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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. He was ordained a Jesuit in 1622 and three years later became a

St. Isidore

St. Isidore

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

St. Pachomius

St. Pachomius

St. Pachomius can justifiabley be called the founder of of cenobitic monasticism, monks who live in community.

St. Peter of Tarantaise, Bishop

St. Peter of Tarantaise, Bishop

He was appointed as Archbishop of Tarantaise in 1142 and wanted to decline the post and remain where he was happiest, as a Cistercian monk. He reluctantly accepted

St. Rosa Venerini

St. Rosa Venerini

On May 7, the Church celebrates the recently-canonized Italian educator Saint Rosa Venerini, who founded Catholic schools for girls and young women during the late

Sts. Marian and James, Martyrs

Sts. Marian and James, Martyrs

Saints Marian and James were born in the Constantine area (Algeria) around the beginning of the third century. Both were believed to hold religious positions withi

Blessed Edmund Rice

Blessed Edmund Rice

May 5 is the feast of Blessed Edmund Rice, an Irish businessman who was so moved by the plight of children in the port city where he worked that he founded schools

St. Pelagia

St. Pelagia

Pelagia was born as the beautiful daughter of pagan parents, and was said to have caught the eye of the Emperor Diocletian's son.

Sts. Philip and James the Less, Apostles

Sts. Philip and James the Less, Apostles

Philip was born in Bethsaida in Galilee and was one of the 12 Apostles that Jesus called. James the Less is called “Less” because he was younger than the other

St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

Catholics honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ'

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