Theology


General Theology & Religions

ARDA: Association of Religion Data Archives
National and international statistics on faith groups and churches, their numbers, their members, their distribution, and much more.
British Library: Discovering Sacred Texts
Discovering Sacred Texts provides access to the richness and diversity of the texts from some of the world’s greatest faiths. Discover more about the sacred texts from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Sikhism and the Baha’i Faith, Jainism and Zoroastrianism.
Encyclopedia of Religion ebook
Full text of a 2005 reference book on world religions. (Check with librarian for password.)
Internet Sacred Text Archive
This site is a freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.
Patheos
Patheos connects seekers, students, and believers to faith communities, scholars, and resources for deeper exploration and greater understanding of faith practices, wisdom traditions, and spirituality. Includes a Library of World Religions and Faith Traditions
Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life … seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. … it tracks and aggregates news and conducts independent research, including surveys, legal backgrounders, reports, books and Q&A interviews.
Religion in Context
Religious literacy requires engaging religion in context, not in the abstract. Religions are internally diverse, historically dynamic, and embedded in culture. … Only when we know sufficient details about context can we ask the deeper question: Why? From the Harvard Divinity School.
Religion Facts
As its name suggests, the purpose of ReligionFacts is to provide “just the facts” on the world’s religions and topics of religious interest. Every effort has been taken to present material from an impartial, academic perspective.
Religion for Breakfast videos
An educational channel dedicated to the academic, nonsectarian study of religion. Short (10-20 minute) videos about various aspects of religions past and present.
Religious Studies Web Guide
This web site, in existence since 1995, focuses on free (open-access) internet resources ( bibliographies/indexes, library and archive catalogues, dictionaries/encyclopedias, e-texts and journals) supporting the academic study of religion.
Religious Holidays
View holidays for major worlds religious or see which ones are coming up soon.
Religious Tolerance.org
From the the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT), information about religions and movements plus discussions of current moral issues. “hot topics”, church and state issues, and laws about religion worldwide.
This I Believe
Archives of a radio program which engaged listeners in a discussion of the core beliefs that guide their daily lives.
Visualised: World’s major religions from 1945-2019 (video)
Watch the changes in a simple bar graph illustrating the changes in number of the seven most popular world religions.
World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
The site provides quotes from various world scriptures on various theological and social topics. Organized by subject. Based on a 1991 publication.
Yale University Library – Free Web Resources on Religion
Links to online resources, organized by type of resource (text, statistics, images, etc.)

The Bible

ASLV – Deaf Missions Bible
This site offers a number of videos presenting the Bible in American Sign Language. See it on the web or download the app.
Beginning Catholic Bible Study
This section’s Scripture study guides were created especially for adults who are beginning to read the Bible seriously.
Bible Gateway
Searchable online Bibles in multiple versions and languages.
Bible Study Tools
Numerous Bibles, including Online Parallel Bible, Bible search options, commentaries, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and Church writings and history.
Bible Hub
Multiple languages and translations of the Bible as well as Bible dictionaries, atlases, concordances, and other reference tools.
Catholic Online: Bible
Catholic Online: Books of the Bible
Daily readings and links to the entire New Jerusalem Bible online.
How to Choose a Catholic Study Bible
[T]here exists a spectrum of Catholic study bibles created by the scriptural translations and study tools. … Let me share some thoughts on the most readily available Catholic study bibles on the market today.
New American Bible, Revised Edition
Full-text NAB online with commentary from the US Council of Catholic Bishops.
Online Parallel Bible
Enter any word, phrase, chapter, verse or combination to find passages in various translations.
St. Paul Center: Online Studies
The St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology is a non-profit research and educational institute that promotes life-transforming Scripture study in the Catholic tradition.
USCCB: Bible Study Materials
Articles about bible study from a Catholic perspective. From the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
USCCB: Daily Readings
Daily readings from the New American Bible at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

