Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Incredible Story of EWTN

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31st July - S

31st July - S: Founder of the Jesuits. St Ignatius was born in 1491, the youngest son of a Basque nobleman. As a young man he was a soldier and was wounded at the Battle of Pamplona against the French. During a long convalescence he read the lives of the saints, and decided to dedicate himself to God. After a year's retreat at Manresa in Catalonia he made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem and then from 1524 to 1534 he studied, beginning with Latin grammar with the schoolboys of Barcelona and ending by earning his Master of Arts degree at the University of Paris, at the age of 43.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

30th July - Saint Peter Chrysologus - Independent Catholic News

30th July - Saint Peter Chrysologus - Independent Catholic News: Bishop. His name means 'Peter the golden-worded'. Born in around 380, he was Bishop of Ravenna from about 433 AD until his death in 450. Peter was born in Imola, where he was ordained a deacon by Cornelius, Bishop of Imola. Pope Sixtus III appointed him to the See of Ravenna in about the year 433. He was a counsellor of Pope Leo I. Known as 'The Doctor of Homilies' - Peter was known for his short but inspired sermons.

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Bl. Richard Featherstone - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Richard Featherstone - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Richard Featherstone, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. Richard served as a chaplain to Queen Catherine of Aragon and tutor to the princess Mary I. In the crisis which attended the king's efforts to secure divorce from his wife, Richard spoke openly in her defense and was arrested for treason and executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 30

Bl. Edward Powell - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Powell - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





Bl. Edward Powell, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, a councilor to Queen Catherine of Aragon, wife of King Henry VIII. A Welshman. opposed the spiritual supremacy of Henry VIII. For this he spent six years in prison before being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Smithfield, London. Feastday July 30

Friday, July 29, 2016

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St. Martha Wang - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Martha Wang - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Martha Wang, Roman Catholic Martyr of Tonkin, Vietnam, who was arrested carrying letters from the imprisoned martyrs, Blesseds Joseph Tshang and Paul Tcheng. She was beheaded with them at Tsingai. Feastday July 29th.


Bl. Urban II - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Urban II - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Urban II, Urban supported the Christian conquest of Spain from the Moors, and at the council of Claremont in 1095, he declared the Truce of God and preached the first crusade. Feastday 7/29

Death is Overcome: The Power of the Resurrection

Death is Overcome: The Power of the Resurrection: At Easter, we celebrate the Resurrection in a particular way, but this celebration is not meant only for that one day in spring when we can eat chocolate again after a forty-day fast. Rather, every Sunday is to be a reminder of our Easter celebration and of the Lord’s Resurrection. Every Sunday, therefore, when we …

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

28th July - St Pantaleon the Healer - Independent Catholic News

28th July - St Pantaleon the Healer - Independent Catholic News: Physician, confessor, and martyr. Pantaleon was born in the city of Nicodemia, now Izmit, in northern Turkey near the Black Sea. His mother, Eubula, was a devout Christian while his father, Eustorgius, did not convert until much later. Sadly, Eubula died while Pantaleon was still quite young. While he had been exposed to Christianity, Pantaleon did not practice his faith. His father Eustorgus, sent him to study under a famous physician,

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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 emphasized papal supremacy and strongly favored clerical celibacy. Feastday July 28th.

Europe, Islam, and Saint James the Moor-slayer | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Europe, Islam, and Saint James the Moor-slayer | Catholic World Report - Global Church news and views

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

27 July - Saints Aurelius and Natalia - Independent Catholic News

27 July - Saints Aurelius and Natalia - Independent Catholic News: Martyrs. These were two members of a group of five Christians martyred at Cordoba in Spain, by the Muslim Emir Abd ar-Rahman II in about 852. Aurelius was the son of a Muslim man and a Spanish woman who was a secret Christian. Natalia also came from a Muslim and Christian family. Aurelius had a relative, Felix who became Muslim for a time but then returned to his Christian faith and married a Christian

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PLEASE PRAY! Catholic priest savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists DURING MASS in France! - Europe - International - News - Catholic Online

PLEASE PRAY! Catholic priest savagely beheaded by ISIS terrorists DURING MASS in France! - Europe - International - News - Catholic Online

