The Spanish nun Bonifacia Rodriguez is remembered for her fight to help poor women to learn a trade. Before becoming a nun, she was actually a rope maker. She went on to found her own religious order known as the Servants of St. Joseph, right in the local shop where she worked. Sister Bonifacia Rodriguez y Castro was canonised by Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday, 23 October 2011.
As we celebrate the feast day (18 October) of St. Luke, the Patron Saint of Doctors, let us reflect on the Gospel of Luke - which gives us the story of the Annunciation and the Birth of Jesus in the stable. Watch this video to learn more!
October 18th is the feast day of the Saint who wrote the Acts of the Apostles, as well as the Gospel that bears his name - St. Luke. Did you know that Luke was a former atheist? Watch this video to learn more about his conversion.
On 17 October, the Church celebrates the feast of the great Christian martyr, St. Ignatious of Antioch. Learn more about his heroic life in this video!
On Oct. 16, Roman Catholics celebrate the life of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, the French nun whose visions of Christ helped to spread devotion to the Sacred Heart throughout the Western Church. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XV in 1920. Visit this article to read more about the life of this great woman of faith.
On 15 October, we celebrate the feast of St. Teresa of Jesus, also known as Teresa of Avila. Watch this video to reflect on some of the her encouraging words about fear and hope: "Let Nothing Disturb You".
High in the mountains of Guadalajara, Mexico, the country's first shrine dedicated to Mexican martyrs is being built. Over the years, the Catholic Church has named 26 Mexican saints, another 24 have been beatified. Most of them were from the city of Guadalajara. Some of them known as “Cristeros” died of religious persecution during the 1920's.
On Oct. 15, Roman Catholics celebrate the Spanish Carmelite reformer and mystic St. Teresa of Avila, whose life of prayer enriched the Church during the 16th century counter-reformation. St. Teresa struggled with years dryness in her prayer life - yet through the grace of God, she reformed the Carmelite order and founded 15 monasteries in her lifetime.
Learn more about the Saints and Feast Days that we celebrate during the Advent and Christmas seasons, with Xt3's new Feast Day podcast! Let the stories of these men and women inspire you to prepare yourself for the coming of Christ at Christmas...
Question: My daughter and I are doing research on a Saint from China (she is adopted from there). What is St. Lucy Yi ZhenMei the patron saint of?
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