Top Ten 2020

Top Ten 2020 #5: Agnes, Ivan, Joshua, and Jimmy

Monday, February 15, 2021 Feast of Sts. Faustinus and Jovita of Brescia, Italy (early 2nd century AD) and also of Blessed Jordan of Saxony, second head of the Dominican Order after the founder, St. Dominic (early 1200s)     Faustinus and Jovita were brothers, nobly born and natives of Brescia in northern Italy. All the incidents in [...]

Top Ten 2020 #6: Professor Jane Adolphe

   Sunday, February 14, 2021 Feast of St. Valentine (early 200s to AD 269 or 270), Patron of Love, Young People, Happy Marriages     St. Valentine, officially known as St. Valentine of Rome, is a third-century Roman saint widely celebrated on February 14 and commonly associated with "courtly love."     Although not much of St. Valentine's life is reliably known, it is generally agreed that [...]

Top 10 2020 #10 Abigail Shrier

Wednesday, February 10, 2021     Feast of St. Scholastica (twin sister of St. Benedict, A.D. 480-543)     St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to God from her earliest youth. After her brother went to Monte Cassino, where he established his famous monastery, she took up her abode in the neighborhood at Plombariola, where she founded and governed [...]