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The history of the Church is full of many Martyred Catholic saints, who received recognition for great deeds or meritorious conduct. Many lost their lives in defense of the faith, while others were themselves the mothers of important saints. Many were also honored for their contributions to the Church and their community. More information on Martyr's

Martyr Saints

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St. Abadiu St. Abakuh St. Abamon (Apa Pamun) St. Abundius St. Acepsius St. Adrio St. Afra Bl. Agnes Takea Bl. Agnes Tsao-Kou Ying St. Agricola St. Alban St. Alexander St. Alexander Bl. Alexander of Lugo Bl. Alexius Nakamura St. Alphege Bl. Alphonsus de Mena St. Altinus Bl. Ambrose Fernandez St. Ambrose Kibuka St. Anatole Kiriggwajjo St. Andrew Wouters Bl. Angelus Orsucci St. Anicetus St. Anthimus Bl. Anthony St. Anthony Daniel Bl. Anthony Fantosat Bl. Anthony Kiun Bl. Anthony of Korea Bl. Anthony of St. Bonaventure Bl. Anthony of Tuy St. Anthony Peter Dich Bl. Anthony Turner St. Anysia St. Aphrodisius St. Apollinaris Franco St. Apollonius St. Appian St. Arcontius St. Argymirus St. Ariadne St. Arialdus St. Arilda St. Artemas St. Athanasius Badzekuketta St. Atticus St. Augulus St. Augustine of Huy Bl. Augustine Ota St. Augustus Chapdelaine St. Aurea St. Avitus St. Barbasymas St. Barlaam St. Bartholomew Alvarez Bl. Bartholomew Gutierrez Bl. Bartholomew Sheki St. Barypsabas St. Basileus St. Basilides St. Bebnuda (Paphnutius) St. Belina St. Bellinus St. Benedict of Szkalka St. Benignus St. Benignus St. Beocca St. Bernard Due St. Bieuzy St. Bonaventure of Miako St. Boniface St. Bruno Seronkuma St. Callinicus Bl. Camillus Constanzi St. Candida St. Cantidian (Cantidus) St. Cantidius St. Catherine of Alexandria St. Carterius Bl. Carthusian Martyrs Bl. Caspar Fisogiro St. Cassian of Imola St. Catulinus St. Charalampias Bl. Charles de Faucauld St. Charles Lwanga and Companions St. Cointha St. Columba of Spain St. Columba of Sens St. Cominus St. Cucuphas St. Cuthbert Mayne St. Dalmatius of Pavia Bl. Damien Yamiki St. Daniel St. Devota Bl. Didacus Carvalho St. Diomedes St. Dionysius St. Dionysius Bl. Dionysius Fugishima St. Dionysius Sebuggwao St. Dioscorides St. Dioscorus Dominican Martyrs of Vietnam St. Dominic Doan Xuyen St. Dominic Henares Bl. Dominic Jorjes Bl. Dominic Nakano Bl. Dominic Nifaki Bl. Dominic of the Holy Rosary St. Dominic Shamada Bl. Dominic Shibioge St. Dominic Tuoc St. Domnio St. Donatus & Hilarinus Douai Martyrs Ebsdorf Martyrs St. Edistius St. Edmund the Martyr St. Edward the Martyr Bl. Edward Shelley St. Eleutherius St. Emerentiana St. Emilian Bl. Emmanuel d'Abreu St. Emmanuel Phung St. Emmanuel Trieu St. Eoban Ephesus Martyrs St. Epicharis St. Epimachus Era of the Martyrs St. Etherius St. Eugenian St. Eugraphos with Hermogenes Menas, Alexandria Martyrs St. Eupsychius St. Eupsychius St. Eustace St. Euthalia St. Euthymius St. Eutychius St. Eutychius St. Eutychius of Alexandria Bl. Everard Hanse St. Exuperius St. Faustus St. Felicissimus St. Felix St. Felix St. Felix St. Felix of Seville St. Felix of Spoleto St. Felix of Thynissa Bl. Ferdinand Ayala St. Fidelis St. Fingar First Martyrs of the