St. Christopher

Of large physical stature, St. Christopher decided he wanted to serve the greatest king. He began serving for a local ruler until he noticed the king’s reference of the devil made St. Christopher believe that the devil had more power. So he began serving the devil and encountered a group of thieves who’s leader called…

St. Pelagia

St. Pelagia was head of a dance troupe in Palestinian Antioch, and lived a life of frivolity and prostitution. One day while she was still a dancer, Pelagia was passing by a church dressed with her very elegant and provocative clothing. Pelagia was a prostitute in the 4th Century in Antioch. Passing by a church…

St. Jerome Emiliani

Jerome Emiliani joined the army of Venice when he was 15 years old. He didn’t think he needed God because he had his army, weapons, and his own strength. He was taken prisoner and chained in a dungeon. It was there that he began to contemplate his life and repented of his worldly ways. Jerome had…

St. Agnes

St. Agnes was born into a wealthy, Christian family and lived in the third century. She was pursued by many men because of her beauty. However, she had vowed to God to never stain her purity at the age of 10, and would tell men that her only spouse was Jesus. During this time period,…

St. Catherine of Siena

“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire.” -St. Catherine of Siena St. Catherine was very close to Jesus from a young age and is now considered a great mystic and Doctor of the Church. When her older sister died in childbirth, her parents wanted her to marry her…

St. Ignatius of Loyola

Born in Spain in 1491, St. Ignatius was known for being a hotheaded, vain soldier. During a battle when he was 26, he was struck in the leg with a cannonball and was concerned with how his leg was going to look after it was healed. To ensure it would appear normal, for the ladies,…

St. Maria Goretti

Maria Goretti, her mother, and siblings struggled to make ends meet. They lived in Ferrier di Conca, Italy. Maria was responsible for cooking, cleaning, and taking care of her younger sister while the rest of her family was out working. Despite their struggles, the family was tight-knit and loved God. In 1902, when Maria was only…