Saint Peter Nolasco, Confessor

Peter Nolasco

January 28 Today is the feast day of Saint Peter Nolasco.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   Saint Peter Nolasco, founder of the Order of the Most Holy Virgin Mary, for the redemption of captives, was born at Recaudo, near Carcasson, an Episcopal See in Languedoc, France, in the year of … Read more

Saint John Chrysostom, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

John Chrysotom

January 27 Today is the feast day of Saint John Chrysostom.  Ora pro nobis. At the time of John Chrysostom’s birth, Antioch was the second city of the Eastern part of the Roman Empire. During the whole of the fourth century religious struggles had troubled the empire and had found their echo at Antioch. Pagans, … Read more

Saint Paula of Rome, Widow

Saint Paula

January 26 Today is the feast day of Saint Paula.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Paula was born in 347.  St. Paula, a Roman, was of noble background.  Paula was the daughter of Blesilla and Rogatus, from the great clan of the Furii Camilli. She had five children, widowed, she converted her palatial home into a … Read more

Saint Polycarp, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Polycarp

January 26 Today is the feast day of Saint Polycarp.  Ora pro nobis. The Martyrdom of St. Polycarp by St. Alphonsus di Liguori St. Polycarp was a disciple of the Apostle St. John, and was born about the seventieth year of the Christian era. He was a Christian from his infancy, and on account of … Read more

On the Walk and On the Sidewalk: Heaven & Hell

By Kenneth Chavez I have been attending the ‘Walk for Life West Coast’ for years.  Like many, I am always amazed that 50,000 to 70,000 people can literally swarm over the bulk of downtown San Francisco — to resounding silence in the mainstream media. It’s as if only some people’s voices matter.  As usual, there … Read more

The Conversion of Saint Paul

Saint Paul

January 25 Today is the feast day of the Conversion of Saint Paul.  For I am certain that neither death nor life, neither angels nor principalities, neither the present nor the future, nor powers, 39 neither height nor depth nor any other creature, will be able to separate us from the love of God that … Read more

Saint Timothy, Bishop and Martyr

Saint Timothy

January 24 Today is the feast day of Saint Timothy.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Timothy, whom I have chosen as my special patron, pray for me that I, too, may one day glorify the Blessed Trinity in heaven. Obtain for me your lively faith, that I may consider all persons, things, and events in the … Read more

Saint Raymund of Penafort, Confessor

Raymond of Peñafort

January 23 Today is the feast day of Saint Raymund of Penafort.  Ora pro nobis. by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1877   St. Raymond, sprung from the noble race of Penafort, was born at Barcelona, in Catalonia, in the year 1175. Even in early childhood his only delight was in prayer and study, and when … Read more

Saint Vincent Mary Pallotti, Confessor

Vincent Pallotti

January 22 Today is the feast day of Saint Vincent Mary Pallotti.  Ora pro nobis. Saint Vincent Mary Pallotti was born in Rome in 1795. He was descended from the noble families of the Pallotti of Norcia and the De Rossi of Rome.  From earliest childhood he evinced tender love for the Blessed Mother of … Read more

Saint Vincent of Saragozza, Deacon and Martyr

Vincent of Saragossa

January 22 Today is the feast day of Saint Vincent of Saragozza.  Ora pro nobis. Holy God, Saint Vincent served You as a permanent deacon and gave his whole life and soul to You, even to the point of becoming a martyr. I lift up to You the deacons of the Church and all those … Read more

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