Gianna Beretta Molla

Gianna Beretta Molla, born in 1922 in Magenta, Italy, was a steadfast woman, both in her beliefs and in her career.


died circa 249 FEAST February 9 A middle-aged deaconess in Alexandria, Apollonia was martyred there when mobs roamed the streets torturing and killing Christians. Her death […]

Blessed Pius IX

died 1878 FEAST February 7 Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti, an Italian noble, was ordained in 1819, despite poor health. Known for his pastoral commitment and eucharistic […]

Paul Miki and Companions

1562 – 1597 FEAST February 6 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ruling Japan in the name of the emperor, became alarmed at the growth of Christianity resulting from St. […]

Joan of France

1464-1505 FEAST February 4 Also known as Joan of Valois, this French foundress was the daughter of King Louis XI and the wife of King Louis […]


Fourth Century FEAST February 3 This bishop and martyr lived in the fourth century in Turkey and Armenia. For a time Blaise lived in a cave […]