After a raging fire destroyed two-thirds of Rome in 64, Emperor Nero blamed Rome’s Christians to divert suspicion from himself.
She is considered the foundress of the Servite community of nuns.
Also known as Helen of Poland and Yolanda of Poland, Jolenta was beatified in 1827.
At the age of 35, in 1115, Norbert had a near-fatal accident that changed his life.
Fortunate to receive an extensive education at a time when Catholic education had almost ceased throughout France, Madeleine became a champion of education for all as the founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
Matthias was the replacement for Judas Iscariot among the Twelve Apostles.
Philip had a part in feeding the 5,000. Not much is known about James.
St. Joseph is honored for his labors as a carpenter in providing for his family’s needs in Nazareth.