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St. Aaron St. Abadios St. Abadir St. Abadiu St. Abaidas St. Abakerazum St. Abakuh St. Abanoub St. Abban St. Abban St. Abbo St. Abdas of Susa St. Abdas St. Abdon St. Abercius Marcellus St. Aberoh (Aburom, Arianus) St. Abhor (Amba Hor) St. Abibus St. Abigail St. Abilius St. Abra St. Abrahamites Monks St. Abraham Kidunaja St. Abraham of Carrhae St. Abraham of Kratia St. Abraham of Rostov St. Abraham of Smolensk St. Abraham the Poor St. Abraham the Poor St. Abran St. Absadah St. Absadi St. Abudimus St. Frumentius of Ethiopia St. Abundius St. Abundius St. Acacius St. Acacius St. Acca St. Acepsimas St. Achillas St. Achilleus Kewanuka St. Acisclus St. Acyndinus St. Ada St. Adalard of Corbie St. Adalbert of Magdeburg St. Adalbert of Prague St. Adalgott St. Adalsindis St. Adam St. Adamnan St. Adamnan of Coldingham St. Addal St. Adela St. Adelaide St. Adelaide of Bellich St. Adelelmus St. Adelina St. Adeodatus St. Adeodatus II St. Adheritus St. Adjutor St. Adolf of Osnabruck Bl. Adolph Kolping Sts. Adolphus and John St. Adolphus Ludigo-Mkasa St. Ado of Vienne St. Adrian Adrian II St. Adrian III Adrian IV Adrian V St. Adrian, Abbot Bl. Adrian Fortescue St. Adrian III St. Adulf St. Adventor St. Aedesius St. Aedesius St. Aedh MacBricc St. Aelred of Rievaulx St. Aengus St. Afan St. Afra St. Africus St. Agabus St. Agape St. Agapius St. Agatha St. Agatha Kim St. Agatha Lin St. Agathangelus St. Agatho St. Agathoclia St. Agilbert Bl. Agnello of Pisa St. Agnellus of Pisa St. Agnes St. Agnes of Assisi St. Agnes of Bohemia St. Agnes of Assisi St. Agnes of Bohemia St. Agnes of Montepulciano St. Agnes of Rome St. Agobard St. Agofredus St. Agrippina Bl. Agustin Caloca Cortes St. AIban of Mainz St. Aibert St. Aidan St. Aidan of Ferns St. Ailbhe St. Aileran St. Aimo Bl. Alan de la Roche Bl. Alan de Solminihac St. Alban St. Alban Bartholomew Roe St. Alban of Britain St. Alberic of Utrecht St. Alberic of Cîteaux St. Alberic Crescitelli St. Albert Chmielowski St. Albert the Great St. Albert of Jerusalem St. Albert of Magdeburg Bl. Alberto Marvelli St. Albert of Cashel St. Albert of Genoa St. Albert of Jerusalem St. Albert of Louvain St. Albert of Montecorvino St. Albert of Trapani St. Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga St. Albinus St. Alburga St. Aldate St. Aldebrandus St. Aldegunais St. Aldhelm St. Aleaunie St. Alena St. Alexander of Jerusalem St. Alexander I St. Alexander St. Alexander Alexander II Alexander III Alexander IV St. Alexander Akimetes St. Alexander Briant St. Alexander St. Alexander Nevski St. Alexander of Alexandria St. Alexander of Comana St. Alexander of Constantinople St. Alexander Sauli St. Alexander Bl. Alexandrina Maria da Costa St. Alexis St. Alexis Falconieri St. Alex U Seyong St. Aleydis St. Alfanus Bl. Alfonso Maria Fusco Bl. Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster St. Alfred the Great St. Alfwold St. Alice St. Alkeld St. Allucio St. Almachius St. Almedha St. Almus St. Alnoth St. Alodia St. Alonso Rodriguez St. Aloysius Gonzaga St. Alphaeus St. Alphege St. Alphege of Canterbury St. Alphege St. Alphius St. Alphonsa St. Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception St. Alphonsus St. Alphonsus Marie Liguori St. Alphonsus Rodriguez St. Altfrid St. Altinus Bl. Alvarez of Corova St. Amabilis Bl. Amadeus IX of Savoy Bl. Amadeus of Lausanne St. Amadour St. Amalberga St. Amand St. Amantius of Como St. Amator St. Amatus St. Ambrose St. Ambrose of Alexandria St. Ambrose Aut-pert St. Ambrose Edward Barlow St. Amelberga St. Amor of Amorbach St. Ampelus St. Amphianus St. Amphibalus St. Ampliatus Bl. Anacleto González Flores St. Anacletus St. Anacletus II St. Anastasia St. Anastasia III St. Anastasia Patricia St. Anastasia the Patrician St. Anastasius I Anastasius II Anastasius III Anastasius IV St. Anastasius the Fuller St. Anastasius the Sinaite St. Anatolia St. Anatolius of Laodicea St. Andeolus Bl. Andrea Carlo Ferrari St. Andre Bessette St. Andrew Bl. Andrew of Strumi St. Andrew Thong Kim Nguyen St. Andrew Trong Van Tran St. Andrew St. Andrew Avellino St. Andrew Bobola St. Andrew-Chong Kwagyong St. Andrew Corsini St. Andrew Dung Lac St. Andrew Dung Lac Sts. Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and Companions St. Andrew of Crete Bl. Andrew of Phu Yen St. Andrew of Trier St. Andrew the Scot St. Andrew Tien-K'Ing St. Angela Merici Bl. Angela of Foligno Bl. Angela Salawa
