Saint Cecilia
Details about her life are sparse and obscure, but it seems likely that Cecilia was a noble Roman lady who was brought up as a Christian during the early years of the Church. According to one...
Saint Francis Xavier
The life of St. Francis Xavier, whose feast we celebrate today was a true adventure story, full of dangerous voyages, shipwrecks and travels in strange lands. His journeys took him to Africa, to...
Saint Nicholas
Today we celebrate the feast of one of the most popular saints: Nicholas, patron of Russia, of sailors and of children. He is honoured in both the Eastern and Western churches, and has become known...
A True Shepherd
7th December
Saint Ambrose
Today we celebrate the feast of Saint Ambrose, one of the Doctors of the Church because he was a great theologian and teacher. Ambrose was born in 340 and educated at Rome, becoming an outstanding...
Saint Lucy
We celebrate the feast of St. Lucy today. She was born in Sicily towards the end of the 3rd century and was brought up in the Christian faith by her widowed mother. It was a dangerous time in which...
Saint John of the Cross
Today is the feast of St. John of the Cross. Towards the end of his life he wrote to a friend, "Do not be surprised if I show a great love of suffering. God has given me a high idea of its...