The English martyrs by bqwRl0A

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            S O C I E T A S
            D O C T R I N Æ
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SAINTS
    for
You and Me
SAINTS
WHO ARE THE SAINTS?
Human beings like us who
followed Jesus and lived
according to the Gospel values




You too are called to be a saint…..
SAINTS
HOW MANY ARE THERE?
The CHURCH has declared hundreds of saints
along the centuries
There are all sorts of saints
   Male and female
   Young and old
   Many different Nationalities

So many other saints have never been
acknowledged: All Saints (Feast: 1 Nov)
                                   st



You too are called to be a saint…..
ST ELIZABETH ANN SETON
 1774 - 1821
 ► Born in America –
   Episcopalian family
 ► Married a businessman
   and had 4 children but
   soon became a widow
 ► Became a Catholic in
   1805
 ► Started a religious
   community for women
   in America

Feast day: 4th January
ST JOHN BOSCO
 1815 - 1888

                ► Born in northern Italy to
                  a Catholic family
                ► Became a priest
                ► Opened a house for
                  street children in Turin
                ► Later started a new
                  Order for Priests – the
                  Salesians

Feast day: 31st January
ST JOSEPHINE BAKHITA
 1869 - 1947
 ► Born in Sudan          ► Moved   to Italy
 ► For 8 years              and became a
   sold as a slave          babysitter.
   in markets             ► Became Roman
                            Catholic and
                            later a nun.
                          ► Served for 45
                            years doing so
                            many different
                            jobs.


Feast day: 8th February
ST THERESA DE LOS ANDES
 1900 - 1920
               ► Chile’s  first saint.
               ► Born to poor parents
                 but had a vibrant and
                 lively life.
                       ► At a young age she felt
                         she was called by God
                         to be ‘His’.
                       ► Became a Carmelite
                         nun, but died shortly
                         afterwards at age 20.

Feast day: 12th February
ST CATHERINE DREXEL
 1858 - 1955                  ► Invited by Pope Leo XIII
                                to become a missioner to
                                the Indians in the US.
                              ► Started a congregation
                                and worked for the
                                ‘Indians’ for many years.

► Daughter  of a banker and
  a very charitable mother.
► Received very good
  education and travelled
  widely.

Feast day: 3rd March
ST PATRICK
 c. 389 - 461
            ► Born  in Scotland but moved to
              Ireland when sold as a slave.
            ► Escaped to France, then England
              where he became a priest.

                     ► Was  appointed a
                       bishop and went to
                       pagan Ireland to
                       preach the Gospel.



Feast day: 17th March
BLESSED PIERINA MOROSINI
 1932 - 1957
          ►A   young Italian woman
            from a poor background.
          ► Led a simple and humble
            life helping her mother
            raise her younger siblings.
          ► Helped in many ways in
            the parish.
                  ► Attacked by a rapist.
                    Stabbed for not giving in and
                    died within two days.

Feast day: 6th April
ST BERNADETTE SOUBIROUS
 1844 - 1879
               ►A  simple girl from
                 Lourdes in the
                 south of France.
               ► At age 14 she had a
                 series of apparitions
                 of Our Lady – the
                 Immaculate
                 Conception

               ► Joined the Sisters of Charity
                 and died at age 35.

Feast day: 16th April
ST DOMINIC SAVIO
 1842 - 1857

 ►A  lively young
   boy from Turin,
   Italy.
 ► Joined Don
   Bosco’s oratory
   and wanted to           health led him to
                      ► Poor
   become a priest.    premature death at the
                       young age of 15.


Feast day: 6th May
ST DAMIEN OF MOLOKAI
 1840 - 1889
► Born  in Belgium – Joseph de
  Veuster.
► Joined a congregation of
  priests and took the name
  Damien.


            ► Went  to Hawaii as a missioner for 8
              years; then to Molokai where he
              worked with lepers.
            ► Contracted leprosy and died at age 49.


Feast day: 10th May
ST CHARLES LWANGA
 1865 - 1886
          ► Young   man from
            Uganda.
          ► Worked in the King’s
            palace and excelled in
            sports.
               ► Baptised  at 20 and became an
                 active Christian, against the
                 King’s wishes.
               ► A Martyr - burned to death on
                 the king’s order at age 21.

Feast day: 3rd June
ST JOHN THE BAPTIST
  c. 0 - 30
► Son of Zechariah and Elizabeth.
  Jesus’ cousin.
► Spent time in the desert
  preaching conversion and
  baptizing people in the river.

