Catholic Saints
Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Aug 1 Saint of the Day
Saint Alphonsus Liguori was a great moral theologian as well as the founder of the Redemptorists. He wrote in the areas of spirituality and doctrine to the edification of his diocese and others.

Saint Eusebius of Vercelli

Aug 2 Saint of the Day
Eusebius of Vercelli, spent most of his episcopal life defending the Church against the Arians. Also a defender of Saint Athanasius, whom the emperor wanted to punish, Saint Eusebius suffered death threats and harassment. But he continued to remain faithful and hopeful.

Saint Peter Julian Eymard

Aug 3 Saint of the Day
Peter Julian Eymard began his priestly life in the Diocese of Grenoble. His faith journey led him to the Marists, and finally to founding the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament.

Saint John Vianney

Aug 4 Saint of the Day
Saint John Vianney is best known as the Curé d’Ars, the little French town where he was pastor. John had great trouble with his studies and almost didn't get ordained.

Dedication of Saint Mary Major Basilica

Aug 5 Saint of the Day
Saint Mary Major is one of the four major churches in Rome known as patriarchal basilicas. It is the largest church in the world honoring Mary. This day is also known as the feast of Our Lady of the Snows because of the Blessed Mother's intercession during a crisis in that city.

Transfiguration of the Lord

Aug 6 Saint of the Day
Whatever happened on Mount Tabor within the hearts of Peter, James and John, we will never know. The experience was more than words can describe. But certainly, the three Apostles had an experience of the glory of Jesus, the Son of God.

Saint Cajetan

Aug 7 Saint of the Day
Saint Cajetan was a lawyer who became a priest working in the Roman Curia. He came to realize that the Church needed reform, so he and three friends founded the Theatines, a small congregation dedicated to addressing the very issues that were at the heart of the Protestant Reformation.

Saint Dominic

Aug 8 Saint of the Day
Saint Dominic became aware that the preacher had to practice what he preached and connect with the people of God. He and a few Cistercians formed what was the beginning of the Order of Preachers, better known as the Dominicans.

Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

Aug 9 Saint of the Day
The story of Teresa Benedicta of the Cross begins with her life as Edith Stein, a noted philosopher raised in the Jewish faith. Her studies led Edith to the Catholic Church and to becoming a Carmelite nun. She died in the gas chambers of Auschwitz in 1942.

Saint Lawrence

Aug 10 Saint of the Day
Devotion to Saint Lawrence dates back to the earliest days of the Church. While we do not know many facts about him, his courageous witness to the faith is well known, as well as some interesting legends which may or may not be true. They show a fascination with Saint Lawrence and his testimony to the faith.