Saint of the Day — Nicephorus — March 13

Today we celebrate the fest of Saint Nicephorus. Born in Constantinople around 758, Necephorus was from a noble, strictly orthodox family. Despite being nobles, his family was antagonized for their steadfast support of the teachings of the Church concerning images and their opposition to Iconoclasts. Nevertheless, Nicephorus entered the service of the Empire, becoming the…

Saint of the Day — Cuthbert — March 20th

Today we honor the feast of Saint Cuthbert. Born around 635, Cuthbert heard his calling when, as a boy, he saw a vision of the soul of Saint Aidan carried to heaven by angels while he was watching his sheep. When he learned that his vision occured at the same moment of Aidan’s death, he…

Saint of the Day — St. Maximilan — March 12th

Today is the feast of Saint Maximilian of Thebeste. Born around the year 275 in what is modern-day Algeria, Maximilian was a Roman citizen. Maximillian’s father was a Roman soldier and so at age 21 he too was required to join the roman army in the year 296. During the third century Catholics were hesitant…

Saint of the Day–Louise de Marillac—March 15th

Today is the feast of Saint Louise de Marillac. Louise was born out of wedlock to French nobility in the year 1591. At age 12, with both of her parents now dead, she came under the influence of a close family friend with whom she studied the art of household management and herbal medicines. At…