Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

St. Winebald of Heidenheim Read more

St. Winebald of Heidenheim

St. Winebald (701-761 A.D.) was a Saxon prince born into a holy and royal family in England. His father, St. Richard the King, and his mother, St. Wunna of Wessex, are both saints, as well as his brother, St. Willibald, his sister, St. Walburga, and his uncle, St. Boniface. After making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land with his father and brother, and then spending many years in Rome, Winebald...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 31
St. John of Matha Read more

St. John of Matha

St. John of Matha (1154-1213) was born near Provence, France to noble and pious parents, and was dedicated to God from his birth. He learned the arts of a nobleman and advanced in Christian virtue, tending the sick and giving alms to the poor. Through his study of theology at the University of Paris he discerned a call to Holy Orders and became a priest. On the day of his first Mass he had a...
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St. Ado of Vienne Read more

St. Ado of Vienne

Ado of Vienne (died 16 December 874) was archbishop of Vienne in Lotharingia from 850 until his death and is venerated as a saint. He belonged to a prominent Frankish family and spent much his early adulthood in Italy. Several of his letters are extant and reveal their writer as an energetic man of wide sympathies and considerable influence. Ado's principal works are a martyrology, and a...
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St. Maria di Rosa Read more

St. Maria di Rosa

Maria Crocifissa Di Rosa (1813 – 1855) was the founder of the Handmaids of Charity (also called the Servants of Charity) in Brescia, Italy, in 1839. She was canonized by Pope Pius XII. She was born as Paolina Francesca di Rosa, into a wealthy family, in the city of Brescia, Italy on 6 November 1813. First educated in a convent by the Visitation Sisters, she left school after the death of...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 30
Bl. Mary Frances Schervier Read more

Bl. Mary Frances Schervier

Mary Frances Schervier (3 January 1819 – 14 December 1876) was the founder of two religious congregations of religious sisters of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis, both committed to serving the neediest of the poor. One, the Poor Sisters of St. Francis, is based in her native Germany, and the other, the Franciscan Sisters of the Poor, was later formed from its province in the...
Fr. Lawrence Jagdfeld, O.F.M. 30
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