The Secular West’s Impotence in the Face of Radical Islam

The Secular West’s Impotence in the Face of Radical Islam: We are now aware that a martyrdom of a Catholic priest, Fr. Jacques Hamel, has taken place in France. It was only a matter of time before ISIS began its assault on Catholicism in Europe, and eventually, the United States. Other than in the Middle East and Asia, Christians have not been the primary target of …

Responding to “Spiritual but Not Religious” Christians

Responding to “Spiritual but Not Religious” Christians: Over the last several years I have encountered a fair number of Christians who claim they are “spiritual but not religious.” In other words, they do not identify with a particular Christian denomination, using the Bible alone to guide their faith. It’s an ideology that says religious institutions are outdated and unnecessary. People may reach …

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

Sts. Natalie & Aurelius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Natalie & Aurelius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Natalie & Aurelius, Roman Catholic Martyr for her Faith with her husband Aurelius. According to his biography by St. Eulogius of Toledo, Aurelius was the son of a Moor and a Spanish woman, and was orphaned as a child. He was secretly raised a Christian by his aunt during the Moorish persecution of Christians. He married a half Moorish woman, Sabigotho, who took the name Natalie when he converted her to Christianity. They were both beheaded for practicing their religion openly together with George, a monk from Jerusalem whom Aurelius had befriended. FeastdayJuly 27th

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Another July Martyr--From Wales

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Another July Martyr--From Wales: Blessed William Davies was beatified with the other 84 Martyrs of England and Wales in 1985 by Pope John Paul II. According to the Catholic ...

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Bl. John Ingram - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Ingram - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Ingram, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, he was hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 26

Bl. William Ward - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Ward - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Ward, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. On July 26, he was executed at Tyburn. Feastday July 26

Number of U.S. mosques up 74% since 2000

Number of U.S. mosques up 74% since 2000: A survey finds 2,106 mosques in the U.S. in 2010 and most of their leaders say American society is not hostile to Islam.

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Five Martyrs on July 26

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Five Martyrs on July 26: Blessed John Ingram and Blessed George Swallowell in 1594. Blesseds Edward Thwing and Robert Nutter in 1600. Blessed William Ward ...

Monday, July 25, 2016

25th July - St James the Apostle and St Christopher - Independent Catholic News

25th July - St James the Apostle and St Christopher - Independent Catholic News: James was the brother of John the Evangelist. He is sometimes called James the Greater, to distinguish him from James the Lesser, who may have been shorter in stature. James and his brother John were called by Jesus as they worked with their father in a fishing boat on the Sea of Galilee. Jesus had already called another pair of brothers from a similar occupation: Peter and Andrew.

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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

St. Theodemir - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Theodemir - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Theodemir, Roman Catholic Monk and Martyr of Spain. He was martyred at Cordoba under Muslim Emir Abd al-Rahman II (r. 822-852), because he would not recant his Christian faith. Feastday July 25

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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St. Lewina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Lewina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Lewina, Martyred virgin of England, a Briton slain by invading Saxons. In 1058, her relics were translated from Seaford, in Sussex, England, to Berques in Flanders, Belgium. Feastday July 24

Bl. Joseph Fernandez - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Joseph Fernandez - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Joseph Fernandez, Roman Catholic Dominican Martyr of Vietnam. He was sent there in 1805 as an ordained priest and appointed provincial vicar of the mission. He was beheaded. Feastday July 24

Bl. Maria Angeles of Saint Joseph - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Maria Angeles of Saint Joseph - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Maria Angeles of Saint Joseph was a Carmelite nun at the monastery of Guadalajara, Spain. She was one of hundreds of martyrs during the Spanish Civil War of 1936-1939. Feastday July 24

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

Saturday, July 23, 2016

24th July - St John Boste

 and St Sharbel Makhluf

 - Independent Catholic News

24th July - St John Boste

 and St Sharbel Makhluf

 - Independent Catholic News: St John Boste�� - Priest and martyr. John Boste was born at Dufton, in Westmoreland, and studied at Oxford. After he became a Catholic in 1576, he went to Reims and was� ordained priest in 1581. ��Fr John went back to England where he worked in the north celebrating Mass and administering the Sacraments to recusant Catholics. He became the object of a massive manhunt and was finally captured and taken to London. ��There he was tortured on the rack and returned to Dryburn near Durham.