St. Angelelmus Fra Angelico St. Angelo Bl. Angelo of Chivasso St. Angilbert St. Angilbert St. Anianus St. Anianus Bl. Anicet Hryciuk St. Anicetus St. Anna the Prophetess St. Anna Dierk (Maria Adolfina) St. Anna Kim St. Anna Nan-Sinn-Cheu St. Anna Pak A-gi St. Anna Wang Sts. Joachim and Anne Bl. Anne Catherine Emmerick Bl. Anne of Saint Bartholomew Bl. Anne Jahouvey St. Anne Line St. Annemund St. Anno St. Ansanus St. Ansbert St. Ansegisus St. Anselm St. Anselm of Lucca St. Anselm of Lucca St. Ansfrid St. Ansgar St. Anskar St. Ansovinus St. Anstrudis St. Ansurius St. Anterus St. Anthelm St. Anthimus Bl. Anthony Baldinucci St. Anthony the Abbot Bl. Anthony Baldinucci St. Anthony Daniel St. Anthony Daveluy Bl. Anthony della Chiesa St. Anthony Dich Nguyen St. Anthony the Hermit St. Anthony Kauleas St. Anthony Kim Son-u St. Anthony Mary Claret St. Anthony Mary Pucci St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria Bl. Anthony Middleton St. Anthony Nam-Quynh Bl. Anthony Neyrot St. Anthony of Padua St. Anthony Pechersky St. Anthony Peter Dich St. Antipas Bl. Antonia Mesina St. Antoninus St. Antoninus St. Antoninus of Sorrento Bl. Antonio de Sant'Anna Galvao St. Antonio Vieira Bl. Anton Martin Slomsek Bl. Anwarite Nangapeta St. Anysia St. Aphraates St. Aphrodisius St. Apollinaris St. Apollinaris Sidonius St. Apollonia St. Apollonius the Apologist Apostle of the Gentiles The Apostles Apostles of England Apostles of Erin (Ireland) Apostles of Rome St. Apronia St. Aprus St. Aquilina St. Aquilinus St. Arbogast St. Arcadius St. Arcadius St. Arcangelo Tadini Bl. Archangela Girlani St. Ariadne St. Arigius St. Aristides St. Armentarius St. Arnold Jansen St. Arnulf of Eynesbury St. Arnulf of Soissons St. Arsenius St. Arsenius the Great St. Artaldus St. Artemas St. Artemius St. Arthelais St. Arwald St. Asaph St. Ascelina Bl. Ascension of the Heart of Jesus Nicol Goni St. Asicus St. Aspasius St. Aspren St. Astius St. Athanasia of Aegina St. Athanasius St. Athanasius the Athonite St. Athelm St. Athenogenes St. Atilano Cruz Alvarado St. Attalas St. Atticus of Constantinople St. Attilanus St. Attracta St. Augustine of Canterbury St. Augustine of Hippo St. Augustine Huy Viet Phan St. Augustine Moi St. Augustine Moi Van Nguyen St. Augustine of Huy St. Augustine Pak Chong-won St. Augustine Tchao St. Augustine Webster St. Augustine Yi Chin-gil St. Augustine Yi Kwang-hon Bl. Augusto Czartoryski St. Augustus Chapdelaine St. Augustus Schoffler St. Aurea St. Aurea St. Aurelia of Strasbourg St. Aurelian of Limoges St. Aurelius St. Auspicius St. Austreberta St. Austregisilus St. Austremonius St. Auxentius of Bithynia St. Ava St. Aventinus of Tours St. Avitus St. Avitus of Vienne St. Avitus I of Clermont St. Avitus II of Clermont St. Babylas St. Baglan St. Balbina St. Balderic St. Baldred St. Baradates St. Barbara St. Barbara Cho Chung-i St. Barbara Ch'oe Yong-i St. Barbara Han Agi St. Barbara Kim St. Barbara Ko Suni St. Barbara Kwon Hui St. Barbara Ts'Oei-Lien-Cheu St. Barbara Yi Chong-hui St. Barbatus of Benevento St. Barhadbesciabas St. Barnabas St. Barsanuphius St. Bartholomea Capitanjo St. Bartholomew St. Bartholomew Chong Munho St. Bartholomew of Farne St. Bartholomew of Rossano St. Basil the Great St. Basilides St. Basilissa St. Basil of Ancyra St. Basolus St. Bassian St. Bathildis St. Baudolino St. Bavo St. Beatrice da Silva Meneses St. Beatrix da Silva St. Beatus of Lungern St. Beatus of Vendome Venerable Bede St. Bega St. Begga St. Belina St. Bellinus St. Benedict Benedict I Benedict X Bl. Benedict X Benedict XII St. Benedict II Benedict III Benedict IV Benedict V Benedict VI Benedict VII Benedict VIII Benedict IX St. Benedicta Hyon Kyongnyon St. Benedict Biscop St. Benedict the Black St. Benedict Crispus St. Benedict Joseph Labré St. Benedict of Nursia St. Benedict of Aniane St. Benedict of Cagliari St. Benedict the Moor St. Benezet St. Benignus St. Benilde St. Benilde Romancon St. Benjamin St. Benno St. Benvenutus Scotivoli St. Berach St. Bercharius Bl. Berka Zdislava St. Berlinda St. Bernadette St. Bernadette Soubirous St. Bernard of Clairvaux St. Bernard degli Uberti St. Bernard Due St. Bernardine of Siena St. Bernardino Realino St. Bernard of Montjoux St. Bernard of Calvo St. Bernard of Carinola St. Bernard of Valdeiglesias Bl. Bernhard Lichtenberg St. Berno of Cluny St. Bernward of Hildesheim St. Bertha of Kent St. Bertha of Val d'Or St. Bertha of Artois St. Bertharius St. Berthoald St. Berthold St. Bertilla Boscardin St. Bertinus St. Bertulf of Bobbio St. Beuno St. Bibiana St. Birillus St. Birinus


