Born just two years before Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to a church door, Teresa was ultimately guided by her literal burning love for God.
Sept. 29 is the feast of the archangel Raphael. His name means “God has healed.”
Andrew of Phú Yên, Vietnam, became a student of Alexandre de Rhodes, a French Jesuit missionary, at the insistence of his mother.
The mother of Constantine the Great had humble beginnings, but rose to great importance in Christian history.
Despite illness and suffering, St. Marguerite Bays still asked, “What can we do to love God more?”
The saint behind saints, John of Ávila is the little-known influence behind Spanish mystics such as Teresa of Ávila.
St. Marie of the Incarnation always trusted in the providence of God, despite all obstacles.
Benedetta died on March 21, 1858, but her example of courage and fidelity to God’s will live on.
Not too many saints are known for fighting demons and their hermit lifestyles, but St. Anthony the Abbot is one.
St. Olympias was orphaned and widowed, and she still managed to serve God and the poor.
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.
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.”