Saint of the day

Today, May 19, We Celebrate Saint Celestine V, Pope

May 19, 2023

Celestine is a saint who will always be remembered for the unique manner in which he was elected Pope, for his spectacular incompetence in that office, and for the distinction of being the first pontiff ever to have resigned.

Today, May 18, We Celebrate St. John I, Pope

May 18, 2023

On May 18, the Catholic Church honors the first “Pope John” in its history. Saint John I was a martyr for the faith, imprisoned and starved to death by a heretical Germanic king during the sixth century.

Today, May 17, We CelebrateSt. Pascal Baylon

May 17, 2023

Pascal was born at Torre-Hermosa, in the Kingdom of Aragon, on May 24, 1540. He was born on the Feast of Pentecost, which in Spain is called "the Pasch of the Holy Ghost", which is why he received the name Pascal. He died at Villa Reale, May 15, 1592, on Whitsunday.  

Today, May 16, We Celebrate St. Simon Stock

May 16, 2023

On May 16, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Simon Stock, a twelfth- and thirteenth-century Carmelite monk whose vision of the Virgin Mary is the source of the Brown Scapular devotion.

Today, May 15, We Celebrate St. Isidore

May 15, 2023

Isidore was born in 1070 in Madrid, Spain. His family was poor, and he labored as a farmer on the land owned by a rich man named John de Vergas. 

Today, May 14, We Celebrate St. Matthias, Apostle

May 14, 2023

Matthias, whose name means “gift of God”,  was the disciple chosen to replace Judas as one of the twelve Apostles. The Acts of the Apostles state that he was also one of the 72 disciples that the Lord Jesus sent out to preach the good news.

Today, May 13, We Celebrate Our Lady of Fatima

May 13, 2023

May 13 is the anniversary of the apparition of Our Lady to three shepherd children in the small village of Fatima in Portugal in 1917.  She appeared six times to Lucia, 9, and her cousins Francisco, 8, and his sister Jacinta, 6, between May 13, 1917 and October 13, 1917.

Today, May 12, We Celebrate St. Epiphanius of Salamis

May 12, 2023

On May 12 the Catholic Church honors Saint Epiphanius of Salamis, an early monk, bishop and Church Father known for his extensive learning and defense of Catholic teachings in the fourth century.

Today, May 11, We Celebrate St. Ignatius of Laconi

May 11, 2023

St. Ignatius of Laconi was a Capuchin Friar. He was born in 1701 and died in 1781. He was canonized 1951 by Pius XII.

Today, May 10, We Celebrate St. Damien of Moloka'i

May 10, 2023

The Catholic Church remembers St. Damien of Molokai on May 10. The Belgian priest sacrificed his life and health to become a spiritual father to the victims of leprosy quarantined on a Hawaiian island.

Today, May 9, We Celebrate St. Pachomius

May 9, 2023

St. Pachomius can justifiabley be called the founder of cenobitic monasticism, monks who live in community. Even though St. Antony the Great was the first to go into the desert to live a life of seclusion pursuing evangelical perfection, he lived a heremitic life, that is, a primarily solitary life.

Today, May 8, We Celebrate St. Peter of Tarantaise, bishop

May 8, 2023

Peter was born near Vienne, France in 1102 and died at Bellevaux, France in 1175. He was canonized in 1191.  

Today, May 7, We Celebrate St. John of Beverley

May 7, 2023

St. John of Beverley was the Bishop of Hexham, and later of York. He was born in Harpham, Yorkshire, and died in Beverley on May 7, 721.

Today, May 6, We Celebrate St. Evodius of Antioch

May 6, 2023

Evodius was one of the 72 disciples of Christ, and Catholic tradition has always held that he was the first bishop of Antioch after St. Peter. However, we are not sure in what year he assumed the position.

Today, May 5, We Celebrate St. Hilary of Arles

May 5, 2023

On May 5, Catholics celebrate Saint Hilary of Arles, a fifth-century bishop who gave up wealth and privilege in favor of austerity and sacrifice for the sake of the Church.

Today, May 4, We Celebrate St. Pelagia

May 4, 2023

Pelagia (originally Margarita) was born as the beautiful daughter of pagan parents, and was said to have caught the eye of the Emperor Diocletian's son. 

Today, May 3, We Celebrate Sts. Philip and James the Less, Apostles

May 3, 2023

Philip was born in Bethsaida in Galilee and was one of the 12 Apostles that Jesus called.

Today, May 2, We Celebrate St. Athanasius, doctor of the Church

May 2, 2023

Catholics honor St. Athanasius on May 2. The fourth century bishop is known as “the father of orthodoxy” for his absolute dedication to the doctrine of Christ's divinity.

Today, May 1, is the Feast of St. Joseph the Worker

May 1, 2023

St. Joseph has two feast days on the liturgical calendar. The first is March 19—Joseph, the Husband of Mary. The second is May 1—Joseph, the Worker.

Today, April 30, We Celebrate Saint Pius V, Pope

Apr 30, 2023

St. Pius V was born Michele Ghislieri in 1504 to poor parents of noble lineage at Bosco, near Alexandria, Lombardy on January 17, 1504.