In the same year that a power-hungry Napoleon Bonaparte led his army into Russia, Giles Mary of Saint Joseph ended a life of humble service to his Franciscan community and to the citizens of Naples. Francesco was born in Taranto to very poor parents. His father’s death left the 18-year-old Francesco […]

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The persecution of Christians began in Alexandria during the reign of the Emperor Philip. The first victim of the pagan mob was an old man named Metrius, who was tortured and then stoned to death. The second person who refused to worship their false idols was a Christian woman named […]

SAINT APPOLONIA


The story and history of SAINT SCHOLASTICA. Of this saint but little is known, save that she was the sister of the great patriarch Saint Benedict, and that, under his direction, she founded and governed a large community near Monte Casino. Saint Gregory sums up her life by saying that […]

SAINT SCHOLASTICA ABBESS



Nagasaki, Japan, is familiar to Americans as the city on which the second atomic bomb was dropped, immediately killing over 37,000 people. Three and a half centuries before, 26 martyrs of Japan were crucified on a hill, now known as the Holy Mountain, overlooking Nagasaki. Among them were priests, brothers […]

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SAINT IGNATIUS, bishop of Antioch, was a disciple of Saint John. When Domitian persecuted the Church, he obtained peace for his own flock by fasting and prayer. But for his part he desired to suffer with Christ, and to prove himself a perfect disciple. In the year 107, Trajan came […]

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How is your October Rosary going? We are in October once again, and as a catholic you are well aware that this month is dedicated to the praying of the holy rosary. If you haven’t been taking the rosary serious, this is the time to start. St. John Paul lI […]

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