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Feast Day: April 20 Born to wealthy parents in a Tuscan village in Italy, Agnes was given to the care of nuns as a child, and was made superior of a new convent at age 15. About 1298 she was … more
Feast Day: April 12 Juana Enriqueta, or Juanita, as she was called, was born to a well-off Chilean couple and had a happy and pious childhood. During a bout of appendicitis, she believed Our Lord … more
Feast Day: April 5 Born in Valencia to an English father and Spanish mother, Vincent joined the Dominican friars in 1367 and became a noted preacher, making converts even among Jews and Muslims. … more
Feast Day: March 29 Not much is known about this hermit who is considered by some historians to be the founder of the order of Carmelite friars. Various legends had him born in Limoges, France, … more
Feast Day: March 25 Orphaned as a child, Lucy found a spiritual father in the bishop of Montefiascone and Corneto, Italy, who wanted to educate young people, especially young women. Working with … more
Feast Day: March 18 Cyril lived when the Arian heresy was roiling Christianity. Raised and educated in Jerusalem, he was ordained by St. Maximus and succeeded him as bishop of Jerusalem around … more
Feast Day: March 12 The founder of The Little Work of Divine Providence, which encompasses two active and two contemplative religious orders for men and women as well as a lay movement, was born … more
Feast Day: March 3 The daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia banker, Katharine received marriage proposals but wanted to become a contemplative nun. After inheriting a fortune, she visited the … more
Two of the three Fatima visionaries, this sister and brother were beatified in 2000. With their cousin, Lucia dos Santos, they had monthly visions of Mary at Fatima, Portugal, from May to October … more
Feast Day: FEBRUARY 9 Born with crippled legs to a prominent Ecuadoran family, Francisco was schooled at home until age 9, when he began attending a new school run by the Institute of the Brothers … more
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