Monthly Archives: April 2016

Blessed Pica Bernadone

The Franciscan menologium says concerning the servant of God Pica, that she not only gave bodily birth to St Francis, but by her prayers and the example of her virtues gave him as a brightly shining light to Holy Church. … Continue reading

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St. Hermenegild, Martyr

LEOVIGILD, King of the Visigoths, had two sons, Hermenegild and Recared, who reigned conjointly with him. All three were Arians, but Hermenegild married a. zealous Catholic, the daughter of Sigebert, King of France, and by her holy example was converted … Continue reading

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St. John Baptist De La Salle, Founder Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools

Born at Reims into a devout and influential family, John Baptist de La Salle received the tonsure at age eleven and was named Canon of the Reims Cathedral at sixteen. Though he had to assume the administration of family affairs … Continue reading

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Saint Vincent Ferrer: Wonder Worker

St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his fame for “building up” and strengthening the Church: through his preaching, missionary work, in his teachings, as confessor and adviser.¬† At¬†Valencia in Spain, this illustrious son of St. … Continue reading

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