Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Polycarp

January 26 Today is the feast day of Saint Polycarp.  Ora pro nobis. The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp by St. Alphonsus di Liguori St. Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle St. John, and was born about the seventieth year of the Christian era. He was a Christian from his infancy, and on account of … Read more

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Saint Paul

January 25 Today is the feast day of the Conversion of Saint Paul.  For I am certain that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor powers, 39 neither height nor depth nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of God that … Read more

Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Timothy

January 24 Today is the feast day of Saint Timothy.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Timothy, whom I have chosen as my special patron, pray for me that I, too, may one day glorify the Blessed Trinity in heaven. Obtain for me your lively faith, that I may consider all persons, things, and events in the … Read more

Saint Raymund of Penafort, Confessor

Raymond of Peñafort

January 23 Today is the feast day of Saint Raymund of Penafort.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   St. Raymond, sprung from the noble race of Penafort, was born at Barcelona, in Catalonia, in the year 1175. Even in early childhood his only delight was in prayer and study, and when … Read more

Saint Vincent Mary Pallotti, Confessor

Vincent Pallotti

January 22 Today is the feast day of Saint Vincent Mary Pallotti.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Vincent Mary Pallotti was born in Rome in 1795. He was descended from the noble families of the Pallotti of Norcia and the De Rossi of Rome.  From earliest childhood he evinced tender love for the Blessed Mother of … Read more

Saint Vincent of Saragozza, Deacon and Martyr

Vincent of Saragossa

January 22 Today is the feast day of Saint Vincent of Saragozza.  Ora pro nobis. Holy God, Saint Vincent served You as a permanent deacon and gave his whole life and soul to You, even to the point of becoming a martyr. I lift up to You the deacons of the Church and all those … Read more

Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

Saint Agnes

January 21 Today is the feast day of Saint Agnes.  Ora pro nobis. Almighty and everlasting God, who choose those whom the world deems powerless to put the powerful to shame: Grant us so to cherish the memory of your youthful martyr Agnes, that we may share her pure and steadfast faith in you; through … Read more

Saint Sebastian, Martyr

Saint Sebastian

January 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Sebastian.  Ora pro nobis. Born at Narbonne, Saint Sebastian came to Rome about the year 284 and entered the lists against the powers of evil. He found the twin brothers Marcus and Marcellinus in prison for the faith, and when they were close to yielding to … Read more

Saint Fabian, Pope and Martyr

Saint Fabian

January 20 Today is the feast day of Saint Fabian.  Ora pro nobis. from the Liturgical Year, 1904 Saint Fabian, like St. Clement and St. Antheros, two of his predecessors, was extremely zealous in seeing that the Acts of the Martyrs were carefully drawn up. This zeal was no doubt exercised by the clergy in … Read more

Saint Canute IV, King and Martyr

Saint Canute

January 19 Today is the feast day of Saint Canute.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Canute IV, was the illegitimate son of Swein Estrithson, nephew of King Canute the Great. He married Adela, daughter of Robert I, Count of Flanders and they had one son, Charles. (7) The 11th century is one of the most glorious … Read more