Saint Matthew, one of the twelve Apostles, authored the first Gospel in Aramaic, targeting his Palestinian peers and emphasizing a spiritual Messianic Kingdom.
The Theban Legion, loyal to both Emperor and God, defied orders to harm fellow Christians. Led by St. Maurice, they chose martyrdom over betrayal in Gaul.
Padre Pio, born Francesco in 1887, bore stigmata and exhibited mystical gifts. Canonized in 2002, he remains an influential figure in the Catholic Church's history.
Saint Pacificus of San Severino, an ascetic preacher, endured immense suffering, offered for sinners' redemption, and was canonized in 1839 after performing numerous healings.