The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Feast date: Aug 15 Today, Catholics and many other Christians celebrate the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. This significant feast day recalls the spiritual and physical departure of the mother of Jesus...
Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe Feast date: Aug 14 Saint Maximilian Kolbe, the Polish Franciscan priest, missionary and martyr, is celebrated throughout the Church today, August 14. The saint died in the concentration camp at Auschwitz, during World War II, and is remembered...
Saint Maximus

Saint Maximus

Saint Maximus Feast date: Aug 13 “To harbor no envy, no anger, no resentment against an offender is still not to have charity for him. It is possible, without any charity, to avoid rendering evil for evil. But to render, spontaneously, good for evil – such...
Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus

Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus

Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus Feast date: Aug 13 St. Pontian became Pope in the year 230. Five years later, after Pope Urban I, he was exiled to the mines of the Italian island of Sardinia during a period of Christian persecution. There, he decided to resign from...
Blessed Pope Innocent XI

Blessed Pope Innocent XI

Blessed Pope Innocent XI Feast date: Aug 12 Benedetto Odescalchi was born at Como on May 16, 1611, and died in Rome, August 11, 1689.He was educated by the Jesuits at Como, and studied jurisprudence at Rome and Naples. Urban VIII appointed him successively...
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Feast date: Aug 12 “In Madame de Chantal I have found the perfect woman, whom Solomon had difficulty finding in Jerusalem”. – St. Francis de Sales, her spiritual director.St. Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon,...