Tuesday, July 23, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Giuseppe Moscatti Read more

St. Giuseppe Moscatti

Giuseppe Moscati (1880-1927), a physician, medical school professor, and pioneer in the field of biochemistry, was canonized in 1987 during the synod of bishops on the laity. The Holy Father hinted at the connection between sanctity and miracles in his homily at the canonization of Dr. Moscati: "Holiness is man's union with God in the power of the Paschal Mystery of Christ, in the...
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St. Antipas of Pergamum (Pergamon) Read more

St. Antipas of Pergamum (Pergamon)

Many Christian traditions, according to the Commentary on the Apocalypse of Andreas of Caesarea, believe Saint Antipas to be the Antipas referred to in the Book of Revelation, Revelation 2:13, as the verse says: "I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my...
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St. Theophane Venard Read more

St. Theophane Venard

St. Theophane was a French missionary, born on November 21, 1829, and originally from the Diocese of Poitiers.  He entered into the Foreign Missions and was ordained a priest on June 5, 1852.  He departed for the Far East on September 19, the same year.  After fifteen months at Hong Kong, he arrived at his mission in West Tonkin, where the Christians had recently been tried by a...
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St. Veridiana Read more

St. Veridiana

Veridiana (Virginia Margaret del Mazziere) (1182 – 1 February 1242) is an Italian saint. Having made pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela and Rome, she then became an anchoress. Upon returning to Castelfiorentino and feeling a desire for solitude and penance, the villagers built her a small cell contiguous to the oratory of San Antonio. From a small window she attended Mass and spoke...
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St. Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi Read more

St. Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi

Francis Xavier Mary Bianchi (Italian: Francesco Saverio Maria Bianchi; (December 2, 1743 – January 31, 1815), was an Italian Barnabite priest and noted scholar, who also gained a reputation for sanctity during his lifetime from both his commitment to his students and to the poor of Naples. He has been proclaimed a saint by the Catholic Church and declared the Apostle of the city.

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