Palm Sunday

    Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, as we are reminded in the admonition preceding the liturgy and introducing the procession: “Jesus enters Jerusalem to fulfill the mystery of death and Resurrection”.

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    Saint Hugh of Grenoble

    His name is linked to the Carthusian Order, whose foundation he facilitated, and to the Gregorian Reform, which he wholeheartedly supported.

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    Saint Benjamin

    The saint celebrated today bears the name of the youngest of Jacob's sons. Saint Benjamin, deacon and martyr, lived between the fourth and fifth centuries AD. His martyrdom took place during the persecutions in Persia.

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    Saint Leonard Murialdo

    Before being a man of action, Saint Leonard Murialdo was a man of prayer, sure that “the man who prays is the most powerful in the world”.

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    Saint Mark of Arethusa

    He was imprisoned and tortured. The way he endured his ordeal was such that even his persecutors admired him and it earned him the title of "Confessor of the Faith".

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    Saint Stephen Harding

    He was one of the co-founders of the Cistercian Order, became the third abbot of Citeaux and wrote the famous Charta Caritatis.

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    Saint Rupert of Salzburg

    Founder of churches and monasteries, he carried out an important part of his apostolate in the lands inhabited by the ancestors of Austrians and Bavarians.

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    Saint Ludger

    The meeting with Boniface and the news of his martyrdom made a great impression on Ludger.

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    Annunciation of the Lord

    To manifest His omnipotence God chooses Nazareth, a secondary town in the peripheral region of Galilee. And above all he chooses the most humble Mary.

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    Saint Catherine of Sweden

    She shared the same attraction to the Christian virtues that inspired the whole of her mother’s life (Saint Bridget) and, like her, she received heavenly revelations.

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    Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

    Twenty-five years of episcopal ministry in the New World, and thousands of kilometres travelled almost always on foot to proclaim Christ to the indigenous people of Peru (and beyond), where the fruits of his boundless charity are still reaped.

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    Saint Lea of Rome

    She was a Roman widow who left her wealth to follow the way of Christ becoming worthy of Paradise through prayer, penance and spiritual motherhood towards various virgins

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