Saint Charbel Makhlouf by Ermes Dovico

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Saint Josephine Bakhita

Saint Josephine Bakhita

In the encyclical Spe Salvi, Benedict XVI draws on the life of Josephine Bakhita for a meditation on hope, a theological virtue that had entered powerfully in the life of the Sudanese Saint thanks to the knowledge of the true God


Saint John of Triora

Saint John of Triora

He was one of the missionaries who proclaimed Christ in China without yielding to compromise, to the point of sacrificing their lives


Holy Martyrs of Nagasaki

Holy Martyrs of Nagasaki

The Church today remembers the martyrdom that took place on February 5th, 1597 on a hill near Nagasaki, where 26 crucified Christians glorified Christ to their last breath.


Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha

She is among the seven ancient martyrs – together with Lucy, Agnes, Anastasia, Cecilia, Felicita and Perpetua – to be invoked in the Roman Canon


Saint Gilbert of Sempringham

Saint Gilbert of Sempringham

He was the founder of the only religious order that was entirely English


Saint Blaise

Saint Blaise

The Saint famous for the protection of the throat was bishop of Sebaste, where he suffered martyrdom in 316 under Licinius


Presentation of the Lord

Presentation of the Lord

The feast of the Presentation of the Lord concludes the Christmas celebrations by recalling that, 40 days after His birth, Jesus was taken to the temple by Mary and Joseph.


Saint Brigid of Ireland

Saint Brigid of Ireland

The cult of Brigid is so popular in Ireland that countless traditions associated with her have sprung up over the centuries, together with a vast iconography


Saint John Bosco

Saint John Bosco

He was a pedagogue, a writer, a publisher, a saint endowed with countless mystical gifts


Saint Hyacintha Marescotti

Saint Hyacintha Marescotti

She lived for a long time ignoring her solemn vows, but eventually had a change of heart and took refuge in the comfort of God


Saint Constantius

Saint Constantius

Revered as the first bishop of Perugia, he was martyred in the 2nd century


Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas

"Although the truth of the Christian faith exceeds the capacity of reason, nevertheless the natural principles of reason cannot be in contrast with this truth", taught Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), the Doctor Angelicus