Saint James, Apostle First Century July 25—Feast Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of Spain, equestrians, and pilgrims Herod strikes again The primary legacy of the Twelve Apostles is silence. Yes, their voices are sometimes heard in the Gospels, briefly. Yes, they traveled, evangelized, and built up the Church, discreetly. And [...]
Saint Benedict, Abbot c. 480–c. 550 July 11—Memorial Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of Europe and monks His Rule helped create Europe, one monastery at a time Before the time of today’s saint, to be a monk meant to wander into the Syrian desert and never come back, to climb [...]
Saint Ignatius of Loyola.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, Priest 1491–1556 July 31—Memorial Liturgical Color: White Patron Saint of soldiers, retreats, and the Basque country A soldier reads his way to holiness and founds a mighty company Like so many other male saints, today’s saint began his adult life as a knight and soldier. In [...]
Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus
Saint Martha is a Patron Saint of: Cooks Homemakers Restaurant servers Saints Martha, Mary, and Lazarus are Patron Saints of: Siblings Martha, Mary, and their brother Lazarus were evidently close friends of Jesus. He came to their home simply as a welcomed guest, rather than as one celebrating the conversion of [...]