St. Catherine of Siena

Advocate of peace, advisor to popes FEAST DAY: April 29 On the feast of the Annunciation, 1347, Jacopo and Lapa Benincasa welcomed their 25th child into […]

St. Joseph

St. Joseph was a holy man — and a very good father.  FEAST DAY: MARCH 19 St. Joseph is the patron of all families, especially of […]

St. Blase

Many parishes have a traditional blessing of throats on the Feast of St. Blase, Feb. 3.

St. Nicholas

While the original St. Nicholas was known and honored for his concern for the poor, the Church also remembers him as a fierce defender of the faith against the Arian heresy at the first Church council in Nicaea. 

St. John Henry Newman: Newly canonized saint

John Henry Newman, one of the leading Roman Catholic and Anglican theologians of the 19th century, was canonized Oct. 13. His search for truth and writings on his beliefs were instrumental in changing the definition of religion in his time and beyond. 

St. Hildegard of Bingen

Feast Day: September 17 The lives of saints are so instructive, in part, because they teach the basic truths of God’s will for us in often […]