Wednesday, April 17, 2024

The Great Cloud of Witnesses

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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