Saint James the Greater by Ermes Dovico

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Saint Catherine of Sweden

Saint Catherine of Sweden

Fourth of the eight children of Saint Bridget, the great Swedish mystic and co-patroness of Europe, Saint Catherine of Sweden (c. 1331-1381) shared the same attraction to the Christian virtues that inspired the whole of her mother’s life and, like her, she received heavenly revelations.


Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo

Twenty-five years of episcopal ministry in the New World, and thousands of kilometres travelled almost always on foot to proclaim Christ to the indigenous people of Peru (and beyond), where the fruits of his boundless charity are still reaped. Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo (1538-1606) was born into a noble family in Mayorga, in northern Spain.


Saint Lea of Rome

Saint Lea of Rome

St Jerome's Letter XXIII offers us a splendid portrait of St Lea (†384), a Roman widow who left her wealth to follow the way of Christ becoming worthy of Paradise through prayer, penance and spiritual motherhood towards various virgins.


Saint Nicholas of Flüe

Saint Nicholas of Flüe

Farmer, soldier, hermit, mystic, saviour and patron of Switzerland. The Swiss call him Bruder Klaus, “Brother Nicholas”, and no one in the world knows better than they how much this saint has influenced the history of Switzerland.


Saint John Nepomucene

Saint John Nepomucene

When crossing a bridge or walking along a riverbank in certain European countries, it is not uncommon to come across a statue of Saint John Nepomucene, martyr for the freedom of the Church and patron saint of confessors, a “grand figure” who “has examples and gifts for everyone”.


Saint Joseph

Saint Joseph

If the ancient theological adage rightly states that Mary is never talked about enough, the same can be said of her chaste spouse because in no other saint, except the Mother of God herself, the mystery is as great as in Saint Joseph.


Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Saint Cyril of Jerusalem

Proclaimed Doctor of the Church by Leo XIII, Saint Cyril of Jerusalem (c. 313-387) took part in the theological dispute over the Arian heresy and left us inspiring pages on the preparation of catechumens for Baptism and the real presence of Christ in the Eucharist.


Saint Patrick

Saint Patrick

Considered the founder of Christianity in Ireland and celebrated as its main patron saint, Saint Patrick carried out such important missionary work that it represented a watershed in the history of the country, which soon became “the Island of Saints”.


Saint Heribert of Cologne

Saint Heribert of Cologne

Saint Heribert of Cologne (c. 970-1021) was a shepherd of souls whose thoughts were always focused on God, and who never lost his humility, even when the emperor chose him as his right-hand man in the Holy Roman Empire.


Saint Louise de Marillac

The 15,000 Daughters of Charity (2016 figure) now spread across five continents are the greatest legacy of the encounter between Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), who underwent hard trials before she understood God's plan for her....


Saint Louise de Marillac

Saint Louise de Marillac

The 15,000 Daughters of Charity (2016 figure) now spread across five continents are the greatest legacy of the encounter between Saint Vincent de Paul and Saint Louise de Marillac (1591-1660), who underwent hard trials before she understood God's plan for her....


Saint Matilda of Germany

Saint Matilda of Germany

Model of Christian queen, defined by her contemporaries as “a woman of admirable piety”, Saint Matilda of Germany (c. 895-968), or of Ringelheim, was born into a family of ancient nobility and was educated at the monastery of Herford, where her grandmother was abbess.