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Saint of the Week: Nicholas

St. Nicholas Fourth Century Feast Day: December 6 From the ninth century in the East and the 11th century in the West, Nicholas has been one of...

Saints of the Week: All Saints

  All Saints Feast Day: November 1 The Apostles' Creed lists “the communion of saints” among Catholic beliefs, and since at least the ninth century the church has...

Saint of the Week: John Paul II

  Saint John Paul II Feast Day: October 22 When this popular pope died in 2005, crowds in St. Peter's Square chanted “santo subito” (“sainthood now”). The Vatican...

Saint of the Week: Teresa of Avila

  Teresa of Avila Feast Day: October 15 In Castilian Spain, Teresa was born to a wealthy family and educated in an Augustinian convent. Eschewing marriage, she entered...

Saint of the Week: Our Lady of the Rosary

  Our Lady of the Rosary Feast Day: October 7 Dominicans and local rosary confraternities began celebrating a feast honoring Our Lady of the Rosary in the...

Saints of the Week: Guardian Angels

  Saints of the Week: Guardian Angels Feast Day: October 2 The concept of guardian angels, as developed in Catholic theology and piety, has biblical roots. The angel...

Saint of the Week: Vincent de Paul

  St. Vincent de Paul Feast Day: September 27 Born in southwestern France, Vincent began priestly studies in 1595 and was ordained in 1600. In 1605, he was...

Saint of the Week: Joseph of Copertino

St. Joseph of Copertino Feast Day: September 18 Because this Italian Franciscan was seen to levitate and move through the air, usually toward a tabernacle or statue...

Saint of the Week: Maximilian Kolbe

St. Maximilian Kolbe Feast Day: August 14 Raimund Kolbe, born in Russian Poland, was ordained a Franciscan, Maximilian Mary, in Rome. In the 1920s, he reopened a ruined...

Saint of the Week: St. Mary Helen MacKillop

St. Mary Helen MacKillop Feast Day: August 8 Mother MacKillop is Australia's first native-born saint and its patron. The oldest of eight children of Scottish immigrants, Mary...

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