Today, September 24, We Celebrate Blessed Anton Martin Slomshek

Sep 24, 2023

Anton Martin Slomshek who was born November 26, 1800 at Ponikva, Slovenia is the first Slovenian to be beatified.

Today, September 23, We Celebrate St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Sep 23, 2023

On Sept. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio” and known for his suffering, humility and miracles.

Today, September 22, We Celebrate St. Thomas of Villanova

Sep 22, 2023

On Sept. 22, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Thomas of Villanova, a 16th century Spanish Augustinian monk and archbishop who lived a life of austerity in order to provide for the spiritual and material needs of his people.

Today, September 20, We Celebrate Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Choñg Ha

Sep 20, 2023

Pope John Paul II said this of the Catholic Church in Korea: "The Korean Church is unique because it was founded entirely by laypeople. This fledgling Church, so young and yet so strong in faith, withstood wave after wave of fierce persecution. 

Today, September 19, We Celebrate St. Emily de Rodat

Sep 19, 2023

Emily was born in 1787 at Rodez, France.  She was educated at Villefranche, became a teacher at the age of 18 and, realizing that many of the children of the poor were not going to school because they could not afford to, she opened a school for them and taught without charge.

Today, September 18, We Celebrate St. Joseph of Cupertino

Sep 18, 2023

On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.  His father, a poor carpenter, died before his birth and his mother, who was unable to pay the debts, lost her home and gave birth to Joseph in a stable at Cupertino, Italy on June 17, 1603.

Today, September 17, We Celebrate St. Robert Bellarmine

Sep 17, 2023

On Sept. 17, the Catholic Church celebrates the Italian cardinal and theologian St. Robert Bellarmine. One of the great saints of the Jesuit order, St. Robert has also been declared a Doctor of the Church and the patron of catechists.

St. Cornelius, Pope, Martyr and St. Cyprian, Bishop, Martyr

Sep 16, 2023

Saint Cornelius was elected Pope in 251 during the persecutions of the Emperor Decius. His first challenge, besides the ever present threat of the Roman authorities, was to bring an end to the schism brought on by his rival, the first anti-pope Novatian. He convened a synod of bishops to confirm him as the rightful successor of Peter.

Today, September 15, We Celebrate Our Lady of Sorrows

Sep 15, 2023

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows commemorates the seven great sorrows which Mary lived in relation to Her Son, as they are recorded in the Gospels or through Tradition. 

Today, September 14, We Celebrate The Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Sep 14, 2023

The feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross celebrates two historical events: the discovery of the True Cross by Saint Helena, the mother of the Emperor Constantine, in 320 under the temple of Venus in Jerusalem, and the dedication in 335 of the basilica and shrine built on Calvary by Constantine, which mark the site of the Crucifixion.

Today, September 13, We Celebrate St. John Chrysostom

Sep 13, 2023

Born in Antioch, c. 347, Saint John Chrysostom (Golden-mouthed) was perhaps the greatest preacher in the history of the Church, thus the name given him, and the most prominent Greek father of the Church.

Today, September 11, We Celebrate Saint Jean Gabriel Perboyre

Sep 11, 2023

St. Jean Gabriel was born in Puech, France, on January 6th, 1802, to a pious family of eight children.

Today, September 10, We Celebrate St. Nicholas of Tolentino

Sep 10, 2023

Born in 1246 in Sant' Angelo, Italy, Nicholas became an Augustinian friar at the age of 18 after hearing an Augustinian hermit preach. He was ordained seven years later and quickly gained a reputation as a great preacher and confessor.

Today, September 9, We Celebrate St. Peter Claver

Sep 9, 2023

On Sept. 9, the Catholic Church celebrates St. Peter Claver, a Jesuit missionary who spent his life in the service of African slaves brought against their will to South America during the 17th century.

Today, September 6, We Celebrate Blessed Thomas Tzugi

Sep 6, 2023

Born to nobility and educated by the Jesuits of the Arima province around 1571, Thomas entered the Jesuit order upon the completion of his schooling at around 17 years old. 

Today, September 4, We CelebrateSaint Boniface I, Pope

Sep 4, 2023

Though few details are known of Boniface's early life, he was elected Pope on December 28, 418. He is believed to have been ordained a priest by Pope Damasus I (366-384) and to have served as representative of Innocent I at Constantinople (c. 405).

Today, September 3, We Celebrate Saint Gregory the Great

Sep 3, 2023

St. Gregory the Great, a central figure of the medieval western Church and one of the most admired Popes in history, is commemorated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Catholic liturgy today, September 3.

Today, September 2, We Celebrate Martyrs of September

Sep 2, 2023

The September Martyrs are a group of 191 faithful Christians who were martyred at the hands of the French Revolution on September 2 and 3, 1792.

Today, August 30, We Celebrate Saint Jeanne Jugan

Aug 30, 2023

On Aug. 30, the Catholic Church celebrates Saint Jeanne Jugan, also known as Sister Mary of the Cross. During the 19th century, she founded the Little Sisters of the Poor with the goal of imitating Christ's humility through service to elderly people in need.

Today, August 29, We Celebrate the Beheading of John the Baptist

Aug 29, 2023

On this day, the universal Church marks the beheading of John the Baptist, who prepared the way for Jesus. As an adult, he lived as a hermit in the wilderness. After the Spirit inspired him, he went about preaching that the people should repent of their sins and be baptized in order to prepare for the Messiah.