Called Agnes of Rome in some lists, she was a virgin and martyr, held in esteem by the Church since her death. There is no documented evidence about the martyrdom of Agnes, although her feast day was assigned early and her grave near the Via Nomentana was recognized soon after her death. She was young when martyred; St. Ambrose stated that she was only twelve, and he testified about her death. Watch the video about her life online.
Have I prayed every day? Have I prayed my morning prayers and night prayers? Have I prayed with my parents and family? Ask these questions and more you’ll find online by Fr. Thomas Weinandy to get started with an examination of conscience. Extra resources too!
St. Raymond of Penyafort, whose feast we celebrate on January 7, was a Spanish Dominican friar in the 13th century, who compiled the Decretals of Gregory IX, a collection of canon laws that remained a major part of Church law until the 20th century. Watch a short video about him online.
On November 21, we celebrated the memorial of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, observed by the universal Church since the sixteenth century. This day celebrates a moment, like her birth, we don’t know much about historically. The important thing to remember about this feast is the theme that Mary is the new Temple, in whom God has come to dwell in the person of Jesus Christ. Find a prayer and short video online.
Why was St. Albert so great? He was an amazing priest and preacher whose most famous student was St. Thomas Aquinas! Watch the video and find out how St. Albert […]