Catholic Saints
Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day

Saint Clare of Assisi

Aug 11 Saint of the Day
Saint Clare referred to herself as a little plant. In many ways, she was a strong oak. The first woman to write a Rule of Life for her sisters, she insisted on the privilege of poverty until her dying breath, getting papal approval of her Rule just days before she died.

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal

Aug 12 Saint of the Day
Jane Frances de Chantal was a wife and the mother of six. When her husband was killed, Saint Jane Frances took a vow not to remarry and sought to join a religious community. She was dissuaded by her spiritual director, Saint Francis de Sales.

Blessed Michael J. McGivney

Aug 13 Saint of the Day
The son of Irish immigrants, Blessed Michael McGivney saw a need for Catholics to come together to assist widows and orphans who were often left destitute. That organization became the Knights of Columbus.

Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe

Aug 14 Saint of the Day
Saint Maximilian Mary Kolbe, a Conventual Franciscan, is best known for volunteering to take the place of a condemned prisoner in a death camp. But he also worked tirelessly for the spiritual welfare of people through his deep devotion to the Blessed Mother.

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Aug 15 Saint of the Day
The doctrine of the Assumption of Mary is recent: 1950. But the belief among the faithful that Mary was assumed body and soul into heaven at the time of her death dates to the early Church. Mary is also the summation of all Christians—what happened to her, will happen to us. Thus, she is the testimony of our own resurrection at the end of time.

Saint Stephen of Hungary

Aug 16 Saint of the Day
Stephen of Hungary was both a king and a Christian. So, he embodied both the civil and the religious aspects of life in his person. Saint Stephen expressed those aspects in the best way he knew how according to his culture and period of history.

Saint Joan of the Cross

Aug 17 Saint of the Day
Transformation from greedy and surly businesswoman to saint is the story of Saint Joan of the Cross. Her conversion is credited to an elderly woman who most people thought was crazy, but who reached Saint Joan’s heart. Joan of the Cross went on to found a religious congregation and several charitable institutions.

Saint Louis of Toulouse

Aug 18 Saint of the Day
Born into royalty and headed for the throne of his father, Saint Louis of Toulouse renounced his status, became a Franciscan, and was named a bishop. It was during the years that he was held hostage and under the tutelage of the Friars, that Saint Louis began to realize his call to something other than the throne.

Saint John Eudes

Aug 19 Saint of the Day
Saint John Eudes was a noted preacher and confessor. He founded several seminaries because he saw the need for clerical formation. He also founded a couple of religious communities to address other needs that he saw. Saint John had a great devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux

Aug 20 Saint of the Day
Wanting to be a simple monk in the quiet of a monastery, Bernard of Clairvaux was called instead to be a very active member of the Church in his day. Preacher, reconciler, adviser, healer—are just a few of the roles he played. A man of many talents, Bernard used his abilities for the service of God and the Church.