Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

St. Dominic Savio

St. Dominic Savio

St. Dominic Savio, the patron of choirboys, was born into a peasant family at Riva, Italy, young Dominic joined St. John Bosco as a student at the Oratory in Turin at the age of...
St. John of Capistrano

St. John of Capistrano

St. John was born at Capistrano, Italy in 1385, the son of a former German knight in that city. He studied law at the University of Perugia and practiced as a lawyer in the...

The North American Martyrs

The North American Martyrs, also known as the Canadian Martyrs or the Martyrs of New France, were eight Jesuit missionaries from Sainte-Marie among the Hurons, who were martyred in the mid-17th century in Canada, in what are now southern Ontario and upstate New York. The Martyrs are St. Jean de Brébeuf (1649), St. Noël Chabanel (1649), St. Antoine Daniel (1648), St. Charles Garnier (1649), St. René Goupil (1642), St. Isaac Jogues (1646), St. Jean de Lalande (1646), and St. Gabriel Lalemant (1649).[1]
St. Paschal Baylon

St. Paschal Baylon

From his childhood Saint Paschal seems to have been marked out for the service of God. Amid his daily labors as a shepherd, he found time to instruct and evangelize the rude herdsmen who...
Queenship of Mary

Memorial of the Queenship of Mary

Pius XII established this feast in 1954. But Mary’s queenship has roots in Scripture. At the Annunciation, Gabriel announced that Mary’s Son would receive the throne of David and rule forever. At the Visitation,...

108 Polish Martyrs

The 108 Martyrs of World War II, known also as 108 Blessed Polish Martyrs, were Roman Catholics from Poland killed during World War II by the Nazis.

Saint Crescentia Hoess

St. Crescentia was born in 1682 in a little town near Augsburg, the daughter of a poor weaver. As she grew older she desired to enter the convent of the Tertiaries of St. Francis. Bodily afflictions and pain were always with her. Despite her sufferings she was filled with peace and joy as she died on Easter Sunday in 1744.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. Born two years before the American Revolution, Elizabeth grew up in the "cream" of New York society. She...

St. John of the Cross

Among the Church's contemplatives, St. John is one of the acknowledged masters of mystical theology. Indeed, perhaps no other writer has had greater influence on Catholic spirituality. Together with St. Teresa of Avila, he...

St. Conrad of Piacenza

St. Conrad of Piacenza (1290-1350) was born of a noble family in northern Italy and as a young man married Euphrosyne, daughter of a nobleman. One day while hunting he ordered attendants to set fire...

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