His father was the Count of Arona and his mother a member of the House of Medici. continue reading Saint Emma, also known as Emma of Lesum, or Emma of Stiepel, lived in the city that is Bremen today. From her earliest infancy she manifested a great love of ...She is the first female inhabitant of the city to be known by name. continue reading More Saint of the Day Dymphna was born in Ireland sometime in the seventh century to a pagan father and devout Christian mother.A century and a half later, a Captain Thomas Brown remarked on the Irish Water Spaniel’s long ears and the crisp, curly texture of its coat.The dog who has the best claim to being the first modern Irish Water Spaniel was named Boatswain.
Soon afterward, her mother died and her father - who had loved his wife ...He was professed at fifteen, ordained a deacon at nineteen, and was made ... continue reading More Christian Saints & Heroes Copyright 2018 Catholic Online.continue reading Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. All materials contained on this site, whether written, audible or visual are the exclusive property of Catholic Online and are protected under U. and International copyright laws, © Copyright 2018 Catholic Online.An early Irish missionary, the first bishop of Ireland, and the immediate predecessor to St. Perhaps originally of British or Roman descent, Palladius was possibly a deacon in Rome or, more likely, in Auxerre, France.According to the fifth century theologian Prosper of Aquitaine, Palladius convinced Pope Celestine I to send St.