Saint of the day

Today, July 23, We Celebrate St. Bridget of Sweden

Jul 23, 2022

Today, July 23, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Bridget of Sweden.  Bridget received visions of Christ’s suffering many times throughout her life, and went on to found the order of the Most Holy Savior.

Today, July 22, We Celebrate St. Mary Magdalene

Jul 22, 2022

On July 22, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Mary Magdelene, one of the most prominent women mentioned in the New Testament.

Today, July 21, We Celebrate St. Lawrence of Brindisi

Jul 21, 2022

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, whose feast we celebrate on July 21, is a Doctor of the Church. He was born Caesar de Rossi in 1559 in Naples. As a boy, he studied with the Conventual Franciscans and later went to study in Venice. There he discerned a call to enter the Capuchin Franciscans and took the name Lawrence.

Today, July 20, We Celebrate St. Margaret of Antioch

Jul 20, 2022

Saint Margaret, whose feast is celebrated on July 20, is a virgin and martyr. She is also called "Marina". Margaret belonged to Pisidian Antioch in Asia Minor, where her father was a pagan priest. 

Today, Monday, July 19, We Celebrate St. Arsenius

Jul 19, 2022

St. Arsenius, an Anchorite, was born in 354 at Rome and died in 450 at Troe, in Egypt.

Today, July 18, We Celebrate St. Camillus de Lellis

Jul 18, 2022

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.

Today, July 18, We Celebrate St. Elizabeth of Schonau

Jul 18, 2022

St. Elizabeth was a Benedictine visionary, who had the gift of prophecy. She also suffered the assaults of demonic forces.

Today, July 17, We Celebrate St. Leo IV

Jul 17, 2022

The universal Church celebrates the life of St. Leo IV on July 17. Both a Roman and the son of Radoald, Leo was unanimously elected to succeed Sergius II as Pope. 

Today, July 17, We Celebrate Servant of God Francis Garces and Companions

Jul 17, 2022

A contemporary of the American Revolution and of Blessed Junipero Serra, Francisco Garcés was born in 1738 in Spain, where he joined the Franciscans.

Today, July 16, We Celebrate Our Lady of Mount Carmel

Jul 16, 2022

On July 16 the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Today, July 15, We Celebrate St. Bonaventure

Jul 15, 2022

Today, July 15, marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called “The Seraphic Doctor” of the Church. St. Bonaventure is known for his leadership of the Franciscans and his great intellectual contributions to theology and philosophy.

Today, July 14, We Celebrate St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Jul 14, 2022

On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be canonized. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.

Today, July 13, We Celebrate St. Henry II

Jul 13, 2022

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe's Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first millennium.

Today, Monday, July 11, We Celebrate St. Benedict

Jul 11, 2022

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.

Today, July 10, We Celebrate St. Amalberga

Jul 10, 2022

St. Amalberga, otherwise Amelia, was born at Brabantrelated, and was in some way related to Pepin of Landen. Whether she was a sister or niece, the Bollandists are not sure. She was married to Witger and became the mother of three saints: Gudila, Reinelda, and Emembertus.

Today, Friday, July 9, We Celebrate 120 Martyrs of China

Jul 9, 2022

On July 9 the Church celebrates the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China. Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium.  

Today, July 8, We Celebrate Sts. Aquila and Priscilla

Jul 8, 2022

Saints Aquila and Priscilla were a Jewish couple from Rome who had been exiled to Corinth, and were friends of St. Paul in the first century. They hosted St. Paul on his visit to that city and were probably converted by him. They are mentioned a few times in the New Testament in glowing terms by their friend Paul, who calls them "my helpers in Christ, who have for my life laid down their own necks" (Romans 16:3-4).

Today, July 7, We Celebrate St. Pope Benedict XI

Jul 7, 2022

Nicholas Boccasini was born at Treviso, Italy, in 1240. Hhe entered the Dominican Order at the age of 14. After 14 years of study, he became lector of theology, an office he filled for several years.

Today, July 6, We Celebrate St. Maria Goretti

Jul 6, 2022

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians.

Today, July 5, We Celebrate St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Jul 5, 2022

On July 5, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria. A renowned preacher and promoter of Eucharistic adoration, he founded the order of priests now known as the Barnabites.