Patron Saints

The saints are persons who inspire holiness by their examples of service, sacrifice, and devotion. In patron saints, there is a special affiliation with...

St. Peter and St. Paul

With different backgrounds and separate missions, St. Peter and St. Paul helped the early Church grow by exhibiting the necessary apostolic courage to proclaim...
St. Joseph

St. Joseph

St. Joseph was the earthly father of Jesus and husband of Mary. His family roots can be traced back to King David. St. Joseph...
Praying to Saints

Praying to Mary and the Saints

In the creeds, Catholics profess the belief that they are in communion with the saints in Heaven who can, and do, hear our prayers....
Mary Magdalene

St. Mary Magdalene

Mary Magdalene, or Mary of Magdala, was one of Jesus’ closest disciples who followed Him during his ministry. According to Sacred Scripture, Mary Magdalene...
Canonization

Canonization

Canonization is the Catholic Church’s formal process of recognizing and declaring that a person who has died is a saint, someone who is in...
St. Joseph

St. Joseph

St. Joseph was the earthly father of Jesus and husband of Mary. His family roots can be traced back to King David. St. Joseph...
Doctors of the Church

Doctors of the Church

All of the saints are examples of heroic sanctity. A select few have guided the faithful by exceptional writing or preaching that transcends time....
Saints

Saints

Even though they lived during different times and in different places, saints are examples of how to live the Gospel for all Catholics. Their...
St. Thomas Aquinas

Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas

O merciful God, grant that I may desire ardently, search prudently, recognize truly, and bring to perfect completion whatever is pleasing to You for...