See of Rome St. Flavius St. Flocellus St. Florentius of Vienne Martyrs Four Anonymous Four Crowned Martyrs St. Frances Bizzocca Bl. Frances de Capillas Bl. Franciscan Martyrs of China Bl. Francis Chakichi St. Francis de Morales St. Francis Galvez St. Francis Gil de Frederich St. Francis Isidore Gagelin St. Francis Jaccard Bl. Francis Kuloi Bl. Francis Kurobiove Bl. Francis Man St. Francis of St. Bonaventure St. Francis of St. Mary St. Francis of St. Michael St. Francis Page Bl. Francis Serrano Bl. Francis Takea St. Francis Trung St. Francis Xavier Can St. Francis Xavier Mau St. Fraternus St. Frugentius St. Gabinus St. Gabriel Taurin Dufresse St. Gabriel Jusuke St. Gabriel Lalement Bl. Gabriel of St. Magdalen St. Gaius Francis Bl. Gaius of Korea St. Gaudentia St. Generosus Bl. George Gervase St. Germanicus of Smyrna St. Gonclaco Garcia St. Gonzaga Gonza St. Gordian and Epimachus St. Gorgias St. Gundenis St. Gundisalvus Garcia St. Gunifort St. Gyavire St. Heliconis Bl. Henry Abbot St. Hermione St. Hermogenes with Menas, & Eugraphos, Alexandria Martyrs St. Hippolytus St. Hippolytus St. Hippolytus of Porto St. Honorius Bl. Hugh Green Bl. Hugh More St. Humphrey Lawrence Bl. Humphrey Middlemore St. Hyacinth St. Hyacinth St. Hyacinth Castaneda St. Hyacinth Orfanel St. Isaac of Cordoba St. Isaurus St. Ischyrion Bl. Isabel Fernandez Bl. James Duckett St. Jean de Brebeuf Bl. Jerome de Angelis Bl. Joachim Firayama Diz Bl. John Thules and Roger Wrenno Bl. John Alcober St. John Baptist Con Bl. John Baptist Lo St. John Baptist Machado St. John Baptist Thanh Bl. John Beche St. John Boste Bl. John Carey St. John Charles Cornay St. John Dat BL. John Davy St. John del Prado Bl. John Duckett Bl. John Felton Bl. John Finch Bl. John Forest Bl. John Foyamon Bl. John-Gabriel Perboyre Bl. John Haile
St. John Hoan St. John Houghton Bl. John Ingram Bl. John Kinsako St. John Kokumbuko Bl. John Lantrua of Triora St. John-Louis Bonnard Bl. John Maid St. John Maria Muzeyi St. John Mary Mzec Bl. John Mason Bl. John Naisen Bl. John Nangata Bl. John Nelson St. John Nepomucene Bl. John of Cetina St. John of Cologne Bl. John of Korea St. John of Osterwick Bl. John of Rochester St. John Rigby Bl. John Robinson Bl. John Shoun Bl. John Slade St. John Soan de Goto Bl. John Storey Bl. John Tanaka Bl. John Thorne St. John Yano St. Joseph Canh Bl. Joseph Fernandez St. Joseph Hien St. Joseph Khang Bl. Josephine Leroux St. Joseph Marchand St. Joseph Nghi St. Joseph Nien Vien St. Joseph of Persia St. Joseph of St. Hyacinth St. Joseph Peter Uyen St. Joseph Thi Bl. Joseph Tshang Bl. Joseph Tshang-ta-Pong Bl. Joseph Yuen St. Jucundian St. Julia St. Julian St. Julian of Caesarea St. Julian of Egypt St. Julian of Lyons St. Julian of Sora St. Julia of Merida St. Julia of Troyes St. Julius St. Just St. Justin St. Justin Martyr St. Juthware St. Juventius St. Kennera St. Kizito St. Lambert of Saragossa St. Laura Bl. Lawrence Humphrey St. Lawrence Huong St. Lawrence Imbert Bl. Lawrence Jamada St. Lawrence - Martyr Bl. Lawrence PeMan Bl. Lawrence Richardson Bl. Lawrence Rokuyemon St. Lorenzo Ruiz Bl. Lawrence Shizu St. Leo & Juliana St. Leocadia St. Leocrita St. Leo Karasuma Bl. Leo Kombiogi Bl. Leo Nakanishi St. Leonard