Catholicism

All About Mary
Designed for everyone from expert theologians to those simply exploring, this tool, created and maintained by the International Marian Research Institute in partnership with the Marian Library at the University of Dayton, is the online destination for resources on the subject of the Blessed Virgin Mary and related topics.
The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
Biographies, photos, and documents (in Latin) related to cardinals from the 17th century through the present, a general list of cardinals for the last thousand years, and links to cardinals’ sites on the web.
Catholic Answers
Catholic Answers is a media company dedicated to sharing what the Church really teaches, and …. for reliable information about the Catholic Church’s doctrine, tradition, and beliefs.
Catholic Social Teaching
A guide from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops describing the principles and ideas of Catholic social teaching. A quick reference to the main points may be found on the Seven Themes of Catholic Social Teaching page.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
From the Vatican website, this is the current official catechism of the Catholic Church in English.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified
To help readers understand the catechism, this page offers summary explanations of each section.
The Catholic Directory
One of the easiest to use and most comprehensive searchable Catholic database on the Internet! Our mission is to help people find Mass. Includes people look-up Mass times, view weekly bulletins, web sites, email addresses, maps, directions, staff, and other important information.
Catholic Encyclopedia
Online version of the classic 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia. Note that this edition is over 100 years old and some information may be badly dated.
Catholic Online
A wealth of information about Catholicism, including saints, prayers, holidays, and practices.
Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature, Volume 1
Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature, Volume 2
This encyclopedia covers the vast riches of the Catholic literary tradition from its origins to the present day. Included are substantial entries on more than 70 major works from around the world. From Greenwood eBooks. (SCC students, check with librarian for password.)
Fransciscan Media
Newsletters, meditations, saints, online store, and more. (Formerly called American Catholic)
GCatholic
Giga-Catholic Information is a non-profit website aimed at providing comprehensive and useful information of the Universal Catholic Church for all Catholics in the world.
How to Pray the Rosary
From Medjugorje.org, a page explaining the rosary, its associated mysteries, and the process of praying a rosary.
National Catholic Education Association
NCEA works with Catholic educators to support ongoing faith formation and the teaching mission of the Catholic Church. The NCEA also published Momentum Magazine for educators.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse (NY)
News and information from the Diocese of Syracuse, includes partial archives of the Catholic Sun, notices, events, reflections, contact information, and more.
The Stations of the Cross
A guide to the stations of the Cross, station by station. Includes version in Spanish.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Information about the Church, Catholic news, documents, family and church issues, and other related topics.
The Vatican (The Holy See)
The official Vatican website, available in multiple languages. Includes an archive page with online texts of the Bible, the Catechism, the Code of Canon Law, Documents of Vatican II, and other materials. Videos are available through a YouTube channel.
Vatican Library
Main page for the Vaican Library. To access the digitized collections, head to DigiVatLib, which provides free access to the Vatican Library’s digitized collections: manuscripts, incunabula, archival materials and inventories as well as graphic materials, coins and medals, printed materials (special projects).

Popes

Catholic Online: Popes of the Roman Catholic Church
A timeline with links to articles about individual popes, and further articles about the history of the popes and the papacy.
CNN: Pope
Go inside the Vatican to reveal how popes have used their power to shape the course of world history.
How the Papacy Works
From the How Stuff Works website, a short review of the history of the Catholic Church and the Popes.
Papal Encyclicals Online
This site offers access to papal encyclicals over the years, up through the present day.
Papal Infallibility
The Catholic Church’s teaching on papal infallibility is one which is generally misunderstood by those outside the Church. This article explains what this doctrine does and does not mean.

