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Saint Of The Day: Demetrius of Thessaloniki


During the Middle Ages, Saint Demetrius of Thessaloniki came to be revered as one of the most important military saints, often paired with Saint George. The earliest written accounts of his life were compiled in the 9th century, although there are earlier images of him, and the 7th-century Miracles of Saint Demetrios collection. According to these early accounts, Demetrios was born to pious Christian parents in Thessaloniki, Illyricum in 270. The biographies have Demetrios as a young man of senatorial family who was run through with spears in around 306 AD in Thessaloniki, during the Christian persecutions of Diocletian and Galerian, which matches his depiction in the 7th century mosaics.

Divine Mercy Sunday

Divine Mercy SundayThe message of The Divine Mercy is simple. It is that God loves us – all of us. And, he wants us to recognize that His mercy is greater than our sins, so that we will call upon Him with trust, receive His mercy, and let it flow through us to others. Thus, [...]

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Saint Of The Day: St. Winebald Of Heidenheim

Born a prince, the son of Saint Richard the King and Saint Wunna of Wessex; brother of Saint Willibald and Saint Walburga; nephew of Saint Boniface. During a pilgrimage to the Holy Lands, he became ill and spent seven years in Rome, Italy recovering and studying before finally returning to England. Missionary to Germany, with [...]

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St. Maria Crescentia Hoss

Crescentia was born in 1682, the daughter of a poor weaver, in a little town near Augsburg. She spent play time praying in the parish church, assisted those even poorer than herself and had so mastered the truths of her religion that she was permitted to make her first Holy Communion at the then unusually [...]

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Saint Of The Day: St. Isidore Of Seville - April 4h

Isidore was the son of Severianus and Theodora. His elder brother Leander was his immediate predecessor in the Metropolitan See of Seville; while a younger brother St. Fulgentius presided over the Bishopric of Astigi. His sister Florentian was a nun and is said to have oversaw over forty convents and one thousand religious.Isidore was the [...]

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Saint Of The Day: Sts. Agape, Chione and Irene - April 3rd

SAINT AGAPE, CHIONA and IRENE (their names meaning meaning Love, Purity, and Peace) are venerated as Christian martyrs.The three were virgin sisters who were martyred for the faith in the year 304 AD. The story of their martyrdom is the subject of Dulcitius, a 10th-century medieval Latin drama by the secular canoness, Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim, [...]

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Saint Of The Day: St. Francis Of Paola - April 2nd

Pope Leo X canonized him in 1519. He is considered to be a patron saint of boatmen, mariners and naval officers. His liturgical feast day is celebrated by the universal Church on April 2nd, the day on which he died. In 1963, Pope John XXIII designated him as the patron saint of Calabria. Though his [...]

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Good Friday

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Saint Of The Day: St. Secundus Of Asti - March 29th

SAINT SECUNDUS OF ASTI is venerated as a martyr and saint. He was a historical figure who was beheaded at Asti under Hadrian. He is said to have been a patrician of Asti and a subaltern officer in the imperial army. It is known that a church was dedicated to him in the area as [...]

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Saint Of The Day: St. Venturino Of Bergamo - March 28th

SAINT VENTURINO OF BERGAMO He was born at Bergamo and received the habit of the Order of Friars Preachers at the convent of St. Stephen, Bergamo, January 22, 1319. From 1328 to 1335 he won fame preaching in all the cities of upper Italy.In February, 1335, he planned to make a penitential pilgrimage to Rome [...]

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