St. Angela of the Cross (1846-1932) founded the Institute of the Sisters of the Company of the Cross in Seville, Spain, and had established more than 20 convents by the time of her death.
For more than 40 years, she led the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, using her fortune to establish numerous missions and schools for Indians and African Americans.
He is patron of artists, and art students often leave written prayers near his tomb in the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva in Rome.
As the bishop of Smyrna in the second century, St. Polycarp (69-155) was one of the most important leaders of the early Church.
Her feast day, Feb. 8, is the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking.
On his feast, the Church recalls a miracle cure associated with him and celebrates the blessing of the throats.
Two visions inspired her to found a congregation dedicated to the religious training of young women.
Canonized in 1665 and declared a doctor of the church in 1877, Francis is the patron saint of journalists, authors and the deaf.