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Originally a pagan who heard preaching of Paul and was baptized. Supported the mission of the apostles.
Person of great prayer and penance. Famous for missionary activity among the Irish.
Courageous people who suffered martyrdom during persecution in North Africa.
Sts. Perpetua and Felicity
Founded the Franciscan order, which brought men together to spread the gospel and follow a simple lifestyle.
St. Francis of Assisi
From the time of Pentecost they proclaimed that Jesus had brought salvation to the world.
Sts. Peter and the Other Apostles
Founded a group of lay women in Italy who dedicated their lives to educating poor girls.
St. Angela Merici
A New Yorker who helped develop the Catholic School system in the United States and is first American born person to be canonized.
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Child of a Mohawk chief, baptized by a Jesuit priest, last words were: "Jesus! Mary! I love you!"
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
A young Basque soldier of noble birth, had a conversion experience through reading about Christ and saints. Founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits).
St. Ignatius of Loyola
Dominican priest, who was one of the greatest philosophers and theologians.
St. Thomas Aquinas
Founded Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a religious community of women who work in schools and hospitals.
St. Frances Cabrini
Christ commissioned her to tell the "Good News" of his resurrection. First to see Jesus back from dead.
St. Mary Magdalene
The Saints in the Religion Book.