Thursday, August 27, 2015

St. Monica - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Monica - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Monica, Roman Catholic Laywoman and was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent tempered. His mother Lived with them and was equally difficult, which proved a constant challenge to St. Monica. She had three children; Augustine, Navigius, and Perpetua. feastday Aug 27 Patron of Wives and Abuse Victims

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

St. Louis King of France - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Louis King of France - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Louis IX, King of France. He was well known for protecting the French clergy from secular leaders and for strictly enforcing laws against blasphemy.  He established the Sorbonne (1252) and the monasteries of Rayaumont, Vavert, and Maubuisson. Louis led two crusades, the Sixth and the Seventh Crusades. Feastday Aug 25

St. Patricia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Patricia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Patricia Roman Catholic patron of Naples, and like St. Januarius there, a vial believed to be filled with her blood reportedly liquefies thirteen hundred years after her death. Feast Aug. 25

Monday, August 24, 2015

25th August 
- St Joseph Calasanz - Independent Catholic News

25th August 
- St Joseph Calasanz - Independent Catholic News

24th August 

- Saint Bartholomew - Independent Catholic News

24th August 

- Saint Bartholomew - Independent Catholic News



Saint Bartholomew - Independent Catholic News) St. Nathanael, is St. Bartholomew. He was one of the apostles. His name means 'son of Tolomai'. Scholars believe that he is the man from Cana that Jesus said was incapable of deceit. He preached in India and Greater Armenia, where he was flayed and beheaded by King Astyages. Feastday Aug 24

St. Bartholomew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Bartholomew - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Nathanael, is St. Bartholomew. He was one of the apostles. His name means 'son of Tolomai'. Schlors believe that he is the man from Cana that Jesus said was incapable of deceit. He preached in India and Greater Armenia, wher he was flayed and beheaded by King Astyages. Feastday Aug 24

Friday, August 21, 2015

St. Pius X - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pius X - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Pius X, Roman Catholic Priest and became the two hundred fifty-ninth Pope .  He waged an unwavering war against the heresy and evils of Modernism, gave great impetus to biblical studies, and brought about the codification of Canon Law. His overriding concern was to renew all things in Christ. Feastday Aug 21

St. Cyriaca - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cyriaca - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cyriaca, Roman Catholic Widowed Martyr and patroness of St. Laurence, sometimes called Dominica. St. Laurence, deacon and martyr, used Cyriacas villa in Rome to distribute alms to the poor. She was scourged to death for the faith. The church of St. Mary in Dominica was named after her. Feastday Aug. 21

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Eucharist is far more than symbolic, Pope Francis says at Angelus - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Eucharist is far more than symbolic, Pope Francis says at Angelus - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online



On Sunday, Pope Francis said that the Eucharist is no mere symbol, but is in fact the true body and blood of Jesus Christ, which has the ability to transform our hearts and minds to be more like him.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

St. Leo & Juliana - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Leo & Juliana - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Leo & Juliana, Roman Catholic Martyrs. Leo suffered martyrdom at Lycia. Juliana was martyred at Stribylum, in Asia Minor. Feastday Aug. 18

Bl. Mary Guengoro - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Mary Guengoro - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. James Guengoro, Roman Catholic Japanese martyr. He was the son of Blesseds Thoffias and Mary Guengoro. James was only two at the time of his crucifixion at Kokura. Feastday Aug. 18


Bl. Mary Guengoro, Roman Catholic Japanese martyr, The wife of Blessed Thomas Guengero, she was crucified at Kokura with her husband and son, James.  Feastday Aug. 18


Monday, August 17, 2015

Nigeria: Missionary priest killed in ambush - Independent Catholic News

Nigeria: Missionary priest killed in ambush - Independent Catholic News

Empress. Saint Helena was an innkeeper's daughter

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Empress. Saint Helena was an innkeeper's daughter born at Drepanum (later Helenopolis) in Asia Minor, around 270. Another story claims she was born in Britain and was the daughter of King Cole. She married the Roman general Constantius Chlorus, but when he became emperor in 292 he divorced her for political reasons. After his death, their son, who was to become the Emperor Constantine, reinstated his mother and showed her great respect. Coins were minted in her honour.

In about 312, when she was over 60, St Helena became a Christian. She was very devout, dressed quietly, and gave generously to the poor and prisoners. She made a lengthy pilgrimage to the Holy Land where she spent large sums for the relief of the poor and sick and founded churches on the sacred sites.

