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Saints for Today: Gertrude, Religious (1256-1302)

As a nun, Gertrude had her first vision of Jesus Christ at the age of twenty-six.

Saints for Today: Martin of Tours, Bishop (317-397)

One of the most famous episodes in Christian history is told of Martin on a cold winter day, cutting his own cloak in two and giving half to a shivering beggar.

Saints for Today: Charles Borromeo, Cardinal (1538-1584)

In the face of the Protestant challenge, Charles energetically dedicated himself to implementing the reforms promulgated at the Council of Trent

Saints for today: John of Capistrano, Priest (1386-1456)

So successful was Father John in his preaching that after one of his sermons more than 100 young university students entered the Franciscan Order.

Saints for Today: Isaac Jogues and Companions, Priests and Martyrs (Mid-17th C.)

Forced to live as a slave among the Mohawks, Jogues began to teach them the rudiments of Christianity.

Saints for Today: Vincent de Paul, Priest (1580-1660)

His temperament was such that he could never turn away from a person in need, no matter what the need was.

So You Want to be a Saint?

There is a lot of background work that must be completed before the Church declares a person to be with God in Heaven, that is, declares them a saint.

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