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St. Bridget of Sweden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Bridget of Sweden - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Bridget of Sweden (1303 – 23 July 1373); born as Birgitta Birgersdotter, also Birgitta of Vadstena, or Saint Birgitta (Swedish: den heliga Birgitta), was a mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband of twenty years. Outside of Sweden, she was also known as the Princess of Nericia[1] and was the mother of Catherine of Vadstena.

She is one of the six patron saints of Europe, together with Benedict of Nursia, Saints Cyril and Methodius, Catherine of Siena and Edith Stein. Feastday July 23

Martyrs of Bulgaria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Bulgaria - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

St. John Cassian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Cassian - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint John Cassian (c. 360 – 435 AD), John the Ascetic, or John Cassian the Roman  was a Christian monk and theologian celebrated in both the Western and Eastern Churches for his mystical writings. Cassian is noted for his role in bringing the ideas and practices of Christian monasticism to the early medieval West. Feastday July 23

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Friday, July 22, 2016

22nd July - Saint Mary Magdalene - Independent Catholic News

22nd July - Saint Mary Magdalene - Independent Catholic News: Patron of repentant sinners and the contemplative life. One of the followers of Christ, Mary Magdalene has been identified as the woman who anointed Jesus' feet with a precious oil. She was the first person to see the Risen Christ. On Easter Day she was weeping near the empty tomb when she saw a man who she thought was a gardener. He asked her why she was weeping. She replied: 'Sir if you have carried him away tell me where to and I will come and take him.'

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St. Theophilus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Theophilus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Theophilus, Roman Catholic Admiral and Martyr. An officer in charge of the Byzantine fleet stationed at Cyprus, he was captured in battle against an Arab fleet, despite the pleas of his officers to retreat when the cause was hopeless. He spent one year in a Muslim prison and was then martyred after he refused to abjure the Christian faith. Feastday July 22

St. Mary Magdalene - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary Magdalene - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Martyrs - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Martyrs - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Sts. Philip Evans & John Lloyd, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priests and English Martyrs, they were tried for being priests and coming to England and Wales contrary to the provisions of the law, and were declared guilty of treason for exercising their priesthood.Feastday July 22

Thursday, July 21, 2016

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21st July - Saint Victor of Marseilles - Independent Catholic News

21st July - Saint Victor of Marseilles - Independent Catholic News: Martyr. The tomb of Saint Victor in Marseilles, was one of the most popular pilgrim shrines in western Europe, from the 9th century onwards. According to early writings about him, he was a Christian soldier martyred at Marseilles in about 290, during the persecutions of Maximian. His feast today is still kept in many parts of the Christian world.

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St. Julia of Troyes - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Julia of Troyes - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



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

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

20th July - Saint Kinga (Kunigunde) - Independent Catholic News

20th July - Saint Kinga (Kunigunde) - Independent Catholic News: Princess. St Kunigunde or Kinga, was born in 1226 in Hungary. Her family was distinguished for its political power as well as its holy women. Her aunts included St Elizabeth of Hungary, St Hedwig and St Agnes of Prague. Her sisters included St Margaret and Blessed Yolande. At the age of 15 she became engaged to the man who was to become the next King of Poland, Boleslaw V.

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St. Paul of St. Zoilus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Paul of St. Zoilus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Paul of St. Zoilus, Roman Catholic Spanish martyr. Paul was a deacon of Cordoba, Spain, and a member of the community of St. Zoilus in that city. He devoted much of his effort to bringing aid to those Christians imprisoned by Muslim officials. Seized by members of the ruling Islamic government, he was beheaded. Feastday July 20


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

19th July - Saint Arsenius and St Mary MacKillop - Independent Catholic News

19th July - Saint Arsenius and St Mary MacKillop - Independent Catholic News: Monk. Born in Rome, in 354, Arsenius is said to have been a deacon, and later a tutor to the Emperor Theodosius' children in Constantinople. He was rewarded with money, servants and possessions and lived a luxurious life. But after ten years he felt God calling him, gave everything away to join a group of desert monks near Wadi Narun in Egypt. According to ancient accounts, when he arrived in the community, Saint John the Dwarf, to whose cell he was led, took no notice of him

What Does God Want with Me?

