Category Archives: Saints

Saint John of the Cross

St. John’s family name was Yepes, and he was born of poor parents in Fontiveros, Spain, on June 24, 1542. He entered the Carmelite Order in 1563 and then studied at Salamanca and was ordained in 1567. Continue reading

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Saint Lucy

Celebrated December 13 Saint Lucy, Virgin and Martyr St. Lucy is said to have been martyred in Syracuse, Sicily, about 304, during the persecution under Diocletian. Devotion to her in Sicily was popular by the fifth century, and from there, … Continue reading

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Ambrose, Bishop of Milan

Celebrated December 7 He was born the son of a prefect in Gaul (modern France) in about 340 and was raised in a powerful, ambitious, and influential family. As such, he was appointed the governor of the province of Liguria … Continue reading

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Saint Nicholas the Wonderworker

Celebrated December 6 He was born at the turn of the fourth century in Asia Minor, possibly in the town of Patara in Lycia. Some say that his uncle was bishop of this city and that he served for a … Continue reading

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Our Holy Father Sabbas the Sanctified

Celebrated December 5 He was born of wealthy parents in Cappadocia in 437. His father was an army officer and Sabbas was left in the care of his family. Dissension in the family prompted him to flee when nine years … Continue reading

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Saint John of Damascus

Celebrated December 4 Saint John of Damascus was born about the year 676 of Christian parents, John Mansur (his family name) grew up in an Arab environment, in the court of the Caliph Abdul Malek. His father Sergius was a … Continue reading

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Saints Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell and Their Companions

Celebrated December 1 Saints Edmund Campion, Robert Southwell, Priests and Martyrs, and Their Companions, Martyrs Today we commemorate the ten canonised and eighteen beatified Jesuit martyrs of England and Wales.  All of them were martyred on their native soil between … Continue reading

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