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Founder of the Franciscan Order, born at Assisi in Umbria, in 1181. In 1182, Pietro Bernardone returned from a trip to France to find out his wife had given birth to a son. Far from being ... continue reading | shop

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St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan ... continue reading | shop

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St. Patrick

St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. Apostle of Ireland, born at Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland, in the year 387; died at Saul, Downpatrick, ... continue reading | shop

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St. Olympias

Olympias born into a wealthy noble Constantinople family. She was orphaned when a child and was given over to the care of Theodosia by her uncle, the prefect Procopius. She married Nebridius, also a ... continue reading

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth was born in Hungary in 1207, the daughter of Alexander II, King of Hungary. At the age of four she was sent for education to the court of the Landgrave of Thuringia, to whose infant son she was betrothed. As she grew in age, her piety also increased by ... continue reading

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St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel - Feast day - September 29th The name Michael signifies "Who is like to God?" and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as "one of the chief ... continue reading


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St. Gabriel, the Archangel

The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the ... continue reading



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St. Celestine

When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. "Oh, if I could only have the joy of seeing one of you become a ... continue reading

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St. Matthias

How does one qualify to be an apostle? The first act of the apostles after the Ascension of Jesus was to find a replacement for Judas. With all the questions, doubts, and dangers facing them, ... continue reading



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Saint Teresa of Avila: Virgin and Doctor of Prayer

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St. Teresa's whole life is one of simple beauty and fervent purpose; it is a life contained in Christ. She shows us how to live the same way through Prayer.On reading from St. Teresa, a deep feeling of her love for His Majesty envelops us; we begin, in a very real, ... continue reading

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