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Saints

All about the lives of both the most popular and the least known saints of the Church, the liturgical Catholic calendar, and a comprehensive database of patron saints and prayers to them.

This Ethiopian saint heard the Gospel from St. Matthew himself

St. Ephigenia received the Gospel message straight from St. Matthew the Apostle.

Saints who dealt with extreme weather

God has a way of making his presence felt, even (or especially) in the midst of storms.

5 Saints who waited a long time to become mothers

These five women understand what it's like to wait a while to have children.

Are you a klutz? St. Joseph of Cupertino is your saint!

St. Joseph of Cupertino was known to drop dishes, break pots and get into other blunders around the monastery.

Why is St. Florian the patron saint of firefighters?

The Roman soldier has many legends and miracles associated with him that feature him extinguishing fires.

Why the secret to dying well is living well

If you desire a peaceful death, then start living now in a way that prepares for it.

A martyr of charity? Pope remembers priest slain this week by homeless man he helped

51-year-old Italian priest was well known for helping the poor and immigrants.

A tour of the Sanctuary of St. Ignatius of Loyola in Spain

The Baroque shrine was built in the 17th century in the birthplace of the founder of the Jesuit Order, in the Basque region of Spain.

Saints with blended families

Sometimes life is complicated. There's still a chance to find holiness in it.

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