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Exaltation of the Holy Cross

Exaltation of the Holy Cross

From the East, where it is celebrated with a solemnity equal to Easter, the feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross arrived in the West and in particular in Rome, where it is attested before the end of the 7th century.


Saint John Chrysostom

Saint John Chrysostom

He is one of the great Greek-speaking Fathers who was proclaimed Doctor of the Church by St Pius V in 1568. Many pontiffs exhorted theologians and faithful to imitate his virtues


Most Holy Name of Mary

Most Holy Name of Mary

In the light of faith, it seems that Divine Providence wished to make elusive the exact meaning of the name of its supreme creature - chosen from all eternity to become the Mother of God - and that the many meanings are accompanied by many graces.


Saints Protus and Hyacinth

Saints Protus and Hyacinth

They suffered martyrdom presumably during the persecutions of Valerian (257-260) or at the latest during the Great Persecution of Diocletian (303-305)


Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

Saint Nicholas of Tolentino

He is famous for his gifts as a thaumaturge and particularly invoked for the liberation of souls in Purgatory.


Saint Peter Claver

Saint Peter Claver

The area in which he carried out his mission was present-day Colombia at the time of the slave trade. He faced this phenomenon with true Christian charitye


Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today's feast celebrates the mystery of the birth of Mary Most Holy, Mother of the Saviour.


Saint Gratus of Aosta

Saint Gratus of Aosta

He was the second bishop of the capital city of the Valle d’Aosta. He succeeded Eustasius


Saint Zechariah

Saint Zechariah

He is the penultimate of the Old Testament prophets and, after Isaiah, the most quoted in the New Testament.


Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

She spent at least three hours a day in prayer and adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, which were the driving force of all her charity


Saint Rosalia

Saint Rosalia

The day before her wedding, while she was looking in the mirror, she saw reflected the image of Jesus suffering. Later, she lived in caves dedicating herself to penance and contemplation of God


Saint Gregory the Great

Saint Gregory the Great

In the 14 years of his pontificate he carried out a profound moral reform of the Church and played a decisive role as peacemaker in the most dramatic phase of the Lombard invasion.