St. Olympias was orphaned and widowed, and she still managed to serve God and the poor.
Mystic and spiritual writer St. Elizabeth of the Trinity lived only 26 years.
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, the first U.S. citizen to be canonized, is a role model to all who face adversity.
In spite of his short life, St. Gerard was considered a saint by the people he served..
The first Korean-born Catholic priest courageously practiced, spread and died for his faith.
After the death of her husband, St. Jane Frances de Chantal attended a Lenten program in 1604.
The Gospel of Luke reveals John’s preordained role in salvation history.
The life of a generous, hardworking farm laborer who loved God and the land he tended is celebrated around the world as spring planting begins.
St. Benedict the Moor was the renowned lay leader of the Franciscan Brothers in Palermo, Sicily, in the 16th century.
Saint Patrick, the beloved patron of Ireland, is renowned as the bishop who brought Christianity to Ireland.
The well-known theologian also wrote these timeless hymns.
Considered one of the fathers of Irish monasticism, St. Finnian founded Clonard Abbey in Ireland.
St. Cecilia has inspired Christians and artists for centuries.
St. Stephen was the first Christian martyr, and one of the seven first deacons of the Church.
Inspired by the stories of missionaries, St. Daniel Comboni consecrated his life to Africa at 18.
According to the Gospels of Mark, Luke and Matthew, Jesus saw a tax collector sitting at his customs post and said, “Follow me.”
The lives of holy men and women witness that with God, we must always expect the unexpected.
Five hundred years ago, a cannonball changed the course of Ignatius of Loyola’s life.