Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

Bl. Gualtier (Walter) of Bruges Read more

Bl. Gualtier (Walter) of Bruges

Walter of Bruges (Gualterus Brugensis OFM), was a Franciscan theologian, who flourished at the University of Paris in 1267-69. He entered the Franciscans in Bruges in about 1240 and was sent to Paris for his studies. A student of Bonaventure, he was regent master at Paris from 1267 to 1269. He was elected Minister Provincial of the French province in 1269, then became bishop of Poitiers in...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 133
St. Sebastian Read more

St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian (d. c. 288 A.D.) was born in Gaul, present-day France, to wealthy Italian parents. According to tradition he went to Rome to serve and encourage the Christians who were being persecuted under Roman Emperor Diocletian. To do so effectively and without suspicion, he enrolled in the Roman army as an officer. In this position he did much to encourage the faith of the Christians in...
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St. Henry of Uppsalla Read more

St. Henry of Uppsalla

Saint Henry of Uppsala, the Patron of Finland, was an Englishman of the twelfth century residing at Rome. In 1152, he was consecrated Bishop of Uppsala, Sweden, by the Papal Legate Nicholas Breakspear, who later became Pope Adrian IV. In 1154, St. Eric, King of Sweden, led a punitive expedition against the Finns in retaliation for their marauding activity into Sweden, and Henry accompanied...
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Sts. Liberata and Faustina Read more

Sts. Liberata and Faustina

Sts. Liberata and Faustina were the daughters of one Giovannato, who lived in the fortress of Olgisio in Pianello Val Tidone, in the province of Piacenza, where there are prehistoric caves known as the caves of the "Saints". Although promised in marriage, after a vision of a woman mourning the death of her husband, the sisters fled the castle and lived as a hermits.  They later...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 234
St. Jenaro Sánchez Delgadillo Read more

St. Jenaro Sánchez Delgadillo

Sánchez Delgadillo was born in the town of Agualele, in the municipality of Zapopan, Jalisco, the son of Cristóbal Sánchez and Julia Delgadillo, on September 19, 1886. With a scholarship, he entered the seminary of the Archdiocese of Guadalajara and was later ordained a priest of the Archdiocese by Archbishop José de Jesús Ortíz y Rodríguez on August 20, 1911. Sánchez then served as a curate...
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