Saint Auguste Chapdelaine by Ermes Dovico

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Saint Pius X

Saint Pius X

He was able to analyse lucidly and condemn the errors of Modernism. His great devotion to the Virgin and love for the Eucharist nourished his holiness. He supported the Cecilian Movement, which wanted to give back the deserved space in the liturgy to Gregorian chant


Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Bernard intervened in the most serious questions of his time, which threatened the Church. He kept this humility alive by meditating on Mary's sorrows and on the mysteries of Jesus' Passion


Saint John Eudes

Saint John Eudes

He was the first to compose an office and a Mass in honour of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus


Saint Helena

Saint Helena

She was the mother of the emperor Constantine and the woman rich in faith who found the True Cross.


Saint Beatrix da Silva

Saint Beatrix da Silva

She was a Portuguese mystic who lived during the period of the great explorers' journeys and the final phase of the Reconquista.


Saint Stephen of Hungary

Saint Stephen of Hungary

The first Hungarian king was a pivotal player in the Christianization of the Magyar country. He encouraged the establishment of Christianity with various laws and availed himself of the help of the Cluniac monks for the evangelization of the country.


Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

On 1 November 1950, Pius XII solemnly defined the dogma of the Assumption of Mary: “We pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”


Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

The “martyr of love” reminded the world, in the midst of the destruction of mankind in the Nazi concentration camps, of all the fruitfulness and power of faith, sacrificing himself to save a family man.


Saints Pontian and Hippolytus

Saints Pontian and Hippolytus

Before being deported together to Sardinia, the holy martyrs Pontian and Hippolytus (†235) had found themselves on opposite sides...


Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

She co-founded the Order of the Visitation, with St. Francis de Sales


Saint Clare of Assisi

Saint Clare of Assisi

Within the walls of San Damiano, Clare spent the last forty years of her earthly life, imitating Mary as the sure way to belong totally to Jesus


Saint Lawrence

Saint Lawrence

The date of 10 August already appeared in the Depositio Martyrum, written around 336, confirming the antiquity of the cult of Saint Lawrence