Chair of Saint Peter | photo by Lawrence OP | flickr.

Chair of Saint Peter

February 22. Every cathedral has a “cathedra,” a bishop’s chair that is used only by the bishop when he presides in the cathedral. It’s a symbol of his authority as chief teacher and liturgist of the diocese. So, today we celebrate the authority of the chief bishop, Saint Peter and his successors, the popes.

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Engraving of Saint Polycarp | Iconographic Collection | Welcome

Saint Polycarp

February 23. Without knowing a whole lot about Saint Polycarp, he has entered into the life of the Church because he was a martyr, a witness to the faith with his life. That alone links all Christians together. That level of testimony to the faith is notable.

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Chapel of Blessed Luke Belludi | Giusto de’ Menabuoi

Blessed Luke Belludi

February 24. Was Blessed Luke Belludi just at the right place at the right time, or was there something more at work in his happening to meet Saint Anthony and become his protégé? We would all agree that this is how the Lord works─through convenient happenstances.

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Statue of Blessed Sebastião de Aparício in A Gudiña | photo by Dantadd

Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio

February 25. Some holy people have a rather full life spread over a couple of vocations. Blessed Sebastian of Aparicio is such a person having been married twice before becoming a Franciscan.

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Statue of Santa Bertilla | facade of Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Cagnano, Italy | photo by Threecharlie

Saint Maria Bertilla Boscardin

February 26. Courage, perseverance, and hope seem to characterize Saint Maria Bertilla Boscardin. In spite of all odds, she kept going and, in the process, helped many people find healing and peace.

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Stained glass of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows in church of Brioux-sur-Boutonne | photo by Havang(nl)

Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

February 27. Disappointments, setbacks, loss, and suffering seem to define the life of Saint Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows. But undeterred by whatever happened, Saint Gabriel kept his focus and lived life well─so well that he was an example to both young and old.

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