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  • St. Boniface

    by Catholic Digest Staff

    St. BonifaceFeast Day: June 5 Armed with a papal letter and the formidable seal of the leader of the Franks, Boniface the scholar dauntlessly declared war on the traditions of the Norse gods in 722. Wielding an axe, he once fearlessly attacked the… read more

  • 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