The Pope Gregory X was born in 1210 named Theobald Visconti in Piacenza, Italy. Elected Pope in 1271. At a young age, he was recognized for his virtue and love of biblical studies, especially in the canon law. He had a love for the Holy places and was devoted to peace. While in Paris he was associated with the intellectuals and was a friend of the Franciscans, and had a close relationship with St. Bonaventure.
John Olgilvie was born in 1580 and is the only canonized martyr of the Scottish Reformation. He was born southeast of Elgin in Scotland. Raised a Calvinist, he converted to Catholicism at the age of 17.
St. Peter Regulatus was born at Valladolid, Spain, to a noble family, and entered the Franciscan Order in his native city at the age of thirteen. He transferred to a more austere monastery, where he practiced asceticism and was known for his ability to levitate and enter into ecstasies. He was also known for the reform that he brought to many in the Franciscan order.
St. Catherine was the daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden. She was a married woman, at the age of thirteen and convinced her husband to take a vow of chastity and remained a virgin for her lifetime.
St. Patrick is a Patron Saint of Ireland, Engineers, and Nigeria. Even though he is celebrated by people around the world, he was never canoized by the Catholic Church.
Every Thursday Jason Kinnick will be publishing a Canonized Saint as recognized by the Catholic Church as well as highlighting Christian Brothers and sisters who have come before us and have lived exceptional lives for Christ.
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LOVE MONTH -#2 with Future Pastor-Jason Kinnick
In 1963 when I was 10, Johnny Cash would release what would become his most famous hit of his career, “Ring of Fire”. It’s about a kind of a love. It’s a kind of a love that from the song is a passionate desire, a “burning” passion. If you’ve heard it, it’s a cool song […]