Vincent gave courageous witness to the Christian faith during the general persecution by the emperor Diocletian.
Saints for Today
Twenty-first-century readers may lift an eyebrow when they learn that Hilary, a married man with a daughter, was acclaimed bishop of Poitiers, France, in 353.
The inspiration behind Geoffrey Chaucer’s epic medieval poem “Canterbury Tales” was Becket’s martyrdom, a horrific incident that turned Canterbury Cathedral into one of the most popular pilgrimage sites in Europe.
A man of very small physical stature, John, as poet and mystic, is among the giants.
When the Empress Justina attempted to extort two basilicas from Ambrose’s Catholics and give them to the Arians, Ambrose dared the eunuchs of the court to execute him.
After Jesus’ Crucifixion, tradition says that Andrew carried the Gospel to Byzantium, Russia, Romania, and Greece.
Gertrude is the only woman saint to be called “Great.”
Mother Cabrini was the first United States citizen canonized. She is the Universal Patron Saint of Immigrants.
In modern times St. Jude has acquired considerable popularity as ‘patron of hopeless cases.’