Saint Paul the Hermit was reportedly born in Egypt, where he was orphaned by age 15. During the persecution of Decius he fled in a cave in the desert. He went on to live in that cave for the next 90 years. Thought to have been about 112 when he died, Paul is known as the "First Hermit."
Saint Felix of Nola (3rd cen.) was a Syrian who had been a Roman soldier. After being imprisoned, an Angel freed him so he could assist the ailing Bishop St. Maximus. St. Felix hid St. Maximus from soldiers in a vacant building. When the two were safely inside, a spider quickly spun a web over the door, fooling the imperial forces into thinking it was long abandoned, and they left without finding the Christians.
Saint John Bosco (1815-1888) founder of the Salesians dedicated to a help kids who were poor, abandoned kids, and kids at risk. His incorrupt body can be seen to this day.
Pope Saint Sylvester surely was appointed by God to govern his holy church in the first years of her temporal prosperity and triumph over her persecuting enemies. His pontificate was one of the most important, crucial and eventful of all Popes.
Upon the birth of Our Lord, Herod ordered the murder of all all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two years old and under. Sadly, The Holy Innocents echo, and are few, in comparison to the genocide and abortion of our day.
Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first native born American to be canonized by the Catholic Church. At the suggestion of the president of St. Mary's College in Baltimore, Maryland, Elizabeth started a school in that city. She helped establish the first free Catholic school in America.
St. Thomas a' Becket is one of the most famous medieval English Saints. While archdeacon of Canterbury, he was made chancellor of England at the age of 36 by his friend King Henry II. After many struggles with the King over the rights of the Church, St. Thomas was murdered by a group of Knights.
Saint Henry of Uppsala, the Patron of Finland, was an Englishman of the twelfth century residing at Rome. In 1152, he was consecrated Bishop of Uppsala, Sweden, by the Papal Legate Nicholas Breakspear, who later became Pope Adrian IV.
Saint John; the beloved, the apostle, and the evangelist. He is author of the Fourth Gospel, three New Testament letters and the Book of Revelation. His Gospel is a very personal account. Into his care, Our Lord commanded his Mother from the Most Holy Cross.
Saint Agatha lived in Sicily in the 6th century. When she was young, she dedicated her life to God and resisted any men who wanted to marry her or have sex with her. One spurned suitor had her forced into a brothel, imprisoned and martyred.