Prayers to Saint Patrick
Mar17

Prayers to Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick is the patron saint of Ireland, snakes and engineers.

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Prayers to Saint Joseph
Mar02

Prayers to Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph is the Patron Saint of Universal Church, fathers, the dying and carpenters.

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Prayers to Saint Brigid
Feb01

Prayers to Saint Brigid

Saint Brigid of Ireland is the patron saint of Infants, Ireland and children with unmarried parents. She renounced her beauty, praying to become ugly…

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St. Thomas the Apostle and the Doubter?
Jun10

St. Thomas the Apostle and the Doubter?

On July 3, the Church celebrates the Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle, better known as “Doubting Thomas.” St. Thomas has been dubbed “the doubter” for thousands of years and counting for questioning Jesus’ resurrection. As the story goes, after some of the disciples encountered Jesus for the first time after His resurrection, they went to Thomas to tell him the astounding news.

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Saint Frances of Rome
Feb18

Saint Frances of Rome

Saint Frances of Rome, as the Patron Saint of Motorists and Automobile drivers, pray for us to stay safe on the roads in life. Amen.

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Perpetua and Felicity
Feb17

Perpetua and Felicity

Perpetua is the Patron Saint of — Cattle, death of children, martyrs.

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Saint Casimir of Poland
Feb17

Saint Casimir of Poland

O God, We pray through Saint Casimir’s intercession,  that we may constantly serve you. And our services reflected in a holy way of life and justice. Help us to deepen our trust in the Heavenly Father.  Through our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen Saint Casimir Pendants, Medals and Rosaries Pin...

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Saint Katharine Drexel
Feb17

Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Drexel’s crowning achievement was the founding of Xavier University in New Orleans, the first university in the United States for African Americans.

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Who is Saint Polycarp of Smyrna
Feb09

Who is Saint Polycarp of Smyrna

Saint Polycarp of Smyrna Patron: Against Earaches Polycarp was a disciple of St. John the Apostle, who had converted Polycarp around the year 80 AD. He had lived near Jerusalem and was proud of his early associations with the Apostles. He preached and spoke often about learning from the Apostles who saw the Lord. Polycarp became bishop of Smyrna and held the seat for about 70 years. Polycarp was one of the most glorious martyrs of...

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Saint Francis Xavier
Oct19

Saint Francis Xavier

  Saint Francis Xavier Apostle to the Far East See some great Catholic gifts for Saint Francis Xavier Pin...

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Who is Saint Benedict?
Jul10

Who is Saint Benedict?

St. Benedict was born to a noble family around 480 A.D. in Nursia, in central Italy. He lived a sequestered life for many years, leaving family and friends behind to live in a cave near the town of Subiaco. Disgusted after witnessing the immoral lifestyle while in school in Rome, St. Benedict chose to live a quiet life in prayer and devotion to God As we all are, Saint Benedict was constantly tempted by the devil, although he was able...

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Saint Anthony in 60 Seconds
Jun12

Saint Anthony in 60 Seconds

The feast of St. Anthony is celebrated every June 13. He is known as the patron saint of lost items, but he is also the patron saint of amputees. St. Anthony of Padua isn’t actually Italian. He was born in an influential family with the name Ferdinand in 1195 in Portugal. At the age of 15, he moved into the Augustinian Abbey of St. Vincent near Lisbon and joined The Canons Regular of St. Augustine—a religious order, to live a life...

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St. Anthony, a.k.a. “The Miracle Worker” & “Hammer of Heretics”
Jun11

St. Anthony, a.k.a. “The Miracle Worker” & “Hammer of Heretics”

St. Anthony is popularly known as the patron saint of lost items, but did you know he’s also known as the patron saint of amputees and is often regarded as the “miracle worker” for all the miracles he performed even when he was still alive? The feast of St. Anthony is celebrated every June 13. In honor of this saint, let’s take a closer look at his life and how he earned these powerful titles. We’ll also discuss interesting facts...

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Saint Brendan Boat Plaque
Jun02

Saint Brendan Boat Plaque

We love our boats and the feeling of being on the open water! Keep safe on sailing adventures with this beautiful St. Brendan Boat Plaque.

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Who is Saint Rita of Cascia?
May19

Who is Saint Rita of Cascia?

As Rita was growing up, her parent happily supported her desire to live a life of prayer and setup an oratory in their home. Although they were reluctant when at age 12, Rita decided to fully dedicate herself to God. They won out and were able to give her in marriage at the age 18 to a impulsive young man. After 18 years of marriage and 2 sons, Rita lost her devoted husband and shortly after her 2 sons. One night as Rita was praying...

