Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

Saint Alexis

Saint Alexis is patron of Beggars and the Homeless. He was the only son of a rich Roman senator who gave up his wealth. He was known as "The Man of God."

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

According to the traditions of the Carmelite order, on July 16, 1251, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to St. Simon Stock, a Carmelite. During the vision, she revealed to him the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, popularly known as the "Brown Scapular." A century and a quarter later, the Carmelite order began to celebrate on this date the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Saint Bonaventure

Saint Bonaventure was born the year 1221 and died in 1274. He was a Bishop, Cardinal, and Doctor of the Church. He is known as "The Seraphic Doctor."

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Virgin, was a Mohawk-Algonquian woman from New York. She is called "Lily of the Mohawks."

Saint Henry

Saint Henry (972-1024), German king and Holy Roman Emperor, is the patron saint of the childless, of Dukes, of the handicapped and those rejected by Religious Order

Saint Veronica

Saint Veronica (or Berenice) is the woman of Jerusalem who wiped the face of Christ with a veil while he was on the way to Calvary. According to tradition, the cloth was imprinted with the image of Christ's face."

Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict of Nursia (480-547), Abbot, Patron of Europe, Founder of Western Monasticism.
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Saint Veronica Giuliani

Saint Veronica Giuliani's (1660-1727) desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata. Veronica was born in Mercatelli. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them to one of the five wounds of Jesus. Veronica was entrusted to the wound below Christ’s heart.

Saint Augustine Zhao Rong

Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese solider who accompanied Bishop John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse (Paris Foreign Mission Society) to his martyrdom in Beijing. Augustine was baptized and not long after was ordained as a diocesan priest. He was martyred in 1815. The 120 martyrs in this group died between 1648 and 1930. Most of them (87) were born in China and were children, parents, catechists or laborers, ranging from nine years of age to 72. This group includes four Chinese diocesan priests.

Saints Aquila and Priscilla

When Paul came to Corinth (probably in the year 50), he met Priscilla (or Prisca) and her husband Aquila, tentmakers by trade like Paul, Jewish, and just arrived from Rome, from which city the Emperor Claudius had recently expelled the Jewish community. (The Roman historian Suetonius tells us that Claudius expelled the Jews from Rome because they were rioting on account of someone named "Chrestus" -- presumably referring to disputes between Christian and non-Christian Jews.)

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