Martyrologium Project: St. Gumbert, Abbot of Ansbach, 790.

Today’s Saint is Abbot Gumbert of Ansbach whose life is difficult to separate from fact and fiction. Legend has it that he was a wealthy man who gave up all that he had in exchange for a life poverty as a monk. He is said to have founded St. Mary’s Abbey around 786. It is…

St. Cornelius of Acts 10

Today, the sanctoral calendar honors Roman officer, Cornelius. You can learn more about him here. In Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion of the Italian Cohort, as it was called. He was a devout man who feared God with all his household; he gave alms generously to the people and prayed constantly to God. One…

Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Today, the Christian Church commemorates the visit of St. Mary to St. Elizabeth who were both miraculously pregnant. God opened Elizabeth’s womb while she was in old age and past childbearing in order to bring into existence, St. John the Baptizer. John would go on to prepare the way for the Virgin’s Son, Jesus. Mary went…

Martyrologium Project: St. Theobald, Hermit near Vicenza

Theobald was born in Provins, France in the year 1033 A.+D. If he so desired, Theobald could have had a fairly easy life of nobility. His father was the Count of Champagne who encouraged his son to pursue a military career. However, Theobald forsook the life of nobility to follow in the way of a Christian hermit. Theobald met…