On August 14th, on the Vigil of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Church honors a great saint.Read More »
Tag: feast day
Saint Spotlight: Patrick
March 17th is the feast of Saint Patrick, aka Saint Patrick’s Day.
Even though he’s one of the most popular saints, it seems that many people don’t know the facts about his fascinating life.
I dedicate this Saint Spotlight to: Patrick.Read More »
Saint Spotlight: Thomas Becket
December 29th is the feast day of Saint Thomas Becket — also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury and Thomas of London.
December 29, 2020 marked the 850th anniversary of this saint’s martyrdom, in which U.S. President Donald Trump issued the Proclamation on 850th Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Saint Thomas Becket.
The full text of the proclamation is below. I encourage you to read it.Read More »
Saint Spotlight: Catherine of Alexandria
The name Catherine means “pure.”
I chose it for my Confirmation because it’s a family name (but I chose to spell it differently).
Now I like to associate my Confirmation name with St. Catherine because I’m inspired by her story.
This Saint Spotlight is dedicated to: Catherine of Alexandria.Read More »
Saint Spotlight: Thomas More and John Fisher
Today, June 22nd the Catholic Church honors two saints: Thomas More and John Fisher.
These friends lived in England in the late 15th and early 16th century.
One was a well-known layman and politician, the other a well-known priest and bishop.
The 100th Post
This is my blog’s 100th post!
Saint Spotlight: Gianna Beretta Molla
Two years ago, I was introduced to a saint in an unexpected way.
This modern-day saint has a rich and inspirational story.
Saint Spotlight: Joseph
Today, March 19th is the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, Husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary!
Since St. Joseph was the earthly spouse of Mary, the earthly father of Jesus and the head of the Holy Family, he is of great importance.
He’s also important to my family.
Saint Spotlight: Bernadette Soubirous
The saints are one of the most beautiful aspects of the Catholic Faith.
We connect to different saints for different reasons.
One saint I’m particularly drawn to is: Bernadette Soubirous.
Saint Spotlight: Paula and Eustochium
One day, my friend and I were trying to find out who helped St. Jerome translate the scriptures into Latin…
I stumbled across this information while searching for a saint to write about, not while searching for an answer to our question!