Wednesday, May 18, 2022

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Saint Spotlight: Isidore

Isidore was born in 1070 in Madrid, Spain. His family was poor, and he labored as a farmer on the land owned by a rich man named John de Vergas.

Saint Spotlight: Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine was a third-order Dominican, peacemaker and counselor to the pope. She singlehandedly ended the Avignon exile of the successors of Peter in the 14th century.

Saint Spotlight: Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin

April 18 commemorates the feast of Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, a Canadian woman whose life was a story of obedience in the face of personal setbacks.

Saint Spotlight: Mary of Egypt

April 1 is the feast of a little-known saint whose story demonstrates the power of the Church as the home of forgiveness, redemption and mercy. St. Mary of Egypt was a prostitute for 17 years before she received the Eucharist and chose the life of a hermit.

Saint Spotlight: Patrick of Ireland

On March 17, Catholics celebrate St. Patrick, the fifth century bishop and patron of Ireland, whose life of holiness set the example for many of the Church’s future saints. He is the patron saint of the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Saint Spotlight: Casimir of Poland

On March 4, the Catholic Church honors St. Casimir Jagiellon, a prince whose life of service to God has made him a patron saint of Poland, Lithuania, and young people.

Saint Spotlight: Flavian

On February 18, the Roman Catholic Church remembers Patriarch St. Flavian of Constantinople, who is honored on the same date by Eastern Catholics of the Byzantine tradition and by Eastern Orthodox Christians.

Saint Spotlight: Paul Miki and Companions

On February 6, the Catholic Church honors the 26 Martyrs of Nagasaki, a group of native Japanese Catholics and foreign missionaries who suffered death for their faith in the year 1597.

Saint Spotlight: Agnes

On January 21, the Roman Catholic Church honors the virgin and martyr St. Agnes, who suffered death for her consecration to Christ.

Saint Spotlight: Marguerite Bourgeoys

On January 12, Roman Catholics remember St. Marguerite Bourgeoys, who not only founded a religious congregation, but was also instrumental in establishing the Canadian city of Montreal.

Submission Deadline

The deadline for submissions to the biweekly Notebook/Parish Obituaries listing is every other Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Please refer to the Publication Schedule for edition dates and deadlines.

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