Boniface VII By birth Franco, Boniface VII was pope or antipope from June-July, 974 and from August, 984 to July, 985. When Benedict VI was murdered, Count Crescentius put Boniface on the papal throne; however, when Otto II invaded Rome, Boniface fled to Constantinople, where he enjoyed the protection of the emperor and the spoils of the Roman treasury. Otto arranged the election of Benedict VII. When Otto died in 984, Boniface returned to Rome and imprisoned John XIV, who had succeeded Benedict VII. Boniface was re-established as pope, and John died in captivity. Boniface died suddenly about a year after his reinstatement, and the evidence does not support the theory that he, too, was murdered.
There is very little known about them. Chrysanthus was an Egyptian, son of a Patrician, Polemius. He was brought to Rome from Alexandria during the reign of Numerian, and despite the objections of ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Gianna Francesca Beretta was born in Magenta in Italy. She was the tenth of thirteen children in her family, only nine of whom survived to adulthood. When she was three, her family moved to Bergamo, and she grew up in the Lombardy region of Italy. In 1942, Gianna ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we ... continue reading
Discalced Carmelite mystic and healer. She was born in Florence to a distinguished Florentine family. Educated at San Giovanni Convent in Florence, she entered the Carmelites at Santa Maria degli Angeli Convent there in 1582 . After becoming seriously ill, Maria ... continue reading
By Billy Atwell
In the face of the current "witch-hunts" endured by some of our Bishops, let us remember a hero on October 17, the feast of St. Ignatius of Antioch. St. Ignatius of Antioch is a bishop and martyr of the Church who died in the year 107. He was torn ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes