Saint Alphonsa

Saint Alphonsa of Bharanangan (1910 – 1946) is the first person of Indian origin to be canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church and the first canonized saint of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

Saint Pantaleon

Saint Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He was such a famous doctor that the Emperor himself chose him for his own doctor. When the Emperor Diocletian began his persecution, Pantaleon at once gave away everything he ...

Saint James The Greater

Saint James was one of the favored three Apostles who had the privilege of witnessing the Transfiguration, the raising to life of the daughter of Jairus and the agony in Gethsemani. St. James was apparently the first of the apostles to be martyred.

Saint Charbel Makhlouf

Saint Charbel Makhlouf, O.L.M., was a Maronite monk and priest in Lebanon. During his life he obtained a wide reputation for holiness and he has been canonized by the Catholic Church.

Saint Mary Magdalene

Saint Mary Magdalene was one of the many “who were assisting them [Jesus and the Twelve] out of their means.” She was present at Our Lords' Crucifixion, and with Joanna and Mary, the mother of James and Salome, at Jesus' empty tomb. And, of all ...

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi

Saint Lawrence of Brindisi (1559-1619) is the Apostolic Doctor and the doctor of conversions and missions. He said that the Savior would have become man even if the first man, Adam, had not sinned. No other doctor stated more clearly how much ...

St. Joseph Barsabas

He was one of the seventy-two disciples of our Lord, and was put in competition with St. Matthias to succeed the traitor Judas in the apostleship. St. Chrysostom remarks that St. Joseph was not displeased, but rejoiced in the Lord to see the ...

Saints Justa and Rufina

These martyrs were two Christian women at Seville in Spain who maintained themselves by selling earthenware. Not to concur in idolatrous superstitions, they refused to sell vessels for the use of heathen ceremonies and when the worshipers broke ...