Saint Maximus

Saint Maximus

Saint Maximus Feast date: Aug 13 “To harbor no envy, no anger, no resentment against an offender is still not to have charity for him. It is possible, without any charity, to avoid rendering evil for evil. But to render, spontaneously, good for evil – such...
Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus

Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus

Saint Pontian and Saint Hippolytus Feast date: Aug 13 St. Pontian became Pope in the year 230. Five years later, after Pope Urban I, he was exiled to the mines of the Italian island of Sardinia during a period of Christian persecution. There, he decided to resign from...
Blessed Pope Innocent XI

Blessed Pope Innocent XI

Blessed Pope Innocent XI Feast date: Aug 12 Benedetto Odescalchi was born at Como on May 16, 1611, and died in Rome, August 11, 1689.He was educated by the Jesuits at Como, and studied jurisprudence at Rome and Naples. Urban VIII appointed him successively...
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal Feast date: Aug 12 “In Madame de Chantal I have found the perfect woman, whom Solomon had difficulty finding in Jerusalem”. – St. Francis de Sales, her spiritual director.St. Jane Frances de Chantal was born in Dijon,...
Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Clare of Assisi Feast date: Aug 11 “Go forth without fear, Christian soul, for you have a good guide for your journey. Go forth without fear, for He that created you has sanctified you, has always protected you, and loves you as a mother.” –...
St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence Feast date: Aug 10 “‘Just as Christ laid down his life for us, so we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.’ My brethren, Lawrence understood this and, understanding, he acted on it. In his life he loved Christ; in his death he...