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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

Saint Kateri Tekakwitha

The blood of martyrs is the seed of saints. Nine years after the Jesuits Isaac Jogues and Jean de Lelande were tomahawked by Iroquois warriors, a baby girl was bor

St. Francis Solano

St. Francis Solano

Francis came from a leading family in Andalusia, Spain. Perhaps it was his popularity as a student that enabled Francis in his teens to stop two duelists. He enter

Our Lady of Mount Caramel

Our Lady of Mount Caramel

July 16 is the day that the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of Mount Caramel.

St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure

Today, July 15, marks the feast day of St. Bonaventure, who is called “The Seraphic Doctor” of the Church.

St. Camillus de Lellis

St. Camillus de Lellis

Saint Camillus de Lellis (1550–1614) started off, as many saints do, as a sinner, far from God and concerned with his own desires.

St. Henry II

St. Henry II

On July 13, the Catholic Church celebrates the memory of St. Henry II, a German king who led and defended Europe's Holy Roman Empire at the beginning of the first

Saints John Jones and John Wall

Saints John Jones and John Wall

These two friars were martyred in England in the 16th and 17th centuries for refusing to deny their faith.

St. Benedict, Abbot

St. Benedict, Abbot

On July 11, the Catholic Church celebrates the feast of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the sixth-century abbot who gave Christian monasticism its lasting foundation in

St. Veronica Giuliani

St. Veronica Giuliani

Veronica’s desire to be like Christ crucified was answered with the stigmata

Sts. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Sts. Augustine Zhao Rong and Companions

Augustine Zhao Rong was a Chinese soldier who accompanied Bishop John Gabriel Taurin Dufresse of the Paris Foreign Mission Society to his martyrdom in Beijing.

Sts. Aquila and Priscilla

Sts. Aquila and Priscilla

Saints Aquila and Priscilla were a Jewish couple from Rome who had been exiled to Corinth, and were friends of St. Paul in the first century.

Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions

Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and Companions

Emmanuel, his brother Franciscans and the three Maronite laymen were beatified in 1926 by Pope Pius XI.

St. Maria Goretti

St. Maria Goretti

July 6 marks the feast day of St. Maria Goretti, a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians.

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria

On July 5, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria. A renowned preacher and promoter of Eucharistic adoration, he founded the order of priests no

St. Elizabeth of Portugal

St. Elizabeth of Portugal

On July 4, the Catholic Church celebrates St. Elizabeth of Portugal, a queen who served the poor and helped her country avoid war during the 13th and 14th centurie

St. Thomas, Apostle

St. Thomas, Apostle

On July 3, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Thomas the Apostle. Best known for his initial unwillingness to believe the other apostles in their claim tha

St. Oliver Plunkett

St. Oliver Plunkett

Oliver studied for the Priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. After some years of teaching and service to the poor of Rome he was appointed Archbishop

St. Aronne, Mose's brother, High Priest of the Old Testament

St. Aronne, Mose's brother, High Priest of the Old Testament

When Moses first confronted the Egyptian king about the Israelites, Aaron served as his brother's spokesman ("prophet") to the Pharaoh.

Sts. Proto-Martyrs of the Roman Church

Sts. Proto-Martyrs of the Roman Church

These “Proto-Martyrs” of Rome were the first Christians persecuted en masse by the Emperor Nero in the year 64, before the martyrdom of Saints Peter and Paul.

Sts. Peter and Paul

Sts. Peter and Paul

On June 29 the Church celebrates the feast day of Sts. Peter & Paul. As early as the year 258, there is evidence of an already lengthy tradition of celebrating the

St. Irenaeus of Lyons

St. Irenaeus of Lyons

Celebrated by the Roman Catholic Church on June 28, Saint Irenaeus of Lyons was a second-century bishop and writer in present-day France.

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