Summary: St Oswald was a monk, of Danish origin, lived in the 10th century and became bishop of Worcester, and later archbishop of York.
It is about the latter that Patrick Duffy writes here.
A monk of Danish family
Margaret of Cortona is said to have suffered from bi-polar symptoms, that is, sometimes manic and at other times abnormally depressed states in a way that interferes with functioning. Others have described her as a second Mary Magdalene.
Patrick Duffy tells her [...]
St Fintan of Clonenagh (6th century) monk
Summary: Abbot Fintan was born in Leinster, received his religious formation in Terryglass, Co. Tipperary under the abbot Colum, and was deeply influenced by his penitential practices and the severity of the Rule. Fintan made his own foundation [...]
Summary: Seven Founders of the Order of Servites, Religious. In 1233 these prominent businessmen from Florence (Italy) withdrew to a life of solitude, prayer, and penance. They developed into an order of mendicant friars (Servants of Mary). Noted for their radical response to the demands of the gospel.
Summaries: Ss Cyril and Methodius, Missionaries. Cyril: A monk who was born about 826 in Thessalonica (Greece); died at Rome in 869. Methodius (his brother) : Born about 815; died in Velehrad (Czech Republic) in 885.
With papal [...]
Summary : Cyril and Methodius:These were two brothers from Thessalonica in Greece who became apostles of the Slavs, translated the Scriptures and indigenised the liturgy for the Slav people. In 1980 they were named by Pope John Paul II along [...]
On 11th February 1858 Our Lady first appeared to 14-year-old Bernadette Soubirous. In 1992 Pope John Paul II instituted the World Day of the Sick to be held this date.
Francisco, crippled in both legs from birth, joined the De la Salle Brothers and became a great teacher and holy man. He is Ecuador's first canonised saint.
In 1597, twenty-seven men were arrested, brought to Nagasaki, crucified, then pierced with lances on a hill near the city. One of them was , the Jesuit Paul Miki