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Saints for Today: Rose of Lima, Virgin and Religious (1586-1617)

Rose also played guitar, wrote poems, and created collages to represent her mystical encounters with Christ. She was examined by several members of the Inquisition, who concluded that she was not a heretic.

Saints for Today: Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894-1941)

Maximilian stepped forward, saying: “I am a Catholic priest. I wish to die for that man. I am old; he has a wife and children.”

Saints for Today: Eusebius of Vercelli (283-371)

A native of Sardinia, Italy, Eusebius was born to a family who had suffered persecution for their Christianity.

Saints for Today: St. Martha (1st century A.D.)

Martha’s great glory is her simple and strong statement of faith in Jesus after her brother, Lazarus’ death.

Saints for Today: Elizabeth of Portugal (1271-1336)

At the age of twelve, Elizabeth was married, for dynastic reasons to Dinis, the king of Portugal.

Saints for Today: St. Irenaeus, Bishop & Martyr (130-220)

Irenaeus is without a doubt one of the greatest theologians of the second century.

Saints for Today: St. Aloysius Gonzaga, Jesuit (1568 – 1591)

While praying one morning, Aloysius received a vision telling him he had not long to live, a revelation that filled him with joy.

Saints for Today: Saint Romuald Abbot (951-1027)

Born to an aristocratic family in Ravenna, Italy, Romuald chose the religious life after his father was killed by another man in a duel.

Dr. Jean Lee

Columnist

Jean M. Lee, M.A., D.Min., is a licensed behavioral health and substance abuse counselor, founding a nonprofit, state-licensed behavior health counseling agency and Christian gift/book store. A Catholic revert after 32 years away from the Church, she is devout in the Catholic faith, loves the saints, and lives a deeper spiritual/religious and more joyful life since returning to the Church.