Monthly Archives: November 2015

St. James Intercisus, Martyr

St. James was a Persian military officer and courtier to King Yezdigerd I. He was a great favorite of the king, so when this king began to harass Christians, St. James did not have the courage to confess his faith. … Continue reading

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St. Catherine of Alexandria, Virgin and Martyr

St. Catherine lived in early Christian times and was the daughter of a wealthy pagan couple of Alexandria, Egypt. She was a very beautiful girl whose great interest was in learning. Catherine was very good at science and public speaking. … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth, the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary was born in Presburg. When she was only thirteen years old, she married Louis, the ruler of Thuringia. St. Elizabeth was a beautiful bride who dearly loved her handsome husband. Louis … Continue reading

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Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica

Today the Church celebrates the feast of the Dedication of the Lateran Basilica in Rome, the oldest and highest ranking of the four major basilicas in Rome. The Basilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral of the diocese of … Continue reading

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St. Martin de Porres

Originally posted on The Holy Ones:
St.┬áMartin┬áde Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother a coloured freed-woman from Panama. At fifteen, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary…

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