Saint Luke the Younger

Hermit and wonder-worker whose solitary hermitage in Thessaly, Greece, became known as the Soterion, “the place of healing.”

Saint Paul Miki and Companions

Saint Paul Miki and Companions, canonized martyrs, heroically upheld their Christian faith, facing crucifixion in Japan during the 16th-century religious persecution.

Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha of Sicily (6th century) devoted her life to God, resisting suitors. She was martyred after being forced into a brothel.

Saint Joan of Valois

Saint Joan of Valois, 1464 - 1505, was the second daughter of Louis XI, King of France, and Charlotte of Savoy. St. Joan was by no means a prepossessing figure: she was hunch-backed, lame and pock-marked. On her husband's succession to the throne he obtained a declaration that the marriage was invalid. Joan, therefore, was not to be queen of France; she was given instead the title of Duchess of Berry. “If so it is to be, praised be the Lord”, was her remark on this occasion.

Saint Blaise

4th-century bishop, martyr, and protector of throats and wild animals. Known for miraculous healings and his compassion.

Feast of the Presentation of the Lord

The Feast of the Presentation of Jesus at the Temple marks Mary's purification and Jesus' first introduction to the temple in accordance with Mosaic law.

Saint Brigid of Ireland

Saint Brigid of Ireland, born around 452, was the Abbess of Ireland's first convent and co-patroness, known for her deep spirituality and compassion.

Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco (1815-1888), founder of the Salesians, devoted his life to aiding poor, abandoned, and at-risk youth. His incorrupt body is still visible.

Saint Hyacintha of Mariscotti

Saint Hyacintha of Mariscotti, once a worldly nun, transformed into a devout ascetic, miracle-worker, and founder of the Sacconi. (1585-1640)

Servant of God Brother Juniper

Brother Juniper (1210-1258), a Franciscan friar, was known for his profound simplicity, exasperating generosity, and devotion to the passion of Jesus Christ.