Monthly archives:April 2017

  • April 10  St. Bademus, Martyr             Bademus was a rich and noble citizen of Bethlapeta, in Persia, who founded a monastery near that city, which he governed with great sanctity.  He conducted his religious in the paths of perfection with sweetness, prudence, and charity.  To crown his virt[...]
  • April 9 ST. MARY OF EGYPT At the tender age of twelve, Mary left her father's house that she might sin without restraint, and for seventeen years she lived in shame at Alexandria. Then she accompanied a pilgrimage to Jerusalem, and entangled many in grievous sin. She was in that city on the Fe[...]
  • April 8 St. Perpetuus, Bishop             St. Perpetuus was the eighth Bishop of Tours from St. Gatian, and governed that see above thirty years, from 461 to 491, when he died on the 8th of April. During all that time he labored by zealous sermons, many synods, and wholesome regulations, to lead[...]
  • April 7 St. Hegesippus, a Primative Father                  He was by birth a Jew, and belonged to the Church of Jerusalem, but travelling to Rome, he lived there nearly twenty years, from the Pontificate of Anicetus to that of Eleutherius, in 177, when he returned into the East, where he died at[...]
  • April 6 St. Celestine, Pope                         St. CELESTINE was a native of Rome, and upon the demise of Pope Boniface, he was chosen to succeed him, in September, 422, by the wonderful consent of the whole city. His first official act was to confirm the condemnation of an African B[...]
  • April 5 St. Vincent Ferrer This wonderful apostle, the "Angel of the Judgment," was born at Valencia in Spain, in 1350, and at the age of eighteen professed in the Order of St. Dominic. After a brilliant course of study, he became master of sacred theology. For three years he read only the S[...]
  • April 4 St. Isidore, Archbishop                     Isidore was born of a ducal family, at Carthagena in Spain. His two brothers, Leander, Archbishop of Seville, Fulgentius Bishop of Ecija, and his sister Florentina, are Saints. As a boy, he despaired at his ill success in study, and ran away fr[...]
  • April 3 St. Richard of Chichester Richard was born A.D. 1197, in the little town of Wyche, eight miles from Worcester, England. He and his elder brother were left orphans when young, and Richard gave up the studies which he loved, to farm his brother’s impoverished estate. His brother, in grat[...]
  • April 2 St. Francis of Paula                   At the age of fifteen, Francis left his poor home at Paula in Calabria to live as a hermit in a cave by the sea-coast.  In time disciples gathered round him, and with them, in 1436, he founded the “Minims,” so called to show that they were the least [...]
  • April 1 St. Hugh, Bishop It was the happiness of this Saint to receive from his cradle the strongest impressions of piety by the example and care of his illustrious and holy parents.  He was born at Chateau-neuf, in the territory of Valence in Dauphine, in 1053,  His father, Odilo, who served  h[...]