Friday, October 31, 2014

St. Arnulf - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Arnulf - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Arnulf  Roman Catholic Benedictine Monk Martyred by the Muslim Saracens at Novalese, in Piedmont, Italy. When the area was overrun by the Saracens, he was put to death. Feastday: Oct.31

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Bl. John Slade - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Slade - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Slade, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. John denied King Henry Viii’s supremacy in religious matters and was arrested and tried with Blessed John Bodey. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered at Winchester. Feastday: October 30

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Pope Francis tells Christians: don't hover at the door, come in - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis tells Christians: don't hover at the door, come in - Independent Catholic News

St. Joachim Royo - Saints

St. Joachim Royo - Saints



St. Joachim Royo, Roman Catholic Priest and Dominican martyr in China. A Spaniard, Joachim was sent to China with Blessed Peter Sanz and was ordained there. He was strangled to death in a prison after horrible atrocities. Feastday Oct 28

Monday, October 27, 2014

St. Capitolina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Capitolina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Capitolina A Roman Catholic martyred woman of Cappadocia, with her handmaid, Erotheis. They died in the persecutions conducted by Emperor Diocletian. Feastday Oct 27

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Bl. Thomas Thwing - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Thwing - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Thwing, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was condemned and hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Oct 23

St. John of Capistrano - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John of Capistrano - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John of Capistrano, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. In 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade with the Hungarian military commander John Hunyadi. St. John, at the age of seventy, was commissioned by Pope Callistus III to preach and lead a crusade against the invading Turks. Marching at the head of seventy thousand Christians, he gained victory in the great battle of Belgrade against the Turks in 1456. Three months later he died at Illok, Hungary. His feast day is October 23. He is the patron of jurists.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

St. Bertharius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Bertharius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Bertharius, Roman Catholic Monk and Martyr. In 883, the monastery was again attacked by Muslims, and Bertharius was killed along with some other monks at the altar of St. Martin on October 22 of that year in the church of Saint Salvator at the foot of the hill. Feastday Oct 22

Monday, October 20, 2014

St. Caprasius of Agen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Caprasius of Agen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Caprasius of Agen, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. The death of St. Faith prompted Caprasius to declare openly his Christianity. He was joined by his mother, Alberta, his brothers Primus and Felician, and by companions. They were put to death when they refused to deny the faith. Feastday Oct 20

Sunday, October 19, 2014

St. Theofrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Theofrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Theofrid, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. He was killed by Muslim raiders who had crossed into southern France. Feastday October 19

St. Theofrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Theofrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Theofrid, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. He was killed by Muslim raiders who had crossed into southern France. Feastday October 19

St. Laura - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Laura - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Laura Roman Catholic Spanish Martyr. Born in Cordova, Spain, she became a nun at Cuteclara after she was widowed, and was scalded to death by her Muslim captors. Feast Day Oct. 19.

St. Philip Howard - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Philip Howard - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Philip Howard, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. One of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. Feastday October 19

St. John de Brebeuf & Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John de Brebeuf & Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Jean de Brebeuf, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr of New France. Patron saint of Canada Brebeuf and his assistant, Gabriel Lalemant, were captured and tortured to death by the Iroquois. Feastday Oct 19

Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Isaac Jogues and Rene Goupil, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and Martyrs. Two of the six North American Martyrs. Captured and tortured to death at the hands of the Indians. Feastday Oct 19

Saturday, October 18, 2014

St. Gwen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Gwen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Gwen, Roman Catholic Widowed Martyr. She is sometimes called Blanche, Wenn, or Candida. She was the daughter of a Chieftain, Brychan or Brecknock. Saxon pagans martyred Gwen at Talgrarth Feast day is October 18th.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Mexico: Large increase in attacks on Catholic priests - Independent Catholic News

Mexico: Large increase in attacks on Catholic priests - Independent Catholic News



Mexico: Large increase in attacks on Catholic priests

St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bls. Marie Magdalen Desjardin and Marie Louise Vanot, Roman Catholic Nuns and Martyrs. Ursuline martyrs of the French Revolution. She was guillotined in Valenciennes with Marie Louise Vanot. In religion, Marie Magdalen was called Marie-Augustine. Marie Louise was called Natalie. Feast day is October 17th.

Bl. Jane Louise Barre and Jane Reine Prin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Jane Louise Barre and Jane Reine Prin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Jane Louise Barre and Jane Reine Prin, Roman Catholic Nuns. Ursuline martyrs. Known in the religious life as Sisters Cordula and Laurentina respectively, the 3 were guillotined by officials of the French revolutionary government at Valenciennes and were members of the Ursuline nuns martyred during the French Revolution. Feast day is October 17th.

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic.Feastday Oct-17

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic.Feastday Oct-17

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic.Feastday Oct-17

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Richard Gwyn - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Richard Gwyn, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. He Converted from Protestantism, he returned to Wales in 1562, married, had six children, and opened a school. Arrested in 1579, he spent four years in prison before his execution by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wrexham on October 15, for being a Catholic.Feastday Oct-17

St. Ethelbert and Etheired - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ethelbert and Etheired - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Ethelbert and Etheired, Roman Catholic English Martyrs. Martyred great grandsons of King Ethelbert of Kent, England (d. 616), at Eastery near Sandwich. Their shrine is at Ramsey Abbey in Huntingdonshire. Feastday is October 17th.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

St. Teresa of Avila - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Teresa of Avila - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Teresa of Avila
Foundress of the reformed (Discalced) Carmelites. St Teresa was born in 1515 to an aristocratic family in Avila.  As a child she showed precocious piety by playing at hermitages with her younger brother.  The pair once ran away from home, hoping to go to Morocco and die as martyrs.

