Most Holy Trinity by Ermes Dovico

Saint of the day


Saint Maurus

Saint Maurus

Together with Saint Placidus, he was the most famous disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia (480-547). Most of the information about Saint Maurus is found in the biography of the great monk and patron of Europe as told in the second book of Dialogues by Pope Gregory the Great (540-604).


Saint Felix of Nola

Saint Felix of Nola

Felix († 14 January, after 250) was born in Nola to a wealthy Syrian who was there on business. After the death of his father, he sold most of his assets and distributed the proceeds to the poor, consecrated himself to Christ as a priest and became a collaborator of Bishop Maximus.


Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary of Poitiers

He was called the Athanasius of the West because, similarly to the great Bishop of Alexandria of Egypt, Saint Hilary of Poitiers (ca. 310-367) dedicated his whole religious life to the defence of Christ true God and true man.


The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

"It is I who need baptism from you, and yet you come to me!" Even John the Baptist, called to prepare the way for the Lord by preaching conversion through baptism, was unable to penetrate the divine mystery of the Baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan.


Saint Hyginus

Saint Hyginus

Saint Hyginus, the ninth pope, was elected in 138 after the death of Saint Telesphorus, who, according to Saint Irenaeus of Lyons (130-202), suffered a "glorious martyrdom".


Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Together with his brother Basil the Great and his friend Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint Gregory Nyssen (c. 335-395) is one of the group of Cappadocian Fathers, united by their common geographical origin and, above all, by their theological and philosophical significance.


Saint Marcellinus of Ancona

Saint Marcellinus of Ancona

The biographers of Saint Marcellinus († 9 January 577) report that he was born of the noble Boccamaiori family and that he became Bishop of the city of Conero in 551, during the pontificate of Vigilius I.


Saint Severinus Abbot

Saint Severinus Abbot

In almost thirty years of mission in Noricum, Severinus founded churches and monasteries, and by his preaching he induced many souls to abandon paganism worship and convert to Christianity


Saint Raymond of Penyafort

Saint Raymond of Penyafort

Nothing precise is known about the actual date of his birth but contemporary chronicles report that he died at about 100 years old. During his long life, Saint Raymond of Penyafort (c. 1175-1275), a great connoisseur of canon law and third Superior General of the Dominican Order, left a significant mark on the history of the Church.


Epiphany of the Lord

Epiphany of the Lord

After the shepherds, the humblest among the chosen people, had glorified God  at the sight of  the Child Jesus lying in a manger, the Saviour "began to make himself known to the pagans" (Saint Augustine) through the Epiphany (that is, 'manifestation') to the Magi came from the east, the sign that all peoples are called to salvation.


Saint Edward the Confessor

Saint Edward the Confessor

Before being crowned King of England, Saint Edward the Confessor (1003-1066) lived most of his life in exile. Son of Æthelred the Unready and Emma of Normandy, when he was still a child his mother took him to Normandy with his brother Alfred to escape from the Danes, who were invading England (1013).


Saint Angela of Foligno

Saint Angela of Foligno

The first teaching left by saint Angela of Foligno, great mystic who lived in Umbria a couple of decades after Saint Francis of Assisi, is the importance of a good confession, as a source of regeneration for every Christian, which, in her case, marked the beginning of her conversion.