Tuesday, September 30, 2014

St. Jerome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Jerome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Jerome (c. 347 – 30 September 420) was a Roman Catholic Latin Christian priest, confessor, theologian and historian, who also became a Doctor of the Church. He was the son of Eusebius, of the city of Stridon, on the border of Dalmatia and Pannonia. He is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate), Feastday Sept 30

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Bl. Magdalena of Nagasaki - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Magdalena of Nagasaki - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Magdalena Roman Catholic Martyr of Nagasaki, Japan. Magdalene turned herself into the authorities and declared herself a follower of Jesus Christ. At age 23, she died on October 16, 1634 after thirteen days of torture, suffocated to death and suspended upside down in a pit of offal on a gibbet (??? tsurushi, "reverse hanging"). Feastday Sept. 28

Bl. Thiemo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thiemo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thiemo, Roman Catholic  Benedictine bishop and Martyr. Journeying to Palestine to aid the crusading movement, he was captured by the Muslims and imprisoned at Ascalon (modern Israel). Tortured for a long time, he was finally killed for refusing to abjure the faith. Feastday Sept 28

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Adolphus and John, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Spain, brothers. Both men were residents of Seville, the sons of an Islamic father and a Christian mother. Caught in the persecutions conducted by the Muslim Caliph of Córdoba, Abdal-Rahman II, Adolphus and John were martyred in Córdoba. Feastday Sept 27

Friday, September 26, 2014

St. Neol - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Neol - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Noel Roman Catholic Martyr, was born on February 2 near Mende, France. He joined the Jesuits in 1630 and in 1643 was sent as a missionary to the Huron Indians in France. He became assistant to Father Charles Garnier at the Indian village of Etarita in 1649 and was murdered on December 8 by an apostate Indian while returning from a visit to neighboring Ste. Marie. He was canonized in 1930 by Pope Pius XI as one of the martyrs of North America. His feast day is September 26th.

Saint of the Day for Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saint of the Day for Friday, September 26th, 2014 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Cosmas & Damian, Roman Catholic Martyrs, Being Christians, they were filled with the spirit of charity and never took money for their services. At Egaea in Cilicia, where they lived, they enjoyed the highest esteem of the people. When the persecution under Diocletian broke out, their very prominence rendered them marked objects of persecution. Being apprehended by order of Lysias, governor of Cilicia, they underwent various torments about the year 283. Their feast day is September 26th. They are patron saints of pharmacists.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bl. Mark Criado - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Mark Criado - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Mark Criado, Roman Catholic Trinitarian martyr. He was born in Andujar, Spain, in 1522, and joined the Trinitarians in 1536 . Mark was martyred by the Muslim Moors in Almeria. Feastday Sept.25

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Martyrs of Chalcedon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Chalcedon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Chalcedon, Roman Catholic Martyrs. A group of forty-nine Christians slain in Chalcedon during the reign of Emperor Diocletian . Records indicate that the martyrs were members of the choir in the church of Chalcedon.  Feastday Sept. 23

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

St. Andrew and Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Andrew and Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Andrew and Companions, Roman Catholic Priest Martyrs. Martyred by the Saracens. Andrew, with John, Peter, and Anthony, were deported from Sicily to Africa by the Saracens (Muslims), who occupied that land at the time. In Africa, they were tortured brutally and martyred for defending the faith.  Feastday Sept. 23

Bl. William Way - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Way - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Way, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, executed at Kingston-on-Thames by being hanged, drawn, and quartered.  Feastday Sept. 23

Monday, September 22, 2014

Bl. Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



The Roman Catholic Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War is the name given by the Catholic Church to the people who were killed by Republicans during the war because of their faith. As of July 2008, almost one thousand Spanish martyrs have been beatified or canonized. For some two thousand additional martyrs, the beatification process is underway. Feastday Sept 22

St. Maurice - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Maurice - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Maurice and Companions.The patron of soldiers, the Swiss Guards, weavers and dyers. St Maurice was a black soldier in the 2nd century Roman army. In around 287AD, he served under General Maximian Herculius, in a legion that had been recruited entirely from Christians in Upper Egypt.

 They were sent to Gaul to put down a revolt by Bagaudae tribe. When the army reached the River Rhone, the General ordered every soldier to make a sacrifice to the pagan gods before the battle. The Legion refused to a man. Maurice was their primicerius, or principal officer. In a form of Christian mutiny the men withdrew from the army and set up camp at Agaunum, now called Saint Maurice-en-Valaise.

