Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo
Saints Fun Facts for St. Leonard

St. Leonard

According to unreliable sources, he was a Frank courtier who was converted by St. Remigius, refused the offer of a See from his godfather, King Clovis I, and became a monk at Micy. He lived as a hermit at Limoges and was rewarded by the king with all the land he could ride around on a donkey in a day for his prayers, which were believed to have brought the Queen through a difficult delivery safely. He founded Noblac monastery on the land so granted him, and it grew into the town of ... continue reading


Saints Fun Facts for St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres

St. Martin de Porres was born in Lima, Peru on December 9, 1579. Martin was the illegitimate son to a Spanish gentlemen and a freed slave from Panama, of African or possibly Native American descent. At a young age, Martin's father abandoned him, his mother and his younger sister, leaving Martin to grow up in deep poverty. After spending just two years in primary school, Martin was placed with a barber/surgeon where he would learn to cut hair and the medical arts. As Martin grew older, he ... continue reading


Browse All Saints Fun Facts

St. Leonard

St. Martin de Porres

St. Laura of Saint Catherine of Siena

St. Ignatius of Antioch

St. Edward the Confessor

St. Cecilia Yu

St. Cloud

Bl.Teresa of Calcutta

St. Anna the Prophetess

St. Maria Magdalen Dei Pazzi

First Martyrs of the See of Rome

St. Lazarus

St. Teresa of Portugal

St. Isidore, the Farmer

St. David I of Scotland

St. Agnes of Poitiers

St. John of Avila

St. Benedict the Black

St. Polycarp

St. Apollonius the Apologist

St. Ava

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Joseph

St. Seraphina

St. Christopher

St. Jude Thaddaeus

St. Maria Josefa Sancho de Guerra

St. Colette

St. Casimir

St. Agatha

St. Simon

St. Fidelis

St. Joan de Lestonnac

Bl. Odoric of Pordenone

St. Sebastian

St. Thomas Becket

St. Catherine of Alexandria

St. Ambrose

St. Barbara

St. Martin of Tours

St. Charles Borromeo

St. Cleopatra

St. Romanus the Melodist

St. Paul Chong Hasang

St. Romulus

St. Maximilian Kolbe

St. Philomena

St. John Vianney

St. Bridget of Sweden

St. Bonaventure

St. Barnabas

St. Philip Neri

St. Rita

St. Peregrine Laziosi

St. Dymphna

St. Zita

St. Anselm

St. John Baptist de la Salle

St. Isidore of Seville

St. Sabas

St. Olympias

St. John of Kanty

St. Lucy

Sts. Nereus & Achilleus

St. Simon Stock

St. Ignatius of Laconi

St. Catherine of Siena

St. Marian

St. Lydwine

St. Mark

St. Louise de Marillac

St. Rupert

St. Fina

St. Patrick

St. John Joseph of the Cross

St. Catherine de Ricci

Bl. Alvarez of Corova

St. Paul Miki

St. Peter Thomas

St. Felix of Nola

St. Andre Bessette

St. John the Apostle

St. Ado of Vienne

St. Juan Diego

St. Francis Xavier

Bl. Miguel Pro

St. Hugh of Lincoln

St. Margaret of Scotland

St. Leo the Great

St. Anthony Mary Claret

St. Francis Borgia

St. Artaldus

St. Lorenzo Ruiz

Sts. Cosmas & Damian

St. Thomas of Villanueva

St. Peter Claver

St. Monica

St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Stephen the Great

St. Eusebius of Vercelli

St. John Gaulbert, Abbot

St. Maria Goretti

St. Thomas More

St. Romuald

St. John of Sahagun

St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Pachomius

St. James the Lesser

St. Alphege

St. Peter Chanel

St. Julie Billiart

St. Francis of Paola

St. Katharine Drexel

St. Hilary

St. Leander of Seville

St. Alexis Falconieri

St. Ansgar

St. Thomas Aquinas

St. Anthony the Abbot

St. Marguerite Bourgeoys

St. John Neumann

St. Dominic of Silos

St. Mary Di Rosa

St. Eligius

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. John of Capistrano

St. Bruno

St. Luke

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Finbar

St. Bertin

St. Nicholas of Tolentino

St. Gregory the Great

St. Raymond Nonnatus

St. Andrew the Tribune

St. Clare

St. John Vianney

St. Ignatius Loyola

St. Thomas

Bl. Junipero Serra

St. Paul

St. Germaine Cousin

St. Ephrem

St. Charles Lwanga

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

St. Celestine

St. Matthias

St. George

St. Pius V

St. Marguerite d'Youville

St. Bernadette

St. Cyril of Jerusalem

St. Blaise

St. Brigid of Ireland

St. Jerome Emiliani

St. Valentine

St. John the Baptist

St. Cecilia

St. Peter Canisius

St. Odilia

St. Joseph of Arimathea

St. Joseph

Countess of Feria

St. Jerome

St. Matthew

Archbishop Fulton Sheen

St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer

St. John the Evangelist

St. Fulgentius

Bl. Mother Teresa

St. Longinus

St. Padre Pio

Sacred Heart of Jesus

St. Dorothy

Divine Mercy Sunday

