St. Botolph

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. From From Rev. Alban Butler’s “The Lives of the Saints: Volume VI: June”: Botolph of Thorney (also called Botwulf, Botulph or Botulf; died around 680) was an English abbot and saint. He is the patron saint of travelers and the various aspects of farming. His feast day…

St. Landelin

[The image is a drawing of Lobbes abbey in the 18th century with St Ursmarus church shown on the hill] From From Rev. Alban Butler’s “The Lives of the Saints: Volume VI: June”: HE was nobly born at Vaux near Bapaume in 623, and educated in learning and piety under the care of St. Aubert,…

St. Ambrose on the Psalms

The Explanations of the Psalms by Saint Ambrose: The delightful book of the psalms. [Hood-doff to Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B., for sharing this passage from St. Ambrose.] Although the whole of Scripture breathes God’s grace upon us, this is especially true of that delightful book, the book of the psalms. Moses, when he related the…

Sts. Marinus, Vimius, and Zimius. The Three Holy Exiles.

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Translated from heiligenlegenden.de: Feast day, commemoration day is the 12th of June A quarter of an hour from the town of Dietfurt, on the right bank of the Altmühl, lies the village Griesstetten (in the district of Neumarkt in the Upper Palatinate) with…

St. Robert of Newminster

Taken from CatholicCulture.org St. Robert was born at Gargrave, England, at the beginning of the 12th century. He studied at the University of Paris, was ordained priest and served as a parish priest at Gargrave. In 1132 Robert was a monk at Whitby England. News arrived that thirteen religious had been violently expelled from the…

St. Claude

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Copied from Wikipedia: Saint Claude (or Claudius) of Besançon (ca. 607 – June 6, 696 or 699 AD), was a priest, monk, abbot, and bishop. A native of Franche-Comté, Claudius became a priest at Besançon and later a monk. According to a long…

St. Boniface

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Saint Boniface From Franciscan Media: Boniface, known as the apostle to the Germans, was an English Benedictine monk who gave up being elected abbot to devote his life to the conversion of the Germanic tribes. Two characteristics stand out: his Christian orthodoxy and…

Venerable Werner von Ellerbach

Continuing the series on monastic saints, compiled by Jason John Edwards, Obl.S.B. Translated from Wikipedia’s German page: Werner von Ellerbach, also called Werner von Wiblingen, was a Benedictine in the monastery of St. Blasien in the Black Forest and first abbot in the monastery Wiblingen in Ulm. In 1093, Werner was sent by Abbot Otto…

St. Isaac de Cordoba

From Catholic.com: Martyr of Spain. A Christian versed in Arabic, Isaac served the Moors until he became a monk at Tabanos monastery, near Cordoba. He denounced Muhammad in a public debate with the local magistrate and was arrested. Cruelly tortured, Isaac was martyred at the age of twenty-seven.