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Saint of the day: St. Paul of Thebes

On Jan. 15, the Catholic Church remembers Saint Paul of Thebes, whose life of solitude and penance gave inspiration to the monastic movement during its early years....

Saint of the day: St. Sava, Archbishop of Serbia

Originally Prince Rastko Nemanjic, he was the first Patriarch of Serbia (1219-1233) and is an important Saint in the Serbian Orthodox Church. In his youth (around 1192)...

Saint of the day: St. Hilary of Poitiers

On January 13, Catholics celebrate St. Hilary of Poitiers, a fourth-century philosopher whose studies made him a champion of Orthodox Trinitarian theology during one of...

Saint of the day: St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

On Jan. 12, Roman Catholics remember Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, who not only founded a religious congregation but was also instrumental in establishing the Canadian...

Saint of the day: St. Theodosius Abbot

Born to a pious family in 423 A.D., Theodosius began his studies at an early age, and became a lector while still an adolescent. The example of Abraham led him to leave...

Saint of the day: St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton was the foundress and first superior of the Sisters of Charity in the United States.  She was born to Episcopalian parents into New York City...

Saint of the day: St. Gregory Nazianzen

St. Gregory was a Doctor of the Church, born at Arianzus in Asia Minor, probably in 325, and died in 389. He was the son of Gregory, Bishop of Nazianzus (329-374.)...

Saint of the day: St. Basil the Great

St. Basil, one of the most distinguished Doctors of the Church and Bishop of Caesarea, was likely born in 329 and died on January 1, 379. He ranks after Athanasius as a...

Saint of the day: Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God

The title “Mother of God” goes back to the third or fourth century, but the Greek term Theotokos (“The God-bearer”) was officially consecrated as Catholic...

Saint of the day: St. Sylvester, Pope

Saint Sylvester was born in Rome around the year 250. Not much is known about him, but legends surround him. Some legends state that at a young age, Sylvester was put...

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