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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. Waldetrudis -- 09 April 2020
 
Death: 688 Also known as Waltrude or Waudru, she was the daughter of Saints Walbert and Bertilia and sister of St. Aldegunus of Maubeuge. Marrying St. Vincent Madelgarius, she became the mother of ... 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
St. Frances of Rome -- 09 March 2020
 
Frances was born in the city of Rome in 1384 to a wealthy, noble family. From her mother she inherited a quiet manner and a pious devotion to God. From her father, however, she inherited a strong will... READ MORE
St. Antipas -- 11 April 2020
 
Patron: against toothache Death: 90 Martyr and disciple of St. John the Apostle who called Antipas "my faithful witness." Tradition states that Antipas was the bishop of Pergamum, but this is not ... READ MORE
St. Julius -- 12 April 2020
 
Julius whose feast day is April 12th. Julius was the son of a Roman named Rusticus. He was elected Pope to succeed Pope St. Mark on February 6, 337. Julius was soon involved in the Arian controversy w... READ MORE
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