Saint Agatha of Sicily

February 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

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The Martyrdom of St Agatha  by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo

 

Born – 231

Martyred – 251

Feast Day – February 5th.

 

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Saint Peter Healing Agatha, by the Caravaggio-follower Giovanni Lanfranco, ca 1614

St. Vincent of Saragossa

January 22, 2016 § Leave a comment

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St Vincent of Saragossa

Feast Day January 22, 2016

Born 3rd Century

Died 304

St Agnes of Rome

January 21, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

St Agnes of Rome

Virgin Martyr

Born 291 – Died 304

Feast Day January 21.

Images: St Agnes by Corrado Giaquinto  and St Agnes of Rome by Domenichino

St John Neumann

January 5, 2016 § Leave a comment

 

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Born:  March 28, 1811
Died:  January 5, 1860
Feast Day: January 5th

 

“As Christ has His work, we too have ours; as He rejoiced to do His work, we must rejoice in ours also.” ~St John Neumann

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

January 4, 2016 § Leave a comment

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Portrait of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton  – The Filicchi Portrait

Born:  August 28, 1774
Died: January 4, 1821
Feast Day: January 4th

The first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized.

“The first end I propose in our daily work is to do the will of God; secondly, to do it in the manner he wills it; and thirdly to do it because it is his will.  -St. Elizabeth Ann Seton “

 

 

St. Basil the Great and St. Gregory of Nazianzus

January 2, 2016 § Leave a comment

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St Basil the Great ~  Born 329  Died 379 ~ Feast Day January 2nd.

“Troubles are usually the brooms and shovels that smooth the road to a good man’s fortune; and many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head, and knows not that it brings abundance to drive away hunger.”  + St. Basil the Great

 

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St Gregory of Nazianzus ~  Born 329  Died 390 ~ Feast Day January 2nd.

Let us treasure up in our soul some of those things which are permanent – not of those which will forsake us and be destroyed, and which only tickle our senses for a little while.
+ Gregory of Nazianzus

 

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