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St. Michael the Archangel: Patron Saint of Police Officers
May08

St. Michael the Archangel: Patron Saint of Police Officers

Angels have long played a role in the Catholic faith—from creation to Jesus’ death and resurrection. Often depicted in art as chubby cherubs or serene figures with wings wearing white, angels are described by the Catechism of the Catholic Church as “spiritual, non-corporeal beings that glorify God without ceasing and who serve his saving plans for other creatures.” St. Augustine describes them as, “servants and messengers of God.”...

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St. Florian: How He Became Patron Saint of Firefighters
May01

St. Florian: How He Became Patron Saint of Firefighters

“Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven…” (Matthew 5:11-12) St. Florian—an officer in the Roman army who died protecting his faith—is without a doubt reaping his reward in heaven as promised by God. Put to death for refusing to kill Christians as ordered by Emperor Diocletian, St. Florian is the man...

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Saint Mark the Evangelist
Apr24

Saint Mark the Evangelist

The Feast Day for Saint Mark the Evangelist is April 25th. He wrote the Gospel of Mark in 50AD. Mark’s Gospel is a record of St. Peter’s preaching about Our Lord and focuses on the head of the Apostles. He was martyred by the heathens while preaching in Alexandria, Egypt. Saint Mark is the Patron Saint Against impenitence; attorneys; barristers; captives; Egypt; glaziers; imprisoned people; insect bites; lions; notaries;...

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Saint Fidelis’ Devotion Toward Mary Was Truly Remarkable
Apr23

Saint Fidelis’ Devotion Toward Mary Was Truly Remarkable

Saint Fidelis was a Priest and Martyr The Feast Day for Saint Fidelis is April 24th. “From now on I want to live in complete poverty, chastity, and obedience amidst sufferings and persecutions and in austere penance and profound humility. I came from the womb of my mother with nothing, and with nothing I desire to return to the arms of my Savior.” Pin...

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Who is Saint George?
Apr22

Who is Saint George?

St. George was a part of the Roman army and is venerated as a great martyr in the Eastern Church. As one of the “Fourteen Holy Helpers” his intercession is considered particularly effective. St. George is the patron of England since 800AD. Many legends are attached to Saint George, yet the most famous is the one in The Golden Legend. There was a dragon that was terrorizing flocks and the people that lived around a lake near...

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What’s In a Name? Choosing a Confirmation Name
Apr09

What’s In a Name? Choosing a Confirmation Name

Spring is a busy time in the Catholic Church; not only is it the season when we celebrate Easter, it’s also the season when the sacraments of Reconciliation, Communion, and Confirmation are typically received. Those receiving Confirmation have gone through many months of instruction, reflection, and prayer. As part of the process, candidates are asked to adopt a saint name that they will carry with them throughout their life. On the...

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Who is Saint Patrick
Mar11

Who is Saint Patrick

March 17th is not all about 4 leaf clovers, leprechauns and green beer. This is a day to honor and pray to St. Patrick. 1,500 years ago, Saint Patrick was an influential saint who brought Christianity to the little country of Ireland. Saint Patrick in the Early Years He was born around 415 AD in the British Isles, and while he was still young he was captured by Irish raiders and sold as a slave. After a few years of slavery and near...

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Who is Saint Agatha
Feb05

Who is Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha was another martyr of legendary status. Agatha was a Sicilian virgin from a noble family. She was said to have rejected the advances of the governor of Sicily resulting in the charge of being a Christian. She was threatened with torture if she did not renounce Christ, but her answer was, “I am a handmaid of Christ & bear the appearance of a slave, which is of the highest nobility.” Saint Agatha was held in...

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Who is Saint Blaise
Feb03

Who is Saint Blaise

St. Blaise was a physician and Bishop in Armenia. Blaise has been extremely popular for centuries and many cures were attributed to him He lived in a cave on Mount Argeus and was known as a healer of men and animals. According to legend, sick animals would come to him on their own for help. When Agricola came to Sebaste to persecute Christians and while searching for wild animals for the arena games, rediscovered Blaise deep in...

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Who is Saint John Bosco?
Jan31

Who is Saint John Bosco?

Saint John Bosco was born in Turin, Italy, in 1815 His father died when John was only two years old and it was his mother Margaret who provided him with a good Christian education. At the age of twenty he entered the major seminary John Bosco was ordained a priest on June 5, 1846, and with the help of John Borel he founded the oratory of St. Francis de Sales. John Bosco formulated a system of education based on “reason, religion...

