KING SAINT LOUIS IX OF FRANCE

AUGUST 25 is the traditional feast day of ST. LOUIS, king of France (+1270). Here is the only King of France to ever be canonized. Born 25 April, 1214, Louis was the son of Prince Louis “the Lion”, son of King Philip of France, and Blanche of Castile, daughter of King...

LAWRENCE OF BRINDISI, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

JULY 22 is the traditional memorial of ST. LAURENCE OF BRINDISI (+1620). The son of Venetian merchants William and Elizabeth Rossi, he was born in Brindisi, the Kingdom of Naples on July 22, 1559. His given name was Giulio Caesar de Rossi (Julius Caesar Rossi). His...

ST. ANTHONY of PADUA

JUNE 13 is the traditional memorial of ST. ANTHONY OF PADUA (+1231). St. Anthony was the first teacher of the Franciscan Order, a fascinating preacher, a priest, and a declared Doctor of the Church. St. Anthony was born in 1195, in Lisbon, Portugal. His parents were...