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The Education of St. Ambrose

by Joseph Parkinson The life of St. Ambrose, Bishop of Milan and Doctor of the Church, is known from his writings, and from the Life…

St. Francis of Assisi (October 4)

St. Francis, the son of a merchant of Assisi, was born in that city A.D. 1182. Chosen by God to be a living manifestation to…

February 12. St Benedict of Anian

St. Benedict of Anian was the son of Aigulf, Governor of Languedoc, and was born about 750. In his early youth he served as cupbearer…

February 10. St Scholastica, Abbess

Of St. Scholastica but little is known on earth, save that she was the sister of the great patriarch St. Benedict, and that, under his…

February 8. St. John of Matha

The life of St. John of Matha was one long course of self-sacrifice for the glory of God and the good of his neighbor. As…

February 7. St. Romuald, Abbot

In 976, Sergius, a nobleman of Ravenna, quarrelled with a relative about an estate, and slew him in a duel. His son Romuald, horrified at…

February 6. St. Dorothy, Virgin & Martyr

St. Dorothy was a young virgin, celebrated at Cæsarea, where she lived , for her angelic virtue. Her parents seem to have been martyred before…

February 5. St. Agatha

St. Agatha was born in Sicily, of rich and noble parents— a child of benediction from the first, for she was promised to her parents…

February 4. St. Jane, of Valois

Born of the blood royal of France, herself a queen, Jane of Valois led a life remarkable for its humiliations even in the annals of…

February 3. St. Blase, Bishop & Martyr

St. Blase devoted the earlier years of his life to the study of philosophy, and afterwards became a physician. In the practice of his profession…

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