St. Paulinus of Nola

St. Paulinus of Nola

St. Paulinus of Nola was of a family which boasted of a long line of senators, prefects, and consuls. He was educated with great...
St. Romuald

St. Romuald

In the tenth century Sergius, a nobleman of Ravenna, quarreled with a relative over an estate and, in a duel to which his son...
Ven. Matt Talbot

Venerable Matt Talbot

Matt can be considered the patron of men and women struggling with alcoholism. Matt was born in Dublin, where his father worked on the docks...
St. Emily de Vialar

St. Emily de Vialar

Born to an aristocratic family, the eldest of three children, and only daughter of Baron James Augustine and Antoinette de Vialar. Because of the...
St. John Francis Regis

St. John Francis Regis

Born into a family of some wealth, John Francis was so impressed by his Jesuit educators that he himself wished to enter the Society...
St. Germaine Cousin

St. Germaine Cousin

Born in 1579 of humble parents at Pibrac, a village about ten miles from Toulouse; died in her native place in 1601. From her...
St. Joseph the Hymnographer

St. Joseph the Hymnographer

The most prolific of the Greek hymn writers. A native of Sicily, he was forced to leave his island in 830 in the wake...
St. Anthony of Padua

St. Anthony, Doctor of the Church

Saint Anthony was canonized (declared a saint) less than one year after his death. There is perhaps no more loved and admired saint in the...
Immaculate Heart

Memorial of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

In the midst of the second world war Pope Pius XII put the whole world under the special protection of our Savior's Mother by...
St. Olivia

St. Olivia

According to a pious legend, St. Olivia was described as a ravishing beauty of 13 years when Saracens captured her at Palermo, Sicily in...