Thursday, July 30, 2015

St. Julitta - Saints

St. Julitta - Saints



St. Julitta, Roman Catholic Martyred woman of Caesarea in Cappadocia, in modem Turkey. She lost all her estates in a court case. Her opponent suffered a decision against his claims and denounced Julitta as a Christian, thus gaining the entire land in the dispute. She was burned at the stake. Feastday July 30

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

St. Innocent I - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Innocent I - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Innocent I, Roman Catholic Pope, succeeding Pope St. Anastasius I, on December 22, 401. Innocent strongly favored clerical celibacy St. Innocent I, Roman Catholic Pope, succeeding Pope St. Anastasius I, on December 22, 401. Innocent emphasized papal supremacy and strongly favored clerical celibacy. Feastday July 28th.

St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception - Saints

St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception - Saints



St. Alphonsa, Roman Catholic Nun, Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception was a Catholic Franciscan Religious Sister who is now honored as a saint, the first person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic Church of the Saint Thomas Christian community.Patron against illness. Feastday July 28

Monday, July 27, 2015

Bl. Rudolf Acquaviva - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Rudolf Acquaviva - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Rudolf Acquaviva, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and  Martyr. he was the nephew of Claudius Acquaviva, the fifth master general of the Jesuits, and he followed his uncle into the Society of Jesus. In 1549, he was sent to India, going to the court of Mogul Akbar near Agra. He became superior of the Salsette mission. Rudolf was martyred at Salsette, near Goa, by Hindus, with four companions, including Alfonso Pacheco.  Feastday: July 27

Saturday, July 25, 2015

St. James the Greater - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. James the Greater - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. James the Greater Roman Catholic Apostle and is the patron saint of Spain and, according to legend, his remains are held in Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Feastday July 25

Friday, July 24, 2015

Bl. Maria Pilar Martinez Garcia & Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Maria Pilar Martinez Garcia & Companions - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Maria Pilar Martinez Garcia & Companions, Roman Catholic Carmelite nun, with Maria Ange­les Valtierra and Teresa Garcia y Garcia. They were killed in Guadalajara, Spain, by communists in the civil war. Maria Pilar Martinez was an older nun from Tarazona, Zaragoza.Feastday July 24

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Martyrs of Bulgaria - Saints

Martyrs of Bulgaria - Saints



Martyrs of Bulgaria, Roman Catholic Martyrs caught in the war between the Byzantine Empire and the pagan Bulgars. Many were slain in battle, while others were put to death for the faith. Feastday July 23

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

St. Mary Magdelene - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary Magdelene - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mary Magdelene Roman Catholic, First person to see the resurrected Jesus. Feastday July 22

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

St. Julia of Troyes - Saints

St. Julia of Troyes - Saints



St. Julia of Troyes, Roman Catholic Martyr of Troyes, France. Taken captive by the Romans, she was given to Claudius, a soldier. Julia converted him to Christ, and they were beheaded as martyrs. Feastday July 21

Sunday, July 19, 2015

St. Justa and Rufina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Justa and Rufina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Justa and Rufina,  Roman Catholic Virgins and Martyrs. These martyrs were two Christian women at Seville in Spain who maintained themselves by selling earthenware. Not to concur in idolatrous superstitions, they refused to sell vessels for the use of heathen ceremonies and when the worshipers broke up their stock-in-trade, Justa and Rufina retorted by overthrowing the image of a false goddess. Whereupon the people impeached them for their faith before the governor. The prefect, after they had boldly confessed Christ, commanded them to be stretched on the rack and their sides to be torn with hooks. An idol was placed near the rack with incense, that if they would offer sacrifice they should be released; but their fidelity was not to be shaken. Justa died on the rack; the judge ordered Rufina to be strangled, and their bodies to be burned. Feastday July 19

Saturday, July 18, 2015

St. Theodosia of Constantinople - Saints

St. Theodosia of Constantinople - Saints



St. Theodosia of Constantinople, Roman Catholic Nun and Martyr at the monastery of St. Anastasia. She led a group of nuns in defense of the icon of Christ which hung over the main door of the community when soldiers were sent to enforce the decrees of the Iconoclast emperors Leo Ill the Isaurian  and Constantine V. Theodosia and twelve other nuns were arrested and tortured; Theodosia died of her grievous injuries while in prison.  Feastday: July 18

Friday, July 17, 2015

Dialogues des Carmelites final


THE SIXTEEN CARMELITE MARTYRS OF COMPIEGNE


Martyrs of Compi├Ęgne - Catholic Focus


Carmelite Nuns of Compiegne - Saints

Carmelite Nuns of Compiegne - Saints



Roman Catholic Carmelite Nuns of Compiegne, Sixteen Carmelites caught up in the French Revolution and martyred. They went to the guillotine singing the Salve Regina. They were beatified in 1906 by Pope St. Pius X. The Carmelites were: Marie Claude Brard; Madeleine Brideau, the subprior; Maire Croissy, grandniece of Colbert Marie Dufour; Marie Hanisset; Marie Meunier, a novice; Rose de Neufville Annette Pebras; Anne Piedcourt: Madeleine Lidoine, the prioress; Angelique Roussel; Catherine Soiron and Therese Soiron, both extern sisters, natives of Compiegne and blood sisters: Anne Mary Thouret; Marie Trezelle; and Eliza beth Verolot. The martyrdom of the nuns was immortalized by the composer Francois Poulenc in his famous opera Dialogues des Carmelites. Feastday July 17

