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  • James The Less (Apostle)

    St James, Apostle and author of the first Catholic Epistle, was the son of Alphaeus of Cleophas. His mother Mary was either a sister or a close relative of the Blessed Virgin, and for that reason, according to Jewish custom, he was sometimes called the brother of the Lord. The Apostle held a distinguished position…

  • Bridget of Ireland

    St Bridget, Brigid or Briege (ca 451 – 525), St Patrick and St Columba are Ireland’s best-known Saints. She is often referred to as St Bridget of Kildare. As with many early Church Saints, written records about her life are scarce and incomplete. St Bridget’s mother was a Christian slave named Brocca and her father, Dubthach, a…

  • Albert Of Cashel

    St Albert or Alberto (Died: ca 800) was born in England and ministered, primarily in Cashel, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany. Although little is written about his life, he was a renown preacher and evangelist in Cashel and Bavaria. He may also have been appointed a Bishop in Ireland. On a return pilgrimage to Jerusalem with…

  • Hesychius Of Jerusalem

    St Hesychius was probably born in Jerusalem. He died around 450. He was consecrated as a Christian Presbyter (Leader and Elder) by the Archbishop of Jerusalem. He wrote many books and commentaries on the Bible. They include Leviticus, the Psalms, Minor Prophets, Isaiah, Luke and the Blessed Virgin Mary although, sadly, not all of his manuscripts have…

  • Albert Of Cashel

    St Albert or Alberto (Died: ca 800) was born in England and ministered, primarily in Cashel, Ireland, and Bavaria, Germany. Although little is written about his life, he was a renown preacher and evangelist in Cashel and Bavaria. He may also have been appointed a Bishop in Ireland. On a return pilgrimage to Jerusalem with…

  • Kateri (Catherine) Tekakwitha

    St Kateri (1657 – 1680) was born in a Mohawk village near New York. Her father, a Mohawk Chief, was a Catholic who had been captured and adopted by the tribe. Her mother was also captured by Mohawk warriors and taken to their homeland from Montreal. Her mother was previously educated by French Missionaries. When…

  • Magdalene of Canossa

    St Magdalene (1774-1835) was born into the wealthy Marquis Ottavio di Canossa family, Italy. Her father died when she was five years old and her mother left the family home two years later. At 17, she joined a Carmelite monastery but soon departed, still searching for ways to fulfil her lifetime vocation.

  • Peter Julian Eymard

    St Peter Julian Eymard was born an only son into a poor family at La Mure, France. In his early years, he developed an intense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and would travel on foot to many distant shrines…

  • John Eudes

    St John Eudes was born into a farming family at Ri, France. He decided at an early age to devote his life to God and took a vow of chastity. He studied with the Jesuits and later the Oratorians. He was ordained a Priest in 1625…

  • Augustine of Hippo

    St Augustine was born in Thagaste, Algeria. His father was a pagan who prevented his wife, St Monica, from raising him as a devout Christian. St Augustine described his youth as misspent, initially living a “hedonistic lifestyle” and fathering a child with a lover…