Father Hubert Shiffer

Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Vincent de Paul

St. Henry

St. Benedict

St. Addal

St. Rose of Lima

Soul

St. Joseph Cafasso

St. Angela Merici

Saints

St. Wulfstan

St. Boniface

Merry Christmas

St. Fabian

St. Ita

St. Francis de Sales

Venerable Anna Emmerick

St. Joseph of Cupertino

Bl. Karl Leisner

St. Genevieve

St. Michael the Archangel

St. Anthony of Padua

St. Gertrude the Great

St. Nilus the Elder

St. Faustina of Lodz, Poland


More Saints






Browse Saints by Category


Popular Saints

Rank

Saint

86.

Image of St. Pope John Paul II

St. Pope John Paul II

Karol J. Wojtyla, known as John Paul II since his October 1978 election to the papacy, was born in Wadowice, a small city 50 kilometres from Cracow, on May 18, 1920. He was the second of ... continue reading

87.

Image of Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

Sts. Perpetua and Felicity

With the lives of so many early martyrs shrouded in legend, we are fortunate to have the record of the courage of Perpetua and Felicity from the hand of Perpetua herself, her teacher ... continue reading

88.

Image of St. Charles Borromeo

St. Charles Borromeo

Charles was the son of Count Gilbert Borromeo and Margaret Medici, sister of Pope Pius IV. He was born at the family castle of Arona on Lake Maggiore, Italy on October 2. He received the ... continue reading

All Popular Saints

Saint of the Day

Image of St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in ... continue reading

More Saint of the Day
September 2016
S M T W T F S
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930

Saint of the Day by E-Mail

Saint of the Day newsletter icon

Learn about the lives of the saints and other saint resources, including a calendar, over 5,000 saint biographies, our most popular saints, and a list of patron saints. 7 days / week. See Sample


Required


Female Saints

Image of St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Generations of Catholics have admired this young saint, called her the "Little Flower", and found in her short life more inspiration for their own lives than in volumes by theologians. Yet Therese died when she was 24, after having lived as cloistered Carmelite ... continue reading

More Female Saints



Saint Calendar
Saint Feast Days
Saint Fun Facts

Angels

Image of St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel

Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but rather he is an angel, and the leader of all angels and of the army of God. This is what the title "Archangel" means, that he is above all the others in rank. St. Michael has four main responsibilities or offices, as we ... continue reading



Saints Fun Facts

Saints Fun Facts for St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Bernardine of Siena

In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest hospital in Siena. A plague was raging through the city so horrible that as many as twenty people died each day just in the hospital alone. And many of the people who died were those who were needed to tend ... continue reading

Saints Fun Facts for St. Pachomius

St. Pachomius

St. Pachomius was born about 292 in the Upeer Thebaid in Egypt and was inducted into the Emperor's army as a twenty-year-old. The great kindness of Christians at Thebes toward the soldiers became embedded in his mind and led to his conversion after his discharge. After ... continue reading



Christian Saints & Heroes

Image of Michael is also represented in icons as standing on a horizontal body and with his left arm held high, holding a small image of a

A Promise to God: St. Michael the Archangel, Defend Us in Battle

By Youngsun Jun

Though I am not strong enough to hold the suffering souls in my arms and carry them home, I can do one thing: I can pray for the deliverance of the souls who are in the darkness. I can request help from the angels for them. I can make a 911 call for them. So again, I ... continue reading

More Christian Saints & Heroes

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Subscribe to Catholic OnlineYouTube Channel

Daily Readings

Reading 1, Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14
9 While I was watching, thrones were set in place and one most venerable ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 138:1-2, 2-3, 4-5
1 [Of David] I thank you, Yahweh, with all my heart, for you have ... Read More

Gospel, John 1:47-51
47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming he said of him, 'There, truly, is an ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for September 29th, 2016 Image

St. Michael the Archangel
September 29: Saint Michael the Archangel isn't a saint, but ... Read More