Kimura St. Leo Satsuma Bl. Leo Suchiemon St. Leo Tanaka St. Longinus Bl. Louis Baba Bl. Louis Bertran Bl. Louis Flores St. Louis Ibachi Bl. Louis Kawara Bl. Louis Maki Bl. Louis Naisen St. Louis of Omura Bl. Louis Sasanda Bl. Louis Shakichi Bl. Louis Someyon Bl. Louis Sotelo St. Lucretia Bl. Lucy Bl. Lucy Chakichi Bl. Lucy de Freitas St. Luke Banabakiutu St. Luke Kiemon St. Luke Loan St. Luxorius St. Lybe St. Lycarion St. Macarius St. Macra St. Maharsapor St. Mamelta Bl. Mancius Araki Bl. Mancius of St. Thomas Bl. Mancius of the Holy Cross Bl. Mancius Shisisoiemon St. Mansuetus St. Mappalicus Sts. Marcellinus and Peter St. Marcian St. Marciana of Mauretania St. Marciana St. Mardonius St. Marko Krizin St. Margaret of Antioch Bl. Margaret Pole St. Marianus St. Marie Magdalen Desjardin St. Marina St. Marinus St. Mark St. Mark Bl. Mark Barkworth St. Martha St. Martha Wang St. Martina of Rome Bl. Martin Bl. Martin Gomez St. Martin Loynaz of the Ascension Martyrologium Carthaginiense Martyrology of Tallaght Martyrs of Alexandria Martyrs of Amorion Martyrs of the Serapeum Martyrs Under the Lombards Martyrs of the Carthusian Order Martyrs of the Dominican Order in Vietnam Martyrs of Africa Martyrs of Alexandria Martyrs of Antioch Martyrs of Arabia Martyrs of Ararat Martyrs of Armenia Martyrs of Bulgaria Martyrs of Campania Martyrs of Cappadocia Martyrs of Cardena Martyrs of Chalcedon Martyrs of China Martyrs of Constantinople Martyrs of Corfu Martyrs of Crete Martyrs of Croyland Martyrs of Damascus Martyrs of Douai Martyrs of Ebsdorf Martyrs of Egypt Martyrs of England Forty Martyrs of England & Wales Martyrs of Ephesus Martyrs of Gorkum Martyrs of Japan Martyrs of Korea Martyrs of Laval Martyrs of Lesbos Martyrs of London Martyrs of Lyons Martyrs of Mesopotamia Martyrs of Mount Sinai Martyrs of Nagran Martyrs of Nicomedia Martyrs of Orange Martyrs of Palestine Martyrs of Pannonia Martyrs of Paraguay Martyrs of Persia Martyrs of Raithu Martyrs of Rome First Martyrs of Rome Martyrs of Samosata Martyrs of Saragossa Martyrs of Scillitan Martyrs of September Martyrs of Sirmium Martyrs of Syria Martyrs of Tarsus Martyrs of the Abrahamites Martyrs of Thrace Martyrs of Toulouse Martyrs of Trier Martyrs of Tyre Martyrs of Uganda Martyrs of Valeria Martyrs of Vietnam Martyrs of the Theban Legion Bl. Mary Guengoro Bl. Mary Magdalen Kiota Bl. Mary Tanaura St. Mathias Mulumba St. Matthew Alonso Leziniana Bl. Matthew de Eskandely St. Matthew Phuong Bl. Matthias Araki St. Matthias Murumba Bl. Matthias of Arima St. Matthias of Meako St. Maurus St. Maurus & Companions Bl. Maurus Scott St. Mavilus St. Maxellendis St. Maximus St. Maximus St. Mbaga Tuzinde St. Melitina St. Mercurius Bl. Michael Diaz Bl. Michael Fimonaya Bl. Michael Ghebre St. Michael Ho-Dinh-Hy Bl. Michael Jamada Bl. Michael Kinoshi Bl. Michael Kiraiemon St. Michael Kozaki St. Michael My Bl. Michael Nakashima Bl. Michael Shumpo Bl. Michael Takeshita Bl. Michael Tomaki Bl. Michael Tozo Bl. Michael Yamiki Bl. Miguel Pro Bl. Miles Gerard St. Milles Bl. Monica Naisen St. Moses St. Mugagga St. Mukasa Kiriwawanyu St. Myrope St. Natalia of Nicomedia St. Nemesius St. Nicholas Pieck

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