Tuesday, June 30, 2015

First Martyrs of the See of Rome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

First Martyrs of the See of Rome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Protomartyrs of Rome The holy men and women are also called the “Protomartyrs of Rome.” They were accused of burning Rome by Nero , who burned Rome to cover his own crimes. Some martyrs were burned as living torches at evening banquets, some crucified, others were fed to wild animals. These martyrs died before Sts. Peter and Paul, and are called “disciples of the Apostles. . . whom the Holy Roman church sent to their Lord before the Apostles’ death.” Feastday: June 30

Sunday, June 28, 2015

St. Paul I, Pope - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Paul I, Pope - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Paul I, Roman Catholic Priest and Pope from 757-767. Feastday: June 28

St. Irenaeus - Saints

St. Irenaeus - Saints



St. Irenaeus, Roman Catholic Priest.  He was an early Church Father and apologist. As one of the first great Christian theologians, he emphasized the traditional elements in the Church, especially the episcopate, Scripture, and tradition. Against the Gnostics, who said that they possessed a secret oral tradition from Jesus himself, Irenaeus maintained that the bishops in different cities are known as far back as the Apostles and that the bishops provided the only safe guide to the interpretation of Scripture. His writings, with those of Clement and Ignatius, are taken as among the earliest signs of the developing doctrine of the primacy of the Roman see. Irenaeus is the earliest witness to recognition of the canonical character of all four gospels. Feastday: June 28

Saturday, June 27, 2015

St. Cyril of Alexandria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cyril of Alexandria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cyril of Alexandria, Roman Catholic Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Cyril became embroiled with Nestorius, patriarch of Constantinople, who was preaching that Mary was not the Mother of God since Christ was Divine and not human, and consequently she should not have the word theotokos (God-bearer) applied to her. Feastday: June 27


Friday, June 26, 2015

Media Missionary Video Update July 2015


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

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



St. Marie Magdalen Fontaine, Roman Catholic Nun and French Martyr. Martyred Sister of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul. She was superior of the congregation’s house at Arras when the French Revolution erupted in the country With three members of her community, Mary Magdalen was guillotined at Cambrai, France. Feastday: June 26

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Teresa Fantou, Roman Catholic Nun and French Martyr of the Sisters of Charity in Arras, during the French Revolution, she was arrested by republican authorities and guillotined at Cambrai.Teresa and her three companions, Francoise Lanel, Madeleine Fontaine, and Joan Gerard. Feastday: June 26

Bl. Jane Gerald - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Jane Gerald - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Jane Gerald, Roman Catholic Nun and French Martyr of the Sisters of Charity in Arras, during the French Revolution, she was arrested by republican authorities and guillotined at Cambrai. Feastday: June 26

26th June - Saints John and Paul - Independent Catholic News

26th June - Saints John and Paul - Independent Catholic News



Martyrs. According to legend, these two Christian brothers were prosperous army officers in the court of Constantia, daughter of the Emperor Constantine, around the middle of the fourth century. They took part in a victorious campaign against the Scythians with General Gallicanus. Festday June 26

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

24th June - Saint John the Baptist - Independent Catholic News

24th June - Saint John the Baptist - Independent Catholic News

St. Agrippina - Saints

St. Agrippina - Saints



St. Agrippina, Roman Catholic Martyr. Martyr, whose shrine is venerated as a site of miracles. Agrippina is believed to have come from a good Roman family. She was caught up in the persecutions instituted by Emperor Valerian or Diocletian and was beheaded or scourged. Her body was taken to Mineo, Sicily, by three devout Christian women. The gravesite became a popular pilgrimage destination, noted for miracles through Agrippina's intercession. Feastday: June 23

Thursday, June 18, 2015

St. Marina - Saints

St. Marina - Saints



St. Marina Roman Catholic Virgin- She flourished in Bithynia in the eighth century, and served God under the habit of a monk, with extraordinary fervor. Her wonderful humility, meekness, and patience are celebrated in the lives of the fathers of the desert. Feastday: June 18

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mission and Shrine | Mission Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

Mission and Shrine | Mission Nombre de Dios and Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche



In the early 1600s, the Spanish settlers of St. Augustine established the first Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the United States. The original chapel and several reconstructions were damaged by storms and attacks. The chapel was rebuild in 1875 by Augustin Verot, first bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine. It too fell to the ravages of a major hurricane. The present chapel was reconstructed in 1915 and enshrines a replica of the original statue of Nuestra SeƱora de la Leche y Buen Parto – Our Lady of the Milk and Happy Delivery. Throughout its existence, the Shrine has remained a comforting place of prayer for mothers-to-be, for families, for special intentions and for those seeking to strengthen their faith.
http://missionandshrine.org/

