February 18: St. Simeon, Bishop, Martyr

February 18: St. Simeon, Bishop, Martyr

St. Simeon, Bishop of Jerusalem, Martyr February 18 St. Simeon of Jerusalem Died: 107 AD ST. SIMEON was the son of Cleophas, otherwise called Alpheus, brother to St. Joseph, and of Mary, sister to the Blessed Virgin. He was therefore nephew both to St. Joseph and to...
February 17: St. Flavian, Bishop, Martyr

February 17: St. Flavian, Bishop, Martyr

St. Flavian of Constantinople February 17 St. Flavian Died: 449 AD FLAVIAN was elected Patriarch of Constantinople in 447. His short episcopate of two years was a time of conflict and persecution from the first. Chrysaphius, the emperor’s favorite, tried to...
February 16: St. Onesimus, Disciple of St. Paul

February 16: St. Onesimus, Disciple of St. Paul

St. Onesimus February 16 The Death of Onesimus from the Menologion of Basil II Died: c. 95 AD HE was a Phrygian by birth, slave to Philemon, a person of note of the city of Colossæ, converted to the faith by St. Paul. Having robbed his master and being obliged to fly,...
February 16: Blessed John de Britto, Martyr

February 16: Blessed John de Britto, Martyr

Blessed John de Britto February 16 Blessed John de Britto Born: Mar. 1, 1647  Died: Feb. 11, 1693 DON PEDRO II. of Portugal, when a child, had among his little pages a modest boy of rich and princely parents. Much had John de Britto—for so was he called—to bear from...
February 15: Sts. Faustinus and Jovita, Martyrs

February 15: Sts. Faustinus and Jovita, Martyrs

Sts. Faustinus and Jovita February 15 Virgin Mary and Christ Child with Sts. Jovita and Faustinus by Vincenzo Foppa Died: 120 AD FAUSTINUS and Jovita (in some accounts, Jovinus) were brothers, nobly born, and zealous professors of the Christian religion, which they...