Wednesday, December 31, 2014

St. Sylvester - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Sylvester - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Sylvester, Roman Catholic Priest and was Pope for twenty-four years and eleven months. The Council of Nice was assembled during his reign, in the year 325,Feastday Dec.31

St. Melania - Saints

St. Melania - Saints



St. Melania, The life of St. Melania reminds us of the fleeting character of earthly wealth. We should strive to emulate her use of wealth as well as talents to further the cause of Christ. Feastday Dec.31

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Bl. John Alcober - Saints

Bl. John Alcober - Saints



The Martyr Saints of China, or Augustine Zhao Rong and his 119 companions, are saints of the Roman Catholic Church. The 87 Chinese Catholics and 33 Western missionaries, from the mid-17th century to 1930, were martyred because of their ministry and, in some cases, for their refusal to apostatize. Many died in the Boxer Rebellion, in which xenophobic peasants slaughtered 30,000 Chinese converts to Christianity along with missionaries and other foreigners. Feastday Dec.30

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bl. William Howard - Saints

Bl. William Howard - Saints



Bl. William Howard, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was arrested on the false accusation of complicity in the so-called Popish Plot and imprisoned for two years before finally being beheaded on Tower Hill. Feastday Dec.29

Sunday, December 28, 2014

St. Eutychius

St. Eutychius



Sts. Eutychius & Domitian, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Ancyra, in Galatia. Eutychius was a priest and Domitian a deacon, and they died for defending the faith. Feastday Dec.28

Saturday, December 27, 2014

St. John the Apostle - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John the Apostle - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John the Apostle, The Church Fathers consider him the same person as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, and the Beloved Disciple. The tradition of many Christian denominations holds that he is the author of several books of the New Testament. Feastday Dec27

St. Fabiola - Saints

St. Fabiola - Saints



St. Fabiola, Roman Catholic laywoman, devoted herself to charitable works and aiding churches, and built the first Christian public hospital in the West, where she personally tended the sick. Feastday December 27

Friday, December 26, 2014

St. Pope Dionysius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pope Dionysius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Pope Dionysius, Pope from 259-268, who rebuilt the Church after the persecution conducted by Emperor Valerian. Dionysius was a Greek who served as a priest in Rome. He was elected pope on July 22, 259, after a year�s delay caused by the persecution. In 260, Dionysius defended the doctrine of the Holy Trinity against the heresy of Sabellianism. He also condemned Paul of Samosata for heretical teaching. Dionysius sent large sums of money to Cappadocia, which had been ravaged by the Goths. He rebuilt many areas after Emperor Gallienus issued an edict of toleration of Christians. Dionysius died in Rome, was the first pope not listed as a martyr, and was buried in the cemetery of Callistus. Feastday Dec 26

St. Stephen - Saints

St. Stephen - Saints



St. Stephen, Stephen's name means "crown," and he was the first disciple of Jesus to receive the martyr's crown. Feastday Dec.26

Thursday, December 25, 2014

St. Eugenia - Saints

St. Eugenia - Saints



St. Eugenia, Roman Catholic Martyr,Eugenia converted many others, including her mother, Claudia, and suffered martyrdom by sword for her faith in Rome, where she had gone with her mother. Her feast day is December 25th.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

St. Lucian - Saints

St. Lucian - Saints



St. Lucian, Roman Catholic African martyr with Drusus Metrobius, Paul, Theotirnus, and Zenobius. They were martyred at Tripoli, Libya. Feastday Dec.24

Monday, December 22, 2014

St. Chaeromon - Saints

St. Chaeromon - Saints



St. Chaeromon, Roman Catholic Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt. When the persecution was instituted by Emperor Trajanus Decius, Chaeromon Was quite elderly. He and several companions fled into the Arabian desert and were never seen again. The bishop and his companions are listed as martyrs. Feastday Dec. 22

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Letter from Mauritania - Independent Catholic News

Letter from Mauritania - Independent Catholic News

Bl. Adrian - Saints

Bl. Adrian - Saints



Bl. Adrian, Roman Catholic Dominican martyr in Dalmatia. Adrian and twenty-seven others were executed by Muslims for confessing Christ. Feastday Dec.21

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Bl. Peter de la Cadireta - Saints

Bl. Peter de la Cadireta - Saints



Bl. Peter de la Cadireta, Roman Catholic Martyr, Dominican martyr. A Spaniard, he entered the Dominicans and devoted his time to preaching to the heretics, including the Albigensians, in the area around Urgell, Spain. A group of heretics stoned him to death.Feastday Dec 20

Friday, December 19, 2014

St. Nemesius - Saints

St. Nemesius - Saints



St. Nemesius, Roman Catholic Martyr of Egypt. He was burned alive in Alexandria, Egypt, during the persecutions under Emperor Trajanus Decius. Nemesius was arrested and scourged and then burned to death. Like Christ, he was executed between two criminals. Feastday Dec.19

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

St. Begga - Saints

St. Begga - Saints



St. Begga, Roman Catholic Laywoman, Feastday Dec.17

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

St. Albina - Saints

St. Albina - Saints



St. Albina, Roman Catholic Martyr and a young witness for Christ. Albina was born in Caesarea and was martyred there. Feastday Dec.16