What Does God Want with Me?: When I was a young nun, I used to read the lives of the saints, hoping to find someone like me: someone who had to eat six times a day and get nine hours of sleep; someone who was not robust enough to make all the sacrifices that the “ordinary” saint seemed able to make. …

What Does God Want with Me?

What Does God Want with Me?: When I was a young nun, I used to read the lives of the saints, hoping to find someone like me: someone who had to eat six times a day and get nine hours of sleep; someone who was not robust enough to make all the sacrifices that the “ordinary” saint seemed able to make. …

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St. John Plessington - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Plessington - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Plessington, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was imprisoned for two months, and then hanged, drawn and quartered for the crime of being a Catholic priest. Feastday July 19

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 (Feast - July 19) 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

St. Aurea - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Aurea - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Aurea, Roman Catholic Martyr of Spain. Aurea was born in Cordoba, Spain. She was widowed there and became a Christian. Entering a convent at Cuteclara, she was denounced by her family to the Moorish authorities. Aurea was beheaded. Feastday July 19

Monday, July 18, 2016

18th July - Saints Edburga of Bicester and Edburga of Winchester - Independent Catholic News

18th July - Saints Edburga of Bicester and Edburga of Winchester - Independent Catholic News: These were two early English saints. St Edburga of Bicester died around 650. She was a nun and probably an abbess. The base of a shrine dedicated to her can still be seen in the church at Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire. Her namesake, St Edburga of Winchester, lived 300 years later. She was a daughter of Edward the Elder, King of Wessex and grand daughter of King Alfred the Great. She became

St. Marina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Marina - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Marina, Roman Catholic Martyr of Orense, in Spanish Galicia, Spain.Marina and her sisters were baptized by the bishop of Braga Saint Ovidius (Ovid, Ovidio) and brought up in the Christian faith. When they were twenty, they were accused of being Christians and brought before their father the governor. He recognized them as his own daughters, and asked them to renounce their faith, promising them luxuries. The sisters refused and were imprisoned. They managed to escape and were ultimately martyred for their faith. A spring of water gushed out of the spot where they were beheaded; the spot was called Aguas Santas ("Holy Waters"). Feastday July 18

Saturday, July 16, 2016

16th July

 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Independent Catholic News

16th July

 - Our Lady of Mount Carmel - Independent Catholic News: Today is the patronal feast of the Carmelites. The Order of Carmelites takes its name from Mount Carmel in Israel, which was the first place dedicated to the Blessed Virgin and where a chapel was erected in her honour before her Assumption into heaven. 16 July is also the feast of the 'Scapular of Mount Carmel' On that day in 1251, pious tradition says, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Saint Simon Stock, General of the Carmelites at Cambridge in England,

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13th July - Saint Mildred - Independent Catholic News

13th July - Saint Mildred - Independent Catholic News: Abbess. This early English saint was the daughter of Merewald, king of Mercia and Ermenburga, princess of Kent. St Mildred went to a convent school near Paris. Her parents wanted to arrange a marriage for her, but she refused and became a nun at Minster-in-Thanet. The abbey had been built by her mother on land provided by Egbert of Kent in compensation for murdering her brothers.

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Friday, July 15, 2016

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St. Athanasius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Athanasius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online





St. Athanasius, Bishop and victim of political turmoil. He was born about 830, the son of the duke of Naples, and he spent his younger years repairing the city, which had suffered during the Saracen occupation. He also ransomed Christians from Islamic captors. Feastday July 15

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Bl. Thomas Tunstal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Tunstal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Tunstal, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. He spent six years in confinement until being hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday July 13

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

12th July - Saint Veronica - Independent Catholic News

12th July - Saint Veronica - Independent Catholic News: Traditionally, St Veronica was a woman of Jerusalem who was so filled with compassion when she saw Jesus carrying his cross on the way to Golgotha, that she wiped his face with her veil. Legends say an image of his face was left on the cloth. There are many stories about St Veronica. One associates her as the woman suffering from an issue of blood who Jesus healed. Another claims she was Martha, sister of Lazarus.

