Saint Josaphat, Bishop and Martyr

Josaphat

November 14 Today is the feast day of Saint Josaphat.  Ora pro nobis. Born in 1584 in Vladimir, a city of ancient Poland, Saint Josaphat was the son of Gabriel Kuncewicz. His was a family of honorable Christians of the Greco-Slavic rite, in use among the Russians. His mother took care to raise him in … Read more

Saint Nicholas the Great, Pope

Nicholas

November 13 Today is the feast day of Pope Saint Nicholas the Great. Ora pro nobis.  “From the time the Christian religion began to be spread, she has held unchangeable and taught uncorrupted throughout the world the doctrines which she has received once and for all from her patron and founder, St. Peter.” Quote Pope … Read more

Saint Stanislaus Kostka, Confessor

Stanislaus

November 13 Today is the feast day of Saint Stanislaus Kostka.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Stanislaus Kostka, who, when still very young, was raised by the Almighty to great holiness, was a native of Poland, and the son of illustrious parents. Before he was born, his mother saw the … Read more

Saint Martin I, Pope and Martyr

November 12 Today is the feast day of Saint Martin I.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Martin was born at Todi on the Tiber, son of Fabricius. He was elected Pope at Rome, 21 July, 649, to succeed Theodore I. Martin, one of the noblest figures in a long line of Roman pontiffs (Hodgkin, “Italy”, VI, … Read more

Saint Andrew Avellino, Confessor

November 10 Today is the feast day of Saint Andrew Avellino.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Andrew Avellino was born at Castro Nuovo, in the kingdom of Naples. To fear God and to avoid sin, were the maxims which his mother, from early childhood, implanted deep into his heart, and … Read more

Saint Theodore Tyro, Martyr

November 9 Today is the feast day of Saint Theodore Tyro.  Ora pro nobis. by Father Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 St. Theodore was born a heathen. When grown up, he went into the army, and though still young in years, gave many signal proofs of his valor. By associating with Christian soldiers, he came to … Read more

Saint Godfrey, Bishop

November 8 Today is the feast day of Saint Godfrey.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Godfrey (Geoffroy) was born about 1066 at Molincourt in France of a distinguished Christian family.  He was the son of Frodon.  He arrived late in the lives of his parents, who had begged the prayers of the holy abbot of Mount Saint Quentin, … Read more

Saint Deusdedit I, Pope

November 8 Today is the feast day of Saint Deusdedit I.  Ora pro nobis. Also known as Pope Adeodatus I. His date of birth unknown.  He was consecrated pope, 19 October (13 November), 615.  He was the son of a Roman subdeacon, Stephen, who was elected to succeed Pope Boniface IV in October, 615. Little is known … Read more

Saint Willibrord, Bishop

November 7 Today is the feast day of Saint Willibrord.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Willibrord was born in Northumberland (northeastern England) in 657. His father (Saint Hilgis) left the world to enter a monastery, and is honored as a Saint in the monastery of Echternach in the diocese of Treves, and named in the English … Read more