Saint Joseph Cafasso by Ermes Dovico

Saint of the day


Saints Fusca and Maura

Saints Fusca and Maura

They were tortured and killed by the sword


Saint Benedict of Aniane

Saint Benedict of Aniane

He was among the protagonists of the Carolingian Renaissance, defended orthodoxy and contributed to spreading the Rule of Saint Benedict of Nursia throughout the Holy Roman Empire.


Our Lady of Lourdes

Our Lady of Lourdes

On February 11, 1858, at the Massabielle cave in Lourdes, the Blessed Virgin appeared to the 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous, an illiterate peasant. It was the first of a series of eighteen Marian apparitions


Saint Scholastica

Saint Scholastica

St. Benedict's sister is invoked against storms and lightning because of the famous miracle narrated in the Dialogues of Saint Gregory the Great


Saint Apollonia

Saint Apollonia

Her martyrdom was the consequence of the preaching of a fortune-teller who had incited the pagan crowds of Alexandria to persecute Christians


Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita

In the encyclical Spe Salvi, Benedict XVI draws on the life of Josephine Bakhita for a meditation on hope, a theological virtue that had entered powerfully in the life of the Sudanese Saint thanks to the knowledge of the true God


Saint John of Triora

Saint John of Triora

He was one of the missionaries who proclaimed Christ in China without yielding to compromise, to the point of sacrificing their lives


Holy Martyrs of Nagasaki

Holy Martyrs of Nagasaki

The Church today remembers the martyrdom that took place on February 5th, 1597 on a hill near Nagasaki, where 26 crucified Christians glorified Christ to their last breath.


Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha

She is among the seven ancient martyrs – together with Lucy, Agnes, Anastasia, Cecilia, Felicita and Perpetua – to be invoked in the Roman Canon


Saint Gilbert of Sempringham

Saint Gilbert of Sempringham

He was the founder of the only religious order that was entirely English


Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise

The Saint famous for the protection of the throat was bishop of Sebaste, where he suffered martyrdom in 316 under Licinius


Presentation of the Lord

Presentation of the Lord

The feast of the Presentation of the Lord concludes the Christmas celebrations by recalling that, 40 days after His birth, Jesus was taken to the temple by Mary and Joseph.