After her mother's death when she was just 14, Teresa went through a spell of being very interested in boys and clothes.  She was sent to be educated by the Augustinian nuns and soon decided she wanted to become a nun.  Her father at first objected, but later gave his consent and she entered a Carmelite convent at the age of 20.

The convent was a relaxed place, where many visitors came and went and the sisters were often allowed out in the town.  Teresa struggled with her prayer life, abandoned it and then returned once again.  After about 25 years of living the unreformed Carmelite life, she decided she wanted to found a community where the rule could be more strictly observed.  In 1562 she established her new house of St Joseph of Avila with 13 nuns, living an austere life of prayer and work.  The sisters never ate meat.  Teresa made sure she did every job the others did - from cooking and cleaning to spinning and sewing.

With St John of the Cross, she helped reform the Carmelite friars and established 16 more Carmelite convents.  St Teresa became a great teacher on prayer and contemplation.  She wrote countless letters and several books including her autobiography, and the classics.  'The Way of Perfection', written for nuns and  'The Interior Castle'.

St Teresa was know for her cheerfulness and sense of humour. She said:   "God deliver me from sullen saints" .

She was canonised in 1622 and was the first woman saint to be made a doctor of the Church in 1970.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

St. Callistus I - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Callistus I - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Pope Callixtus I Roman Catholic Priest and Pope, also called Callistus I, was the bishop of Rome from c. 218 to his death in 223. He lived during the reigns of the Roman Emperors Elagabalus and Alexander Severus. He was martyred for his Christian faith.Feastday Oct 14

Monday, October 13, 2014

St. Edward the Confessor - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edward the Confessor - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edward the Confessor, Roman Catholic King of England. He built St. Peter's Abbey at Westminster, the site of the present Abbey, where he is buried. His piety gained him the surname "the Confessor". Feastday Oct. 13

Friday, October 10, 2014

St. Paulinus of Capua - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Paulinus of Capua - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Paulinus of Capua http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=5328 Feastday: October 10 843 A.D. Bishop of Capua. Paulinus was from England and, according to tradition, he was on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem when he stopped at Capua, Italy. For whatever reason, the inhabitants of the city compelled him to become their bishop. His term as bishop was deeply troubled by the predations of Saracen raiders, and he died at Sicopolis, the city to which he fled when Capua was overrun by the Saracens.

Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Eulampius and Eulampia, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Eulampius was arrested by the Roman authorities during an attempt to buy supplies for Christians who were hiding in caves on the outskirts of Nicomedia. After Eulampius was whipped, his sister Eulampia was arrested after she identified herself by emerging from a crowd to embrace and comfort him. Eulampius and Eulampia were executed the next day.According to Christian tradition, two hundred soldiers, moved by the courage of the two siblings, converted to Christianity and were themselves martyred. Feastday October 10

Thursday, October 9, 2014

London: Tyburn Martyrs memorial restored - Independent Catholic News

London: Tyburn Martyrs memorial restored - Independent Catholic News



London: Tyburn Martyrs memorial restored

Sts. Denis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Denis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Denis, Rusticus, and Eleutherius. Roman Catholic Martyrs. After a long imprisonment and several aborted executions, the three martyrs were beheaded with a sword and their bodies were thrown into the river. Denis' body was retrieved from the Seine by his converts and buried. The chapel that was built over his tomb grew into the abbey of Saint-Denis. Feastday Oct 9

Monday, October 6, 2014

Martyrs of Trier - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Trier - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Roman Catholic Martyrs of Trier, Innumerable martyrs slain in Trier, modem Germany. They were put to death under Roman Governor Rictiovarus during the persecution of Emperor Diocletian. Feastday Oct 6

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Bl. William Hartley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Hartley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Hartley, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was an Anglican minister before his conversion to Catholicism. Going to Reims, France, he received ordination in 1580 and went back to the English mission to aid St. Edmund Campion. William was hanged at Shoreditch. Feastday Oct. 5

Bl. Robert Sutton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Sutton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Sutton, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was an Anglican minister before his conversion to Catholicism. In 1575, he converted and went to Douai, France. He returned to England and was arrested in London and hanged at Clerkenwell. Feastday Oct.5

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Bl. Lucy Chakichi - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Lucy Chakichi - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Lucy Chakichi, Roman Catholic laywoman and Japanese Martyr, the wife of Blessed Louis Chakichi. She was beheaded with her sons, Andrew and Francis, at Nagasaki, Japan.  Feastday Oct 2

St. Thomas of Hereford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Thomas of Hereford - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Thomas of Hereford, Roman Catholic Priest and Bishop of Hereford England. Feastday Oct 2

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

St. Therese of Lisieux - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Therese of Lisieux - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Therese of Lisieux Roman Catholic Religious, Patron of the Missions  "Little Flower",  Feastday Oct 1

Bl. Robert Wilcox - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Wilcox - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Wilcox. Roman Catholic English Martyr. He studied for the priesthood at Reims, France, and received ordination in 1585. Sent to England the following year, he worked in Kent. Robert was arrested in Marshsea. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered with Blessed Robert Widmerpool at Canterbury. Feastday Oct 1

Bl. Robert Widmerpool - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Robert Widmerpool - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Robert Widmerpool. Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was arrested for giving aid to a Catholic priest. Robert was executed by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Canterbury with Blessed Robert Wilcox. Feastday Oct 1

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Robinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ordained in 1585, John went back to England and was executed at Ipswich. Feastday Oct 1

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Robinson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Robinson, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ordained in 1585, John went back to England and was executed at Ipswich. Feastday Oct 1

Bl. Edward James - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward James - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward James, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Returning as a missionary to England, he was arrested and martyred at Chichester. Feastday Oct.1

St. Ralph Crockett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ralph Crockett - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Ralph Crockett, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Ralph was martyred at Chichester by being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday Oct.1