Patron Saint of the Day for Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Arab hermit and bishop who is called "the Apostle of the Saracens." He lived in the desert regions of Syria and Egypt, caring for the local nomadic tribes. When the Romans imposed peace upon the Saracens, Queen Mavia, the Saracen ruler, demanded that Moses be consecrated a bishop. He accepted against his will and maintained the peace between the Saracens and Rome. The Saracens were a nomadic people of the Syro-Egyptian desert so designated by the Romans.
Saint of the Day for Wednesday, January 24th, 2018 St. Francis de Sales http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=51 Patron of Catholic writers, the Catholic press, the deaf, journalists, adult education St. Francis de Sales was born to a noble family at Chateau de Sales in the Kingdom of Savoy near Geneva, Switzerland on August 21, 1567. He was a Bishop and Doctor of the Church. Francis was both intelligent and gentle. From a very early age, he desired to serve God. He knew for years he had a vocation to the priesthood, but kept it from his family. His father wanted him to enter a career in law and politics. In 1580, Francis attended the University of Paris, and at 24-years-old, he received his doctorate in law at the University of Padua. All the time, he never lost his passion for God. He studied theology and practiced mental prayers, but kept quiet about his devotion. To please his father, he also studied fencing and riding. God made his will clear to Francis one day while he was riding. Francis fell from his horse three times that day. Every time he fell, the sword came out of the scabbard, and every time it came out, the sword and scabbard came to rest on the ground in the shape of the Christian cross. After much discussion and disagreement from his father, Francis was ordained to the priesthood and elected provost of the Diocese of Geneva, in 1593, by the Bishop of Geneva.
St. Anthony The Abbot. St. Anthony, a patron of pigs, swineherds and butchers (among many other things), is commonly portrayed with a pig. As such, over time, he has come to be commonly known as “The Patron Saint of Bacon.”
Saint of the Day St. William of Bourges
December 13th - 2nd Week of Advent. The Patron Saint of today is St. Lucy