St Augustine


Saturday, June 13, 2015

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pope Francis: True Christians are called on a journey, to serve - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: True Christians are called on a journey, to serve - Independent Catholic News

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

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



St. John of Sahagun, Roman Catholic Augustinian friar and priest. He was a leading preacher regarding social behavior of his day. Feastday June 12

108 Polish Martyrs - Saints

108 Polish Martyrs - Saints



108 Blessed Polish Martyrs, Martyrs of World War II, were Roman Catholics from Poland killed during World War II by the Nazis The group comprises 3 bishops, 52 priests, 26 members of male religious orders, 3 seminarians, 8 religious sisters and 9 lay people. Feastday June12

Thursday, June 11, 2015

St. Barnabas - Saints

St. Barnabas - Saints



St. Barnabas, A Jew, born in Cyprus and named Joseph, he sold his property, gave the proceeds to the Apostles, who gave him the name Barnabas. Feastday: June 10

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

He Who Would Valiant Be hymn with on-screen LYRICS


St. Getulius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Getulius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Getulius, Roman Catholic Martyr with Amantius, Caerealis, and Primitivus. He was the husband of St. Symphorosa. An officer in the Roman army, he resigned when he became a Christian and returned to his estates near Tivoli, Italy. There he converted Caerealis, an imperial legate sent to arrest him. With his brother Amantius and with Caerealis and Primitivus, Getulius was tortured and martyred at Tivoli. Featsday June 10

Thursday, June 4, 2015

St. Metrophanes of Byzantium - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Metrophanes of Byzantium - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Metrophanes of Byzantium,Bishop of Byzantium. A nephew of Emperor Probus, he was a convert and entered the Church. After studying for the priesthood, Metrophanes was ordained by Bishop Titus of Byzantium whom he succeeded in 313. His devotion to the faith as bishop was so remarkable that Emperor Constantine the Great was supposedly influenced by him in placing the new imperial capital at Byzantium, on the Hellespont. The new city was named Constantinople. Feastday June 4

St. Francis Caracciolo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Francis Caracciolo - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Francis Caracciolo, Roman Catholic priest and Founder of the Minor Clerks Regular with St. John Augustine Adorno. He was born in 1563, a member of a noble Neapolitan family. Though he had a rare skin disease, much like leprosy, Francis became a priest, at which time his skin disease disappeared. In 1588, he co-founded the Minor Clerks Regular and spent the rest of his life as the superior. Feastday June 4

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Pope calls for 'a poor Church' that practices a voluntary simplicity - Independent Catholic News

Pope calls for 'a poor Church' that practices a voluntary simplicity - Independent Catholic News



 "In truth, war is the 'mother of all poverty', a great predator of lives, souls, and of the dearest and most sacred affections",

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions - Saints

St. Charles Lwanga and Companions - Saints



St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Roman Catholic Martyrs of Uganda. Feastday June 3

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter - Saints

Sts. Marcellinus and Peter - Saints



Sts. Marcellinus and Peter, Roman Catholic Saints and Martyrs,Though we know very little about these two martyrs under Diocletian, there is no question that the early church venerated them. Evidence of the respect in which they were held are the basilica Constantine built over their tombs and the presence of their names in the first eucharistic prayer.

Pope St. Damasus says that he heard the story of these two martyrs from their executioner who became a Christian after their deaths. Marcellinus, a priest, and Peter, an exorcist, died in the year 304. According to a legendary account of their martyrdom, the two Romans saw their imprisonment as just one more opportunity to evangelize and managed to convert their jailer and his family. The legend also says that they were beheaded in the forest so that other Christians wouldn't have a chance to bury and venerate their bodies. Two women found the bodies, however, and had them properly buried. Feastday June 2

Martyrs of Lyons - Saints

Martyrs of Lyons - Saints



Martyrs of Lyons. A group of Christians that include Photinus, Sanctius, Vetius, Epagathus, Maturus, Ponticus, Biblis, Attalus, Alexander, Blandina, and companions. They were attacked by a pagan mob and then tried as Christians in the reign of Emperor Marcus Aurelius in Lugdunum, Gaul. Writers from Lyons and Vienne provided very graphic descriptions of the terrible torments endured by these martyrs. Feastday June 2