 When Maximian could not persuade them to make sacrifices to the gods, he ordered them to be killed. At first he had every tenth man executed. Then the entire legion was put to death. "We have seen our comrades killed," they said. "Rather than sorrow we rejoice in the honour done to them."

 Writing in the 5th century, Eucherius of Lyons, says more than 6,600 men died in the massacre. Other historians say a great number of men lost their lives.

 St Maurice became very popular throughout Europe and is patron of many places, including Piedmont, Savoy and Sardinia. In art he is usually depicted as a tall black foot soldier. Eight ancient English churches are dedicated to him

Sunday, September 21, 2014

St. Matthew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Matthew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel, Feastday Sept. 21

Saturday, September 20, 2014

St. Eusebia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eusebia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Eusebia, Roman Catholic Benedictine abbess and Martyrs, slain with her community by the Muslim Saracens at Saint-Cyr, France. Forty nuns died with Eusebia. Feastday Sept. 20

St. Eustace - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eustace - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





Sts. Eustace, Roman Catholic Martyr with Theophistes, Agapitus, and Theophistus. Eustace was a Roman military officer called Placida, When he refused to take part in the pagan

ceremony and they were roasted to death. Feastday Sept. 20

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions Roman Catholic Priest and Korean Martyrs. Feastday Sept. 20

Friday, September 19, 2014

St. Januarius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Januarius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Januarius, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. St. Januarius was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletian persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons and two laymen in prison. He was then also imprison along with his deacon and lector. They were thrown to the wild beasts, but when the animals did not attack them, they were beheaded. What is believed to be Januarius' blood is kept in Naples, as a relic. It liquefies and bubbles when exposed in the cathedral. Scientists have not been able to explain this miracle to date. Feastday Sept. 19

Thursday, September 18, 2014

St. Ludmilla of Bohemia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ludmilla of Bohemia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Ludmilla of Bohemia, is a Roman Catholic Czech saint and martyr venerated by the Orthodox and the Roman Catholics. She was born in Mělník as daughter of a Slavic prince Slavibor. Saint Ludmila was the grandmother of Saint Wenceslaus, who is widely referred to as Good King Wenceslaus. Feastday sept. 18

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

St. Columba of Spain - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Columba of Spain - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Columba, A Roman Catholic virgin and martyr of Cordoba Spain. She served as a nun at Tabanos until the Moorish persecution started in 852. Going to Cordoba, she refused to deny the faith and was beheaded. Feastday Sept. 17

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

St. Cyprian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cyprian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cyprian,  One of the early writers of the Primacy of the Pope as stated in :The Unity of the Catholic Church". A very important writer which shows that the Protestant view that the Chair of Peter was a later invention, is false. Feastday, September 16

Bl. Michael Fimonaya - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Michael Fimonaya - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Michael Fimonaya, Roman Catholic Martyr of Japan and a Dominican tertiary. A native of Japan and a convert, he was beheaded at Nagasaki for refusing to abjure the faith. Feastday, September 16

St. Euphemia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Euphemia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Euphemia, Roman Catholic Martyred virgin of Chalcedon. The traditions surrounding her death state that she was tortured and then slain by a wild lion because she refused to attend a pagan ceremony. A church was erected in her honor in the fifth century. Feastday, September 16

St. Cornelius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cornelius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Cornelius, Pope and Martyr. A Roman Catholic priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen months by Decius' persecution of the Christians.One of the main issues of his pontificate was the treatment of Christians who had abandoned their faith during the persecution.He condemned those confessors who were lax in not demanding penance of these Christians. On the other hand, he also denounced the Rigorists, headed by Novatian, a Roman priest, who declared that the Church could not pardon lapsed Christians, and declared himself Pope - the first antipope.Cornelius proclaimed that the Church had the authority and the power to forgive repentant lapsed Christians and could readmit them to the sacraments and the Church after they had performed proper penances.A synod of Western bishops in Rome in October 251 upheld Cornelius, condemned the teachings of Novatian, and excommunicated him and his followers. When persecutions of the Christians started up again in 253 under Emperor Gallus, Cornelius was exiled to Centum Cellae (Civita Vecchia), where he died a martyr. Feastday Sept 16

Nigeria: Bishop says Boko Haram has killed 2,500 Catholics in his diocese - Independent Catholic News

Nigeria: Bishop says Boko Haram has killed 2,500 Catholics in his diocese - Independent Catholic News



Nigeria: Bishop says Boko Haram has killed 2,500 Catholics in his diocese

Monday, September 15, 2014

St. Valerian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Valerian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Valerian, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr.

