Saint of the day


Saint Brigid of Ireland

Saint Brigid of Ireland

The cult of Brigid is so popular in Ireland that countless traditions associated with her have sprung up over the centuries, together with a vast iconography


Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco

He was a pedagogue, a writer, a publisher, a saint endowed with countless mystical gifts


Saint Hyacintha Marescotti

Saint Hyacintha Marescotti

She lived for a long time ignoring her solemn vows, but eventually had a change of heart and took refuge in the comfort of God


Saint Constantius

Saint Constantius

Revered as the first bishop of Perugia, he was martyred in the 2nd century


Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

"Although the truth of the Christian faith exceeds the capacity of reason, nevertheless the natural principles of reason cannot be in contrast with this truth", taught Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the Doctor Angelicus


Saint Angela Merici

Saint Angela Merici

The founder of the Ursulines consecrated her life to educating girls to follow the ways of God. In the Rule, she wrote her prayer to the Lord that her will may conform to His will


Saints Timothy and Titus

Saints Timothy and Titus

The Church commemorates on the same day the holy bishops Timothy and Titus, favourite disciples of Saint Paul and recipients of three "pastoral" letters


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