Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

Saint Paul

Saint Paul, the indefatigable Apostle of the Gentiles, was converted from Judaism on the road to Damascus. He remained some days in Damascus after his Baptism, and then went to Arabia, possibly for a year or two to prepare himself for his future missionary activity. Having returned to Damascus, he stayed there for a time, preaching in the synagogues that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. For this he incurred the hatred of the Jews and had to flee from the city. He then went to Jerusalem to see Peter and pay his homage to the head of the Church.

Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Clare of Assisi was one of the first followers of Saint Francis of Assisi. She founded the Order of Saint Clare, commonly referred to today as the Poor Clares.

Saint William of Vercelli

Saint William of Vercelli lost his parents as an infant and was raised by a relative. At fifteen, he left and made a pilgrimage to the shrine of the Virgin at Zaragoza. He lived in perpetual contemplation and exercises of rigorous penitential austerities on a nearby mountain.
John The Baptist

Solemnity Of The Nativity of John The Baptist

Jesus called John the greatest of all those who had preceded him: “I tell you, among those born of women, no one is greater than John....” But John would have agreed completely with what...
St. Agnes of Montepulciano

St. Agnes of Montepulciano

St. Agnes of Montepulciano, a holy virgin, was born in 1268 in a little village near Montepulciano, Italy, of the wealthy family of De Segni. Her birth was announced by great lights surrounding the house...

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne

Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne, R.S.C.J. (also known as the Society of The Sacred Heart), born August 29, 1769 – died November 18, 1852, was a Catholic Religious Sister and French-American Saint. She spent the last half of her life teaching and serving the people of the Midwestern United States.

Saint Marianne Cope

Virgin, Professed Sister of St Francis, missionary to leprosy patients. also known as Saint Marianne of Moloka'i. She was beatified in 2005 and declared a saint by Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.
Immaculate Heart

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the midst of the second world war Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of our Savior's Mother by consecrating it to her Immaculate Heart, and in 1944 he...
Our Lady of Sorrows

Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows

The seven founders of the Servite Order, in 1239, five years after they established themselves on Monte Senario, took up the sorrows of Mary, standing under the Cross, as the principal devotion of their...
Presentation of Mary

Feast of the Presentation of Mary

Mary’s presentation was celebrated in Jerusalem in the sixth century. A church was built there in honor of this mystery. The Eastern Church was more interested in the feast, but it does appear in...