All posts tagged "Bishop"

Thomas Becket



Feast Day: December 29 Canonized: February 21, 1173 In the Opening Prayer of the Mass on the feast of St. Thomas, we pray, “Almighty God, you granted the martyr Thomas the grace to give his life for the cause of…

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Ambrose of Milan



Feast Day: December 7 Canonized: Pre-Congregation God gave many talents to Saint Ambrose. He used them to keep the Church true to God’s Word. In 340 AD, Ambrose was born in Trier, one of Germany’s oldest cities. His father served there…

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Nicholas of Myra



Feast Day: December 6 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Every year at Christmas, children await Santa Claus. When they get older, they think he is just make believe. But Santa Claus really lived—long, long ago. His generosity is based on a saint who…

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Bonaventure of Bagnoregio



Feast Day: July 15 Canonized: April 14, 1482 “O buona ventura!” If your Italian is a little rusty, in English it means, “Oh, good fortune!” or “What good luck!” Legend claims that these are the words exclaimed by Francis of…

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Augustine of Canterbury



Feast Day: May 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Augustine is sometimes called the “Apostle of England.” In the year 596, Father Augustine left his quiet life as the prior of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew in Rome to lead a group…

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Eugene de Mazenod



Feast Day: May 21 Canonized: December 3, 1995 Beatified: October 19, 1975 Venerated: November 19, 1970 Charles Joseph Eugene de Mazenod’s childhood taught him that money cannot solve all problems. Although his family was wealthy, they were forced to flee…

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Athanasius of Alexandria



Feast Day: May 2 Canonized: Pre-Congregation When we talk about St. Athanasius, we use two important words–“orthodoxy” and “heresy.” Orthodoxy means right belief. Heresy means false belief. Athanasius was born in about 297 AD in Alexandria, Egypt. When he grew…

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