Monthly Archives: October 2015

Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza, Bishop

Dominicans honor one of their own today, Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza. This was a man who used his skills as a preacher to challenge the heresies of his day. Bartholomew was born in Vicenza around 1200. At 20 he entered … Continue reading

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St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

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Saint Callistus the First, ora pro nobis! Imagine that your biography was written by an enemy of yours. And that its information was all anyone would have not only for the rest of your life but…

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Our Lady of Pillar

Saragossa, Spain (ca. 40 AD) – Feastday Oct. 12 After the crucifixion, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, His Apostles began to spread the message he left throughout Israel and shortly thereafter, through the Roman empire. One of these Apostles, James … Continue reading

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St. Denis and Companions, Martyrs

Bishop of Paris, and martyr. Born in Italy, nothing is definitely known of the time or place, or of his early life. His feast is kept on 9 October. He is usually represented with his head in his hands because, … Continue reading

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St. Simeon

In Luke’s Gospel, chapter two, Joseph and Mary bring Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem. That is where they meet Holy Simeon. The holy man had waited patiently for the Lord to grant him a request: he wanted to live … Continue reading

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St. Flora of Beaulieu, Virgin

St. Flora was born at Auvergne in France and grew up in a very loving family. When her parents tried to arrange a marriage for her she pleaded with them and said that she would like to join the convent. … Continue reading

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