Saint Auguste Chapdelaine by Ermes Dovico

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Saint Elpidius abbot

Saint Elpidius abbot

We do not know much about the life of Saint Elpidius (4th century). He was originally from Cappadocia and had lived for 25 years as an anchorite in the caves near Jericho


Saint Giles (abbot)

Saint Giles (abbot)

According to the Vita sancti Aegidii, he was born in Athens and moved to France, spending his days in prayer and contemplation.


Saint Raymond Nonnatus

Saint Raymond Nonnatus

He lived during the Reconquista of Spain and wore the habit of the Mercedarians, that is, of those religious who professed a fourth vow - called “of redemption” - and undertook to free the Christians enslaved by the Muslims


Saint Margaret Ward

Saint Margaret Ward

Called “the pearl of Tyburn”, she suffered martyrdom during the persecutions of Elizabeth I Tudor


Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist

Martyrdom of Saint John the Baptist

The last and greatest of the prophets was beheaded by a guard of Herod. As soon as they heard the news, John's disciples “came, and took up the body and buried it, and went and told Jesus”


Saint Augustine

Saint Augustine

He explained that faith and reason are “the two forces that lead us to know” and summarized his thought in two famous formulas: “Believe in order to understand” (Crede ut intelligas); “understand in order to believe” (Intellige ut credas)


Saint Monica

Saint Monica

Saint Monica, that exemplary model of bride and mother, powerfully reminds us of the meaning of our life down here: the conquest of eternal salvation


Saint Alexander

Saint Alexander

Patron saint of Bergamo, he is traditionally considered the standard bearer of the Theban Legion


Saint Louis (Louis IX)

Saint Louis (Louis IX)

He was called by his contemporaries “the devout king” and went down in history as a just sovereign who was able to promote the artistic, cultural and economic development of France.


Saint Bartholomew

Saint Bartholomew

The Synoptic Gospels call him by his patronymic and simply mention him in the lists of the Twelve. The evangelist John instead offers us a fascinating insight into his person.


Saint Rose of Lima

Saint Rose of Lima

She offered her whole life in oblation to God for the salvation of souls and the conversion of the peoples of the New World.


Mary Queen

Mary Queen

This celebration falls in the octave of the Assumption, to underline the very close link between these two glorious mysteries