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 David is the patron saint of Wales and perhaps the most famous of British saints. Unfortunately, we have little reliable information about him.
Saint John of Capistrano (1386 – 1456) was a Franciscan priest from Italy. Famous as a preacher and theologian, he earned himself the nickname 'the Soldier Saint' when in 1456 at age 70 he led a crusade against the invading Ottoman Empire at the siege of Belgrade with the Hungarian military commander John Hunyadi. He is the patron saint of jurists and military chaplains
Saint Finbar (550-623) St. Finbar had very light hair, which led to the nickname Fionnbharr, "white hair". He made multiple pilgrimages to Rome, visiting Saint David of Wales on one trip. He preached throughout southern Ireland, and possibly in Scotland. He was a hermit on a small island at Lough Eiroe and at Gougane Barra. Founded a school at Eirce.
The first mention we have of these three martyrs who died around 258 A.D. comes in the sixth century in the writings of Saint...
St. John of God (1495-1550) having given up active Christian belief while a soldier, was 40 before the depth of his sinfulness began to...
Saint Josemaria Escriva was the founder the Priestly Society of the Holy Cross, united to Opus Dei. Josemaria travelled frequently to work for the growth of Opus Dei, and by the time of his death, it had spread to five continents with over 60,000 members.
St. Albert (or St. Albertus Magnus) is the patron saint of scientists and was the teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas. He was the greatest German philosopher and theologian of the Middle Ages. He was the first among medieval scholars to apply Aristotle's philosophy to Christian thought. The Roman Catholic Church honors him as a Doctor of the Church. He is uniquely called “The Universal Doctor”.
Father Damien or Saint Damien of Molokai (3 January 1840 – 15 April 1889), was member of the Congregation of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. For 16 years he cared for the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of those in the leper colony of Molokaʻi. He eventually contracted and died of the disease, and is widely considered a "martyr of charity".
Saint Mark the Evangelist, author of the the Gospel of Mark, Martyr, disciple and friend of St. Peter, and the first bishop of Alexandria. Patron saint of Venice.