Thursday, July 16, 2015

St. Carmen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Carmen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Feastday July 16

St. Athenogenes - Saints

St. Athenogenes - Saints



St. Athenogenes, Roman Catholic Bishop and Martyr,  Burnt alive with ten disciples at Sebaste. He is the author of the earliest known Christian hymn recorded outside of the Bible that is still in use today. Feastday July 16

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

St. Bonaventure - Saints

St. Bonaventure - Saints



St. Bonaventure, Roman Catholic Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Feastday July 15

Sunday, July 12, 2015

St. Veronica - Saints

St. Veronica - Saints



St. Veronica, Roman Catholic woman of Jerusalem who wiped the face of Christ with a veil while he was on the way to Calvary. According to tradition, the cloth was imprinted with the image of Christ's face. Feastday: July 12

Friday, July 10, 2015

10th July - Saints Rufina and Secunda; St Alexander - Independent Catholic News

10th July - Saints Rufina and Secunda; St Alexander - Independent Catholic News



Saints Rufina and Secunda

Martyrs. These early Christian saints were the daughters of Asterius, a Roman senator. He arranged for them to marry Armentarius and Verinus and, because all four were Christian, the matches seemed perfect.

However, when the Emperor began persecuting Christians, the two young men renounced their faith. The women refused to do this and ran away. They were captured and scourged at the orders of a prefect named Junus Donatus, before being beheaded.

A pagan lady named Plautilla buried their bodies in a spot called the Black Forest outside Rome. It was renamed the White Forest after the sisters. A church was built in their honour.

also St Alexander

Martyr. He is is among the martyrs named in the Eucharistic prayer of the Mass, but little is known about his life. He was buried in the cemetery of the Jordani on the Salarian Way and is one of the seven martyrs remembered on this day, all said to be sons of St Felicity.

Monday, July 6, 2015

St. Noyala - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Noyala - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Noyala, Roman Catholic Virgin Martyr. She was beheaded at Beignan, Brittany. Noyala walked from the site of her martyrdom to Pontivy, holding her head in her hands. Feastday July 6

St. Maria Goretti - Saints

St. Maria Goretti - Saints



St. Maria Goretti, Roman Catholic Virgin Martyr. Patron of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape. Feastday July 6

Sunday, July 5, 2015

St. Zoe of Rome - Saints

St. Zoe of Rome - Saints



Saint Zoe of Rome, Roman Catholic Martyr. She was greatly devoted to St Peter, and was praying by his tomb when she was arrested for her faith. She died, stifled by smoke, being hung by her own hair, over a fire. Her body then was thrown into the River Tiber. Feastday: July 5

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Friday, July 3, 2015

Thursday, July 2, 2015

3rd July - Saint Thomas - Independent Catholic News

3rd July - Saint Thomas - Independent Catholic News



The disciple Thomas is called 'Didymus the Twin' in the New Testament, but throughout the Christian world he is known as 'Doubting Thomas'. He searched for the truth but found it hard to accept or understand.

In St John's Gospel, when Jesus says: "I go to prepare a place for you. And I will come again and I will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way where I am going," Thomas says: "Lord we don't know where you are going. How can we know the way?" Then Jesus replied: "I am the way, the truth and the light."

St Thomas was not with the other apostles when Jesus appeared to them after his death, and refused to believe that he was alive unless he could see the marks of the nails. Eight days later he saw Jesus for himself, touched the wounds and said: "My Lord and my God."

It is believed that St Thomas went to India as a missionary. A Sixth century inscription at a church in Myapore, in Madras is dedicated to him and he is said to be buried there

St. Processus and Martinian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Processus and Martinian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Processus and Martinian, Roman Catholic Priest Martyrs. They joined the Apostles Peter and Paul in the Mamertine Prison in Rome before their executions. A spring flowed miraculously in the prison, and Processus and Martinian, both wardens, were baptized in the miraculous waters. Their relics are preserved in St. Peter’s Basilica. Feastday: July 2

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Book Review: "Papist Devils"

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Book Review: "Papist Devils": As mankind become more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community a...

Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: The History of Anti-Catholic Violence in the U.S.

Sticks, Stones, and Broken Bones: The History of Anti-Catholic Violence in the U.S.

Bl. Eugenia Joubert - Saints

Bl. Eugenia Joubert - Saints



Bl. Eugenia Joubert, Roman Catholic Nun. She taught catechism to children and died of tuberculosis at age 28. Feastday: July 2

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Bl. Junipero Serra - Saints

Bl. Junipero Serra - Saints



Bl. Junipero Serra, Roman Catholic Franciscan friar who founded the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California from San Diego to San Francisco, At the age of thirty-seven, he landed in Mexico City on January 1, 1750, and spent the rest of his life working for the conversion of the peoples of the New World. Feastday July 1