Stewardship Saint for May: Saint Bernard of Montjoux

Saint Bernard of Montjoux Saint Bernard of Montjoux is the patron saint of hikers, backpackers, mountain climbers and alpine skiers. The accounts of his charity, hospitality, and courage on behalf of travelers in the Pennine Alps between Switzerland and Italy are renowned. Although little is known of his early life, Bernard was thought to be …

May 2, 2024

Stewardship Saint for April: Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church

Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church Saint Catherine of Siena, Doctor of the Church Saint Catherine of Siena, whose feast day is April 29, was the first layperson, and alongside Saint Teresa of Avila, one of the first two women named a Doctor of the Church. She was born Caterina di Giacomo di …

April 1, 2024

Stewardship Saint for March: Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo

Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo is the patron saint of Peru. He was the archbishop of Lima from 1579 to 1606, and it is because of his missionary work and commitment to social justice as archbishop that he has been a popular saint in Latin America for over three centuries. He had a favorite stewardship message …

March 4, 2024

Stewardship Saint for February: Saint Miguel Febres Cordero

Saint Miguel Febres Cordero is Ecuador’s first canonized saint. He was born in 1854 in the city of Cuenca, which is located 8,000 feet high in the Andes Mountains. He joined the Christian Brothers as a young teenager and during his first years as a brother developed a Spanish grammar textbook that was published when …

January 31, 2024

Stewardship Saint for January: Saint John Bosco

John Bosco was born in 1815 in a small town near Turin, Italy, now one of the great cultural, educational and manufacturing cities of Italy. He was the youngest of three sons of a family of farm workers. His father died when Bosco was 2 years old, leaving a widowed mother to support a family …

January 5, 2024

Stewardship Saint for December: Saint John Damascene, Doctor of the Church

John Damascene, also called John of Damascus, is one of the most influential Christian theologians in church history. His writings influenced many Christian intellectuals including Saint Thomas Aquinas. He is sometimes called the last of the Church Fathers. Born in Damascus, Syria, to a wealthy Christian family in 657, John was well educated. He succeeded …

December 8, 2023

Stewardship Saint for November: Saint Albert the Great

Saint Albert the Great was a 13th-century German Dominican priest, considered one of the most extraordinary men of his age alongside Peter Lombard, Roger Bacon and Saint Thomas Aquinas. His stewardship of the intellectual life, his students and our life of faith is profound. Born in 1200, near Ulm, Albert was the eldest son of …

November 10, 2023

Stewardship Saint for October: Saint Paul of the Cross

Saint Paul of the Cross was born in 1694 in the town of Oavada, in northern Italy, to a wealthy merchant family, the second of sixteen children. At age 19, after a normal childhood, he experienced a conversion that drew him to a life of prayer. When he was 26 years old, during a period …

September 29, 2023

Stewardship Saint for September: Saint Peter Claver

Peter Claver, a Spanish Jesuit priest, is the patron saint of Colombia and of evangelization among people of color. Born in 1580 to a Spanish farming family, Claver was educated at the University of Barcelona. He was known for his prayerfulness and intellectual prowess. He joined the Jesuit community in 1602 and was inspired to …

September 6, 2023