The feast of St. Camillus falls on 14 July. Watch this video to learn about the incredible conversion from a life of sin, to a holy Priest who gave his life to help the sick.
On 15 July the Church celebrates the feast of St. Bonaventure - known as the "Seraphic Doctor". He is a doctor of the Church who had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Watch this video to reflect on his writings and legacy.
On July 14, the Church celebrates the feast day of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be beatified. Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks," Kateri lived a life of holiness and virtue, despite obstacles and opposition within her tribe.
King Henry II - Duke of Bavaria and the Holy Roman emperor - died in 1024. Despite his power and wealth, Henry II did not fall into greed as do so many Royals. Rather he used his position for good, and is now recognised as a Saint. Watch this video for reflect on his incredible life.
Here is a video containing footage from Saint Pio of Pietreclina's life. Saint Pio, bore the sacred stigmata (five wounds of Christ) in his body for exactly 50 years and then died. These unexplainable wounds were verified by skeptics, doctors, and scientists.
12 June 2011 is the 103rd wedding anniversary of Zelie & Louis Martin, the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux. Louis and Zelie, who are now 'Blesseds', lived a truly Christian marriage - one that was faithful and open to life. Watch this video to reflect on their example.
"Our catechesis today is concerned with Saint Benedict, the Father of Western monasticism. The most important source of information on his life is the Second Book of the Dialogues of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. Writing in a time of turmoil and moral decadence following the fall of the Roman Empire, Pope Gregory believed that the life and Rule of Benedict could be a light leading the people of Europe out of darkness."
Today - 11 July - is the feast day of the Pope Benedict XVI's patron saint. Watch this video to listen to the Holy Father reflect on the life and contribution of St. Benedict.
St. Benedict of Nursia was born to the Roman nobility. His twin sister, Saint Scholastica, dedicated her life to God at an early age. Benedict went to study for the Priesthood in Rome, but after being dismayed by the lack of discipline and the attitude of his fellow students, he fled to the mountains to live as a hermit. From this experience he founded the Benedictine order, thereby founding Western Monasticism as we know it today. The Church celebrates his feast day on 11 July - visit this article to read more about the life of St. Benedict!
On 7 July 1977, a Salesian Sister named Maria Romero Meneses died in Nicaragua. She had spent most of her adult life living among the poor and homeless of Coasta Rica. Watch this video for more on her life.
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