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Saint Pope John Paul II

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of two sons born to Karol Wojtyla and Emilia Kaczorowska. His mother died in 1929. His eldest brother Edmund, a [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:16+08:00October 22nd, 2016|About Today|

Saint Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena

As a young woman, Laura Montoya Upegui, of Jerico, Colombia, became an elementary schoolteacher to help support her widowed mother. Having developed her spiritual life through devotion to the Eucharist and meditation upon the Scriptures, Laura felt drawn to the religious life of the Discalced Carmelites. Yet her zeal also instilled in her a longing [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:16+08:00October 21st, 2016|About Today|

Saint Caprasius of Agen

Martyr who was inspired by the death of St. Faith. In some traditions, Caprasius was the first bishop of Agen, France. During Emperor Diocletian's persecution, he went into hiding with local Christians. The death of St. Faith prompted Caprasius to declare openly his Christianity. He was joined by his mother, Alberta, his brothers Primus and [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:16+08:00October 20th, 2016|About Today|

Saint John de Brebeuf & Companions

Jesuit martyrs of North America. John was born in Conde-sur­Vire, in Normandy, France, on March 25, 1593 . Joining the Society of Jesus, he was ordained in 1622. Three years later he volunteered for the missions in Quebec. Canada. For the next quarter of a century. with a brief interruption, he labored among the Huron [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:16+08:00October 19th, 2016|About Today|

Saint Luke

Luke, the writer of the Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, has been identified with St. Paul's "Luke, the beloved physician" (Colossians 4:14). We know few other facts about Luke's life from Scripture and from early Church historians. It is believed that Luke was born a Greek and a Gentile. In Colossians 10-14 speaks of those friends who are with him. He first mentions [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:16+08:00October 18th, 2016|About Today|

Saint Ignatius of Antioch

The second Bishop of Antioch, Syria, this disciple of the beloved Disciple John was consecrated Bishop around the year 69 by the Apostle Peter, the first Pope. A holy man who was deeply loved by the Christian faithful, he always made it his special care to defend "orthodoxy" (right teaching) and "orthopraxy" (right practice) among [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:16+08:00October 17th, 2016|About Today|

Saint Therese of Avila

Teresa of Ávila was born Teresa Ali Fatim Corella Sanchez de Capeda y Ahumada in Ávila, Spain. Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to European colonization. Two years after she was born, Luther started the Protestant Reformation. Out of all of this change came Teresa [...]

By |2017-01-02T12:38:17+08:00October 15th, 2016|About Today|