Saint Apollinaris by Ermes Dovico

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Saints Aquila and Priscilla

Saints Aquila and Priscilla

They are among the first great examples of Christian spouses, persevering in faith and united in joy and adversity


Saint Pantaenus

Saint Pantaenus

He was an important apologist and missionary


Saint Maria Goretti

Saint Maria Goretti

“The sweet little martyr of purity” (as Pius XII called her when he canonized her) preferred earthly death rather than sin with the one who became her executioner.


Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria

Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria

The founder of the Barnabites spread both the custom of ringing the bells at three o'clock on Friday afternoon and the continuous adoration of the Eucharist through the devotion of the Quarantore


Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

Saint Elizabeth of Portugal

As queen, she had hospitals, monasteries and churches built, became protector of orphans and ordered her almsgiver never to send away anyone in need empty-handed


Saint Thomas

Saint Thomas

According to tradition, he evangelized Syria, Persia and finally India, where he witnessed to Christ until his martyrdom in 72. Many of his relics are preserved in the Basilica of St. Thomas the Apostle in Ortona, Abruzzo.


Saint Bernardino Realino

Saint Bernardino Realino

He grew up with many interests and sometimes risking the abyss, from which he was saved thanks to his faith.


Most Precious Blood of Jesus

Most Precious Blood of Jesus

With the reform of the liturgical calendar (1969), the celebration was combined with that of Corpus Christi. But in the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, as well as in the dedicated institutes, it is always possible to solemnly celebrate the Most Precious Blood of Jesus


Holy First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

Holy First Martyrs of the Church of Rome

The day after the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul, the Church celebrates the many Christian martyrs who were brutally killed during the first persecution in Rome, which took place under Nero and began in 64.


Saints Peter and Paul

Saints Peter and Paul

Through preaching, suffering and the witness given to Christ by their personal martyrdom under Nero they enabled the development of the Church and the transmission of the Christian faith


Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

He was the first theologian who lived after the apostolic age to compile an organic synthesis of Christianity. He bequeathed a very rich doctrine, ranging from the pre-eminence of the Church of Rome to the role of Mary as the new Eve


Saint Cyril of Alexandria

Saint Cyril of Alexandria

He was called “Seal of all the Fathers” because of the way he expounded the doctrine of the Incarnation and defended orthodoxy