Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

St Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Kolbe (January 8, 1894–August 14, 1941), also known as Maksymilian or Massimiliano Maria Kolbe and "Apostle of Consecration to Mary," born as Rajmund Kolbe, was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered...

Saint Bernadette Soubirous

St. Bernadette Soubirous is the saint of Lourdes, France. Visionary and messenger of the Immaculate Conception, she told us the very words of the Virgin Mary. She spoke words teaching of the merits of prayer, penance, poverty and church. In the first and most widely recognized Marian apparition of modern times, a personal message was delivered also to Bernadette—She would not find happiness in this world, but only in the next.

Saint Stanislaus

Saint Stanisław (1030 – 1079) was Bishop of Kraków. He was martyred by Polish King Bolesław II the Bold. He is one of the patrons of Poland.

St. Lawrence of Brindisi, Doctor

At first glance perhaps the most remarkable quality of St. Lawrence of Brindisi is his outstanding gift of languages. In addition to a thorough knowledge of his native Italian, he had complete reading and...

The Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

On December 8, 1854, Pope Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception in the apostolic constitution Ineffabilis Deus. A little more than three years later, on February 11, 1858, a young lady...

Saint Bruno of Segni

Saint Bruno of Segni, born in Italy, born at Solero, Piedmont, about 1048; died 1123. Benedictine bishop, serving as Vatican librarian and cardinal legate. He received his preliminary education in a Benedictine monastery of his native town. After completing his studies at Bologna and receiving ordination, he was made a canon of Sienna. In appreciation of his great learning and eminent piety, he was called to Rome, where, as an able and prudent counsellor, his advice was sought by four successive popes.
Saint Ignatius

Saint Ignatius Loyola, Founder of the Jesuits

Saint Ignatius of Loyola, also known as Íñigo Oñaz López de Loyola, was of noble birth and was reared in the household of a prominent courtier. In 1517 he left his life at court to enter the army. He would later found the Society of Jesus, known as the Jesuits.

Pentecost

Pentecost Sunday is one of the most ancient feasts of the Church, celebrated early enough to be mentioned in the Acts of the Apostles (20:16) and St. Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians (16:8). Christ had promised His Apostles that He would sent His Holy Spirit, and, on Pentecost, they were granted the gifts of the Spirit.
St. Teresa of Avila

St. Teresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church

Less than twenty years before Teresa was born in 1515, Columbus opened up the Western Hemisphere to European colonization. Two years after she was born, Luther started the Protestant Reformation. Out of all of...

St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita was born to a wealthy family in Sudan in 1869. She could not recall the name given to her at birth by her parents after she suffered repeated terrible humiliation, both...

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