Saint Charbel Makhlouf by Ermes Dovico

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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.


Saint Hilary of Poitiers

Saint Hilary of Poitiers

He dedicated his whole religious life to the defence of Christ, true God and true man. He had to face persecution, since the Arian heretics, who denied the divinity of the Son, had the support of the Emperor Constantius


Saint Margaret Bourgeoys

Saint Margaret Bourgeoys

She carried out her apostolate in Canada. She and her disciples cared for the daughters of both the French colonists and the natives, all precious “drops of Our Lord's blood”


Saint Hyginus

Saint Hyginus

Saint Hyginus, the ninth pope, was elected in 138 after the death of Saint Telesphorus


Saint Gregory of Nyssa

Saint Gregory of Nyssa

He is one of the group of Cappadocian Fathers and deserved to be called a "column of orthodoxy"


Saint Marcellinus of Ancona

Saint Marcellinus of Ancona

His biographers report 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


The Baptism of Jesus

The Baptism of Jesus

Baptism in the Jordan is another Epiphany, since Jesus here appears as the awaited Messiah and Son of God


Epiphany of the Lord

Epiphany of the Lord

Meditating on the example of the Magi, Saint Anthony of Padua said: "Thus, also true penitents offer [the Lord] the gold of total poverty, the incense of devout prayer, the myrrh of voluntary suffering".


Saint Edward the Confessor

Saint Edward the Confessor

He was canonised in 1161 by Alexander III (and called "the Confessor", a title then given to saints who had died from natural causes and, in his case, to distinguish him from Saint Edward the Martyr).


Saint Angela of Foligno

Saint Angela of Foligno

The first teaching left by saint Angela of Foligno 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.