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.
Martyr whose Apologia, or defense of the faith, is considered one of the most priceless documents of the early Church. Apollonius was a Roman senator who was denounced as a Christian by one of his ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Not much information is known about Elizabeth, but she has the distinction of being one of the first to know about Mary's great blessing as the Mother of God. Zachary was a priest in Jerusalem whose wife, Elizabeth, Mary's cousin, was beyond child-bearing age. He ... 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
The 24th child of a wool dyer in northern Italy, St. Catherine started having mystical experiences when she was only 6, seeing guardian angels as clearly as the people they protected. She became a ... 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