Saint of the day
The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church and featured in the Vatican calendar. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.
St. Carlo da Sezze, Franciscan
Born in Sezze in 1613, the son of peasants, he joined the Order of Friars Minor: he worked as a cook, porter, and beggar. Despite poor education, he had the gift of infused knowledge and was advisor to the Popes. He was distinguished for his humility, combining contemplation and concrete charity.
St. Raffaella of the Sacred Heart, Virgin, Foundress of the Ancelle of the Sacred Heart
A Spanish religious (1850-1925), she founded a Congregation dedicated to perpetual eucharistic adoration and to the apostolate. Misunderstood by her sisters, she resigned and carried out the most humble tasks with meekness, as a simple nun, accepting everything "as if it came from the hand of God".