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St. Peter Thomas 25 January 2021 -- Birth: 1305 Death: 1366 Carmelite Latinpatriarch and papal legate. Peter was born in Gascony, France and joined the Carmelites while still a young man. In 1342 he was appointed procurator of the order and, from Avignon, he oversaw the organization and government of the Carmelites. As Avignon was then the seat of the popes, he entered into their service, attracting papal attention because of his skills as a preacher and his elo­quence. Named t... READ MORE
 
 
     
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St. Thomas Aquinas -- 28 January 2021
 
Patron: of students and all universities Birth: 1226 Death: 1274 Canonized: Pope John XXII in 1323 Thomas is believed to have been born in the castle of Roccasecca in the old county of the Kingd... READ MORE
St. Angela Merici -- 27 January 2021
 
Patron: of the sick, disabled and physically challenged people and those grieving the loss of parents Birth: March 21, 1474 Death: January 27, 1540 Beatified: April 30, 1768 by Pope Clement XIII C... READ MORE
St. Timothy -- 26 January 2021
 
Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father and Eunice, a converted Jewess. He joined St. Paul when Paul preached at Lystra replacing Barnabas, and became Paul's close friend and c... READ MORE
St. Peter Thomas -- 25 January 2021
 
Birth: 1305 Death: 1366 Carmelite Latinpatriarch and papal legate. Peter was born in Gascony, France and joined the Carmelites while still a young man. In 1342 he was appointed procurator of the o... READ MORE
St. Francis de Sales -- 24 January 2021
 
Patron: of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, the deaf, journalists, adult education Birth: August 21, 1567 Death: December 28, 1622 Beatified: January 8, 1661 by Pope Alexander VII Canonized: ... READ MORE
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St. John Joseph of the Cross -- 05 March 2020
 
Patron: of Ischia Birth: 1654 Death: 1739 St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful island of Ischia, near Naples. From his childhood he w... READ MORE
St. Colette -- 06 March 2020
 
Patron: Women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children Birth: 1380 Death: 1447 Beatified: January 23, 1740 by Pope Clement XII Canonized: May 24, 1807 by Pope Pius VII Colette w... READ MORE
St. Patrick -- 17 March 2020
 
Patron: of Ireland Birth: 387 Death: 461 St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pi... READ MORE
St. Januarius -- 19 September 2020
 
Patron: of blood banks; Naples; volcanic eruptions St. Januarius was born in Italy and was bishop of Benevento during the Emperor Diocletion persecution. Bishop Januarius went to visit two deacons ... READ MORE
St. Rosalia -- 04 September 2020
 
Death: 1160 St. Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses and Quisquina, was a descendant of the great Charlemagne. She was born at Palermo in Sicily. In her youth, her heart turned from earthly... READ MORE
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