The massacre of the martyrs of Lyons with their bishop, St. Pothinus, took place during the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius in the year 177. Marcellus, a priest, we are told, by Divine intervention, managed to escape to Chalon-sur-Saone, where he was given shelter. His host was a pagan, and seeing him offer incense before images of Mars, Mercury, and Minerva, Marcellus remonstrated with and converted him. While journeying toward the North, the priest fell in with the governor Priscus, who asked him to a celebration at his house. Marcellus accepted the invitation, but when he found that Priscus was preparing to fulfill religious rites, he asked to be excused on the ground that he was a Christian. This raised an outcry, and the bystanders tried to kill Marcellus there and then by tying him to the tops of two young trees in tension and then letting them fly apart. The governor ordered him to make an act of worship before an image of Saturn. He refused, whereupon he was buried up to his middle in the earth on the banks of the Saone, and died in three days of exposure and starvation. Butler mentions with St. Marcellus, the martyr St. Valerian who is named in the Roman Martyrology on September 15th. He is said to have escaped from prison at the same time as Marcellus, and was beheaded for the Faith at Tournus, near Autun. St. Valerian's feast day is September 15th.

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Emilas & Jeremiah, Roman Catholic Spanish martyrs of Muslim controlled Cordoba, Spain, by Caliph Abd-al-Rahman II . Emilas was a deacon. The young men were beheaded. Feastday Sept. 15

Sunday, September 14, 2014

St. Caerealis & Sallustia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Caerealis & Sallustia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Caerealis & Sallustia, Roman Catholic Martyrs.  A soldier and his wife martyred in Rome. They were converted by Pope St. Cornelius. Caerealis and Sallustia were slain during the persecution conducted by Emperor Trajanus Decius. Feastday Sept 14

Saturday, September 13, 2014

St. John Chrysostom - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Chrysostom - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Chrysostom, Roman Catholic Priest and Archbishop of Constantinople. Feastday Sept 13

Friday, September 12, 2014

Bl. Thomas Zumarraga - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Zumarraga - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Zumarraga, Dominican martyr of Japan. Born in Vitoria, Spain, he entered the Dominicans and was dispatched to the missions in Japan. There he worked to advance the Christian cause until his imprisonment at Omura. After three years of confinement, he was burned alive with several companions. Feastday Sept 12

Thursday, September 11, 2014

KNPR's State of Nevada -- Searching For The Sacred In Sin City

KNPR's State of Nevada -- Searching For The Sacred In Sin City





Reverend Charles Urnick has the distinction of being the only Catholic priest in the country to offer a service out of a casino

St. John Gabriel Perboyre - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Gabriel Perboyre - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John-Gabriel Perboyre, Martyr of China: He was a Vincentian from Puech, France, who was ordained in 1826. In 1835 he volunteered for the missions of China and went to Honan, where he rescued abandoned children. When the persecution started, John was arrested and tortured for a year. On September 11, he was strangled to death. Pope Leo XIII beatified him in 1889, making him the first martyr in China to be so honored.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Bl. Mary Tanaura - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Mary Tanaura - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Mary Tanaura, and companions Roman Catholic Martyrs of Japan. with Mary Tanaka and Magdalen Sanga. Mary and her companions were beheaded at Nagasaki. Mary Tanaka was married to Blessed Paul Tanaka. Magdalen Sanga was the wife of Blessed Anthony Sanga. Feastday Sept 10

Bl. Mary Tokuan & Mary Choun - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Mary Tokuan & Mary Choun - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Mary Tokuan & Mary Choun, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Japan. They were slain with their husbands for refusing to give up the Christian faith. Feastday Sept 10

Bl. Lucy de Freitas - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Lucy de Freitas - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Lucy de Freitas, Roman Catholic Martyr of Japan. A native Japanese, she was the widow of Philip de Freitas. Lucy, a Franciscan tertiary, was arrested for sheltering Blessed Richard of St. Anne, a Franciscan priest. Although advanced in age, Lucy defended the faith before the authorities and was burned to death for it at Nagasaki, Japan, on September 10 Feastday Sept 10

Bl. Agnes Tsao-Kou Ying - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Agnes Tsao-Kou Ying - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Agnes Tsao-Kou Ying Roman Catholic Martyr of China. Agnes was a widow when she faced persecution for being a missionary catechist. She was executed by being placed in a cage at Sy-Lin-Hien. Feastday Sept 10

