Death: 6th century
Viator, of Berry, France, lived as a hermit at Sologne. The name of the village that later arose near the site of his small hermitage, Tremble-Vif-Sologne, is derived from the tradition that the saint had planted an aspen tree (French: "tremble") there. Following Viator's death, a church was built on the site of his hermitage by a devout married couple grateful for his intercession. The husband had suffered for ten years as a paralytic, and the wife had been blind for fifteen years. Both were miraculously cured after visiting Viator's grave.
St. Catherine of Bologna, Virgin (Patroness of Artists) Feast - March 9th Born in 1413, Catherine de Vigri was the daughter of a diplomatic agent of the Marquis of Ferrara. At the age of eleven, she was appointed maid of honor to the daughter of the Marquis and shared ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Leo the Great was born in Tuscany. As deacon, he was dispatched to Gaul as a mediator by Emperor Valentinian III. He reigned as Pope between 440 and 461. He persuaded Emperor Valentinian to ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar