June 20: St. Silverius

This saint of God was a great defender of our faith. He never compromised his faith with fame or wealth. He was exiled because of his refusal to evil request of the Empress Theodora. Interestingly. He knew that this refusal would cost him his life, but was not deterred. He...

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May 25: St. Gregory

Born in Tuscany about 1023, Hildebrand (Later Pope Gregory VII) was sent to a monastery to be educated under John Gratian. When Gratian was elected Pope, Hildebrand became his personal secretary.  He also served Pope Leo IX as counsellor and treasurer of the Church’s finances.  After serving as chief counsellor...

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May 18: Saint John I

When John I became pope in 523, Italy was ruled by an Arian, Theodoric the Goth, who had reversed his policy of tolerance toward Christians because of trouble between Roma and the emperor of Constantinople, Justin I. When his subjects appealed to him, Theodoric organized a delegation to negotiate with...

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