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


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

Saint Andrew Corsini, Bishop, Confessor

Andrew Corsini

February 4 Today is the feast day of Saint Andrew Corsini.  Ora pro nobis. by Rev. Peter Richard Kenrick, 1840 Saint Andrew Corsini affords us, in his life, an example from which we may learn how efficacious is the intercession of the Queen of Saints, in withdrawing the sinner from the error of his way, … Read more

Sexagesima Sunday

Sexagesima Sunday

Today is Sexagesima Sunday. The second Sunday of the Septuagesima season is known as “Sexagesima, which means “sixty”. Sexagesima Sunday comes roughly sixty days before Easter. Throughout this short Season and that of Lent (next Season) you will notice a deepening sense of penance and somberness, culminating in Passiontide (the last two weeks of Lent), that … Read more

Saint Werburgh, Abbess

Saint Werburgh

February 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Werburgh.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Werburgh (Werburga) was born in Staffordshire early in the seventh century.  Her mother was St. Ermenilda, daughter of Ercombert, King of Kent, and St. Sexburga, and her father, Wulfhere, son of Penda the fiercest of the Mercian kings. St. Werburgh thus united … Read more

Saint Ansgar, Bishop

Saint Ansgar

February 3 Today is the feast day of Saint Ansgar.  Ora pro nobis.  Saint Ansgar (or Anskar or Oscar.) was born near Amiens in Picardy, France. Born into a noble family, Ansgar lacked for nothing as a child, but was drawn to a life of poverty and service nonetheless. He entered the Benedictine monastery at Old Corbie Abbey in … Read more

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