Saint Mary Magdalene by Ermes Dovico

Saint of the day


Conversion of Saint Paul

Conversion of Saint Paul

The feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul reminds us of the fruits produced by the acceptance of grace, capable of radically transforming one of the most active persecutors of the early Church into the greatest announcer of the Gospel to the Gentiles.


Saint Francis de Sales

Saint Francis de Sales

An inspired writer, preacher, spiritual guide for several saints, he combined gentleness with an enthusiasm for truth, as Pius XI recalled in the encyclical Rerum Omnium Perturbationem of 1923, for the benefit of "those Catholics who as journalists and writers expound, spread, and defend the doctrines of the Church."


Saint Ildephonsus

Saint Ildephonsus

He is renowned for a number of writings, which famously include a valuable treatise on the perpetual virginity of Mary


Saint Vincent Martyr

Saint Vincent Martyr

Vincent went to heaven on January 22nd, 304 (or 305). He is considered the first martyr in Valencia, a city which, according to Lorenzo Riber, was then little evangelised and highly pagan.


Saint Agnes

Saint Agnes

She was killed for her Christian faith when she was barely 13. Her martyrdom made a profound impression on the Christian community, giving rise to a fervent popular piety


Saint Sebastian

Saint Sebastian

The historical frame to his martyrdom is the resumption of the persecutions under Diocletian


Saint Macarius the Great

Saint Macarius the Great

Monks used to call him the "Lamp of the Desert" not only because of his virtues but because his face shone in the dark


Saint Margaret of Hungary

Saint Margaret of Hungary

Her aunt was the famous Saint Elizabeth. Her love for the Eucharist was accompanied by a love of poverty and the Holy Scriptures


Saint Anthony the Abbot

Saint Anthony the Abbot

To explain how to distinguish between different spirits, Anthony would say that the celestial visions, unlike the demonic ones, which he fought first of all by the sign of the cross, dissolve the disturbances "as did the great archangel Gabriel with Mary and Zechariah".


Franciscan protomartyrs

Franciscan protomartyrs

Saint Francis had sent them to announce the Gospel to Muslims in Spain and Morocco


Saint Maurus

Saint Maurus

Together with Saint Placidus, he was the most famous disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia


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.