Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest, Doctor St Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274) He was born of a noble family in southern Italy, and was educated by the Benedictines. In the normal course of events he would have joined that order and taken up a position suitable to his rank; but he decided…
St. Paul, the Apostle, Pray for us!
Deacon and Martyr
From a treatise On Virgins by Saint Ambrose, bishop Too young to be punished, yet old enough for a martyr's crown Today is the birthday of a virgin; let…
From a sermon by Saint Gregory Nazianzen The baptism of Christ Christ is bathed in light; let us also be bathed in light. Christ is baptized; let us…
St Basil the Great (330 - 379) Basil was born in 330 at Caesarea in Cappadocia, of a Christian family. A brilliant scholar and a virtuous man, he…
Note: When Christmas occurs on Sunday, the Feast of the Holy Family is celebrated on December 30.
Saint John, Apostle, Evangelist - Feast James and John, the sons of Zebedee, were nicknamed by Jesus “the sons of thunder.” John is involved in many of…
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The Call to Holiness