Catholic Saint of the Day

Catholic Saint of the Day

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 and Companions

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.)

Pope Saint Benedict XI

The papacy of Pope Saint Benedict XI began in 1303 and ended one year later in 1304. He was the author of a volume of sermons and commentaries on a part of the Gospel of Saint Matthew, the Psalms, the Book of Job, and the Apocalypse.

Saint Maria Goretti

Saint Maria Goretti was the daughter of a poor Italian tenant farmer. At 11 years old she was assaulted and stabbed repeatedly by her neighbor. On her deathbed she forgave her murderer. 45 years later at her canonization, her repentant killer was in attendance.

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