February 14th Blessed  Nicholas Palea. Nicholas earned great fame as a preacher. On one occasion, when he was preaching in the cathedral of Brescia, two irreverent young men began disturbing the congregation and soon made such a commotion that Nicholas could not make himself heard. Nicholas left the cathedral to a neighboring hill and there called to the birds to come to listen to him. Like the birds in the similar story of Saint Francis, flocks of feathered creatures fluttered down at his…

February 14th Blessed Nicholas Palea. Nicholas earned great fame as a preacher. On one occasion, when he was preaching in the cathedral of Brescia, two irreverent young men began disturbing the congregation and soon made such a commotion that Nicholas could not make himself heard. Nicholas left the cathedral to a neighboring hill and there called to the birds to come to listen to him. Like the birds in the similar story of Saint Francis, flocks of feathered creatures fluttered down at his…

Can u see Him? Comment if you can, I can

Can u see Him? Comment if you can, I can

January 23rd Saint Emerentiana.  Saint Emerentiana was a Roman martyr, who lived around the start of the 4th century.  According to Christian hagiography, Emerentiana's mother was the wet nurse and nanny of Saint Agnes. Emerentiana herself was a catechumen, still learning about Christianity before being baptized.A few days after Agnes' death, Emerentiana was caught praying by her tomb; declared herself as Christian and killed by mob.

January 23rd Saint Emerentiana. Saint Emerentiana was a Roman martyr, who lived around the start of the 4th century. According to Christian hagiography, Emerentiana's mother was the wet nurse and nanny of Saint Agnes. Emerentiana herself was a catechumen, still learning about Christianity before being baptized.A few days after Agnes' death, Emerentiana was caught praying by her tomb; declared herself as Christian and killed by mob.

January 15th Saint Ita.    Ita was reputedly of royal lineage. She was born at Decies, Waterford, Ireland, refused to be married, and secured her father's permission to live a virginal life. She moved to Killeedy, Limerick, and founded a community of women dedicated to God. She also founded a school for boys, and one of her pupils was St. Brendan. Many extravagant miracles were attributed to her (in one of them she is reputed to have reunited the head and body of a man who had been beheaded…

January 15th Saint Ita. Ita was reputedly of royal lineage. She was born at Decies, Waterford, Ireland, refused to be married, and secured her father's permission to live a virginal life. She moved to Killeedy, Limerick, and founded a community of women dedicated to God. She also founded a school for boys, and one of her pupils was St. Brendan. Many extravagant miracles were attributed to her (in one of them she is reputed to have reunited the head and body of a man who had been beheaded…

Blessed Ines de Beniganim pray for us.  Feast day January 21.

Blessed Ines de Beniganim pray for us. Feast day January 21.

January 14th Saint Felix of Nola.  Elder son of Hermias, a Syrian soldier who had retired to Nola, Italy. After his father‘s death, Felix sold off most of his property and possessions, gave the proceeds to the poor, and pursued a clerical vocation. Ordained by, and worked with Saint Maximus of Nola.  When Maximus fled to the mountains to escape the persecution of Decius, Felix was arrested and beaten for his faith instead. Legend says he was freed by an angel so he could help his sick…

January 14th Saint Felix of Nola. Elder son of Hermias, a Syrian soldier who had retired to Nola, Italy. After his father‘s death, Felix sold off most of his property and possessions, gave the proceeds to the poor, and pursued a clerical vocation. Ordained by, and worked with Saint Maximus of Nola. When Maximus fled to the mountains to escape the persecution of Decius, Felix was arrested and beaten for his faith instead. Legend says he was freed by an angel so he could help his sick…

Saint Scholastica from Monastery Icons

Saint Scholastica from Monastery Icons

Drawing by Miquel Parets in his chronicle for remembering the martyrdom of 26 Catholic monks (23 Franciscans and 3 Jesuits) crucified in Nagasaki (Japan) on 5th February 1597 during the reign of Hideyoshi Toiotomi. "And all they together were crucified with hands, feet and necks tied with rings, and were stuck with two spears eachone, as indicated in this drawing. And during the martyred three columns of fire appeared in the air." Crònica. Llibre I/1. (Wikipedia)

Drawing by Miquel Parets in his chronicle for remembering the martyrdom of 26 Catholic monks (23 Franciscans and 3 Jesuits) crucified in Nagasaki (Japan) on 5th February 1597 during the reign of Hideyoshi Toiotomi. "And all they together were crucified with hands, feet and necks tied with rings, and were stuck with two spears eachone, as indicated in this drawing. And during the martyred three columns of fire appeared in the air." Crònica. Llibre I/1. (Wikipedia)

February 12th Saint Buonfiglio Monaldo.  He was one of seven Florentines who had joined the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin (the Laudesi)The "Seven Holy Founders" of the Servites were canonized in 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. His feastday is Feb. 12.

February 12th Saint Buonfiglio Monaldo. He was one of seven Florentines who had joined the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin (the Laudesi)The "Seven Holy Founders" of the Servites were canonized in 1887 by Pope Leo XIII. His feastday is Feb. 12.

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