Blessed Dominic Lentini was born November 20, 1770. Dominic family was of poor economic conditions, but rich in faith and honesty. He was baptized on the day of birth. At fourteen years old, Dominic followed the vocation of the priesthood. In 1793, he was ordained deacon in Mormanno. On the feast of Pentecost, June 8, 1794, Dominic was ordained a priest in the Cathedral of Marsiconuovo. Always available for the Sacrament of Penance, Dominic heared the confessions of the faithful diligently, he devoted himself with all his strength to evangelize. Equipped with all the gifts of prophecy and searching of hearts, would have worked wonders in life, died Feb. 25, 1828, in his house. His humble devotion to the Church and his parishioners led all who knew him to consider him a model for priests, and a saint even in life.
Claretian archbishop and founder. Anthony was born in Salient in Catalonia, Spain, in 1807, the son of a weaver. He took up weaving but then studied for the priesthood, desiring to be a Jesuit. Ill ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Empress mother of Constantine the Great. She was a native of Bithynia, who married the then Roman general Constantius I Chlorus about 270. Constantine was born soon after, and in 293, Constantius was made Caesar, or junior emperor. He divorced Helena to marry co ... 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 F.K. Bartels