Abbot of Bethlehem, Israel, a friend of St. Jerome and St. Paula. A native of Cremona, Italy, he went to Rome and met St. Jerome and went to the Holy Land where he met St. Paula and her mother, St. Eustochium. They settled in Bethlehem, and Eusebius returned to Italy to raise funds for a pil≠grim hostel. He was involved in the dispute over Origen and is believed to have persuaded Pope St. Anastasius to condemn Origenís writings. Eusebius served for a time as an abbot in Bethlehem but then returned to Cremona in 400. A tradition credits him with founding Guadalupe Abbey in Spain. He supported St. Jeromeís writings and work.
It would be easy to concentrate on the mystical experiences God gave this saint, rather than on her life. In fact, it would be difficult to do differently, so overwhelming were those gifts from God. ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
St. Rita was born at Spoleto, Italy in 1381. At an early age, she begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. Instead they arranged a marriage for her. Rita became a good wife and mother, but her husband was a man of violent temper. In anger he often mistreated ... 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
If one had to choose one saint who showed the humorous side of holiness that would Philip Neri. Born in 1515 in Florence, he showed the impulsiveness and spontaneity of his character from the ... continue reading
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During his visit to the United States this coming September, Pope Francis will canonize Blessed Junipero Serra, the heroic 'Apostle of California.' Once that happens, the Golden State will have its own patron saint and the Church will have another great missionary role ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes