• Saint Ethelreda
    by uCatholic on 23 June 2024 at 4:03 am

    Ethelreda, known as Saint Audrey, was an English princess who founded Ely Abbey and is the namesake for the word "tawdry." The post Saint Ethelreda appeared first on uCatholic.

  • Saint Thomas More
    by uCatholic on 22 June 2024 at 4:03 am

    Saint Thomas More is the patron Saint of politicians, statesmen, and lawyers. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London for refusing to acknowledge Henry VIII as supreme head of the Church of England. He was eventually beheaded on July 6, 1535 his last words being ""I die the king's good servant, but God's first." The post Saint Thomas More appeared first on uCatholic.

  • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
    by uCatholic on 21 June 2024 at 4:03 am

    Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) renounced his right to the title of Marquis and to the vast wealth he was destined to inherit, he joined the Jesuits. During his training in Rome, he would care for victims of the plague in the streets. He himself contracted the disease as a result of his efforts for the suffering and died on June 21, 1591, at the age of twenty-three, six years short of his ordination as a Jesuit priest. The post Saint Aloysius Gonzaga appeared first on uCatholic.

  • Saint Paulinus of Nola
    by uCatholic on 20 June 2024 at 4:03 am

    Saint Paulinus of Nola (353-431) was a Roman Senator who converted to a severe monasticism in 394. He eventually became Bishop of Nola, and helped to resolve the disputed election of Pope Boniface I, and was canonized as a saint. The post Saint Paulinus of Nola appeared first on uCatholic.

  • Saint Romuald
    by uCatholic on 19 June 2024 at 4:00 am

    Saint Romuald, whose aim was to restore the primitive rule to the Order of Saint Benedict, succeeded in founding some hundred monasteries in both Italy and France, and he filled the solitudes with hermitages. The principal monastery was that at Camaldoli, a wild, deserted region, where he built a church, surrounded by a number of separate cells for the solitaries who lived under his rule; his disciples were thus called Camaldolese. For five years the fervent founder was tormented by furious attacks by the demon. He repulsed him, saying, “O enemy! Driven out of heaven, you come to the desert? Depart, ugly serpent, already you have what is due you.” And the shamed adversary would leave him. Saint Romuald’s father, Sergius, was moved by the examples of his son, and entered religion near Ravenna; there he, too, was attacked by hell and thought of abandoning his design. Romuald went to visit him; he showed him the error of the devil’s ruses, and his father died […]

  • Venerable Matt Talbot
    by uCatholic on 18 June 2024 at 4:03 am

    Venerable Matt Talbot, born in Dublin, patron of those struggling with alcoholism, was an active alcoholic for nearly 15 years. The post Venerable Matt Talbot appeared first on uCatholic.

  • Saint Emily de Vialar
    by uCatholic on 17 June 2024 at 4:03 am

    Saint Emily de Vialar, Virgin, Foundress of the Sisters of St. Joseph of the Apparition, secretly baptized and taught religion at home post-French Revolution. The post Saint Emily de Vialar appeared first on uCatholic.

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