St. Euplius was a deacon at Catania, Sicily, during Emperor Diocletian's persecution of the Christians. He was found guilty of possessing a copy of the gospels by the governor, Calvisian. When Euplius persisted in refusing to sacrifice to the gods, he was beheaded on April 29th. His feast day is August 12th.
Yes, there is a St. Julia and here is her story: St. Julia was born of noble parents in South Africa. When she was still quite young, her city was conquered by barbarians. Julia was captured and sold as a slave to a pagan merchant, but she did not complain or feel ... continue readingMore Female Saints
St. Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, is the author of the first Gospel. This has been the constant tradition of the Church and is confirmed by the Gospel itself. He was the son of Alpheus and was ... continue reading
By Rev. Peter M. J. Stravinskas, Ph.D., S.T.D.