Like the martyrdom of the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul (see previous post here), a great number of Christians perished at the hands of Nero during the terrible persecution that lasted from the years 64-68 A.D. This was the first major persecution of the newly founded Church at Rome. The holy men and women […]
One of the things that caught me off guard when I came to Belmont Abbey College was the number of people wearing saint medals. I personally had never worn a saint medal.
Each year on June 22nd we celebrate the feast days of two notable Catholic saints and martyrs: Saint Thomas More and Saint John Fisher. It’s fitting that these two men have the same feast day, because they were both Englishmen martyred within two weeks of each other, for the same cause (religious freedom), on the same occasion (defending the sanctity of marriage and Papal authority against State usurpation), and at the hands of the same man (King Henry VIII).
Tomorrow is the feast day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, one of the most popular devotions of the Catholic faithful. Most of us are familiar with the story of Jesus appearing to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque to request a special devotion to his Sacred Heart, and how it was later instituted as a feast day for the universal Church. But there is so much more to the Sacred Heart devotion than is commonly known.
Today is the feast day of St. Barnabas. St. Barnabas is one of the early Christian missionaries to the gentiles. He was born of the tribe of Levi and converted to the faith shortly following Pentacost, according to tradition.
Saint Florian is one of the most courageous and fearless saints to have lived.
Today is the feast day of none other than St. Peregrine. Saint Peregrine was born in 1260 to a wealthy family and became an activist against the papal party of his hometown, Forli, Italy.
What is the most stressful part of Confirmation? Is it writing a letter to the bishop? Perhaps. Finding a dress, if you’re a woman? Probably. For me, the most stressful part was choosing a Confirmation saint.
Saint Polycarp of Smyrna was a pagan man born in the mid to late 1st century between 65-75 AD.
Welcome to Black History Month! Black History month started in 1976 and was expanded from what used to be a Black History week.