Thursday, December 31, 2015

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 & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Melania - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Birth of Cipher in England

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Birth of Cipher in England: by Lizzy Drake Finally, forasmuch as the ciphers which sir Thomas Spynell (whose soule God pardon!) had, have come to the hands of sundry p...

St. Anysia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Anysia - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Anysia, Roman Catholic Martyr of Greece. She was a wealthy woman of Salonika, in Thessaly, who used her personal funds to aid the poor. A soldier accosted her in the street and tried to drag her to a pagan sacrifice. Anysia resisted and was killed when the soldier attacked her with his sword. Feastday Dec 30

100 years of prayer: The Pink Sisters work in shifts to continue a nonstop prayer lasting over a century - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

100 years of prayer: The Pink Sisters work in shifts to continue a nonstop prayer lasting over a century - Living Faith - Home & Family - News - Catholic Online

Saturday, December 26, 2015

St. Stephen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Stephen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Will the remarkable priest who died on board the Titanic be made a saint?

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Will the remarkable priest who died on board the Titanic be made a saint?



St. Lucian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Lucian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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


Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Martyrs of Crete - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Crete - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Crete, Ten Roman Catholic martyrs of the island of Crete who suffered during the persecution of Emperor Trajanus Decius. They are named Agathopus, Basilides, Eunician, Euporus, Evaristus, Cleomenes, Gelasius, Saturninus, Theodulus, and Zoticus. Feastday: December 23

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

23rd December: Saint Thorlac - Independent Catholic News

23rd December: Saint Thorlac - Independent Catholic News



Bishop. Born in Iceland in 1133, St Thorlac went to Paris and Lincoln to study. When he returned home he is said to have ignored advice to marry a rich widow - at a time when many other Icelandic priests were married - and instead started a house of canons regular at Thykkviboer. He was consecrated bishop of Skalholt in 1178 and set about reforming the Church in Iceland, drawing up a code for both laity in clergy. He died on this day in 1193, and was canonised by bishops in the national assembly in 1198.

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22 December - Blessed Jacopone da Todi - Independent Catholic News

22 December - Blessed Jacopone da Todi - Independent Catholic News

PART 5 - Why does Obama's Muslim faith matter? - Politics & Policy - News - Catholic Online

PART 5 - Why does Obama's Muslim faith matter? - Politics & Policy - News - Catholic Online

St. Chaeromon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Chaeromon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Two Wives of Sir Thomas More

English Historical Fiction Authors: The Two Wives of Sir Thomas More: by Susan Abernethy Here lies Joanna, dear little wife of Thomas More, who intends this tomb for Alice and me. The first united to me in m...

English Historical Fiction Authors: A sparrow's flight through King Edwin's great hall...

English Historical Fiction Authors: A sparrow's flight through King Edwin's great hall...: One of the most famous sections in the Venerable Bede's Eccleciastical History of the English People (Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Ang...

Monday, December 21, 2015

21 December - St Peter Canisius - Independent Catholic News

21 December - St Peter Canisius - Independent Catholic News



Jesuit Priest and Doctor of the Church. Peter Canisius worked tirelessly to defend the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Austria, Bohemia, Moravia, and Switzerland. The restoration of the Catholic Church in Germany after the Reformation is largely attributed to the work there of the Society of Jesus, which he led.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

St. Nemesius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Nemesius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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


Luther decade 2017, 500 years of the Reformation, Saint John Fisher clip...







The Luther Decade will be upon us in 2017 - here is a clip from our film about Saint John Fisher, one of England's great figures who enlightened people about Martin Luther's heresies in Tudor England. Saint John Fisher was executed by order of King Henry VIII in 1535 for refusing to support the King's annulment of marriage and his break with the Universal Church which set England adrift for 500 years apart from the Church, England which had been a Catholic country for over a thousand years. Mary's Dowry Productions is a Catholic film apostolate founded in 2007. We created a new form of film media for a prayerful and spiritual look at the lives of the Saints and Martyrs in the context of history

Thursday, December 17, 2015

St. Olympias - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Olympias - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Olympias, Roman Catholic formed a religious community doing charitable works. She spent the last years of her life beset by illness and persecution but was comforted by Chrysostom from his place of exile. She died in exile. Feastday Dec.17

Monday, December 14, 2015

15th December - Saint Mary di Rosa - Independent Catholic News

15th December - Saint Mary di Rosa - Independent Catholic News



Nun and foundress of the Handmaids of Charity. St Mary took seriously Jesus' words that whoever helped the least of his brethren did it to him.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

14th December - Saint John of the Cross - Independent Catholic News

14th December - Saint John of the Cross - Independent Catholic News



St John's writings are theologically substantial and he is regarded not only as a mystic but as a supreme Doctor of Mystical Theology. He was beatified in 1675 and canonised in 1726. 200 years later he was declared a Doctor of the Church.

