Monthly Archives: September 2015

St. Jerome, Priest and Doctor of the Church

St. Jerome was a Roman Catholic who was born at Stido, Dalmatia. His father taught him his religion well, but sent him to a famous pagan school where Jerome grew to love pagan writings and lost some of his love … Continue reading

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

St. Lorenzo Ruiz de Manila, Martyr

St. Lorenzo Ruiz is the first Filipino saint. He is also the first Filipino martyred for the Christian Faith. St. Lorenzo Ruiz was a layman, married, and had two sons and a daughter. Born in Binondo, Manila, about 1600’s, he … Continue reading

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

St. Cosmas and St. Damien, Martyrs

These two martyrs were twin brothers from Syria in Arabia. They were very famous students of science and both became excellent doctors. Saints Cosmas and Damien saw in every patient a brother or sister in Christ. For this reason, they … Continue reading

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

Our Lady of Ransom

THE Office of the time gives us, at the close of September, the Books of Judith and Esther. These heroic women were figures of Mary, whose birthday is the honor of this month, and who comes at once to bring … Continue reading

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

Saint Thomas de Villanueva, Bishop

St. Thomas was born at Fuentellana, Castile in Spain. From his kind parents, he learned to be very charitable with the poor. He did well in school and became a teacher of philosophy when he finished his studies. Then he … Continue reading

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

St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

St. Matthew was a tax collector in the city of Capernaum, where Jesus lived. He was a Jew who worked for the Romans. For this reason, his countrymen disliked him. They called him a “public sinner,” as they felt he … Continue reading

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

St. Joseph of Cupertino, Priest

St. Joseph was born in a small Italian village to poor parents. He was very unhappy as a boy and a teenager. His mother thought he was a big nuisance so she shouted at him often and was very strict … Continue reading

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