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St John of God ~ Saint of the Week

St John of God ~ Saint of the Week

  Feast: March 8th Patronage: Booksellers and firefighters  St John of God, a man whom followed the promptings of the Holy Spirit, oppose to his own human temptations.   At the young age of eight he ran away to join the priesthood. He travelled with travelling priests until he fell ill and was left with a […]

St Isabel of France

St Isabel of France

  Saint Isabel of France Feast: 23rd February Patronage: sick and needy St Isabel of France lived a virtuous life, born in 1125. She had a devotion to the Franciscan Order and way of life. Isabel developed a strong conviction to practice and exercise a devotion to piety, modesty and virtues. Through her life she rejected […]

St Valentine - Saint of the Week

St Valentine – Saint of the Week

  St Valentine  Feast: 14 February Patronage: Marriages  With all the attacks on the institution of marriage, St Valentine is one to call upon in our times of need. His story is not what the world thinks. If the people of the world knew his strong convictions of Christian marriage, I wonder if they would […]

Marie "Leonie" Martin - Saint Of The Week

Marie “Leonie” Martin – Saint Of The Week

Marie ‘Leonie’ Martin  “God’s little Violet”  Léonie Martin born 1863. A struggling soul whom kept trying to be a Saint despite her difficult personality. She is currently being considered for sainthood. Léonie and her sisters were all named after Our Lady with the name Marie, yet were all known by their second names. Léonie,  sister […]

Saint Blaise - Saint Of The Week

Saint Blaise – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Blaise  Feast: February 3  Patronage: Throat Illnesses Saint Blaise was a bishop of Sebastea, Armenia. He was raise Christian and born into a rich and noble family. We don’t know too much about St Blaise,  apart from that he was a martyr of the faith. It was said that he saved a young […]

Saint Aldegunais - Saint Of The Week

Saint Aldegunais – Saint Of The Week

Saint Aldegunais Feast: 30th January Patronage: Cancer  Raised by St Walbert and St Bertila and sister to St Waldetrudis, how could St Aldegunais not be a Saint herself?  She was a member of the royal family in Flanders.  She had many offers of marriage yet refused all and joined the religious life. St Amandius was […]

Saint Nina - Saint Of The Week

Saint Nina – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Nina Feast: 14th Jan (Traditional) , 27 January (New) Patronage: Georgia and equal to the Apostles  Nina was born in Cappadocia. She is the patroness of Georgia. Though she was said to live a quiet, prayerful life, she converted hearts by her preaching.  Born into a noble family, Nina had a strong faith […]

St Hilary - Saint Of The Week

St Hilary – Saint Of The Week

  St Hilary of Poitiers  Feast: January 14th Patronage: Bishop, Confessor, Doctor of the Church St Hilary was born into a noble family and became Bishop of Poitiers, hence his name. Not originally a Christian, he converted to Catholicism when he tried to find a deeper meaning to life. St Hilary fought against those denying […]

Saint Adelaide - Saint Of The Week

Saint Adelaide – Saint Of The Week

 Saint Adelaide  Patronage: large families Feast: 16th December  I thought Saint Adelaide would be fitting as many of the YCM followers have large families or are heading in that direction. Although going by today’s standards anything over three is considered large, at least according to the centrelink payment scheme!  OK image this, you are two […]

Saint Ambrose - Saint Of The Week

Saint Ambrose – Saint Of The Week

  Saint Ambrose Feast: 7th December  Patronage:  Bee keepers, Bishops, Policemen  Saint Ambrose was a peaceful man, known as the man who aided St Augustine of Hippo and mentored him through his conversion. Saint Ambrose was a bishop whom “viewed the church as rising above the ruins of the Roman Empire” (1).  St Ambrose, originally […]