows which Mary lived in relation to Her Son, as they are recorded in the Gospels or through Tradi

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constant

St. John Chrysostom

St. John Chrysostom

Chrysostom's many writings, especially homilies and commentaries on the Gospels, are still extant and have exerted great influence over the centuries.

Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Most Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Mary always points us to God, reminding us of God’s infinite goodness. She helps us to open our hearts to God’s ways, wherever those may lead us. Honored under

St. Cyprian

St. Cyprian

Cyprian is important in the development of Christian thought and practice in the third century, especially in northern Africa.

Saint Thomas of Villanova

Saint Thomas of Villanova

Saint Thomas was from Castile in Spain and received his surname from the town where he was raised.

St. Peter Claver

St. Peter Claver

On Sept. 9, the Catholic Church celebrates St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary who spent his life in the service of African slaves brought against their will to

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Catholic Church celebrates today the birth of the Blessed Virgin Mary on its traditional fixed date of September 8, nine months after the December 8 celebratio

Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Blessed Frederic Ozanam

A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frédéric served the poor of Paris well, and drew others into serving the poor of the world. Through

Blessed Claudio Granzotto

Blessed Claudio Granzotto

Born in Santa Lucia del Piave near Venice, Claudio was the youngest of nine children and was accustomed to hard work in the fields. At the age of 9, he lost his fa

St. Teresa of Kolkata

St. Teresa of Kolkata

The Church celebrates on Septermber 5 the feast of Mother Teresa, a universal symbol of God's merciful and preferential love for the poor and forgotten.

Saint Boniface I, Pope

Saint Boniface I, Pope

Though few details are known of Boniface's early life, he was elected Pope on December 28, 418. He is believed to have been ordained a priest by Pope Damasus I (36

Saint Gregory the Great

Saint Gregory the Great

St. Gregory the Great, a central figure of the medieval western Church and one of the most admired Popes in history, is commemorated in the Ordinary Form of the Ro

Martyrs of September

Martyrs of September

The September Martyrs are a group of 191 faithful Christians who were martyred at the hands of the French Revolution on September 2 and 3, 1792.

Saint Beatrice da Silva Meneses

Saint Beatrice da Silva Meneses

St. Beatrice was born to Portuguese nobility in Cuerta, Portugal, in 1424. She was the daughter of the Count of Viana, and the sister of Saint Amadeus of Portugal.

St. Raymond Nonnatus

St. Raymond Nonnatus

Raymond born to a noble Spanish family in 1204. His mother died during child birth and his father had high expectations for Raymond to serve in the country’s Roy

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