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Saint Andrew of Crete (left) and Saint Mary of Egypt.

Eastern Catholics to commemorate St. Andrew of Crete

Jun 30, 2013

Celebrated by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition on July 4, Saint Andrew of Crete was a seventh-and eighth-century monk,... Read more

St. Irenaeus' stand for orthodoxy honored June 28

Jun 23, 2013

Celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on June 28, and by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition on August 23,... Read more

St. Romuald.

Monastic founder St. Romuald remembered June 19

Jun 16, 2013

Saint Romuald, who founded the Camaldolese monastic order during the early eleventh century, has his liturgical memorial on June 19.  Read more

St. Columba of Iona.

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

Jun 9, 2013

On June 9 the Catholic Church commemorates the sixth-century Irish monk and missionary Saint Columba of Iona, also known as... Read more

St. Norbert of Xanten (Right) receives the Augustinian Rule from Saint Augustine.

St. Norbert's conversion and reforms remembered June 6

Jun 2, 2013

On June 6 the Catholic Church honors Saint Norbert of Xanten – who started out as a frivolous and worldly... Read more

Saint Augustine of Canterbury.

Feast of St. Augustine of Canterbury falls on May 27

May 26, 2013

An Italian Benedictine monk who became the “Apostle of the English,” Saint Augustine of Canterbury is honored by the Catholic... Read more

Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saints (Simon Stock, Angelus of Jerusalem, Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, and Teresa of Avila) by Pietro Novelli 1641.

Church to celebrate St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

May 19, 2013

On May 25, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Mary Magdalene de Pazzi, an Italian noblewoman of the sixteenth and early... Read more


Pope canonizes hundreds of Italian martyrs

May 12, 2013

Pope Francis on Sunday canonized hundreds of fifteenth century Italian martyrs who died rather than renounce their Christian faith.  Read more

Pope Francis at a Papal Mass to celebrate Confirmation on April 28, 2013.

Pope warns against work that enslaves man

May 1, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

Marking the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker, Pope Francis said at his General Audience this week that work should... Read more

St. Pius V.

Church commemorates Pope St. Pius V on April 30

Apr 28, 2013

A defender of Catholic doctrine and Christian civilization during the tumultuous 16th century, Pope Saint Pius V has his liturgical... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in St. John Lateran on March 29, 2013.

Jesus not found outside the Church, Pope preaches

Apr 23, 2013

Pope Francis said that people cannot be fully united to Jesus outside of the Church during a Mass to commemorate... Read more

Saint Fidelis.

Franciscan martyr St. Fidelis honored April 24

Apr 21, 2013

A former lawyer who left his profession to become a Capuchin Franciscan priest, Saint Fidelis of Sigmaringen has his liturgical... Read more

St. Stanislaus of Krakow.

Polish patron St. Stanislaus of Krakow honored April 11

Apr 7, 2013

On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who... Read more

St. Lea of Rome.

Consecrated widow St. Lea traditionally celebrated March 22

Mar 17, 2013

March 22 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Lea of Rome, a fourth-century widow who left her wealth behind, entered... Read more

Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from Hamilton County, Ohio.

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

Mar 16, 2013

By Kevin J. Jones

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to remember the saint's “tremendous love” for the Irish people, says the head of... Read more

St. Sophronius of Jerusalem.

Eastern Catholics pay tribute to St. Sophronius on March 11

Mar 10, 2013

A courageous leader of the Jerusalem Church during the Islamic conquests of the seventh century, Patriarch Saint Sophronius I has... Read more

Saint John Ogilvie

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

Mar 3, 2013

March 10 is the liturgical memorial of Saint John Ogilvie, a 16th- and 17th-century Scotsman who converted from Presbyterianism to... Read more

St. David of Wales.

Wales and England celebrate patron St. David on March 1

Feb 24, 2013

Among Welsh Catholics, as well as those in England, March 1 is the liturgical celebration of Saint David of Wales.  Read more

St. Flavian of Constantinople.

Patriarch St. Flavian's faithful witness honored Feb. 18

Feb 17, 2013

On Feb. 18, the Roman Catholic Church remembers Patriarch Saint Flavian of Constantinople, who is honored on the same date... Read more

Stained Glass Flower.

Welsh Church to honor courageous leadership of St. Teilo

Feb 3, 2013

Among Welsh Catholics, Feb. 9 is the liturgical memorial of Saint Teilo, a sixth-century monk and bishop who led the... Read more