Category Archives: Saints

The Power of the Holy Water in St. Teresa of Avila’s Demonic Experience

St. Teresa of Avila is a nun, mystic and doctor of the church. According to her autobiography the power of the holy water is proved strongly in her demonic experience. As she explains from her experiences: “From long experience I have learned that there is nothing like holy water to put devils to flight.”

Saint George and his life history

Feastday: April 23

Patron of England & Catalonia

Death: 303

Canonized By: by Pope Gelasius I

Saint Louis IX and his life history

Feastday: August 25

Patron of Third Order of St. Francis, France, French monarchy; hairdressers

Birth: 1214

Death: 1270

Saint Sebastian and his life history

Nothing is known about St. Sebastian’s youth other than the fact he may have come from southern France and he was educated in Milan. He joined the Roman Army in 283 AD, ostensibly to be of service to other Christians who were being persecuted by the Romans. St. Sebastian distinguished himself and for his excellent service, he was promoted to serve in the Praetorian Guard to protect Emperor Diocletian.

Saint Anthony of Padua and his life history

Feastday: June 13

Birth: 1195

Death: 1231

Canonized By: Pope Gregory IX in 1232

Saint Anthony was born Fernando Martins in Lisbon, Portugal. He was born into a wealthy family and by the age of fifteen asked to be sent to the Abbey of Santa Cruz in Coimbra, the then capital of Portugal. During his time in the Abbey, he learned theology and Latin.

Saint Francis Xavier His life and Ministry in the Catholic Church

St. Francis Xavier was a Navarrese-Basque Roman Catholic missionary born in the Kingdom of Navarre on April 7, 1506. His father was a privy counselor and finance minister to King John III of Navarre. He was the youngest in his family and resided in a castle which still partially stands today and is in the possession of the Jesuit order.

Saint Francis of Assisi and His life and Ministry in the Church

St. Francis of Assisi abandoned a life of luxury for a life devoted to Christianity after reportedly hearing the voice of God, who commanded him to rebuild the Christian church and live in poverty. He is the patron saint for ecologists.

Saint Patrick Life and Ministry in the Catholic Church

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world’s most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pirates during a raiding party and taken to Ireland as a slave to herd and tend sheep. At the time, Ireland was a land of Druids and pagans but Patrick turned to God and wrote his memoir, The Confession. In The Confession, he wrote:

A.G. St Anthony Guide -Miraculous letter deliveries

S.A.G. (St. Anthony Guide) -The miracle letter deliveries of St Anthony of Padua

It has become a popular practice for people to write “S.A.G.” on their envelopes prior to posting them in the mail. The letters stand for “St Anthony Guide” because of the miraculous story below.

Saint Christopher His Life and the Mission in the Catholic Church

Saint Christopher is one of the most popular, yet most enigmatic Catholic figures. He is considered a saint, although he is not in the official canon of the saints. He is listed as a martyr, possibly named Reprobus, who died under the Roman Emperor Decius, in 251 AD. Most Catholics refer to him as Saint Christopher anyway, and his medals and devotions are among the most common in Catholicism.