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St. Mary MacKillop

St. Mary MacKillop

Born in Melbourne, in 1842, she was drawn to religious life but could not find an existing order of sisters that met her needs.

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. 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 Carmel

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

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

St. Bonaventure

St. Bonaventure

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

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. 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 was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them

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.

Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions

Saint Gregory Grassi and Companions

Gregory Grassi was born in Italy in 1833, ordained in 1856, and sent to China five years later. Gregory was later ordained Bishop of North Shanxi. With 14 other Eu

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

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