Jesus Turns Tragedy Into Triumph

Jesus Turns Tragedy Into Triumph: One of the greatest miracles, aside from the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead, was Jesus returning His friend Lazarus to life. Lazarus was already dead for four long days and buried within the tomb sealed by a huge rock. Jesus had a special love and affection for Lazarus and his two sisters, Martha and …

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St. John Jones - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Jones - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Jones, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. arrested, severely tortured and scourged kept in prison for two years, then hanged, drawn, and quartered at Southwark, London. John Jones' dismembered remains were fixed atop poles on roads leading to Newington and Lambeth. Feastday July 12

Bl. David Gonson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. David Gonson - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. David Gonson, Roman Catholic Knight of St. John and English Martyr . David was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Southwark. Feastday July 12


St. John Wall - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. John Wall - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. John Wall, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, and imprisoned for five months. He was martyred by being hanged, drawn, and quartered at Redhill. Feastday July12


English Historical Fiction Authors: Thomas Becket: The Blood of a Martyr

English Historical Fiction Authors: Thomas Becket: The Blood of a Martyr: by E.M. Powell On July 12 1174, King Henry II of England did public penance in Canterbury for the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becke...

Monday, July 11, 2016

11th July - Saint Benedict - Independent Catholic News

11th July - Saint Benedict - Independent Catholic News: Abbot and founder of Subiaco and Monte Cassino; author of the Rule which bears his name; Patriarch of Western Monasticism; and patron of Europe. St Benedict was born at Nursia in Umbria around 480 and was educated in Rome. At about the age of 20, he went to live as a hermit in a cave in the mountains of Subiaco. Many men followed his example and he set up twelve monastic communities, each with 12 monks.

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The True Meaning of ‘Born Again’ Isn’t What You Think

The True Meaning of ‘Born Again’ Isn’t What You Think: Most of us have heard the phrase born again Christian. It is usually employed by evangelical Christians to refer to those who are viewed as authentically Christian—usually defined as involved as making some sort of personal commitment to Christ.

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St. Abundius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Abundius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Abundius , Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr of Spain who faced Islamic persecution. Abundius, who was a pastor in Ananelos, was arrested in Córdoba, Spain, when he refused to abandon his Christian faith. Brought before the Caliph, the Muslim ruler of the city, he preached about Christianity and the Church. the Caliph condemned him and beheaded him. Feastday July 11




Sunday, July 10, 2016

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

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

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St. Peter Tu - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Peter Tu - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Peter Tu, Roman Catholic Martyr, a Vietnamese who became a catechist and was arrested by authorities. He was beheaded. Feastday: July 10

Martyrs of Damascus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Damascus - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Damascus. Eight Franciscan and three Maronite martyrs slain in a Druse uprising in 1860 in Damascus, Syria. When they refused to accept the Muslim faith, they were executed. Pope Pius XI beatified them in 1926. Feastday July 10


Saturday, July 9, 2016

Martyrs of Gorkum - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Martyrs of Gorkum - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Martyrs of Gorkum, A group of nineteen martyrs put to death with great cruelty by Protestant Calvinists in Gorkum, Holland. There were ten Franciscans, two Premonstratensians, a Dominican, a Canon Regular, four secular priests, and one layman in the group.

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St. Adrian Van Hilvarenbeek - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Adrian Van Hilvarenbeek - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Adrian Van Hilvarenbeek, Roman Catholic Priest and Martyr. One of the Martyrs of Gorkum, Adrian was arrested with Jacob Lacops and Andreas Wouters. The three were taken to Briel and charged with refusing to deny papal supremacy in religious matters and for teaching others about the Blessed Sacrament. Feastday: July 9

St. Mary Hermina Grivot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Mary Hermina Grivot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Mary Hermina Grivot, Roman Catholic Nun and Martyr in China. Feastday: July 9

St. Marie Amandine - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Marie Amandine - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Saint Marie Amandina Roman Catholic Nun and Martyr of China Feastday July 9

