Monthly Archives: November 2012

St. Andrew, Apostle

Saint Andrew was the first disciple of Jesus. He was the younger brother of Saint Peter and was born in Bethsaida on the Sea of Galilee. The brothers were fishermen by trade. Jesus called them to be his disciples by … Continue reading

Posted in Lives of the Saints | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Catherine Labouré, Virgin

St. Catherine Labouré, was born on May 2, 1806. At an early age she entered the community of the Daughters of Charity, in Paris, France. Three times in 1830 the Virgin Mary appeared her, who then was a twenty-four year … Continue reading

Posted in Lives of the Saints | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal

The Miraculous Medal comes directly from the Most Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother; it is a gift from heaven which has never ceased to effect marvels of grace throughout the entire world. This medal is a … Continue reading

Posted in Mary's Feast | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Peter of Alexandria, Martyr

St. Peter’s birth and early life is largely known. He is believed to have grown up under the tutelage of Archbishop Theonas, Peter’s predecessor as Archbishop of Alexandria. Peter led the Catechetical School of Alexandria which at the time was … Continue reading

Posted in Lives of the Saints | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

St. Catherine is believed to have been born in Alexandria of a noble family. Converted to Christianity through a vision, she denounced Maxentius for persecuting Christians. Fifty of her converts were then burned to death by Maxentius. Maxentius offered Catherine … Continue reading

Posted in Lives of the Saints | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What is a saint?

According to St. Paul, a “saint” is a follower of Christ (Col 1:2). This is true since no one who is following Christ, to the fullest sense of the term, could become otherwise. If that happens he is not really … Continue reading

Posted in Lives of the Saints | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment