The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

The Catholic Church across Yorkshire's historic West Riding since 1878

Safeguarding Saints’ Day: St Nicholas

Upon the death of his rich parents, St Nicholas is said to have distributed their wealth to the poor, which may in part be the origin of his role as the gift-giver, ‘Santa Claus’ – but two other stories in particular about St Nicholas’...

Safeguarding Saints’ Day: St Monica

St Monica is one of our ‘Safeguarding Saints’: she was a Christian, married to an abusive pagan husband. One of her three children was St Augustine of Hippo: a great Saint and Doctor of the Church. St Monica prayed that her violent husband would repent...

Safeguarding Saints’ Day: St Maria Goretti

Today is the Feast Day of St Maria Goretti. In 1902, Maria was just 11 years old when she was killed whilst resisting a rapist. Maria’s horrific story of suffering from the last century highlights the continuing importance of today’s commitment to Safeguarding in the...

Safeguarding Saints’ Day: St Maria Goretti

Today, 6 July, is the Feast Day of St Maria Goretti. In 1902, Maria was just 11 years old when she was killed whilst resisting a rapist. Maria’s horrific story of suffering from the last century highlights the continuing importance of today’s commitment to...

Safeguarding Saints’ Day: St Josephine Bakhita

As the Patron Saint of all Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery, St Josephine Bakhita (Feast Day 8 February) was kidnapped from her home in Sudan aged just nine and sold into slavery. She is one of our ‘Safeguarding Saints’ –...