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  1. St. Jerome
    Saint_Jerome_-_Montauban_-_musée_IngresSt. Jerome (Priest and Doctor of the Church) was one of the greatest scholars in the Church’s history. Thoroughly learned in languages and Scripture, he learned Hebrew in Antioch, from a Jewish rabbi. He then went to Constantinople, where he studied under St. Gregory of Nazianzus. Ordained a priest, from 382-385 he served as secretary […]
  2. Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael
    Marco_d'_Oggiono_-_The_Three_Archangels_-_WGA16632The archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael are honored on September 29; October 2 is the Feast of the Guardian Angels. Michael has been widely venerated by Jews and Christians alike, and because of a passage from the Book of Revelation describing him as leading the angels in the war against Satan and his followers (12:7-9), […]
  3. St. Wenceslaus
    St. WenceslausKnown in song and folklore as the good king, St. Wenceslaus (king and martyr) is the patron saint of the Czech Republic. He was born very early in the tenth century near the city of Prague, the son of the Duke of Bohemia. Wenceslaus was raised by his grandmother, St. Ludmilla — who tried to […]
  4. St. Vincent de Paul
    Vincent_de_PaulWhere Charity and Love Prevail, there is God The name of the French priest St. Vincent de Paul (priest and founder) is today synonymous with charitable activities on behalf of the poor. Vincent was born c. 1580, the son of a peasant farmer, and was ordained at the relatively early age of twenty. For the […]
  5. Sts. Cosmas and Damian
    Saint_Côme_&_Saint_Damien_Grandes_Heures_Anne_de_Bretagne_XVIeThe martyrs Cosmas and Damian were executed in the city of Cyrrhus in Syria about 303, during the persecution decreed by the Roman Emperor Diocletian. Other facts about their lives are uncertain. An early legend suggests that they were twin brothers born in Arabia who became skilled physicians. As Christian doctors, according to the legend, […]