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St. Methodius I 14 June 2021 -- Death: 847 Patriarch of Constantinople, modem Istanbul. He was born in Syracuse, Sicily, and builta monastery on the island of Chios. After some time in Constantinople, he was sent to Rome in 815 as the representative of Patriarch Nicephorus, who was exiled by Emperor Leo V the Armenian for refusing to yield to the imperial decrees on the destruction of icons. Methodius returned in 821 and was himself scourged and imprisoned for seven years. F... READ MORE
 
 
     
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St. Joseph Cafasso -- 23 June 2021
 
Patron: of prison chaplains, captives, imprisoned people and prisoners Birth: 1811 Death: 1860 Joseph Cafasso was born at Castelnuovo d'Asti in the Piedmont, Italy, of peasant parents. He studied... READ MORE
St. Thomas More -- 22 June 2021
 
Patron: of adopted children lawyers, civil servants, politicians, and difficult marriages Birth: 1478 Death: 1535 Beatified: December 29th, 1886 by Pope Leo XIII Canonized: May 19th, 1935 by Pope ... READ MORE
St. Aloysius Gonzaga -- 21 June 2021
 
Death: 1591 St. Aloysius was born in Castiglione, Italy. The first words St. Aloysius spoke were the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. He was destined for the military by his father (who was in service... READ MORE
St. Vincent Kaun -- 20 June 2021
 
Death: 1626 Martyr of Japan. A native of Korea, he was brought to Japan in 1591 as a prisoner of war and was subsequently converted to Christianity. Entering the Jesuits, he studied at the Jesuit s... READ MORE
St. Romuald -- 19 June 2021
 
Birth: 950 Death: 1027 St. Romuald was born at Ravenna about the year 956. In spite of an infinite desire for virtue and sanctity, his early life was wasted in the service of the world and its ple... 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. 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. 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. Michael de Sanctis -- 10 April 2020
 
Patron: of cancer patients Birth: 1591 Death: 1625 Michael de Sanctis was born in Catalonia, Spain around 1591. At the age of six he informed his parents that he was going to be a monk. Moreover,... READ MORE
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