Saint of the day

Today, February 25 we celebrate Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani

Feb 25, 2024

Blessed Maria Adeodata Pisani was born into a noble family in Naples, Italy in 1806. Her father was an alcoholic and was exiled after being involved in a revolt.

Today, February 24, we celebrate Blessed Thomas Maria Fusco

Feb 24, 2024

Thomas was born to a noble family in 1831 in Pagani, Italy. He was the seventh of eight children.

Today, February 23, we celebrate St. Polycarp of Smyrna

Feb 23, 2024

On Feb. 23, the Catholic Church remembers the life and martyrdom of St. Polycarp, a disciple of the apostle and evangelist St. John. Polycarp is celebrated on the same date by Eastern Orthodox Christians, who also honor him as a Saint.

Today, February 22, We Celebrate the Feast of the Chair of St. Peter

Feb 22, 2024

The Feast of the Chair of St. Peter celebrates the papacy and St. Peter as the first bishop of Rome. St. Peter's original name was Simon. He was married with children and was living and working in Capernaum as a fisherman when Jesus called him to be one of the Twelve Apostles.

Today, February 21, We Celebrate St. Peter Damian

Feb 21, 2024

On Feb. 21, Catholics honor Saint Peter Damian, a Benedictine monk who strove to purify the Church during the early years of its second millennium.

Today, February 20, we celebrate Sts. Francisco and Jacinta Marto

Feb 20, 2024

Francisco, 11, and Jacinta, 10, are the youngest non-martyrs to be canonized in the history of the Church. The brother and sister, who tended to their families’ sheep with their cousin Lucia Santo in the fields of Fatima, Portugal, witnessed the apparitions of Mary, now commonly known as Our Lady of Fatima.

Today, February 19, we celebrate St. Conrad of Piacenza

Feb 19, 2024

Conrad was born into a noble family in northern Italy. He married the daughter of a nobleman, Euphrosyne.

Today, February 18, we celebrate St. Simon

Feb 18, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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, 2024

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