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St. Sebastian

St. Sebastian

Sebastian was the son of a wealthy Roman family. He was educated in Milan and became an officer of the imperial Roman army, and Captain of the Guard. He was a favo

Saint Fabian

Saint Fabian

Fabian was a Roman layman who came into the city from his farm one day as clergy and people were preparing to elect a new pope.

Saint Charles

Saint Charles

Saint Charles was born John Charles Marchioni in Sezze, Italy on October 19, 1613. His family was extremely pious. They lived in a rural area and as a child Saint

St. Anthony of Egypt

St. Anthony of Egypt

On his Jan. 17 feast day, both Eastern and Western Catholics celebrate the life and legacy of St. Anthony of Egypt, the founder of Christian monasticism whose radi

St Joseph Vaz

St Joseph Vaz

Joseph Vaz worked alone in Sri Lanka for 10 years and gave life to the persecuted Church .The next 14 years he was accompanied by the Goan oratorians.

St. Paul of Thebes

St. Paul of Thebes

On Jan. 15, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paul of Thebes, whose life of solitude and penance gave inspiration to the monastic movement during its early years

St. Sava, Archbishop of Serbia

St. Sava, Archbishop of Serbia

Originally Prince Rastko Nemanjic, he was the first Patriarch of Serbia (1219-1233) and is an important Saint in the Serbian Orthodox Church.

St. Hilary of Poitiers

St. Hilary of Poitiers

On January 13, Catholics celebrate St. Hilary of Poitiers, a fourth-century philosopher whose studies made him a champion of orthodox Trinitarian theology during o

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

On Jan. 12, Roman Catholics remember Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, who not only founded a religious congregation, but was also instrumental in establishing the Canad

Blessed William Carter

Blessed William Carter

Born in London, William Carter entered the printing business at an early age. For many years he served as apprentice to well-known Catholic printers, one of whom s

St. Gregory of Nyssa

St. Gregory of Nyssa

Gregory of Nyssa was born into a deeply religious family. His mother, Emmelia, was the daughter of a martyr, and two of his brothers, Basil of Cæsarea and Peter o

St. Adrain of Canterbury

St. Adrain of Canterbury

The famous Abbot of St. Augustine's in Canterbury, was likely born in Libya Cyrenaica, North Africa.

Saint Angela of Foligno

Saint Angela of Foligno

Some saints show marks of holiness very early. Not Angela! Born of a leading family in Foligno, Italy, she became immersed in the quest for wealth and social posit

St. Raymond of Penafort

St. Raymond of Penafort

St. Raymond of Penafort’s long pilgrimage of faith ended on Jan. 6, 1275, approximately 100 years after his birth.

St. Andre Bessette

St. Andre Bessette

Brother André was born Alfred Bessette to a poor Quebec family in 1845, a biography from St. Joseph’s Oratory says. His father died in a work accident when he w

St. John Nepomucene Neumann

St. John Nepomucene Neumann

John Neumann was born on March 28, 1811, in Bohemia, now part of the Czech Republic. His parents were Philip and Agnes Neumann.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was the foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States.

St. Genevieve

St. Genevieve

St. Genevieve was a fair and courageous peasant girl who was born around 422 in Nanterre, France, to a man named Severus and a woman named Gerontia.

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