Christopher Magallanes (July 30, 1869 – May 25, 1927). Martyr and saint, killed without trial during the Cristero War after the trumped up charge of inciting rebellion.
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Bede the Venerable (673-735). Born near the monastery at Wearmouth, he received his education from St. Benedict Biscop. He joined the monastery and spent his time teaching and writing both theological and historical works. He upheld the traditions of the Fathers of the Church, and explained the Scriptures.
Gregory VII, pope (1028-1085). Born Hildebrand in Tuscany, after a Roman education, he became a monk of great assistance to the popes who were working to reform the Church. He himself was elected to that office in 1073 and was greatly opposed by Emperor Henry IV. He fled to Salerno, where he eventually died. Picture: Pope […]
Mary Magdalen of Pazzi ( 1566-1607). Born in Florence, she entered the Carmelite Order where she lived a hidden life of prayer and self-denial, praying especially for the reform of the Church. God granted her many spiritual gifts, and she directed her fellow sisters along the road of perfection. Picture: Vision of Saint Mary Magdalene de […]