Ambrose, and the 9th century poet Cynewulf, wrote that Saint Helena won renown because she was the mother of the first Christian Emperor and because she is said to have found the True Cross in Jerusalem. Many miracles were attributed to her. St Helena died in 330. Her sarcophagus is in the Vatican Museum.

One hundred and thirty-five monasteries in England are dedicated to her, particularly in the North East. Many places were dedicated to her name, including St Helen's in Lancashire. The Atlantic island of St Helena was named after her, because Spanish sailors discovered it today - her feast day.

Popular oral contraceptive found to have negative health side effects - Health & Wellness - News - Catholic Online

Popular oral contraceptive found to have negative health side effects - Health & Wellness - News - Catholic Online

Saturday, August 15, 2015

St. Alipius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Alipius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Alipius, Roman Catholic Bishop and companion of St. Augustine. Feastday Aug 15

Friday, August 14, 2015

St. Eusebius of Rome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eusebius of Rome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Eusebius of Rome, Pope, The rigorist controversy, whether the church should readmit the lapsed, continued. Eusebius believed that the lapsed could be reconciled to the church after they had done penance, and his opponent, Anaclitus, believed that the lapsed were outside the church and could not be reconciled to the church. Feastday Aug 14

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

12th August - 

St Jane Frances de Chantal - Independent Catholic News

12th August - 

St Jane Frances de Chantal - Independent Catholic News



Widow and foundress of the Order of the Visitation. Born of a noble Burgundian family, in 1572, St Jane Frances married a baron at the age of 20. Three of their children died very young but four survived. After only nine years of married life, her husband was killed in a hunting accident.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

St. Clare - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Clare - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Clare, Roman Catholic Nun. Foundress of an order of nuns now called "Poor Clares." Patron of sore eyes. Feastday Aug. 11

The Story of St. Philomena

St. Philomena - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Philomena - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Philomena, Roman Catholic Virgin and Martyr. Patroness of the Living Rosary and the Patroness of the Children of Mary, is the only person recognized as a saint solely on the basis of her powerful intercession, although pertinent revelations regarding her life have been recorded. Her relics are now preserved in Mugnano. Feastday Aug. 11

Sunday, August 9, 2015

St. Edith Stein - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edith Stein - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Edith Stein, Roman Catholic Nun. Teresa was arrested, and was sent to the concentration camp Teresa died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz. Feastday Aug. 9

Saturday, August 8, 2015

St. Dominic - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Dominic - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Dominic, Roman Catholic Priest. Dominic preached against the Albigensians (heresy) and helped reform the Cistercians. Dominic founded an institute for women at Prouille in Albigensian territory in 1206 and attached several preaching friars to it. When papal legate Peter of Castelnan was murdered by the Albigensians in 1208, Pope Innocent III launched a crusade against them headed by Count Simon IV of Montfort which was to continue for the next seven years. Dominic followed the army and preached to the heretics but with no great success. In 1214 Simon gave him a castle at Casseneuil and Dominic with six followers founded an order devoted to the conversion of the Albigensians Feastday Aug. 8

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary of the Cross MacKillop, Roman Catholic Nun. together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart and a number of schools and welfare institutions throughout Australasia with an emphasis on education for the poor, particularly in country areas. She is the only Australian until now, to be recognised by the Roman Catholic Church as a saint. Feastday Aug. 8

Bl. John Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Felton - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Felton, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. John nailed a copy of the Bull of Pope St. Pius V excommunicating Queen Elizabeth I to the doors of the bishop of London’s residence. Arrested and imprisoned, he was racked three times before being martyred in St. Paul’s churchyard. Feastday Aug 8

Friday, August 7, 2015

St. Claudia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Claudia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online
St. Claudia, Roman Catholic mother of Linus, who became the second Pope. Feastday Aug 7

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sunday, August 2, 2015

St. Eusebius of Vercelli - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eusebius of Vercelli - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eusebius of Vercelli, Roman Catholic Bishop and defender of The Faith against the Arian heresy. Feastday Aug 2.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Bl. Martyrs of Nowogrodek - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Martyrs of Nowogrodek - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

The Blessed Martyrs of Nowogródek, also known as the Eleven Nuns of Nowogródek or Sister Stella and Companions were a group of Roman Catholic nuns from the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth killed by the Gestapo in August 1943 in present-day Belarus. Feastday Aug 1

Bl. Thomas Welbourne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Welbourne - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online
Bl. Thomas Welbourne, Roman Catholic School master and English Martyr. He worked as a schoolmaster until his arrest for preaching the Catholic faith. He was arrested and condemned with Blesseds John Fuithering and William Brown. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at York. Feastday Aug. 1