Today, February 18, we celebrate St. Simon

Feb 18, 2023

A relative of Jesus', possibly a first cousin. He is in the Gospel of Matthew, and is one of the brethren of Christ mentioned in Acts who was present at the birth of the Church on the first Pentecost.

Today we celebrate Seven Founders of the Order of Servites

Feb 17, 2023

These seven men were born in Florence, Italy and led lives as hermits on Monte Senario. They had a special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Today, February 16, we celebrate St. Onesimus

Feb 16, 2023

St. Onesimus was a slave to Philemon, an influential man who had been converted by St. Paul. Onesimus offended Philemon and fled in order to escape any sort of retribution. He then met St. Paul while Paul was in a Roman prison. Shortly after, Onesimus was baptized.

Today, February 15, We Celebrate St. Claude de la Colombière

Feb 15, 2023

On Feb. 15 the Catholic Church honors Saint Claude la Colombiere, the 17th century French Jesuit who authenticated and wrote about Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque's visions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Today, February 14, We Celebrate Sts. Cyril and Methodius

Feb 14, 2023

On Feb. 14, the universal Church honors two brothers, Sts. Cyril and Methodius, who are called the “Apostles of the Slavs” for their tireless work in spreading the Gospel throughout Eastern Europe in the ninth century.

Today, February 13, we celebrate St. Catherine de Ricci

Feb 13, 2023

The Ricci are an ancient family in Tuscany. Catherine was born at Florence in 1522, and called at her baptism Alexandrina, but she took the name of Catherine at her religious profession.

Today, February 11: We Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Feb 11, 2023

On Feb. 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, recalling a series of 18 appearances that the Blessed Virgin Mary made to a 14-year-old French peasant girl, Saint Bernadette Soubirous.

Today, February 10, we celebrate St. Scholastica

Feb 10, 2023

On Feb. 10, the Catholic Church remembers St. Scholastica, a nun who was the twin sister of St. Benedict, the "father of monasticism" in Western Europe.

Today, February 9, we celebrate St. Apollonia of Alexandria

Feb 9, 2023

St. Apollonia was a holy virgin who suffered martyrdom in Alexandria during a local uprising against the Christians in the early 3rd century.

Today, February 8, we celebrate St. Josephine Bakhita

Feb 8, 2023

Josefina Bakhita was born in Sudan (Africa) and lived through slavery for much of her life. The name Bakhita, which means "fortunate," she obtained through her captors at age 9, and Josefina's, twelve years after her when she received her baptism.

Today, February 7, we celebrate St. Richard

Feb 7, 2023

St. Richard was orphaned at a young age. His brother inherited his parents' estate after he was of age, but the death tax was so great that they were sent into poverty, and Richard had to work on his brother's farm.

Today, February 6, we celebrate St. Paul Miki and Companions

Feb 6, 2023

On Feb. 6, the Catholic Church honors the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki, a group of native Japanese Catholics and foreign missionaries who suffered death for their faith in the year 1597.

Today we celebrate St. Blaise, patron saint of throat diseases and laryngologists

Feb 3, 2023

Blaise was a hard-working bishop dedicated to encouraging the spiritual and physical health of his people in Sebastea, Armenia.

Today is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

Feb 2, 2023

At the end of the fourth century, a woman named Etheria made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Her journal, discovered in 1887, gives an unprecedented glimpse of liturgical life there.

Today we celebrate Saint Brigid of Kildare, patron saint of Ireland

Feb 1, 2023

On Feb. 1 Catholics in Ireland and elsewhere will honor Saint Brigid of Kildare, a monastic foundress who is – together with Saint Patrick and Saint Columcille – one of the country’s three patron saints.

Today we celebrate St, John Bosco, patron saint of young people

Jan 31, 2023

On Jan. 31, the Roman Catholic Church honors St. John Bosco (or “Don Bosco”), a 19th century Italian priest who reached out to young people to remedy their lack of education, opportunities, and faith.

Today, January 28, We Celebrate Saint Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

Jan 28, 2023

On Jan. 28, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates Saint Thomas Aquinas, the 13th century theologian who showed that the Catholic faith is in harmony with philosophy and all other branches of knowledge.

Today, January 27, we celebrate Angela Merici, foundress of the Ursuline Sisters

Jan 27, 2023

Angela Merici was born in the small Italian town of Desenzano on the shore of Lake Garda in 1474.

Today we celebrate Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul

Jan 26, 2023

On Jan. 26, the Roman Catholic Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Saints Timothy and Titus, close companions of the Apostle Paul and bishops of the Catholic Church in its earliest days.

Today, January 22, we celebrate Saint Vincent, patron of vinegar-makers and wine-makers

Jan 22, 2023

St. Vincent was Deacon of Saragossa, and a martyr under Diocletian in 304. This most renowned martyr of Spain is represented in the dalmatic of a deacon, and has as emblems a cross, a raven, a grate, or a fire-pile.