Monday, December 15, 2014

St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli - Saints

St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli - Saints



Saint Virginia Centurione Bracelli,  Roman Catholic Nun, Feastday Dec. 15

Sunday, December 14, 2014

St. John of the Cross - Saints

St. John of the Cross - Saints



St. John of the Cross, Roman Catholic Carmelite friar and Priest. Co-founder of the Discalced Carmelites and also known for his writings. Feastday Dec.14

Saturday, December 13, 2014

St. Lucy - Saints

St. Lucy - Saints



St. Lucy, was a young Roman Catholic Martyr who died  in defense of the faith during the Diocletian persecution. Feastday Dec. 13

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bl. Thomas Holland - Saints

Bl. Thomas Holland - Saints



Bl. Thomas Holland, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Thomas was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.12

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

St. Julia of Merida - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Julia of Merida - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Julia of Merida, Roma Catholic Martyr of Merida, Spain. She died with St. Eulalia in Merida for the faith. Feastday Dec.10

Bl. Thomas Somers - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Somers - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Somers, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Arrested for being a priest, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn with Blessed John Roberts. Feastday Dec.10

St. Eustace White - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eustace White - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Eustace White, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.10

St. Polydore Plasden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Polydore Plasden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Polydore Plasden, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.10

Bl. John Mason - Saints

Bl. John Mason - Saints



Bl. John Mason, Roman Catholic Layman and English Martyr. hanged, drawn, and quartered with Sts. Edmund Gennings, Palydore Plasden. and Blessed Sidney Hodgson. Feastday Dec.10

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Martyrs of Saragossa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Saragossa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Saragossa, Two groups of Roman Catholic martyrs put to death at Saragossa, Spain, by the Romans during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian.  Roman prefect named Dacian. exiled all Christians from the city, and when they started toward the gates of Saragossa, they were massacred by Dacians Roman troops. Feastday Dec.9

Martyrs of Saragossa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Saragossa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Saragossa, Two groups of Roman Catholic martyrs put to death at Saragossa, Spain, by the Romans during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian.  Roman prefect named Dacian. He exiled all Christians from the city, and when they

Martyrs of Samosata - Saints

Martyrs of Samosata - Saints



Martyrs of Samosata, Seven Roman Catholic martyrs who refused to join in co-Emperor Maximian’s pagan rites at Samosata. The martyrs were local magistrates Hipparchus and Philotheus and their converts: James, Paragrus, Abibus, Romanus, and Lollian. They were crucified for not celebrating Maximian’s victory over the Persians. Feastday Dec.9

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Pope | Catholic Answers

Pope | Catholic Answers



Bishop of Rome, who, in virtue of his position as successor of St. Peter, is the chief pastor of the whole Church, the Vicar of Christ upon earth

St. Peter Pascual - Saints

St. Peter Pascual - Saints



St. Peter Pascual, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. he became bishop of Jaen, although the diocese was technically under the dominion of the Islamic Moors. Nevertheless, he preached extensively to promote the Christian faith in Islamic communities and sought to ransom Christian captives being held by  Islamic Moorish captors. He was martyred in Granada. Feastday Dec.6

Friday, December 5, 2014

St. John Almond - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Almond - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Almond, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.5

St. Crispina - Saints

St. Crispina - Saints



St. Crispina, Roman Catholic Martyr. Arrested for being a Christian, she was taken before Proconsul Anulinus at Thebaste, in Numidia, and was ordered to deny Christ. Crispina refused and was tortured and publicly ridiculed then she was beheaded. Feastday Dec.5

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bl. Jerome de Angelis - Saints

Bl. Jerome de Angelis - Saints



Bl. Jerome de Angelis, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr in Japan. He was burned alive in Edo(Tokyo) Feastday Dec.4.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Bl. Edward Coleman - Saints

Bl. Edward Coleman - Saints



Bl. Edward Coleman, Roman Catholic layman and English Martyr. he converted to the faith and served as secretary to the duchess of Thrik. Condemned falsely of conspiring to restore Catholicism to England, He was executed at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.3

Monday, December 1, 2014

China: Anti-Christian persecution intensifies - Independent Catholic News

China: Anti-Christian persecution intensifies - Independent Catholic News

I Was An Evangelical Minister Minding My Own Business - Conversion Story of Deacon Joe Allison - The Coming Home Network

I Was An Evangelical Minister Minding My Own Business - Conversion Story of Deacon Joe Allison - The Coming Home Network

St. Edmund Campion - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edmund Campion - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Edmund Campion, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. He refused to apostatize when offered rich inducements to do so, was tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec 1

Bl. John Beche - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Beche - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Beche, Roman Catholic English Martyr  and a friend of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. John was abbot of Colchester Abbey. A Benedictine, he received a doctorate from Oxford in 1515 . He took the Oath of Supremacy in 1534 , but then saw his own abbey being plundered. The deaths of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More horrified him as well. When he refuted King Henry VIIIs right to suppress the English monasteries, he was arrested for treason and hanged, drawn, and quartered at Colchester. Feastday Dec 1

Bl. Richard Langley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Langley - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Langley, Roman Catholic English Martyr. A member of the gentry, he was born at Grimthorpe, where he had extensive estates, as he did in Riding.
He was arrested for giving shelter to Catholic priests and hanged, drawn, and quartered at York on December 1. Now his feastday.Dec 1

St. Alexander Briant - Saints

St. Alexander Briant - Saints



St. Alexander Briant, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, tortured and then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Tyburn. Feastday Dec.1