Wulfram (d. early eighth century) + Bishop and missionary Born at Milly. France, he was the son of Fuldert, a courtier in the service of the Frankish king Dagobert (r. 623-639). Wulfram served in the Court of KingThierry (r. 670-687) of Neustria (parts of l:rancc). Ordained a priest, he was appointed bishop of Sens, replacing the rightful occupant of the see, St. Amatus, who was then in exile. Owing to the controversy, Wulfram resigned after two-and-one-half years and set out to preach among the Frisians. With a group of monks, he converted many Frisians, including the son of the pagan ruler Radbod, before finally returning to Fontenelle, France, where he died. Feast day: March 20.
John Eudes was born at Ri, Normandy, France, on November 14, 1601, the son of a farmer. He went to the Jesuit college at Caen when he was 14, and despite his parents' wish that he marry, joined the ... continue readingMore Saint of the Day
Barbara lived in the 4th century and brought up as a heathen. A tyrannical father, Dioscorus, had kept her jealously secluded in a lonely tower which he had built for that purpose. Here, in her forced solitude, she gave herself to prayer and study, and contrived to ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief ... continue reading
The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the ... continue reading
St. Pachomius was born about 292 in the Upeer Thebaid in Egypt and was inducted into the Emperor's army as a twenty-year-old. The great kindness of Christians at Thebes toward the soldiers became ... continue reading
By Deacon F. K. Bartels
We learn from St. Clare both the importance of giving one's life to Christ as well as the sublime, eternal rewards of doing so. When we leave the fleeting, temporary created objects of the world behind, no longer placing our trust in them or seeing them as inordinately ... continue readingMore Christian Saints & Heroes