Caesaria was the sister of Bishop St. Caesarius of Arles, Gaul. She became first abbess of a convent he founded about 512 and ruled over several hundred nuns, devoted to the care of the poor, the sick, and children, until her death on January 12. Her feast day is January 12th.
Brigid was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. According to legend, her father was Dubhthach, an Irish chieftain of Lienster, and her mother, Brocca, was a slave ... continue readingMore Female Saints
Although little is known about Simon Stock's early life, legend has it that the name Stock, meaning "tree trunk," derives from the fact that, beginning at age twelve, he lived as a hermit ... continue reading
By Justin Soutar