Saint Isidore



Bishop, Confessor, and Doctor of the Church. 

Isidore, the most learned man of his time and the surpassing Doctor of Spain, was born in the sixth century, perhaps at Carthage, where his father was governour of the province. His sister Florentina, who was...

Saint Richard of Chichester



Bishop and Confessor

This Richard was born of a small-landed family near Droitwich. His parents died when their children were young, and left them to the care of a guardian who, through negligence, permitted their small patrimony to fall into ruin. Whereat...

Saint Francis of Paula




Francis was born about 1416, at the village of Paula, in the province of Calabria, Italy. For his parents had asked God for a son. Whom, when he was born, they named Francis, after the great Saint of Assisi, whose intercession they had sought. And...