feast days

The Latest

The blessing of throats for St. Blaise’s feast day.

St. Blaise: The bishop who lived in a cave, cured animals, and healed throat ailments

Feb 3, 2024

By ACI Prensa

St. Blaise, celebrated on Feb. 3, was a bishop and martyr from Armenia who today is associated with the healing... Read more

St. John Bosco.

The little-known story of when the Masons tried to kill Don Bosco

Jan 31, 2024

By CNA Staff

History notes how much the Freemasons hated St. John Bosco — whose feast the Church celebrates Jan. 31 — but... Read more

Painting of St. Stephen’s martyrdom.

St. Stephen: Visiting the spot where the first martyr died

Dec 26, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A chapel of one form or another memorializing Stephen’s martyrdom has existed at the site since at least the fifth... Read more

Assisi | Oct. 4, 2023: The faithful gather to celebrate the feast of St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi, Italy.

Assisi celebrates St. Francis’ feast day on 800th anniversary of two significant works

Oct 4, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Crowds gathered in the beloved saint’s hometown to celebrate his life, his rule, and the Nativity scene in Greccio. Read more

CNA

9 quotes from saints about guardian angels

Oct 2, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Oct. 2 is the feast of the guardian angels, and for the entire month the Catholic Church celebrates these celestial... Read more

Men process with the historic cross on the feast of the Holy Cross in Montemaggiore Belsito on Sept. 14, 2022. It is considered a great honor to be one of the people to transport the heavy float in which the cross is carried.

One Sicilian town’s centuries-old devotion to the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

For hundreds of years, the town of Montemaggiore Belsito has marked the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross... Read more

Procession for the feast of Our Lady of Perpetual Help passes in front of Rome’s Basilica of St. Mary Major.

PHOTOS: Procession in Rome honors Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Jun 27, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Led by Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, a procession through the streets of Rome took place this past Sunday beginning at... Read more

Holy Trinity, detail of Iconostasis in Greek Catholic Co-cathedral of Saints Cyril and Methodius in Zagreb, Croatia.

Trinity Sunday 2023: 10 illuminating quotes from the saints about the Holy Trinity

Jun 4, 2023

By Maisy Sullivan

Trinity Sunday is observed on the Sunday after Pentecost. Read more

"Massacre of the Innocents," by Mariano Rossi (1731-1807), in the church Chiesa id san Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome.

Meet the Holy Innocents: The ‘infant martyrs’ who died for Baby Jesus

Dec 28, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Holy Innocents did not know Jesus, but they died in his place. Dec. 28 marks the feast of these... Read more

The painting St. Luke the Evangelist in church Iglesia El Buen Pastor by Miguel Vaguer (1959).

Why is St. Luke the patron saint of butchers? Here’s a clue

Oct 17, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Each of the four Gospel writers — Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John — has a special image associated with him.... Read more

Apparition of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque and devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Oct 16, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was a French nun responsible for spreading the devotion of the Sacred Heart throughout the Western... Read more

null

How can we suffer well? 10 quotes from St. Teresa of Ávila

Oct 15, 2022

By Edie Heipel

Oct. 15, is the feast day of St. Teresa of Ávila, when the Catholic Church remembers the Spanish Carmelite reformer... Read more

Mass in Assisi with Cardinal Matteo Zuppi on the feast of St. Francis, Oct. 4, 2022 Andrea Cova/Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

‘St. Francis helps us not to run from suffering’: Cardinal Zuppi offers Mass in Assisi

Oct 4, 2022

By Courtney Mares

On the feast of St. Francis on Tuesday, Cardinal Matteo Zuppi offered Mass in Assisi in the basilica that holds... Read more

Chapel of the Madonna in Rome's Church of St. Benedict in Piscinula.

St. Benedict Church in Rome celebrates feast with 40 hour adoration vigil

Jul 11, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the... Read more

Pope Francis smiles during an encounter in St. Peter's Square Oct. 14, 2017.

Vatican releases Pope's liturgical schedule for January, February

Jan 9, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Earlier this week the Vatican published Pope Francis’ liturgical schedule for the months of January and February, including his lineup... Read more