Start the new year with a Melanoma diagnosis.

Death seems so real when you have an aggressive cancer. In my case, every cancer cell is multiplying day and night, replacing my healthy cells with imposters. My immune system does not see the threat, it does not send out defensive forces. Adenopathy is a word used for swelling of the glands, which release chemicals like sweat, tears, […]

St. Cecilia

Virgin and martyr, patroness of church music, died at Rome. This saint, so often glorified in the fine arts and in poetry, is one of the most venerated martyrs of Christian antiquity. The oldest historical account of St. Cecilia is found in the “Martyrologium Hieronymianum”; from this it is evident that her feast was celebrated in the Roman Church in the fourth century. Her name occurs under different dates in the above-mentioned martyrology; […]

St. Catherine of Alexandria

A virgin and martyr whose feast is celebrated in the Latin Church and in the various Oriental churches on 25 November, and who for almost six centuries was the object of a very popular devotion. Of noble birth and learned in the sciences, when only eighteen years old, Catherine presented herself to the Emperor Maximinus who was violently persecuting the Christians, upbraided him for his cruelty and endeavoured to prove how iniquitous was the worship […]