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  • St. Joan of Arc

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Joan of ArcFeast Day: May 30   Fearlessly charging into battle beneath a white and gold banner emblazoned with holy icons, Joan of Arc holds a remarkable place in history as well as the hearts of the faithful. Born on the feast of the Epiphany… read more

  • Saint Philip Neri

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saint Philip NeriFeast Day: May 26   Known for his wisdom, spontaneity, and extraordinary sense of humor, Philip Neri is a perfect fit for being the patron saint of joy. As a young boy growing up in Florence during the 1500s, he developed a delightful sense of humor… read more

  • St. James the Lesser

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. James the LesserFeast Day May 3   James the Lesser, meaning younger, is traditionally celebrated as being the author of a letter in the New Testament. His mother is thought to have been a sister or close relative of the Blessed Virgin Mary… read more

  • St. Catherine of Siena

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Catherine of SienaApril 29Though at the time He said nothing to her, six-year-old Catherine would never forget the encounter she had of Our Lord in 1353. She beheld a vision of Him attired in papal robes and smiling at her from above the church, … read more

  • St. Vincent Ferrer

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Vincent FerrerApril 5As a child, Vincent showed signs of great academic ability and devotion to the Lord. He joined the Dominicans in 1367, and only a few years later began teaching philosophy at the famous university in Catalonia, Spain. After ordination he… read more

  • St. Francis of Paola

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Francis of Paola Feast Day: April 2   Humble farmers in southern Italy during the 1400s, Giacomo and Vienna prayed for years that their marriage might be blessed with a child. At last, after they made a vow to St. Francis of Assisi, their… read more

  • Saint Cuthbert

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Cuthbert Feast Day: March 20   It’s a common sight in almost every time and place—a group of boys gathering to play in a field, throwing and catching, running and racing, bashing each other down into the mud and whooping triumphantly in victory. … read more

  • Saint Patrick

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    Saint Patrick Feast Day: March 17 Irish raiders kidnapped Patrick from his family’s estate when he was only a boy, smuggling him across the ocean. In the northern part of Ireland, Patrick was forced into slavery for six years. To make matters worse for … read more

  • St. Matilda

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. Matilda Feast Day: March 14   Her beauty rivaled only by her piety, Matilda was the daughter of a Westphalian Count and a noble woman from the Danish Court. Born in 895 she was a descendant of the famed Saxon hero Widukind, the chief opponent… read more

  • St. John Bosco

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. John Bosco Feast day: January 31   The youngest son of a poor farmer, Bosco was born in1815, a time of great social upheaval in Europe. When he was only two years old his father died, leaving his illiterate and devoted mother to take care… read more