Saint Clement was the fourth Pope. He reigned in the Catholic Church from the year 90 to 100. There were four Popes in the first century. Saint Peter was the first, Saint Linus was the second, Saint Cletus was the … Continue reading
Saint Cecilia is one of the most venerated virgin martyrs of the Church. Her name is mentioned in the Roman Canon of the Mass and always in the Litany of the Saints. She belonged to a noble family of Rome. … Continue reading
Saint Joachim and Saint Anne, the father and the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary, presented her to God in the Temple, to live there and to belong to God forever, when she was three years, two months and thirteen … Continue reading
Saint Felix of Valois, when seventy years old, along with Saint John of Matha, founded in France, in 1197, a Religious Order known as the Trinitarians. The purpose of this Order was to take captive Christian slaves away from the … Continue reading
Saint Elizabeth was a princess of Hungary. She married Louis of Thuringia, and had three children. After his death, she became a Franciscan. She is the patron saint of the Third Order of Saint Francis. She died when only twenty-four … Continue reading
She was a Benedictine nun at Helfta in Germany and was a teacher of Saint Gertrude the Great. She received revelations from God, which Saint Gertrude recorded.
Saint Pontian was Pope from 230 to 235. He was exiled to Sardinia where he died.
The Basilica of Saint Peter, the Apostle and first Pope, was built at the foot of Vatican Hill in Rome by Pope Saint Cletus. It has since grown to be the greatest and most impressive church in the world. Fifty … Continue reading
Saint Hugh of Lincoln, though born in France, became a Carthusian monk at the age of twenty and went to England. He was sixty years old when a he died. So great was his holiness that kings and nobles carried … Continue reading
She was a French girl born at Grenoble who became a Visitation nun. After her Order had been violently attacked and dispersed during the French Revolution, under the guidance of Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat she incorporated her community into the … Continue reading
She was an English nun, a Benedictine abbess and one of the greatest women of her land. She was a relative of a king, Saint Edwin.
Saint Gertrude, who is called the Great, was a brilliant and holy little German girl who entered religion at the age of five. She was born in the town of Eisleben, which later gave the world the heretic, Martin Luther. … Continue reading
Saint Albertus Magnus (Albert the Great) was a Dominican. He was a teacher of Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is one of the greatest theologians of the Catholic Church. He studied all the sciences, and knew and saw and declared how … Continue reading
Saint Laurence O’Toole was born in Leinster in Ireland. He became an Augustinian when he was a little boy of twelve. He was made Abbot of Glendalough when he was twenty-five. Eight years later he was made Archbishop of Dublin. … Continue reading
He was a Basilian monk of the Ukrainian Rite who became Archbishop of Polotsk, after the Orthodox Ukrainian Church was officially united to Rome. He fought vigorously in support of the primacy of the Pope. In a sermon he cried … Continue reading