Saint Sophie Barat

Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat

Feast day – May 25 1779-1865 Born to a cooper and winemaker in Burgundy, France, Madeleine was educated by her older brother, Louis, who was studying for the priesthood. He strove to repress her emotions and instruct her as if she were a seminarian. Her extensive formation, unusual for the time, paid off, as Madeleine… En Savoir Plus »

Saint Paschal Baylon

Feast day – May 17 1540-1592 Born to a Spanish shepherd family, Paschal was said to have taught himself to read while tending sheep. At age 21 he joined an austere group of Franciscans, devoting himself to prayer and charity. He was sent on a dangerous mission to French Franciscans, and a shoulder wound he… En Savoir Plus »
St. Catherine of Siena

St. Catherine of Siena

1347–1380 Feast Day—April 29 Catherine was the 24th of 25 children of a Sienese dyer; her mystical experiences and raptures began at age 6. She refused to marry, and about 1367 joined the Third Order of St. Dominic. She attracted a like-minded group in Siena for prayer and good works and devoted her last five… En Savoir Plus »

Who was St. Augustine?

354–430 Feast Day–August 28 Very few men have had such an impact on Christianity as St. Augustine. He was born in AD 354 in North Africa, at that time a strong and dynamic Christian region. His father was a prominent pagan, but his mother, Monica, was a devout Christian. She intended that Augustine be baptized,… En Savoir Plus »

Saint Berthold

Feast Day – March 29Died circa 1195 Not much is known about this hermit who is considered by some historians to be the founder of the order of Carmelite friars. Various legends had him born in Limoges, France, educated at the University of Paris, and participating in the Crusades in Turkey. What is known is… En Savoir Plus »

Saint Mark the Evangelist

Saint Mark, the author of the Second Gospel of Our Lord, is the same as “John Mark.” It is said that the Christ and His apostles ate the Last Supper in his home. St. Mark was from Jerusalem, he was the companion of the Apostle Paul in his travels, and the special disciple of the… En Savoir Plus »

Saint Maria Goretti

Saint Maria Goretti(a young virgin and martyr whose life is an example of purity and mercy for all Christians)She was born in Corinaldo, Italy on October 16, 1890. Her father, a farmer, died of malaria when she was young, and her mother had to work to support their six children.Maria took care of the younger… En Savoir Plus »