St. Waldebert, Abbot A.D. 668 Among the successors of St. Columban in the monastery of Luxeuil the most famous during his life and the most revered after his death was Waldebert, the third abbot.This is partly due to the fact that his long rule coincided with the most glorious period of the abbey's history and partly to the numerous miracles attributed to the saint. Objects he had touched notably his wooden drinking bowl were long venerated for their healing properties and in the tenth century Anso a Luxeuil monk wrote a book about the wonders of the sant.He was an young Frankish nobleman. When asked admittance to the abbey he laid aside his weapons to receive the habit ahey were suspended form the roof of the chuirch where they remained for centuries.
Born at Lystra, Lycaenia, Timothy was the son of a Greek father and Eunice, a converted Jewess. He joined St. Paul when Paul preached at Lystra replacing Barnabas, and became Paul's close friend and ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
St. Elizabeth was born in Hungary in 1207, the daughter of Alexander II, King of Hungary. At the age of four she was sent for education to the court of the Landgrave of Thuringia, to whose infant son she was betrothed. As she grew in age, her piety also increased by ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief ... continue reading
The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the ... continue reading
St. Julie (Julia) Billiart was born in 1751 and died in 1816. As a child, playing "school" was Julie's favorite game. When she was sixteen, to help support her family, she began to teach ... continue reading
By Deacon Keith Fournier
This great defender of the faith insisted on the central claim of Christianity: God can be known and loved-indeed, that is why He came into our midst in the person of His Son; so that through a relationship with Jesus Christ, man could participate in the ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes