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Pope advances the causes of eight possible Saints

Jan 28, 2014 - 04:36 am .- During a Monday meeting with the head of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints, Pope Francis approved the “heroic virtue” of eight Servants of God, which now allows their public veneration.

Pope calls Feast of All Saints a 'day of hope'

Nov 3, 2013 - 02:53 pm .- Pope Francis offered Mass on All Saints’ Day at a Roman cemetery, preaching on the importance of hope in Christian life and death.

Pope Francis: Sanctity is for everyone, saints are not 'supermen'

Nov 1, 2013 - 12:29 pm .- On the Feast of All Saints, Pope Francis stressed that the saints are not “supermen” who are “born perfect,” but rather are ordinary people who followed God “with all their heart.”

Eastern Catholics to commemorate St. Andrew of Crete

Jun 30, 2013 - 06:04 am .- Celebrated by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition on July 4, Saint Andrew of Crete was a seventh-and eighth-century monk, bishop, and hymn-writer.

St. Irenaeus' stand for orthodoxy honored June 28

Jun 23, 2013 - 06:13 am .- Celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on June 28, and by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition on August 23, Saint Irenaeus of Lyons was a second-century bishop and writer in present-day France.

Monastic founder St. Romuald remembered June 19

Jun 16, 2013 - 06:02 am .- Saint Romuald, who founded the Camaldolese monastic order during the early eleventh century, has his liturgical memorial on June 19.

Ireland's co-patron St. Columba celebrated June 9

Jun 9, 2013 - 06:06 am .- On June 9 the Catholic Church commemorates the sixth-century Irish monk and missionary Saint Columba of Iona, also known as St. Columcille.

St. Norbert's conversion and reforms remembered June 6

Jun 2, 2013 - 06:02 am .- On June 6 the Catholic Church honors Saint Norbert of Xanten – who started out as a frivolous and worldly cleric, but was changed by God’s grace into a powerful preacher and an important reformer of the Church during the early 12th century.

Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury falls on May 27

May 26, 2013 - 06:01 am .- An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic Church on May 27.

Church to celebrate St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

May 19, 2013 - 06:02 am .- On May 25, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, an Italian noblewoman of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries who became a Carmelite nun distinguished for her intense prayer life and devotion to frequent Holy Communion.

Pope canonizes hundreds of Italian martyrs

May 12, 2013 - 01:30 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday canonized hundreds of fifteenth century Italian martyrs who died rather than renounce their Christian faith.

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

May 1, 2013 - 10:42 am .- Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should serve man and contribute to his dignity, rather than man serving his work.

Church commemorates Pope St. Pius V on April 30

Apr 28, 2013 - 06:06 am .- A defender of Catholic doctrine and Christian civilization during the tumultuous 16th century, Pope Saint Pius V has his liturgical memorial on April 30.

Jesus not found outside the Church, Pope preaches

Apr 23, 2013 - 07:39 am .- Pope Francis said that people cannot be fully united to Jesus outside of the Church during a Mass to commemorate Saint George, the saint he is named after.

Franciscan martyr St. Fidelis honored April 24

Apr 21, 2013 - 06:04 am .- A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical memorial on April 24.

Polish patron St. Stanislaus of Krakow honored April 11

Apr 7, 2013 - 06:03 am .- On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hands of King Boleslaus II.

Consecrated widow St. Lea traditionally celebrated March 22

Mar 17, 2013 - 06:02 am .- March 22 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Lea of Rome, a fourth-century widow who left her wealth behind, entered consecrated life, and attained great holiness through asceticism and prayer.

Catholic group marks St. Patrick's love for the Irish

Mar 16, 2013 - 06:02 am .- St. Patrick’s Day is a time to remember the saint's “tremendous love” for the Irish people, says the head of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a U.S. fraternal organization.

Eastern Catholics pay tribute to St. Sophronius on March 11

Mar 10, 2013 - 06:07 am .- A courageous leader of the Jerusalem Church during the Islamic conquests of the seventh century, Patriarch Saint Sophronius I has his liturgical memorial on March 11.

Catholics in Scotland to celebrate convert and martyr St. John Ogilvie

Mar 3, 2013 - 06:02 am .- March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to Catholicism, served as a Jesuit priest, and died as a martyr at the hands of state officials.

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