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The Communion

of Saints

What is the Communion of Saints? What are the different components?

The Process of


What is the process that the Church uses to declare someone a saint?

Saint Anthony

the Great

Learn about this pious man and how he came to be called the "Father of Monasticism."

Saint Augustine

Learn about the incredible faith journey of this Doctor of the Church who overcame a life full of vice.

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

Learn about the pious Jesuit who is the patron saint of youth and students.

Saint Anthony

of Padua

Learn about the Franciscan friar who was known for converting heretics with his remarkable preaching.

Saint Benedict

Learn about the Italian hermit who earned the title of the "Father of Western Monasticism."

Saint Bernadette

Learn about the young French girl who had visions of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Saint Bridget

Learn about the Swedish visionary who lived in the Middle Ages.

Saint Catherine Labouré

Learn about the nun to whom the Blessed Mother revealed the Miraculous Medal.  

Saint Cecilia

Learn about a young virgin from Rome and her courageous martyrdom.  

Saints Cyril and Methodius

Learn about these brothers and their dedication to spreading the Catholic faith.

Saint Dominic

Learn about the founder of the Dominicans and the austere life that he led in the pursuit of sainthood.

Saint Faustina

Learn about the Polish nun who was chosen by Jesus to be the Secretary of His Mercy.

Saint Francis

de Sales

Learn about this Doctor of the Church and how he came to be a strong leader and bishop.

Saint Gertrude

the Great

Learn about what made this humble Benedictine Nun from Germany so great.

Saint Gianna


Learn about the sacrificial love this Italian mother and physician showed her unborn child.



Learn about this Doctor of the Church who combated heresies in the very early years of Catholicism.


John Bosco

Learn about this Italian priest and why he was given the title "Father and Teacher of Youth."

Saint John

of the Cross

Learn about the trials this humble and pious Carmelite priest endured.

Saint John


Learn about this humble bishop and his dedication to the poor and abandoned in America.

Pope Saint

John Paul II

Learn about this great saint of our time and his modest beginnings in Poland.

Saint Josephine Bakhita

Learn about the resilience, trust, and courage of this saint who overcame slavery to become a Canossian sister.

Saint Juliana Falconieri

Learn about this Sister who lived in the Middle Ages and experienced a Eucharistic Miracle.

Saint Lawrence

of Brindisi

Learn about this Franciscan priest who was a prolific writer and became a Doctor of the Church.

Saint Margaret

of Castello

Learn about the intense physical suffering this saint endured during her 33 years of life. 

Saint Margaret

Mary Alacoque

Learn about the French nun and mystic who was devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys

Learn about this woman's bravery and dedication to God's will in establishing religious education in colonies.

Saint Maria


Learn about the young Italian girl who was the victim of a horrendous crime.

Saint Martin

de Porres

Learn about the humble Dominican brother from Peru who was given extraordinary abilities by God.

Saint Maximilian


Learn about this Polish priest's selfless sacrifice in the Nazi concentration camp, Auschwitz.

Saint Nichoas

Learn about this bishop and his great acts of generosity.

Saint Padre Pio

Learn about the incredible Italian priest whose many gifts and devotion to the Mass led him to be a great saint.

Saint Peter Canisius

Learn about the brilliant preaching of this priest and why he became known as the "second apostle of Germany".

Saint Peter Claver

Learn about this selfless priest who devoted his life to caring for slaves, calling himself a "slave of the slaves". 

Saint Rita

of Cascia

Learn about the intense suffering this saint endured that led her to become one of the patron saints of impossible causes.

Saint Rose

of Lima

Learn about this Dominican nun from Peru who subjected herself to intense penances for the glory of God.

Saint Teresa

of Calcutta

Learn about this nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity, dedicated to the service of the poorest of the poor. 

Saint Vincent

de Paul

Learn about this French priest who is referred to as "The Father of the Poor".

Saint Teresa's Humility List

Learn about Christ-like humility as described by a great saint of our time.

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