Bl. Agnes Takea - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Agnes Takea - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Agnes Takea, Martyr of Japan. She was the wife of Blessed Cosmas Takea. They were martyred with Blessed Charles Spinola by beheading at Nagasaki. Feastday Sept 10

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

St. Peter Claver - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Peter Claver - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Peter Claver, Roman Catholic Priest and Missionary. After his ordination in 1616, he dedicated himself by special vow to the service of the Negro slaves-a work that was to last for thirty-three years. He labored unceasingly for the salvation of the African slaves and the abolition of the Negro slave trade, Feastday Sept 9

Burundi: Three elderly nuns killed - Independent Catholic News

Burundi: Three elderly nuns killed - Independent Catholic News



Burundi: Three elderly nuns killed

Monday, September 8, 2014

St. Adrian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Adrian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Adrian, Roman Catholic Martyr. Adrian was a pagan officer at the imperial court of Nicomedia. Impressed by the courage of a group of Christians who were being tortured, he declared himself a Christian and was imprisoned with them and suffered excruciating tortures before he was put to death. His young wife, Natalia, who was present at his death, comforted him in his agony, recovered one of his severed hands, and took it to Argyropolis near Constantinople, where she fled to escape the importunities of an imperial official of Nicomedia who wanted to marry her. She died there peacefully on December 1. Adrian is the patron of soldiers and butchers. Feastday Sept 8

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Bl. Ralph Corby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Ralph Corby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Ralph Corby Roman Catholic Jesuit  Priest and English Martyr. Arrested and martyred on September 7 at Tyburn with Blessed John Duckett. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday, September 7. 

Bl. John Maid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Maid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Maid, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr of Japan, the adopted son of Blessed Louis Maki. A Christian, he refused to abjure the faith when arrested and was burned alive at Nagasaki. Feastday, September 7.

Bl. John Duckett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Duckett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Duckett Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Arrested and martyred on September 7 at Tyburn with Blessed Ralph Corby. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday, September 7. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Bl. Thomas Tsughi - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Tsughi - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





Bl. Thomas Tsughi, Roman Catholic Priest and Japanese Martyr. A native, he was educated by the Jesuits, and entered the Society of Jesus in 1589. Forced to leave Japan, he went to Macao but then returned to Japan in disguise. Giving in to temptation, he left the Jesuits for one dark day but then repented and gave himself utterly to the Christian cause in the islands. Seized by authorities, he was burned alive at Nagasaki with several companions after authorities refused to allow his family to buy his freedom.  Feastday Sept 6

Friday, September 5, 2014

Bl.Teresa of Calcutta - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl.Teresa of Calcutta - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl.Teresa of Calcutta, Roman Catholic Religious, Patron of World Youth Day. Feastday Sept 5

Bl. William Browne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Browne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Browne, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr executed at Ripon for being a catholic.  Feastday Sept 5.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Bl. Dina Belanger - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Dina Belanger - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Dina Belanger, Roman Catholic Religious, died on 4 Sept in the Couvent de Jesus-Marie, Sillery , Quebec Canada. Feastday Sept 4.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Martyrs of September - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of September - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of September, A group of 190 martyrs who were massacred on September 2 and 3, during the French Revolution. One hundred twenty were martyred at the Carmelite Church on the rue de Rennes in Paris Feastday Sept 2

Monday, September 1, 2014

Bl. Michael Ghebre - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Michael Ghebre - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Michael Ghebre, Roman Catholic Vincentian Priest Martyr of Ethiopia also listed as Mikael Gabra. A native of that country, Michael became a Catholic in 1844 - converted by a Vincentian and was ordained in 1851. Theodore II, the Negus of Ethiopia, launched a persecution of Catholics in 1855. Michael and four companions were arrested. Michael was dragged from place to place and died from abuse in prison on August 28 Feast day - September 1

St. Giles, Abbot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Giles, Abbot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Giles, Abbot, Roman Catholic Abbot (Patron of Physically Disabled) Feast day - September 1

St. Anna the Prophetess - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Anna the Prophetess - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Anna the Prophetess, Roman Catholic A widow and seeress, described in St. Luke's Gospel. Feastday Sept 1

ISIS Targets Pope Francis; Italy Deemed As Strategic Point Of Attack - International Business Times

ISIS Targets Pope Francis; Italy Deemed As Strategic Point Of Attack - International Business Times