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St. Francis Borgia: From Nobleman to Priest

Image: Carlos V receives a visit from Saint Francis Borgia in Yuste St. Francis Borgia is the saint of the day for October 10.  He was a Spanish duke, who married, and, after his wife died,  gave up a life of nobility to become a Jesuit priest. St. Francis Borgia was born October 28, 1510, at Gandia, Valencia, Spain, the first of 17 children, to noble...

St. Andrew Kim Taegon, St. Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions

September 20 is the memorial of St. Andrew Kim Taegon, priest and martyr, St. Paul Chong, martyr, and companions. During the persecutions of 1839, 1846, 1866, and 1867, one hundred and three Christians in Korea gave their lives as martyrs. The martyrs included clergy, but were, for the most part, members of the laity. They consecrated the rich beginnings of the Church in Korea with...

Our Lady of La Sallette: A Message of Hope

On September 19, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of La Salette. On this day, we recall the apparition in which Our Lady appeared to two shepherd children in France. On Saturday, September 19, 1846, the feast day of Our Lady of Sorrows at about 3:00 in the afternoon, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared on the mountain of La Salette in the French Alps...

St. Januarius: The Miracle of His Blood Liquefaction

September 19th is the feast of St. Januarius, bishop and martyr. He is the patron saint of Naples, where Catholics assemble three times a year in the Naples Cathedral to witness the liquefaction of a small sample of his his blood which is kept in a sealed vial. St. Januarius was born in Naples and served as bishop of Beneventum (just east of Naples). He...

7QT: Hot Summer Reviews, Interviews, and Saints

1. I was so happy to read Sarah Reinhard’s review of my new book, Fatima: The Apparition That Changed the World in The National Catholic Register. You can read the full review here.  2. I recently visited with Pete Socks to discuss my latest book Fatima: The Apparition that Changed the World. 3. Here are some hot tips on family videos I recently enjoyed watching...

St. Camillus of Lellis, patron of the sick

  The saint of the day for July 18 is St. Camillus of Lellis, founder of an order dedicated to the care of the sick. He is the patron of the sick, hospitals, and nurses. St. Camilus was born in Bacchianico, Italy in 1550 and died in Rome, Italy in 1614. His mother died while he was still a child and his father was an...

Saint Irenaeus, Bishop and Father of the Church

  The saint of the day for June 28th is St. Irenaeus (c.130 – c.200), Bishop of Lyons (France) and Father of the Church. Irenaeus was born in Smyrna (modern-day Turkey), although he later settled in Rome. He was well-educated and was influenced by men who knew the Apostles, especially St. Polycarp, who had been a student of St. John the evangelist. Irenaeus served as...

Pentecost: Birthday of the Catholic Church and a Special Anniversary

Pentecost Sunday takes place fifty days after the death and resurrection of Jesus, and ten days after his ascension into heaven. Pentecost marks the occasion of God’s sending the Holy Spirit upon Jesus’ disciples after his resurrection. On the day of Pentecost when the seven weeks of Easter had come to an end, Christ’s Passover is fulfilled in the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, manifested, given,...

Feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Visitation by Karl von Blaas Today’s Mass Readings Today is the feast of the Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which recalls Mary’s visit with her cousin Elizabeth. This event is also the second joyful mystery of the rosary — the first being the Annunciation. Elizabeth had been barren all her life, but in the Annunciation, Mary learned that her cousin was miraculously expecting...

St. Athanasius: hero in the battle against Arianism

  May 2 is the memorial of St. Athanasius, bishop and doctor of the Church. St. Athanasius (295 – 373) was the Church’s greatest hero in the battle against Arianism (a heresy that denied Christ’s divinity),which, in his lifetime, earned him the title “Father of Orthodoxy”. Athanasius was born into a Christian family in Alexandria, Egypt, where he received a classical education. He was ordained a...