Stewardship Saint for September: Saint Vincent de Paul

Saint Vincent de Paul The feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul is September 27, the date of his passing in 1660. He was the founder of the Vincentians and the Sisters of Charity, and is the patron saint of all charitable organizations. Born in 1581 to a peasant family in southwestern France, Vincent studied …

September 10, 2021

Stewardship Saint for August: St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein)

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) Edith Stein was born in 1891 to a Jewish family living in Breslau, Germany. From a very young age she was intellectually curious and loved to learn. She rejected her family’s Jewish piety and even God because her observation was that people acted as though they did …

August 2, 2021

Stewardship Saint for July: Saint Prisca and Aquila

Saint Prisca and Aquila Prisca and Aquila were a prominent married couple who were missionaries, established churches and played an active role in the evangelizing ministry of Saint Paul. They are mentioned six times in four different texts of the New Testament. Prisca and Aquila were of Jewish heritage and two of the earliest known …

June 30, 2021

Stewardship Saint for June: Saint John Fisher

 Saint John Fisher Although Saint Thomas More was the most famous victim of King Henry VIII’s persecution of Catholics who refused to accept his supremacy over the Church in England, his friend and adviser, John Fisher, was the first to protest King Henry’s machinations, and suffered martyrdom because of it. John Fisher was born in …

May 26, 2021

Stewardship Saint for May: Saint Philip Neri

 Saint Philip Neri Philip Neri was born in 1515 in Florence, Italy, during a time of intensive reform and vigorous renewal in the Church. The Council of Trent convened on three occasions during his lifetime. He went to Rome in 1532 where he lived in extreme poverty, but devoted himself to visiting the sick and …

April 30, 2021

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 5, 2021

Stewardship Saint for March: Saint Katharine Drexel

Saint Katharine Drexel Katharine Drexel, the second American-born canonized saint, was born into great wealth in Philadelphia in 1858. Her mother died soon after Katharine’s birth, and she was raised by her father and stepmother, both known for their philanthropy, especially their generosity to the poor. As a young heiress, Katharine traveled extensively across the …

March 5, 2021

Stewardship Saint for February: Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico Fra Angelico is well known as an Italian painter of the early Renaissance who combined the life of a devout Dominican friar with that of an accomplished painter. Originally named Guido di Pietro, he was born in Vicchio, Tuscany, in 1395. He discovered his God-given gifts as a child, and as a young …

February 3, 2021
Saint Ita, January 2018 Stewardship Saint

Stewardship Saint for January: Saint Ita

Ita of Killeedy, Ireland Ita of Killeedy, Ireland, also known as Ida, is one of the two most famous women saints in Ireland, along with Brigid of Kildare. Born near present-day County Waterford, allegedly of a royal family, she was baptized as Deidre. She is said to have rejected a prestigious marriage for a life …

January 4, 2021