Saint Catherine of Siena

04/30/2016

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Virgin. 

This Catherine, one of the most remarkable women of Christendom, was born in 1347, at Siena. She came of humble parentage, the youngest of twenty-five children, and never received any formal schooling in books. But by her deep spiritual...


Saint Peter Martyr

04/29/2016

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Martyr. 

Peter (who is usually called Peter Martyr) was born at Verona, in 1205, of parents who were Manichaean hereticks. As a lad he was sent to a Catholic school, where he learned the Faith, and ever thereafter stoutly maintained the same. For...


Saint Vitalis

04/28/2016

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Martyr. 

Of Vitalis, who is commemorated today, nothing is surely known as fact except that he hath long been venerated in the Church. His story is told on this wise, namely, that he was the father of Saints Gervasius and Protasius. And that one day he...