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Saint Catherine of Siena - Saint Of The Week

Saint Catherine of Siena – Saint Of The Week

  St Catherine of Siena Feast: 29th April  Patronage: Fire Prevention  Doctor of the Church The youngest of 25 children, Catherine was nicked named “joy” in Greek, as she brought much joy to her family with her joyful nature and spirit as a child. At a young age Catherine had a vision of Christ seated […]

Saint Zita - Saint Of The Week

Saint Zita – Saint Of The Week

Saint Zita Feast: 27 April Patron: Domestic workers  St Zita is a woman many, mothers and household keepers, can associate with. She is the patron of domestic workers.   Saint Zita was born into a Holy Christian family surrounded by family members living out a Christian example of life. Zita’s mother would help Zita be […]

Saint Anselm - Saint Of The Week

Saint Anselm – Saint Of The Week

Saint Anselm  Feast: April 21 Doctor of the Church  Anselm was handed down the faith from his mother, she taught him great piety. He cherished this as well as his love for learning throughout his life. Anselm was educated at a Benedictine monastery.   Anselm wanted to join the Monastery at the age of fifteen […]

Saint Bernadette - Saint Of The Week

Saint Bernadette – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Bernadette Patronage: Lourdes Feast: 16th April Bernadette Soubirous was the daughter of a milling family in Lourdes whom were extremely poor. Yet she was extremely blessed.  Her poor health was a suffering she bore from an early age. Yet God used her suffering and Bernadette submitted to God’s will. Our Lady appeared to her […]

Saint Julius - Saint Of The Week

Saint Julius – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Julius Feast: 12th April Saint Julius was Pope of the Catholic Church in year 337. The papacy had been vacant for some time between St Mark and St Julius. Therefore the Arians were causing trouble to say the least. Julius was elected after suffering in exile under the rein of the Arianizing policy, […]

Saint Fara - Saint Of The Week

Saint Fara – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Fara (Burgundofara) Feast: 3rd April Not too much is known about Fara. As a small child she was consecrated to God, by St Columbanus. Although we do know that she was the daughter of Count Agneric, who tried to make her marry a man. She refused as she knew this was not God’s will. […]

Saint Margaret Clitherow ~ Saint Of The Week

Saint Margaret Clitherow ~ Saint Of The Week

  Saint Margaret Clitherow Feast: 26th March “The pearl of york”  Marty Born in England, into a protestant family in 1555. Margaret had a witty sense of humour and was quite attractive. She married a Catholic man, John and they had two children together.  Two years after she was married she converted to Catholicism. She […]

St Joseph – Saint Of The Week

  St Joseph Feast: 19th March and 1st May for St Joseph the Worker Patronage: Universal Church and of Workers The loving husband of Mary and earthly father of Jesus. He was a carpenter and a “righteous man” (Matthew 1:18). He was a father figure to Christ. He was a humble carpenter. He was especially chosen to […]

St Maximilian – Saint Of The Week

   St Maximilian  Feast: 12th March Patronage: Conscientious Objector Not to be confused with St Maximilian Kolbe, though this Maximilian was a strong man like him. He died as a martyr of the church at the youthful age of 21. Maximilian strongly resisted idolatry, even when pressured by the Emperor at the time in North […]

St John of the Cross ~ Saint Of The Week

St John of the Cross ~ Saint Of The Week

  St John of the Cross Feast: 14th December Patronage:  Contemplative life, mystical theology, mystics, and Spanish poets. St John of the Cross indeed clung to the foot of the Cross in his sufferings and in his joy. Throughout his life, when he was poor, homeless or thrown into a gaol cell. He was persecuted […]