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Who is Saint Thomas Aquinas
Jan28

Who is Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas taught philosophy and theology with such genius that he is considered one of the leading Christian thinkers. He ranks among the greatest writers and theologians of all time. His most important work, the Summa Theologica, an explanation of the entire body of Catholic teaching, has been standard for centuries. He inspired others by how he suffering with the poor in his efforts to alleviate their needs. Gladly giving...

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Who is Saint Agnes?
Jan21

Who is Saint Agnes?

Saint Agnes is one of the most glorious saints in the calendar of the Roman Church. The name “Agnes”, means ‘lamb’ in Latin, but in Greek it is ‘the pure one'”. One day thirteen year old Agnes, was returning home from school, she happened to meet Symphronius, a son of the city prefect. At once he became passionately attracted to her and tried to win her by precious gifts. Agnes rejected him, saying:...

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Who is Saint Sebastian?
Jan20

Who is Saint Sebastian?

The oldest historical account of the saint is found in a commentary on the psalms by St. Ambrose; the passage reads: “Allow me to propose to you the example of the holy martyr Sebastian. By birth he was a Milanese. Perhaps the persecutor of Christians had left Milan, or had not yet arrived, or had become momentarily more tolerant. Sebastian believed that here there was no opportunity for combat, or that it had already passed. So...

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Who is Saint Stephen?
Dec23

Who is Saint Stephen?

The Deacon Stephen, is the first martyr. Stoned in Jerusalem two years after the death of Christ. The account in the Acts of the Apostles about his arrest and the accusations brought against him show a parallel with our Saviour’s trial; He was stoned outside the city wall and died, as he prayed for those who were focused on killing him. Stephen belongs to the group of seven deacons that helped the Apostles He was “filled...

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Who is Saint Lucy? Find out in 60 seconds
Dec12

Who is Saint Lucy? Find out in 60 seconds

Who is Saint Lucy and what is she known for? Find out in 60 seconds. St. Lucy was born in Sicily, where she also died. She was of a noble Greek family, and was brought up as a Christian by her mother. Lucy’s mother was suffering from hemorrhage which guided them to visit St. Agatha. After praying devoutly at the tomb, Agatha appeared to her in a dream and consoled her. Her mother was miraculously cured and Lucy asked permission to vow...

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Yes, Virginia There Is a St. Nicholas
Dec06

Yes, Virginia There Is a St. Nicholas

The feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated on December 6 each year and marks the anniversary of the death of the saint known as the generous gift-giver. Born in the 3rd century, there is not a lot of documented history about St. Nicholas’ life, but after extensive research, historians have been able to amass ample information about this popular saint. St. Nicholas was born in Patara, Lycia, a province of Asia Minor (now Turkey), to...

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Who is Saint Barbara? Find Out in 60 Seconds
Dec05

Who is Saint Barbara? Find Out in 60 Seconds

Hi, and welcome to Saint Feast Days in 60 Seconds from the Catholic Faith Store. Saint Barbara was the daughter of a Pagan man who worshiped false Gods. She was very beautiful and he had her enclosed in a tower, locked away, from the snares of men. During this time in the tower she secretly became a Christian and vowed virginity. During one of his absences, she had a third window put in the tower to honor the Holy Trinity. And even...

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St. Frances Cabrini — First US Citizen to Become a Saint
Nov13

St. Frances Cabrini — First US Citizen to Become a Saint

November 13 is the day the Church celebrates the feast of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini. Often described as frail and diminutive, St. Frances Cabrini achieved much in her 67 years and leaves behind an impressive resume of accomplishments, including founding the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart and establishing nearly seventy orphanages, schools, and hospitals, throughout Europe, North, South, and Central America. In 1946 she became...

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All Saints’ Day — Celebrating Our Spiritual “Tour Guides”
Nov01

All Saints’ Day — Celebrating Our Spiritual “Tour Guides”

True or False: All Saints’ Day is a Holy Day of Obligation in the Catholic Church? If you guessed true, you’re right! In the United States, the Church celebrates six Holy Days of Obligation—feast days when Catholics are mandated to attend mass. The other five Holy Days of Obligation are: Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; The Ascension of Our Lord; The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary; The Solemnity of the Immaculate...

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Saint Faustina & The Divine Mercy
Oct05

Saint Faustina & The Divine Mercy

Saint Faustina & The Divine Mercy “You expired, Jesus, but the source of life gushed forth for souls, and the ocean of mercy opened up for the whole world. O Fount of Life, unfathomable Divine Mercy, envelop the whole world and empty Yourself out upon us.” “O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as a fount of mercy for us, I trust in You!” Pin...

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St. Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer
Oct03

St. Francis of Assisi Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace, Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; where there is sadness, joy; O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in pardoning that we...

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