Maria Soledad Torres Acosta

1826 – 1887 FEAST October 11 As a child in Madrid, Spain, Manuela Torres Acosta reportedly was more intent on getting playmates to pray than to […]

Francis of Assisi

1182-1226 FEAST October 4 The son of a wealthy Italian merchant, Francis was a playboy who experienced a profound conversion after going to war for Assisi, […]

Lawrence Ruiz and Companions

died 1637 FEAST September 28 Lawrence, the first Filipino saint, and 15 others were martyred in Japan. The 10 Asians and six Europeans included nine Dominican […]

Therese Couderc

1805 – 1885 FEAST September 26 Born to a French farm family, Marie-Victoire Couderc joined a new religious teaching order, but was sent to manage a […]

Vincent Strambi

1745-1824 FEAST September 25 Vincent joined the Passionists as priest in 1768. Over three decades he served as a leader of the congregation, ultimately as provincial. […]

Vincent de Paul

1581-1660 Feast Date: September 27 Born in southwestern France, Vincent began priestly studies in 1595 and was ordained in 1600. In 1605, he was taken off […]

Maurice and Companions

died circa 287 FEAST September 22 In the fifth century, St. Eucherius of Lyons described the legendary martyrdom of Maurice and the Theban Legion, comprised of […]


First Century FEAST September 21 One of the Twelve Apostles, this tax collector is called Matthew in one Gospel (Mt 9:9) and Levi in two others […]