Saint Chad, Bishop

March 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Chad. Ora pro nobis. Saint Chad (Ceadda) was one of four brothers who were monks and priests.  Chad was trained in the Celtic tradition by St Aidan of Lindisfarne. He ministered in many places to the Anglo-Saxon Church and eventually set up the episcopal see of … Read more

Saint Agnes of Bohemia, Abbess

March 2 Today is the feast day of Saint Agnes.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Agnes (Saint Agnes of Prague) was born at Prague in the year 1200; died probably in 1281. She was the daughter of Ottocar, King of Bohemia and Constance of Hungary, a relative of St. Elizabeth.  At an early age she was … Read more

Saint Albinus, Bishop

March 1 Today is the feast day of Saint Albinus.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Albinus was of an ancient and noble family in Brittany, and from his childhood was fervent in every exercise of piety.  Saint Fortunatus recorded his life and his acts while he lived, making his story one of the better documented accounts … Read more

Saint David of Wales, Abbot and Bishop

March 1 Today is the feast day of Saint David.  Ora pro nobis. Saint David (Dewi Sant) is the the only Welsh saint to be canonized by the Church. While little is factually known about his life, Saint David has been the patron saint of Wales since the 12th century. More than fifty Welsh churches are … Read more

Holy Face of Jesus

TUESDAY IN QUINQUAGESIMA Today is the feast day of the Holy Face of Jesus. By Donna Sue Berry First published in Oremus Press February 2017, reprinted with kind permission Jesus appeared to Blessed Mother Maria Pierina de Micheli on November 21, 1938. She was a sister of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception, Rome, Italy, and … Read more

Saints Romanus and Lupicinus, Abbotts

February 28 Today is the feast day of Saints Romanus and Lupicinus.  Orate pro nobis. Saint Romanus, born in the late fourth century, left his relatives and spent some time in the monastery of Ainay at Lyons, near a large church at the conflux of the Saône and Rhone. The faithful had built it in … Read more

Saint Oswald, Archbishop

February 28 common years, February 29 leap year.  Today is the feast day of Saint Oswald.  Ora pro nobis. Oswald was of a noble Saxon family; he was endowed with a very rare and handsome appearance and with a singular piety of soul. Brought up by his uncle, Saint Odo, Archbishop of Canterbury, he was … Read more

Saint Leander of Seville, Bishop

February 27 Today is the feast day of Saint Leander of Seville.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Leander was born at Carthagena in Spain about 534, of a Roman family established in that city.  He was the eldest of five brothers, several of whom are numbered among the Saints. Some historians claim that his father Severian was duke … Read more

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows, Confessor

February 27 Today is the feast day of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows.  Ora pro nobis. “O Mother of Sorrows, by the anguish and love with which thou didst stand at the cross of Jesus, stand by me in my last agony. To thy maternal heart I commend the last three hours of … Read more

Saint Alexander of Alexandria, Bishop

February 26 Today is the feast day of Saint Alexander.  Ora pro nobis. St. Alexander, the successor of St. Achillas in the see of Alexandria, is chiefly celebrated for the determined resistance he offered to the heresy which Arius, and Alexandrian priest, first began openly to propagate during his episcopate. Alexander was a man of … Read more