In January the Church offers us many different saints to celebrate and learn about.
During the first month of the civil calendar, the Church offers to us many remarkable men and women, who should inspire us and encourage us in the pursuit of holiness.
Here is a list of 10 of the most notable saints to celebrate in January.
1St. Elizabeth Ann Seton – January 4
On January 4,the Church honors St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, a key founder of the American parochial school system.
2St. John Neumann – January 5
St. John Neumann is another American saint, who is celebrated on January 5. He was a Bishop of Philadelphia and promoted the Forty Hours devotion.
3St. Andre Bessette – January 6
St. André Bessette from Canada, well-known for his miraculous devotion to St. Joseph, is honored on January 6.
4St. Anthony of Egypt- January 17
St. Anthony of Egypt, one of the Desert Fathers and an important saint for monasticism, is celebrated on January 17.
5St. Agnes – January 21
St. Agnes of Rome, known for her association with purity and a blessing of lambs on her feast day, is celebrated on January 21.
6St. Paul the Apostle – January 25
St. Paul’s Conversion is remembered on January 25. He is often depicted falling off a horse.
7St. Thomas Aquinas – January 28
St. Thomas Aquinas, the “Angelic Doctor” often invoked before taking a test, is celebrated on January 28.
8St. John Bosco – January 31
The month of January ends with the feast of St. John Bosco, a popular saint whose advice on discipling children remains very relevant.