St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres – Patron of Barbers – Feastday : November 3 St. Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother a coloured freed-woman from Panama. At fifteen, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary at Lima and spent his whole … Read more

St. Philomena

St. Philomena – Patron Saint of Babies, Infants, and Youth Little is known of her life, and this information was received by private revelation from her. Martyred at about age 14 in the early days of the Church. In 1802 the remains of a young woman were found in the catacomb of Saint Priscilla on … Read more

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi, lover of all creation, champion of justice, patron saint of animals and the environment, founded the Franciscan Order. His feast day is October 4. St. Francis of Assisi was a Roman Catholic saint who took the gospel literally by following all Jesus said and did. He was a poor little man … Read more

St. Kevin

Known in Ireland as Coemgen as well as Kevin, according to tradition he was born at the Fort of the White Fountain in Leinster, Ireland, of royal descent. He was baptized by St. Cronan and educated by St. Petroc. He was ordained, and became a hermit at the Valley of the Two Lakes in Glendalough. … Read more

St. Petroc

St. Petroc was the son of a Welsh king who declined the throne on his father’s death. Petroc instead became a monk and, with sixty fellow noblemen, went to study in Ireland for twenty years. St. Petroc returned to Wales and sailed for Cornwall. Landing at Padstow, he encountered a hermit; on requesting a drink … Read more