Bl. Adrian Fortescue - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Adrian Fortescue - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Adrian Fortescue, Roman Catholic English Martyr, he refused to take the Oath of Supremacy supporting Henry VIII' s separation for Rome, Adrian was placed in the Tower of London. Permitted no trial and condemned by Parliament, Adrian was beheaded along with Thomas Dinglay. Feastday July9

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Nuns of St. John in England

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Nuns of St. John in England: On the blog of the Museum of the Order of St. John, Nancy Mavroudi writes about the nuns of the Order: If we were to generalise, we wou...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Knights of Malta, English Catholic Martyrs

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Knights of Malta, English Catholic Martyrs: Once Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell started the Attainder process, no one was safe. Today's beatified martyrs were arrested and conde...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Cesare Fracassini and the Martyrs of Gorkum

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: Cesare Fracassini and the Martyrs of Gorkum: The article I wrote for OSV'S The Catholic Answer Magazine on the Gorkum Martyrs was illustrated with the same picture as the cover o...

Friday, July 8, 2016

8th July - Saint Kilian - Independent Catholic News

8th July - Saint Kilian - Independent Catholic News: A 7th century Irish missionary and martyr, St Kilian left from Mullagh for Germany with 11 companions. They crossed the North Sea, arriving at Ascaffenburg on the Rhine then sailed up the Rhine and the Main to Werzburg, where Kilian converted the local ruler. He then visited Pope Conon who is said to have asked him to form a mission to Thuringia and Eastern Franconia in about 686. St Kilian probably met a violent death.

What is the head of a Roman statue doing on MARS? - Technology - News - Catholic Online

What is the head of a Roman statue doing on MARS? - Technology - News - Catholic Online

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St. Grimbald - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Grimbald - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Grimbald, Roman Catholic Benedictine abbot also called Grimwald, invited to England by King Alfred in 885. Grimbald arrived in England and declined the see of Canterbury, preferring to remain a monk. He became the abbot of New Minster Abbey at Winchester appointed by King Edward the Elder. Grimbald is credited with restoring learning to England.
Feastday July 8

St. Jeanne-Marie Kerguin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Jeanne-Marie Kerguin - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Jeanne-Marie Kerguin - She joined the Franciscan Missionaries of Mary in 1887, with the name Marie Santa Natalia. She was beheaded on July 9, 1900, at at Taiyuanfu, China. Feastday July 8

St. Marie Adolphine Dierks - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Marie Adolphine Dierks - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Maria Chaira, and St. Marie Adolphine Dierks Roman Catholic Chinese Martyrs. The Roman Catholic Church recognizes 120 Catholics who died between 1648 and 1930 as its "Martyr Saints of China". Feastday July 8

Bl. Peter the Hermit - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Peter the Hermit - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Peter the Hermit. A renowned hermit and founder. Originally a soldier, he is said in tradition to have become a hermit in the Holy Land before returning to the West to help preach the First Crusade throughout France, Italy, and Germany. He then embarked upon the crusade as a soldier and took part in the siege of Antioch and the capture of Jerusalem in 1099. Going home, he once more devoted himself to a spiritual life, founding the monastery of Neufmoutier, in Flanders. 1115 A.D While termed Blessed, he was never officially beatified. Feastday July 8

Video message from the Holy Father for Peace in Syria

Thursday, July 7, 2016

What is Islam's viewpoint on cremation?

What is Islam's viewpoint on cremation?

What is Islam's viewpoint on cremation?

What is Islam's viewpoint on cremation?

The Works of Mercy of the Parish Secretary

The Works of Mercy of the Parish Secretary: Who is there waiting and what is that encounter like? The parish secretary! Now, you may not know this, but secretaries are often the backbone of order in a parish.

