Monthly archives:March 2017

  • March 12 St. Gregory the Great Gregory was a Roman of noble birth, and while still young was governor of Rome. On his father’s death he gave his great wealth to the poor, turned his house on the Coelian Hill into a monastery, which now bears his name, and for some years lived as a perfect monk. Th[...]
  • March 11 St. Eulogius, Martyr                           St. Eulogius was of a senatorian family of Cordova, at that time the capital of the Moors in Spain. Our Saint was educated among the clergy of the Church of St. Zoilus, a martyr who suffered with nineteen others under Diocletian. Here he d[...]
  • March 10 The Forty Martyrs of Sebaste  The Forty Martyrs were soldiers quartered at Sebaste, in Armenia, about the year 320.  When their legion was ordered to offer sacrifice they separated themselves from the rest, and formed a company of martyrs.  After they had been torn by scourges and iron ho[...]
  •       Francis was born at Rome in 1384. Her parents were of high rank. They overruled her desire to become a nun, and at twelve years of age married her to Lorenzo Ponziano, a Roman noble. During the forty years of their married life they never had a disagreement. While spending her days in retirem[...]
  • Nothing in John’s early life foreshadowed his future sanctity. He ran away as a boy from his home in Portugal, tended sheep and cattle in Spain, and served as a soldier against the French, and afterwards against the Turks. When about forty years of age, feeling remorse for his wild life, he resolv[...]
  • March 7 St. Thomas Aquinas St. Thomas was born of noble parents at Aquino in Italy, A.D, 1226. At the age of nineteen he received the Dominican habit at Naples, where he was studying. Seized by his brothers on his way to Paris, he suffered a two years’ captivity in their castle of Rocca-Secca but [...]
  • March 6 St. Colette After a holy childhood, Colette joined a society of devout women called the Beguines, but not finding their state sufficiently austere, she entered the third order of St. Francis, and lived in a hut near her parish church of Corbie in Picardy. Here she passed four years of [...]
  • March 5 Sts. Adrian and Eubulus, Martyrs In the seventh year of Diocletian’s persecution, continued by Galerius Maximianus, when Firmilian, the most bloody governor of Palestine, had stained Caesarea with the blood of man illustrious martyrs, Adrian and Eubulus came out of the country called Magan[...]
  • March 4 St. Casimir, King Casimir, the second son of Casimir III, King of Poland, was born A.D. 1458. From the custody of a most virtuous mother, Elizabeth of Austria, he passed to the guardianship of a devoted master, the learned and pious John Dugloss. Thus animated from his earliest years b[...]
  • March 3 St. Cunegundes, Empress St. Cunegundes was the daughter of Sigefride, the first Count of Luxemburg, and Hadeswige, his pious wife. They instilled into her from her cradle the most tender sentiments of piety, and married her to St. Henry, Duke of Bavaria, who, upon the death of the [...]