Martyr and Benedictine abbot of Lerins, off the coast of Provence, France. According to tradition, Porcarius had a vision that the monastery was about to be attacked by Saracen raiders. The youngest monks were sent away to safety while he, with the remaining brethren, were massacred a short time later. The only survivors were four monks carried off into slavery in Spain or perhaps North Africa.
St. Josephine Bakhita was born in Sudan in 1869. This African flower, who knew the anguish of kidnapping and slavery, bloomed marvelously in Italy, in response to God's grace, with the Daughters of Charity, where everyone still calls her "Mother Moretta" (our Black ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Thomas was a Jew, called to be one of the twelve Apostles. He was a dedicated but impetuous follower of Christ. When Jesus said He was returning to Judea to visit His sick friend Lazarus, Thomas ... continue reading
By Deacon Keith Fournier