Saints

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  • Saint Nicholas

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. NicholasFeast Day: December 6   A fourth century bishop born in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor, Nicholas was known for his devoutness, compassion, and love of justice. Elected the bishop of Myra, he was imprisoned and then released during… read more

  • Saint Francis Xavier

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Francis XavierFeast Day: December 3 Raised in the Castle of Xavier near Pamplona, Spain, Francis’ parents sent him to study at the university of Paris when he was seventeen. While there, he befriended another noble Spaniard, Ignatius of Loyola… read more

  • St. Margaret of Scotland

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Margaret of ScotlandFeast Day: November 16 Granddaughter of Edmund Ironside, king of Wessex, Margaret was raised in Hungary where she received a fine education that later helped to draw the affection of the King of Scotland. After the Norman Conquest it was … read more

  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Frances Xavier CabriniFeast Day: November 13 A remarkable woman from humble origins, Frances was one of thirteen children. At age eighteen she wished to become a nun, but her poor health prevented her from following her dream. Instead, she helped … read more

  • St. Leo the Great

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Leo the GreatFeast Day: November 10 In the long history of the Church, there are only three popes who have ever earned the title “Great,” and Leo was the first one. A man with “boundless energy,” a compassionate heart, … read more

  • All Saints Day

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    All Saints DayFeast Day: November 1 The Church celebrates the Solemnity of All Saints to honor the belief that every saint, known and unknown, is now with God. By acknowledging them and their lives, the Church is also recognizing the idea that salvation is … read more

  • St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Feast Day: October 16   Despite being faced with scorn and hostility from her fellow nuns and superiors, Margaret Mary refused to remain silent about the remarkable visions she was receiving. She lived with their insults and isolation, continuing to… read more

  • St. Teresa of Avila

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Teresa of Avila Feast Day: October 15   Despite her father being wealthy and respected in Spain, he was excluded from many state offices and religious orders on account of his own father having been a Jewish convert to Christianity. At that… read more

  • St. Francis Borgia

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Francis Borgia Feast Day: October 10   On his deathbed, the final two lines written in Francis’ diary were, “I desire to shed my blood for the love of Jesus, whenever it may be in his service.” With this enduring proclamation of his… read more

  • St. Jerome

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Jerome Feast Day: September 30   After trekking to Antioch in 374, Jerome found himself alone, dying, and facing the judgment of God. Earlier, an argument had severed the comradery of his traveling companions, causing the once close-knit … read more