► Warned   King Herod many times
  about his public adultery.
► Later imprisoned and executed
  following a promise Herod made at
  a birthday feast.

Feast day: 24th June
ST ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL
 1271 - 1336
                ► Given    in marriage to
                   King Denis of Portugal
                   at a young age.
                ► Suffered a lot due to
                   infidelity of her
                   husband and serious
                   arguments among her
                   children.
► Helped the poor and needy in many ways.
► Joined a Franciscan monastery for the last years of
  her life.
Feast day: 4th July
ST AUGUSTINE ZHAO RONG
 1746 - 1815
 ►A  soldier from China at
   a time when Christians
   were not allowed to
   worship.
 ► Impressed by a Bishop
   while escorting him to
   martyrdom.

 ► Became   a Catholic and later a priest.
 ► Later arrested and tortured. Died in prison.



Feast day: 9th July
ST KATERI TEKWITHA
 1656 - 1680
             ► Born  to a clan family in
               New York – lost
               parents at 4. Adopted
               by uncle.
             ► Converted to
               Catholicism at 19 but
               shunned by family and
               treated as a slave.

 ► Escaped to a Christian village - spending a long
  time in prayer, charity work and penance.

Feast day: 14th July
ST MAXIMILIAN KOLBE
 1894 - 1941
              ► Born  to Catholic parents
                in Poland.
              ► Excelled in his studies
                and became a
                Franciscan Friar.
              ► Worked hard to spread
                devotion to Mary.
► Arrested  by the Nazi and sent to Auschwitz.
► Executed when offered to take the place of a fellow
  prisoner.

Feast day: 14th August
ST PIO OF PIETRALCINA
 1887 - 1968
             ►A   Capuchin friar of
               humble origins from
               southern Italy.
             ► Went through a lot of
               suffering – including
               that from the
               stigmata/wounds for
               many years.

 ► Sought   by many people for prayers and healing.


Feast day: 23rd September
ST LAWRENZ RUIZ
 1600 - 1637
               ►A  married man with
                 three children from
                 Manila, Philippines.
               ► Falsely accused of a
                 murder - escaped to
                 Japan.
 ► Subjected  to torture by Japanese
   authorities.
 ► Martyred together with 5 others by
   being hanged upside down.

Feast day: 28th September
ST THERESE OF LISIEUX
 1873 - 1897
 ► Born in France. Lost
   her mother at age 4.
 ► Joined the Carmelite
   nuns at a very young
   age.
 ► Did lowly simple jobs at the convent
   but suffered due to illness too.
 ► Wrote her own autobiography - ‘The
   Story of a Soul’.
 ► Died at 24.

Feast day: 1st October
ST DANIEL COMBONI
 1831 - 1881
 ► An  Italian priest who
   became known for his
   missionary work in Africa.
 ► A writer, scientist and
   linguist.
 ► Set up a Society for
   missionary priests.

 ► Became  bishop of a large area
   around Sudan.


Feast day: 10th October
ST MARGARET OF SCOTLAND
 c. 1050 - 1093
                ► English princess who
                  married a Scottish king.
                ► Worked hard to help the
                  poor and also to
                  improve things in the
                  Church.


 ► Although queen, she found time for prayer,
   penance, teaching her six children and helping
   beggars and all those in need.

Feast day: 16th November
ST COLUMBAN
 c. 543 - 615
 ► Born in Ireland. Became a
   monastic hermit for 30 years.
 ► Went to France to help the
   Church there with another 12
   missionaries.
 ► Deported back to Ireland.
   Later went to work in Italy.

 ► Set  up many monasteries in
   different countries.


Feast day: 23rd November
ST LUCY
 c. 283 - 303
 ►A young woman born in
  Sicily of rich and noble
  parents.
 ► Convinced  her mother to give a lot
  of her riches to the poor.

               ► Sufferedpersecution and was
                 martyred during the reign of the
                 cruel Roman emperor Diocletian.


Feast day: 13th December
ST JOHN OF THE CROSS
 1542 - 1591
 ►A  Spanish saint from a poor
   background.
 ► Joined the Carmelite order.
   Helped St Theresa of Avila
   setting up her monasteries.

               ► Was   imprisoned for over 9 months
                 but managed to escape.
               ► Became a famous writer in
                 spirituality.

Feast day: 14th December
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