Saint Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor (1732-1787) was an Italian Catholic bishop, spiritual writer, scholastic philosopher and theologian, and founder of the Redemptorists, an influential religious congregation. He was canonized in 1839 by Pope Gregory XVI.
Saint Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556), Founder of the Jesuits
Saint Peter Chrysologus (d.450) is the Doctor of Homilies. His words helped to defeat the attack on Christ's humanity. No doctor said so much in his homilies in fewer words. Chrysologus means "The Golden-Worded"
Saint Martha, Mary and their brother Lazarus were evidently close friends of Jesus. He came to their home simply as a welcomed guest, rather than as one celebrating the conversion of a sinner like Zacchaeus or one unceremoniously received by a ...
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 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 ...
In Nazareth there lived a rich and pious couple, Joachim and Anne. They were childless. When on a feast day Joachim presented himself to offer sacrifice in the temple, he was repulsed by a certain Ruben, under the pretext that men without ...
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, 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 Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) Patroness of Europe, mystic and saint, and founder of the Bridgettine Order.