Saint Scholastica, Virgin

Saint Scholastica

February 10 Today is the feast day of Saint Scholastica.  Ora pro nobis. Everything we know about St Scholastica and her (traditionally: twin) brother St Benedict comes from the Dialogues of St Gregory the Great. (5)  It is not known where she lived, whether at home or in a community; but after her brother had moved to Monte Cassino, she settled … Read more

Saint Apollonia, Virgin and Martyr

Apolonia

February 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Apollonia.  Ora pro nobis. from the Liturgical Year, 1904 The holy Virgin who this day claims the homage of our devotion and praise, is offered to us by the Church of Alexandria. Apollonia is a Martyr of Christ; her name is celebrated and honoured throughout the … Read more

Saint John of Matha, Confessor

John of Matha

February 8 Today is the feast day of Saint John of Matha.  Ora pro nobis.  from the Lives of the Saints. Collected from Authentick Records, 1750 Saint John of Matha was born in the Year 1160 at Faucon in Provence on the Feast of St. John Baptist. His parents, who were considerable both for their … Read more

Saint Richard, King and Confessor

Saint Richard

February 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Richard.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Richard (also known as Saint Richard the Pilgrim,  Saint Richard of Lucca, Saint Richard the Saxon, Saint Ricarius, and Saint Richard of Wessex was an English prince, in the kingdom of the West-Saxons, and was perhaps deprived of his inheritance by … Read more

Saint Romuald, Abbot

Saint Romuald

February 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Romuald.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1875 Ravenna, a well-known town in Italy, received, in the beginning of the tenth century, from God, the grace to become the birthplace of St. Romuald. The first twenty years of his life he passed like a … Read more

Saint Dorothy, Virgin, Martyr

Saint Dorothy

February 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Dorothy.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Dorothy was a virgin martyred at Caesarea in Cappadocia in about A.D. 313, during the persecution of the Christians by Roman Emperor Diocletian. (1) Her parents are believed to have been martyred before her in the Diocletian persecution (2) She had refused … Read more

Saint Titus, Bishop and Confessor

Saint Titus

February 6 Today is the feast day of Saint Titus.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Titus was born a Gentile, and seems to have been converted by St. Paul, who calls him his son in Christ. His virtue and merit gained him the affection of the apostle, for we find him employed as his secretary; and … Read more

Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr

Saint Agatha

February 5 Today is the feast day of Saint Agatha.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Agatha is one of seven female saints, along with Our Lady, who are mentioned in the the Roman Canon (Eucharistic Prayer 1). This indicates that quite early on historically she had a place of honour in the Roman Church. She is also depicted … Read more

Saint Jane of Valois, Abbess

Jeanne_de_Valois

February 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Jane of Valois.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Jane (Joan) of Valois (Jeanne de France), the daughter of Louis XI, king of France, was born April 23, 1464. (2) Her father, Louis XI, who had hoped for a son to succeed him, banished Jane from his palace, and, … Read more