Sunday, November 27, 2022

Saint Spotlight

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Saint Spotlight: Sts. Simon and Jude

St. Jude, known as Thaddaeus, was a brother of St. James the Lesser, and a relative of Jesus. Ancient writers tell us that he preached the Gospel in Judea, Samaria, Idumaea, Syria, Mesopotamia and Lybia. According to Eusebius, he returned to Jerusalem in the year 62 and assisted at the election of his brother, St. Simeon, as Bishop of Jerusalem.

Saint Spotlight: Joseph of Cupertino

On September 18, the Church celebrates the life of St. Joseph of Cupertino, a mystic who was perhaps most famous for his ability to fly.

Saint Spotlight: Gregory the Great

St. Gregory the Great, a central figure of the medieval western Church and one of the most admired popes in history, is commemorated in the Ordinary Form of the Roman Catholic liturgy on September 3.

Saint Spotlight: St. John Eudes

St. John Eudes was a French missionary and the founder of the Congregation of Our Lady of Charity, and was also the author of the liturgical worship of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary.

Saint Spotlight: Dominic

On August 8, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast day of St. Dominic Guzman, who helped the cause of orthodoxy in the medieval Church by founding the Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominicans.

Saint Spotlight: 120 Martyrs of China

On July 9, the Church celebrates the feast of the 120 Martyrs of China. Religious persecution has a long history in China, especially persecution of Christians, thousands of whom have died for their faith in the last millennium.

Saint Spotlight: Cyril of Alexandria

On June 27, Roman Catholics honor St. Cyril of Alexandria. An Egyptian bishop and theologian, he is best known for his role in the Council of Ephesus, where the Church confirmed that Christ is both God and man in one person. The Eastern churches celebrate St. Cyril of Alexandria on June 9.

Saint Spotlight: Blessed Edward Poppe

Blessed Edward Poppe is a contemporary saint. He died at the young age of 33 in 1924. Poppe was one of 11 children born to a modest, pious family in Belgium.

Saint Spotlight: Bernard of Menthon

The Church remembers St. Bernard of Menthon on May 28. He was born in 923, probably in the castle Menthon near Annecy, in Savoy, France, and died at Novara in 1008.

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.

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