Saturday, October 31, 2015

St. Quentin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Quentin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Quentin, Roman Catholic Missionary and Martyr. He went to Gaul as a missionary with St. Lucian of Beauvais, and settled at Amiens in Picardy. He was so successful in preaching that he was imprisoned by prefect Rictiovarus, tortured, and then brought to Augusta Veromanduorum, where he was again tortured and then was beheaded. Feastday Oct 31

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Vincent, Sabina, & Christeta, Roman Catholic martyrs who were executed at Avila, Spain, during the persecutions of Emperor Diocletian (r. 284-305). Feastday Oct 27

Monday, October 26, 2015

St. Evaristus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Evaristus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Evaristus, Roman Catholic Pope. St. Evaristus succeeded St. Clement in the See of Rome in the reign of Trajan and governed the Church about eight years, being the fourth successor of St. Peter. Feastday Oct 26

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Martyrs of Nagran - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Nagran - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Nagran, a large group of Christian martyrs, possibly as many as 340, who suffered at Nagran, in south­western Arabia. Abdullah ibn Kaab, also called Aretas, was the leader of the martyrs and the chief of the Beni Harith. He and his companions were slain by Dhu Nowas, or Dunaan, a Jew who commanded heathen Jews and Arabs. A woman and her small children were among the victims. The martyrdom is recorded in the Koran. Feastday October 24

Friday, October 23, 2015

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.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

St. Pope John Paul II - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pope John Paul II - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Pope John Paul II, was the head of the Catholic Church from 16 October 1978 to his death in 2005. Feastday October 22

St. Mary Salome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary Salome - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mary Salome. One of the “Three Marys” who served Christ. She was the mother of St. James the Great and St. John, and was the wife of Zebedee. Mary Salome witnessed the Crucifixion and was among the women who were at the burial place on the day of the Resurrection. Feastday October 22

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Saturday, October 17, 2015

St. Francis Isidore Gagelin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Francis Isidore Gagelin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Francis Isidore Gagelin, Roman Catholic Priest and Vietnam Martyr.  Born in Montperreux, France, in 1799, he entered the Society of Foreign Missions of Paris. He was sent to Vietnam in 1822, where he was ordained a priest. In 1833, Francis was seized by anti-Christian forces and was martyred by strangulation.Feastday Oct 17

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

Bl. Jane Louise Barre and Jane Reine Prin - 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.

St. Ignatius of Antioch - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ignatius of Antioch - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Ignatius of Antioch, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. He was among the Apostolic Fathers, was the third Bishop of Antioch, and was a student of John the Apostle. En-route to Rome, where according to Christian tradition he met his martyrdom by being fed to wild beasts. Feast day is October 17th.

Friday, October 16, 2015

St. Gerard Majella - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Gerard Majella - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Gerard Majella, Roman Catholic lay brother of the Congregation of the Redeemer. This great saint is invoked as a patron of expectant mothers as a result of a miracle effected through his prayers for a woman in labor. Feast day is October 16th.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa, Roman Catholic Laywoman. On Holy Saturday of 1918, Alexandrina Maria da Costa, a fourteen-year-old native of Balasar, Portugal, was sewing when three men broke into her home, threatening to violate her chastity. Resolute to preserve her purity, she fled by jumping out a window. The thirteen-foot plunge to the ground crippled her for life. Feast day is October 13th.

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

St. Wilfrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Wilfrid - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Wilfrid, Roman Catholic Priest, Wilfrid (c. 633 – c. 709) was an English bishop and saint. Born a Northumbrian noble, he entered religious life as a teenager and studied at Lindisfarne, at Canterbury, in Gaul, and at Rome; he returned to Northumbria in about 660, and became the abbot of a newly founded monastery at Ripon. In 664 Wilfrid acted as spokesman for the Roman position at the Synod of Whitby, and became famous for his speech advocating that the Roman method for calculating the date of Easter should be adopted. Feastday Oct 12

Sunday, October 11, 2015

St. Damien of Molokai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Damien of Molokai - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Damien of Molokai, Roman Catholic Priest and member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, a missionary religious institute. he was sent to Honolulu, Hawaii, where he Was ordained. For the next nine years he worked in missions on the big island, Hawaii. In 1873, he went to the leper colony on Molokai, after volunteering for the assignment. Damien cared for lepers of all ages, but was particularly concerned about the children segregated in the colony. He announced he was a leper in 1885 and continued to build hospitals, clinics, and churches, and some six hundred coffins.Feastday Oct 11

Friday, October 9, 2015

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

Thursday, October 8, 2015

St. Pelagia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Pelagia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Pelagia is an Roman Catholic Antiochene saint, a virgin of fifteen years, who chose death by a leap from the housetop rather than dishonour from soldiers during the Diocletianic Persecution. Feastday October 8

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

St. Sergius & Bacehus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Sergius & Bacehus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Sergius & Bacehus, Roman Catholic Martyrs. they were officers in the legions of co-Emperor Maximian in Syria, they refused to enter the temple of Jupiter or to make sacrifices to the gods. For their crimes, they were dressed in women’s clothing and led through the streets of Arabissus before being sent to die in Mesopotamia. Bacehus was flogged to death, and Sergius was scourged. and beheaded. Feastday Oct 7

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bl. Diego Luis de San Vitores - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Diego Luis de San Vitores - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Diego Luis de San Vitores, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and Martyr. founded the first Catholic church on the island of Guam. He is responsible for establishing the Spanish presence in the Mariana Islands. Feastday Oct 6

Saturday, October 3, 2015

St. Ewald & Ewald - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Ewald & Ewald - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Ewald & Ewald, Martyred Northumbrian brothers, one called “the Fair” and one called “the Dark ,” companions of St. Willibrord. From Northumbria, they were educated in Ireland. These priests of the Benedictine Order went with Willibrord to Frisia, Netherlands. They were martyred together at Aplerbeke, near Dortmund, Germany, by local pagans