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St. Humphrey Lawrence - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Humphrey Lawrence - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Humphrey Lawrence, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He openly called Queen Elizabeth I a heretic and she had him arrested immediately. He was hanged, drawn, and quartered at Winchester. Feastday July 7

Bl. Ralph Milner - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Ralph Milner - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Ralph Milner, Roman Catholic English Martyr. He was arrested the day he received his first Communion. A husbands man by trade, Ralph was allowed a leave from prison and aided priests and Catholics. He was executed at Winchester on July by being hanged, drawn, and quartered for giving assistance to Blessed Roger Dickenson. Feastday July 7

Nancy Pelosi, Boasting of her Devout Catholic faith, is a Heretic - Politics & Policy - News - Catholic Online

Nancy Pelosi, Boasting of her Devout Catholic faith, is a Heretic - Politics & Policy - News - Catholic Online

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

6th July - Saint Maria Goretti - Independent Catholic News

6th July - Saint Maria Goretti - Independent Catholic News: Martyr. Born in Ancona, Italy, in 1890, Maria was the eldest daughter of a peasant family, known for her cheerful and devout nature. When she was just ten her father died. Two years later, a young neighbour, Alessandro Serenelli, became obsessed with Maria and started constantly pestering her. One day he tried to rape her. When she fought him off he stabbed her several times. She was taken to the hospital, but she died the next day, after forgiving him.

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Bl. Thomas Alfield - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Alfield - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Alfield, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr. While raised as an Anglican, he eventually was converted to Catholicism and left England to study for the priesthood at Douai and Reims, France, receiving ordination in 1581. Returning to England, he was soon arrested while handing out copies of the polemic True and Modest Defence by Dr. Allen. Condemned, he was hanged at Tyburn. Feastday July 6

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

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

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



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

5th July - Saint Athanasius - Independent Catholic News

5th July - Saint Athanasius - Independent Catholic News: Abbot and founder. St Athanasius was born in Trebizond, Turkey, around 920 and studied at Constantinople. He became a monk, at St Michael's Monastery in Kymina in the Bithynian Olympus and then migrated to Mount Athos in Greece, where he founded the 'great laura' or monastery there in 961, with the help of his friend Nicephoras Phocas who later became emperor.

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th July - Saint Elizabeth of Portugal - Independent Catholic Ne

4th July - Saint Elizabeth of Portugal - Independent Catholic Ne: St Elizabeth was forced into an arranged marriage with Denis, King of Portugal, when she was only twelve, in 1283. They had two children. Denis was not a good husband or father, but he let Elizabeth get on with her life, and she made the best of her situation. She built hospitals, hostels for travellers, a home for retired prostitutes and an orphanage. She spent her days caring for the sick. When Denis became ill he apologised to her for all his cruelties and she nursed him until his death.

Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Prayer Of The Day - Prayers - Catholic Online

Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, July 4, 2012 - Prayer Of The Day - Prayers - Catholic Online



Prayer of the Day for Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Consecration of America

Immaculate Mary, most Holy Mother of God and of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, we the people of the United States of America at this historic moment stand before you in a humbled condition of love, loyalty, affection, and thankfulness. To your Immaculate Heart we recommit and dedicate ourselves throughout the entire American nation. To your Son Jesus Christ we pledge to serve His teaching, His church, and to work for His kingdom on earth. O Mary, to you do we flee for protection.
Surround the American family with your maternal care; enfold us in your arms. Give to this American land, built on the blood and tears of so many faithful forebears, a peaceful and praiseworthy existence in truth, love, justice, and freedom.
O Mary, we submit to you as the Patroness of our beloved country. O Mary, Help of Christians, enfold the Holy Father and the Catholic Church within your protective cloak; be our shield in the days ahead. Give to the Church true holiness and freedom. Obtain for our leaders holy zeal, the ability to face the truth, and the courage to correct all abuses. Stop the flood of atheism, greed, heresy, impurity, Luke warmness, materialism, and selfishness that threaten our nation. Show to those who have strayed from the Church the way to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
Mother of God, accept our personal consecration to you and, through you, bind us forever to the Holy Trinity. Gather us all into your Immaculate Heart and unite us forever with Jesus. O Mary, we love you.
Amen.

