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St John Neumann (Feast Day 5 January)

St. John Nepomucene Neumann “The Little Bishop” Feast: January 5 Photograph of St. John Neumann, taken in 1854, from the Redemptorist Archives A baby boy was born on March 28, 1811 in the centuries-old village of Prachatitz in Bohemia (now the Czech Republic). He was taken the same day to the parish church, baptized and […]

May 25th – Celebration of the finding of the Holy Body of Saint Philomena

Novena to St Philomena for the feast of the finding of her relics Novena Prayer to Saint Philomena The Solemn Novenas are from 17th to 25th May, 3rd to 11th August, 7th to 15th December. The Monthly Novena begins on 3rd and ends on 11th of each month.   Prayer for Each Day during the […]

St Athanasius ~ 2 May

ST. ATHANASIUS, PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH From his works, and the fathers and historians of that age. See his life by Hermant, who first cleared up the Intricate history of Arianism. See also Tillemont, Ceillier, Orsl, the Benedictin editors of this father, and Combefis, Bibl. Concionat. p. 500 ad 530. A. D. […]

St Peter Martyr 29-April (& the Peter Martyr palms)

Also called Peter of Verona, an inquisitor and martyr. Peter was born at Verona, Italy, in 1205. Both of his parents were Catharists, a heresy that denied God created the material world. Even so, Peter was educated at a Catholic school and later at the University of Bologna. While in Bologna, Peter was accepted into […]

St Francis Xavier Cabrini ~ December 22

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was born as Maria Francesca Cabrini on July 15, 1850 in Sant’ Angelo Lodigiano, Lombardy, Italy. She was born two months premature and the youngest of thirteen children. Unfortunately, only three of her siblings survived past adolescence and Frances would live most of her life in a fragile and delicate state […]