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St. Ignatius of Loyola

St. Ignatius of Loyola / San Igacio de Loyola

On the occasion of the liturgical feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, which the Catholic Church celebrates on July 31, here are some facts about the life and work of the founder of the Society of Jesus, called Jesuits, and the creator of the Spiritual Exercises.

Saint Martha of Betania

Saint Martha of Betania Santa Marta de Betania

Martha was the sister of Mary and Lazarus and they lived in Bethany, a small town about four kilometers from Jerusalem, near the Mount of Olives. Jesus lived in Galilee but when he visited Jerusalem he used to stay at the house of these three disciples in Bethany…

St. Pantaleon

San Pantaleon / Saint Pantaleon

Medical martyr of 29 years of age / 275-+305 / Feast: July 27. Pantaleon means in Greek “he who has compassion on all”. Physician born in Nicomedia (present-day Turkey). He was beheaded for professing his Catholic faith during the persecution of the Roman Emperor Diocletian on July 27, 305.