John Vondra Short Bio Of A English Roman Catholic | ChristianWriters.com

John Vondra Short Bio Of A English Roman Catholic | ChristianWriters.com

St. Lucy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Lucy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Lucy, was a young Roman Catholic martyr who lived in Syracuse lost her life during the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread to Rome so that by the sixth century the whole Church recognized her courage in defense of the faith. Patron of Blindness Feastday Dec 13

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Germany: Salafist 'Aid Workers' Recruiting Refugees

Germany: Salafist 'Aid Workers' Recruiting Refugees



Salafists disguised as aid workers are canvassing German refugee shelters in search of new recruits from among the nearly one million asylum seekers who have arrived this year from Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Some Salafists are offering gifts of money and clothing. Others are offering translation services and inviting migrants to their homes for tea.

The Islamization of France in 2012

The Islamization of France in 2012


Pope Saint Gregory III - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Pope Saint Gregory III - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Pope Saint Gregory III, Roman Catholic Priest and head of the Catholic Church from 11 February 731 to his death in 741. His pontificate, like that of his predecessor, was disturbed by the iconoclastic controversy in the Byzantine Empire, and by the ongoing advance of the Lombards, in which he invoked the intervention of Charles Martel, Feastday Dec. 10

Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 10th, 2015 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Saint of the Day for Thursday, December 10th, 2015 - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





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

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

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

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

10th December - Saint Eulalia - Independent Catholic News

10th December - Saint Eulalia - Independent Catholic News

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Pope Francis: Mercy can help build a

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Pope Francis: Conversion is not just for atheists - Independent Catholic News

Pope Francis: Conversion is not just for atheists - Independent Catholic News

9th December - Saint Juan Diego - Independent Catholic News

9th December - Saint Juan Diego - Independent Catholic News

Martyrs of Samosata - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Samosata - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

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

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Bl. Philip Rinaldi, Roman Catholic Priest

Bl. Philip Rinaldi, Roman Catholic Priest Working with the 'Zelatrici di Maria Ausiliatrice', he saw the possibilities for a new form of consecrated life in the world and made it a reality. This group would later become the "Volunteers of Don Bosco". Feast day Dec 5

St. Crispina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Crispina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

St. Nicholas Tavigli, Roman Catholic Franciscan Martyr of Jerusalem

St. Nicholas Tavigli, Roman Catholic Franciscan Martyr of Jerusalem. He then went to the Holy Land to preach among the Muslims and was martyred at Jerusalem. Feastday Dec.5

Thursday, December 3, 2015

St. Cassian of Tangier - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Cassian of Tangier - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Cassian of Tangier, Roman Catholic Martyr. He was a court recorder at the trial of St. Marcellus the Centurion. When the death penalty was imposed on St. Marcellus, Cassian threw down his pen and declared that he was a Christian. He was arrested immediately and put to death. Cassian is patron of modern stenographers. Feastday Dec 3

See the movie that will change your life! 'The Letters' tells the inspiring story of Bl. Mother Theresa - Movies & Theatre - Entertainment - News - Catholic Online

See the movie that will change your life! 'The Letters' tells the inspiring story of Bl. Mother Theresa - Movies & Theatre - Entertainment - News - Catholic Online

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

3rd December - Saint Francis Xavier - Independent Catholic News

3rd December - Saint Francis Xavier - Independent Catholic News

St. Bibiana - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Bibiana - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Bibiana, Roman Catholic Virgin and Martyr, Apronianus ordered her to be tied to a pillar and beaten with scourges, laden with lead plummets, until she expired. Feastday December 2

St. Eusebius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Eusebius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Eusebius, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr with Adria, Aurelia, Hippolytus, Mary, Martana, Maximus, Marcellus, Neon, and Paulina. Eusebius was a priest, and Marcellus was a deacon. They were beheaded with Mary and Neon. Adria and Hippolytus, and probably Aurelia, were beaten to death. Paulina died under torture and Maximus was drowned. Feastday Dec 2

Bl. Ivan Sleziuk - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Ivan Sleziuk - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Ivan Sleziuk, Roman Catholic Priest. On June 2, 1945, Bishop Ivan was arrested and deported for ten years to the labor camps in Vorkuta, Russia. arrested again and imprisoned for five years in a camp of strict regimen. Feastday Dec2