Lives of the Saints

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St. Adelaide – Empress by Grace… and Audacity!

Daughter and wife of monarchs, acclaimed as queen and empress… Her life, however, was no fairy tale, but rather a compendium of the heroism...

St. Edmund – King, Virgin and Martyr!

Inflexible against the wicked and a true father to his subjects, this valiant king of unblemished purity knew how to be shrewd in fleeing...

St. Bruno – Father and Founder of the Carthusians

The climate was harsh, with frequent snowfalls, and the soil poor. The woodlands, with no existing roadways, were difficult to explore. To establish a monastery there...

St. Ludmila of Bohemia – An Iron Will and a Maternal Heart

The patroness of the Bohemian people reflects in history the radiance of that Queen who loved the sublime designs of God to the...

St. Pius X – Great Pope of History, Great Saint of the Church

Cardinal Sarto entered the conclave convinced that a great Pontiff would succeed Leo XIII, who would stand out, above all, for his holiness. The...

St. Mary Magdalen – A Soul Transformed by Love

What did she see in Jesus’ gaze? Reprehension? Yes, but also an immense compassion. And soon her life of sin became unbearable.   “Two cities have...

St. Germaine Cousin – “The Saint that We Needed”

The perfectly intact body decades after death, the continuous miracles and the fervent devotion of the faithful demonstrated the zeal of the Most...

St. Bernardine of Siena – A Voice for a World in Decline

When it seemed that the “wine” of virtue and grace had run out, and decadent Christendom was turning to paganism, a specially chosen figure...

St. Catherine of Siena – She Lived on Earth as if She Were in Heaven

As a counsellor to Popes, a mystic and prophetess, she marked the course of history. Her life, pervaded by an ineffable relationship with the...

St. Francis of Paola – For Him, Anything Was Possible

A unique vocation arises amidst the moral decadence of the 15th century: a solitary who gathers crowds, a penitent who lives for twenty-four years...

St. Catherine of Bologna – “His glory will be seen upon you”

The life of this holy abbess invites us to adopt an attitude of deep gratitude for the divine love that descends upon us. Finding...

Servant of God Raphael Merry del Val – “We will Work and Suffer Together for the Church”

St. Pius X’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Merry del Val, was the shield, right arm and close friend of the Blessed Pontiff, as well...

St. Anthony – Father of Monastic Life

He was a shining light at the beginning of ascetic monastic life and, by his constancy and fidelity, he became a solid rock on...

St. Odile of Alsace – Blind to Herself, an Eagle for God

In the time of St. Odile, the splendours of Christian Civilization were just beginning to emerge, but in the soul of this abbess of...

St. Hilda of Whitby – A Mother and Guide of the English

Persecutions and sorrows suffered from her earliest childhood made her soul strong and daring, but without brutality, wise, without the stain of pride; they...

St. Francis of Assisi – The Joy of Unpretentiousness and Complete Surrender

A living example of genuine detachment and the purest unpretentiousness, St. Francis shone for his poverty of spirit. Convinced that the form of this...

St. Teresa Margaret Redi – Intimate Friend of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Those who seek to please God without reservation, at all times and in every situation, draw upon themselves the divine gaze and receive from...

St. Jane Frances de Chantal – Loving and Supernatural Relationship

From eternity, St. Jane de Chantal continues the mission begun on this earth together with St. Francis de Sales: to prevent the bonds of...

Eucharistic Fervour in an Innocent Heart

During her short life, Nellie was a model of passionate love for God, alive in the Eucharist and suffering in the Passion, demonstrating how...

St. Boniface of Mainz – Father of the Germanic Peoples

The little Winfrid discovered in the Benedictine cloister the secret to overcoming self, barbarism and hell. From his apostolic zeal, crowned by martyrdom, the...

St. Joan of Lestonnac – The Ignatian Spirit in a Lady

Animated by the same zeal that led St. Ignatius of Loyola to constitute his work, Joan of Lestonnac founded the Company of Mary, in...

St. Margaret of Scotland – Mother and Queen of Her People

The figure of St. Margaret has that brilliance found in souls of extraordinary grandeur, capable of influencing and transforming an entire nation. She shines...

St. John of Capistrano – Combative Lion at the Service of the Church

He was a tireless preacher, missionary and apostle; distinguished as an excellent jurist and statesman, but also as a mystic, theologian, wonderworker and even...

St. Pio of Pietrelcina – Cross, Persecution and Glory

The sufferings caused by his stigmata, the almost superhuman efforts involved in his fruitful pastoral work and the calumnies and persecutions he suffered have...