BISHOP ST. ATHANASIUS, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

St Athanasius, Defender of the Divinity of Christ St. Athanasius was bishop of Alexandria, theologian, writer, Egyptian national leader and defender of Christian orthodoxy. Born into a Christian family sometime in the mid 290s, Athanasius was well educated in his...

ST. ISIDORE, ARCHBISHOP OF SEVILLE

St. Isidore was a Spanish scholar and cleric. He was the archbishop of Seville for three decades. He was considered “the last scholar of ancient times” by some historians. AND…he was the inventor of the period, the comma and the colon. Isidore lived in the era of...

ST. TERESA OF AVILA

OCTOBER 15 is the feast day of ST. TERESA OF AVILA (+1582). Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada was born in Avila in 1515. She was the daughter of Alonzo Sanchez de Cepeda and his second wife, Beatriz de Ahumada y Cuevas. The gifted child was brought up in comfort and...

ST. HILDEGARD OF BIRGEN

SEPTEMBER 17 is the traditional memorial of ST. HILDEGARD (+1179). Hildegard was born around 1098 in the western part of Germany. Her father, Metchuld of Merrheim-Nahet, was in service to Count Meginhard of Sponheim. He and her mother, Hildebert of Bermers, were of...