Paul Miki and Companions

1562 – 1597 FEAST February 6 Toyotomi Hideyoshi, ruling Japan in the name of the emperor, became alarmed at the growth of Christianity resulting from St. […]

Joan of France

1464-1505 FEAST February 4 Also known as Joan of Valois, this French foundress was the daughter of King Louis XI and the wife of King Louis […]

Blaise

Fourth Century FEAST February 3 This bishop and martyr lived in the fourth century in Turkey and Armenia. For a time Blaise lived in a cave […]

St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita’s story is a testimony to the role that believing in God’s love can play in helping victims of enslavement survive.

Francis-Xavier Bianchi

1743-1815 FEAST January 31 Born in Sicily, he was educated at Naples and wanted to enter religious life, despite his father’s opposition. But he persevered and […]

Genevieve

c. 422-c. 500 Feast Date: January 3 Genevieve took the veil of a dedicated virgin at 15, living with her parents in Nanterre and with her […]

Stephen

First Century FEAST December 26 Christianity’s first martyr was probably a Greek Jew. Stephen’s story is recounted in the Acts of the Apostles. He was among […]

Blessed Adolf Kolping

1813 – 1865 Feast Date: December 4 As a shepherd and shoe-factory worker, Adolf experienced poverty and social upheaval in 19th-century Germany. He worked 12-hour days, […]