Saint Agatha, Virgin, Martyr

Posted by Mike Aquilina on 02.04.13 |Agatha, Breast Cancer, Martyr, Saint, Virgin

St. Agatha

February 5 is the memorial of St. Agatha, patroness of Sicily, the land of my grandparents, and one of the patrons of my parish.

Because of the tortures she endured in martyrdom, St. Agatha is also patroness of women who live with diseases of the breast. Fr. Paul Zalonski has a deep devotion to the third-century martyr. He sent me a prayer card with the saint’s image on front and the following novena…  [Continue Reading]

St. Polycarp, bishop and martyr (c. 155)

Polycarp

Today is the memorial of St. Polycarp of Smyrna who was martyred in 155AD.  In this interview, Patristics scholar and St. Paul Center vice president, Mike Aquilina, discusses the life and legacy of this important early witness to the faith of the Apostles.Audio File


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