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St. Elizabeth of Portugal

St. Elizabeth of Portugal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Elizabeth of Portugal - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Elizabeth of Portugal, Roman Catholic queen consort of Portugal, a tertiary of the Franciscan Order Feastday: July 4

Bl. William Andleby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. William Andleby - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. William Andleby, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, He was executed at York with John Abbot, Thomas Warcop, and Edward Fulthrop. Feastday July 4

Bl. Thomas Warcop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Warcop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Warcop, Roman Catholic English Martyr who sheltered Blessed William Andleby. He was arrested and condemned for giving this aid and hanged at York with three companions. Feastday July 4

Bl. Patrick Salmon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Patrick Salmon - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Patrick Salmon, Roman Catholic English Martyr, an layman, servant of Blessed Thomas Bosgrave and was martyred with him at Dorchester, England. Feastday July 4

Bl. Thomas Bosgrave - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Thomas Bosgrave - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Thomas Bosgrave, Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr, He was hanged at Dorchester with Blessed John Cornelius and two of his servants. Feastday July 4

Bl. John Cornelius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Cornelius - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Cornelius Martyred Jesuit of England. He was of Irish descent and was bom in Bodmin. Educated at Oxford, he went to Reims and then Rome where he was ordained in 1583. John went to England the next year, where he used the alias Mohun, and where he became a Jesuit. He was discovered at Lady Arundel's Castle in Dorset. In 1594 , after working for ten years in Lanherne, he was executed at Dorchester, Oxfordshire, with Blesseds Thomas Bosgrave, John Carey, and Patrick Salmon.Feastday July 4


Bl. John Carey - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. John Carey - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. John Carey, Roman Catholic English Martyr, an Irish layman. He was the servant of Blessed Thomas Bosgrave and was put to death with Blesseds Thomas Bosgrave, John Cornelius, and Patrick Salmon at Dorchester in Oxfordshire. Feastday July 4

Bl. Henry Abbot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Henry Abbot - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Henry Abbot, Roman Catholic English Martyr. Henry became a convert to the Church and was duly arrested and hanged at York. Feastday July 4

Bl. Edward Fulthrop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

Bl. Edward Fulthrop - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Bl. Edward Fulthrop, Roman Catholic Priest and English Martyr, he was condemned as a Catholic priest. He was executed at York with three laymen, John Abbot, Thomas Warcop, and William Andleby. Feastday July 4

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

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St. Philip Minh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Philip Minh - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Philip Minh, Roman Catholic Priest and Vietnamese Martyr. Born in Vietnam, he joined the Society for Foreign Missions of Paris and was ordained a priest with the purpose of working for the Church in Vietnam. Seized by anti-Catholic forces, he was beheaded. Feastday July 3

St. Joseph Peter Uyen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Joseph Peter Uyen - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Joseph Peter Uyen, Roman Catholic Dominican tertiary & Martyr of Vietnam. A native catechist, he died of abuse in prison for refusing to give up the faith. Feastday July 3

St. Thomas - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Thomas - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



St. Thomas, at the dispersal of the Apostles after Pentecost this saint was sent to evangelize the Parthians, Medes, and Persians; he ultimately reached India, carrying the Faith to the Malabar coast, which still boasts a large native population calling themselves "Christians of St. Thomas." He was speared to death at a place called Calamine. His feast day is July 3rd and he is the patron of architects.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

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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


2nd July - Saint John Francis Regis - Independent Catholic News

2nd July - Saint John Francis Regis - Independent Catholic News: Jesuit priest. St John was born in 1597, in Fontcouverte in south-eastern France and lived most of his life there. He worked as a teacher and priest through the plague years, tending the sick, visiting prisons, collecting food and clothing for the poor and setting up homes for the rehabilitation of prostitutes. When he was 43, he had a premonition about his own death.

Friday, July 1, 2016

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Fortnight for Freedom: July 1 at the Tower and...

Supremacy and Survival: The English Reformation: The Fortnight for Freedom: July 1 at the Tower and...: Today is the first Friday of the month, so my husband and I will attend Noon Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception here in Wich...

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Blessed Junipero Serra's long road through California

1st July - Saint Oliver Plunkett

1st July - Saint Oliver Plunkett: Archbishop. Martyr. Born in Co Meath, Ireland, in 1625, at a time when penal laws against Catholics were very severe, St Oliver studied with the Jesuits in Rome and became professor of theology at the Propaganda College. In 1669 he was made Bishop of Armagh at Ghent and returned to Ireland. The church had become very neglected because of years of persecution and the shortage of bishops. Within his first months of office, he confirmed more than 10,000 people and set about reorganising the clergy, liturgy and education.