Pope Saint Callistus

Pope Callistus I, a former slave, merciful leader, championed forgiveness, faced adversity, he shaped the early Church's compassionate direction.
St. Evaristus

Pope St. Evaristus

Pope Saint Evaristus was the fifth pope, holding office from c. 97 to 105. He was also known as Aristus. Little is known about...
St Clement

St. Clement

Little is known of this apostolic father beyond a few facts. He was a disciple of S. Peter, and perhaps of S. Paul. It...

Pope Saint Cornelius

Pope Saint Cornelius (251-253) whose feast day is September 16th. A Roman priest, Cornelius was elected Pope to succeed Fabian in an election delayed fourteen months by Decius' persecution of the Christians. The main issue of his pontificate was the treatment to be accorded Christians who had been apostasized during the persecution.
Bl. Pope John XXIII

Blessed Pope John XXIII

Although few people had as great an impact on the 20th century as Pope John XXIII, he avoided the limelight as much as possible....
Pope St. Soter

Pope St. Soter

Pope Saint Soter (died 174) was the Bishop of Rome, succeeding Pope St. Anicetus, during the latter half of the 2nd Century with his pontificate,...
Pope St Pius X

Pope St. Pius X

Perhaps nowhere in the history of the Church is there a better example of a man possessed of so many of the saintly virtues—piety,...
Pope St. Leo the Great

Pope St. Leo the Great

It is regrettable that so little is known about the early life of this man who proved to be such an extraordinary shepherd of...
St. Cletus

Pope St. Cletus

St. Cletus (sometimes Anacletus), the third Pope, governed the Roman Church from about 76 to about 88 during the reigns of the Emperor Vespasian...
Pope St. Pius V

Pope St. Pius V

Antonio Ghislieri was born of poor parents near Alessandria on January 17, 1504.  His education began with the Dominicans, and he entered the Dominican...