Saint Louise de Marillac, Widow

March 15 Today is the feast day of Saint Louise de Marillac.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Louise was born the illegitimate daughter of Louis de Marillac.  Louise never knew her mother  passed away shortly after her birth. Her father graciously raised her, demonstrating great love for her, despite societal opinion. Due to family relations, Louise … Read more

Saint Longinus, Martyr

March 15 Today is the feast day of Saint Longinus, Ora pro nobis. Very little is known about Saint Longinus.  Longinus, was a centurion of Pilate, by tradition said to be on the side of the cross of our Lord, and pierced the side of our Lord with a spear.  He saw the miracles, how the sun … Read more

Saint Mathilda, Widow

March 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Mathilda, Ora pro nobis. Saint Mathilda (Matildis, Maud) was born  at the Villa of Engern in Westphalia, about 895.  She was the Queen of Germany and died on March 14, 968. Saint Mathilda was born a noble, the daughter of Theodoric, a powerful Saxon count. Her parents, … Read more

Saint Euphrasia, Virgin

March 13 Today is the feast day of Saint Euphrasia.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Euphrasia was born in 380; she died after 410. She was the daughter of Antigonus, a senator of Constantinople, and a relation of Emperor Theodosius. Her father died shortly after her birth, and her mother, also Euphrasia, devoted her life thenceforth … Read more

Saint Gregory the Great, Pope, and Doctor of the Church

March 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Gregory the Great.  Ora pro nobis. by Dom Prosper Gueranger Among all the Pastors, whom our Lord Jesus Christ has placed, as his Viceregents, over the universal Church, there is not one whose merits and renown have surpassed those of the holy Pope, whose feast we … Read more

The Second Sunday in Lent, The Transfiguration

Today is the Second Sunday in Lent, The Transfiguration by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 “And His face did shine as the sun.”–Matt. 17  The Gospel read by the Church on the first Sunday of in Lent invites her children to employ this time of grace! in cleansing themselves from the stain of sin, in … Read more

Saint Sophronius, PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM

March 11 Today is the feast day of Saint Sophronius, Ora pro nobis. Saint Sophronius was Patriarch of Jerusalem and Greek ecclesiastical writer.  He was born about 560 at Damascus of noble parentage, and died probably March 11, 638, at Jerusalem. He lived twenty years near Jerusalem, under the direction of John Moschus, a holy hermit, without … Read more

Saint Eulogius, Martyr

March 11 Today is the feast day Saint Eulogius.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Eulogius was of a senatorial family of Cordova, at that time the capital of the Moors in Spain.  It is not certain on what date or in what year of the ninth century he was born; it must have been previous to … Read more

The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste

March 10 Today is the feast day of The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste. Orate pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 In the time of Constantine the Great, the city of Sebaste was witness of a magnificent spectacle of Christian heroism, in the forty soldiers who sacrificed their lives for the Faith of Christ. … Read more

Saint Frances of Rome, Widow

March 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Frances of Rome.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877 Saint Frances, an excellent model of all virtues for women in every condition of life, was born at Rome, in the year 1384. Her parents, who were very rich, belonged to the highest nobility. … Read more