St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe 1894-1941 Feast Day: August 14 Raimund Kolbe, born in Russian Poland, was ordained a Franciscan, Maximilian Mary, in Rome. In the 1920s, he reopened a […]

St. Benedict

FEAST DAY: JULY 11 St. Benedict’s parents can’t have been happy to see him abandon his studies in Rome. Worse still was his decision to become […]

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 […]