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Oct. 23 marks feast of military chaplains' patron St. John of Capistrano

Oct 21, 2012 - 08:02 am .- On Oct. 23, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of Saint John of Capistrano, a Franciscan priest whose life included a political career, extensive missionary journeys, efforts to reunite separated Eastern Christians with Rome and a historically important turn at military leadership.

Saints are example for how to evangelize, Cardinal Amato says

Oct 17, 2012 - 11:24 am .- The head of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints declared saints the “indispensable protagonists” of the New Evangelization, which is the focus of the ongoing synod in Rome.

Italy's oldest Capuchin friar reflects on following St. Francis

Oct 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- As Catholics around the world celebrated the feast of St. Francis of Assisi on Oct.4, the oldest Capuchin friar in Italy said his life as a follower of the 13th century saint “has been a blessing.”

Pope Benedict creates two new Doctors of the Church

Oct 7, 2012 - 10:31 am .- Pope Benedict XVI has named two new Doctors of the Church: the 16th century Spanish priest St. John of Avila and the 12th century German nun St. Hildegard of Bingen.

Pharmacists' patron St. John Leonardi celebrated Oct. 9

Oct 7, 2012 - 07:16 am .- On Oct. 9, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint John Leonardi, who studied to become a pharmacist but eventually chose the life of the priesthood. He founded a religious order, and helped establish the Vatican department now known as the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Church remembers Carthusian monastic founder St. Bruno Oct. 6

Sep 30, 2012 - 07:08 am .- On Oct. 6, the Catholic Church commemorates Saint Bruno of Cologne, founder of the Carthusian order of monks who remain notable for their strictly traditional and austere rule of contemplative life.

Egyptian monk and bishop St. Paphnutius celebrated on Sept. 11

Sep 9, 2012 - 08:16 am .- On Sept. 11, the Catholic Church honors Saint Paphnutius, an Egyptian monk who became a bishop, endured torture for the faith, and participated at the Ecumenical Council of Nicea in its confirmation of Christ's divinity.

Church remembers priest-monk St. Cloud on Sept. 7

Sep 2, 2012 - 07:01 am .- On Sept. 7, the Catholic Church honors the memory of Saint Clodoald, popularly known as Saint Cloud, who escaped from violent political intrigue to pursue holiness as a monk and priest.

St. Augustine premieres on the big screen

Aug 20, 2012 - 10:33 am .- “Restless Heart,” a feature film about the famous theologian St. Augustine of Hippo, is now available for sponsored theatrical screenings across the U.S.

Memorial of Pope St. Pius X celebrated Aug. 21

Aug 19, 2012 - 07:08 am .- On Aug. 21, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Pope Saint Pius X, known for opposing doctrinal errors, promoting frequent Holy Communion, and initiating liturgical reforms during the early 20th century.

Pope explains St. Dominic's nine ways of prayer

Aug 8, 2012 - 12:09 pm .- On the Feast of St. Dominic, Pope Benedict XVI praised the founder of the Order of Preachers as “a man of prayer, in love with God” whose nine ways of prayer are an example for Christians’ daily life.

Cardinal lauds St. Juan Diego for imparting the faith to Mexico

Aug 2, 2012 - 12:01 pm .- Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera of Mexico City praised the 14th century saint Juan Diego for teaching the Catholic faith to locals through humble obedience to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

Church to honor 'Doctor of Homilies' on July 30

Jul 29, 2012 - 07:16 am .- On July 30, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Peter Chrysologus, a fifth-century Italian bishop known for testifying courageously to Christ's full humanity and divinity during a period of doctrinal confusion in the Church.

Lebanese hermit St. Charbel remembered July 24

Jul 22, 2012 - 06:52 am .- On July 24, the Catholic Church celebrates the life of St. Charbel Makhlouf, a Maronite Catholic priest, monk, and hermit who is known for working miracles both during his life and after his death.

Nursing patron St. Camillus de Lellis celebrated this week

Jul 15, 2012 - 07:17 am .- On July 18 the U.S. Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of Saint Camillus de Lellis, who turned from his life as a soldier and gambler to become the founder of an order dedicated to caring for the sick. In some other countries, he is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, July 14.

Western monastic patron St. Benedict celebrated July 11

Jul 8, 2012 - 07:24 am .- On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting foundation in Western Europe.

Pope upholds Saints Peter, Paul as witnesses of Christian brotherhood

Jun 29, 2012 - 09:06 am .- Pope Benedict XVI reflected that St. Peter and St. Paul are prime examples of the brotherhood that all Christians should live in Jesus Christ.

Church remembers poet-bishop St. Paulinus of Nola on June 22

Jun 17, 2012 - 06:49 am .- On June 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paulinus of Nola, who gave up his life in politics to become a monk, a bishop, and a revered Christian poet of the 5th century.

Jesuit priest St. John Francis Regis honored June 16

Jun 10, 2012 - 07:07 am .- On June 16 the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of Saint John Francis Regis, a 17th-century French Jesuit known for his zealous missionary efforts and his care for the poor and marginalized.

Medieval reformer Pope St. Gregory VII honored May 25

May 20, 2012 - 06:05 am .- On May 25 the Catholic Church celebrates Pope St. Gregory VII, who sought to reform the Church and secure its freedom against the intrusion of civil rulers during his 11th century pontificate.

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