Papal News

Pope Francis I

Elected March 2013

* Apostolic Exhortation Gaudete Et Exsultate of the Holy Father Francis
* Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of the Holy Father Francis
* Encyclical Letter: Laudato Si’
* Encyclical Letter Lumen Fidei Of The Supreme Pontiff Francis

Pope Benedict XVI

Resigned February 2013

Pope John Paul II

Died April 2005

Saints - General Information

Catholic Online: Saints & Angels
Lists of saints by name, date, patronage, origin, plus saint of the day, FAQ, and more.
CatholicSaints.Info
This site has information on topics with patron saints, and profiles of those saints. Profiles have portraits, biographical information, areas of patronage, prayers, links to related sites, readings, etc.
EWTN: Saints
Saints are the heroes of the Catholic faith. They lived lives in holiness, dedicated to serving God and spreading his message of salvation. This page links to articles about dozens of saints.
Franciscan Media: Saint of the Day Calendar
Online calendar showing the prominent saints associated with each day. For more detailed information, check out Catholic.org: Saints Feast Days by Month or CatholicSaints.Info’s Calendar of Saints.
How Does Someone Become a Saint?
An overview of how saints are canonized; that is, officially recognized as being saints by the Catholic Church.
Popular Saints
A list with links to articles about 250 popular saints, from Catholic Online.
USCCB: Saints
This page from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops talks about what saints are, how they’re honored, and how they’re recognized.
What is a saint?
Saints are not the opposite of sinners. There are no opposites of sinners in this world. There are only saved sinners and unsaved sinners. Thus holy does not mean “sinless” but “set-apart:” called out of the world to the destiny of eternal ecstasy with God.

Saints by Name

Adrian of Canterbury
(January 9) Monk, abbot, teacher
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Agnes of Assisi
(November 19) Abbess. Founder of monasteries. Younger sister of St. Clare of Assisi.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus)
(November 15) Patron of scientists.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNFranciscan MediaStanford Ency. of Philosophy
Blessed Alcuin of York
(May 19) Abbot, scholar, theologian, mathematician.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoHistory of YorkLoyola Press
Alphonsus Rodriguez
(October 30) Doorkeeper and mystic.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic FireCatholic OnlineSt. Alphonsus Rodriguez (poem)
All Saints Day
(November 1) Holy day of obligation in celebration of all saints known and unknown.
see: All Saints’ Day, Halloween and All Souls’ Day: What’s the difference?Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
All Souls Day
(November 2) ‘The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed’
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EducationChurchYear.netMexOnlineWikipedia: All SoulsWikipedia: Day of the Dead
Ambrose (‘Patron of the Veneration of Mary’)
(December 7) Doctor of the Church, Bishop of Milan. Patron of bees; bee keepers; candlemakers; chandlers; domestic animals; learning; schoolchildren; students.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Andrew
(November 30) Apostle. Patron of fishermen; gout; Greece; maidens; Russia; Scotland; singers; sore throats; spinsters; women who wish to become mothers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCINCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Angela Merici
(January 27) Founder of the Company of St. Ursula (Ursulines)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoCompany of St. UrsulaFranciscan Media
The Annunciation
(March 25) The angel Gabriel comes to Mary
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Saints.infoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Q&A: The AnnunciationEntering the AnnunciationRedemptoris Mater
Anselm of Canterbury
(April 21) Monk, Archbishop, Theologian, Philosopher, Doctor of the Church.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaAnselm of CanterburyInternet Encyclopedia of PhilosophySaint AnselmCatholicSaints.Info
Ansgar (St. Anskar, St. Oscar)
(February 3) Patron of Scandanivia, Sweden, Denmark.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.Info
Anthony of Egypt (aka Anthony of Thebes, Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert)
(January 17) Founder of Christian monasticism. Patron of amputees, animals, basket makers, butchers, epileptics, gravediggers, hermits, monks, skin diseases, swine
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Anthony of Padua
(June 13) Doctor of the Church. Patron of fishermen, sailors, seekers of lost things, poor people, expectant mothers, Native Americans, against starvation, against shipwrecks.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Apollinaris (Apollinaris Claudius)
(January 8) The Apologist.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoLives of the Saints
The Ascension (Feast of the Ascension, Ascension Thursday)
(varies) Holy Day of Obligation; Celebration of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
see: BritannicaCatholic CultureCatholic OnlineCatholic Online (2)Church Year.netWikipedia: Ascension in Art
Ash Wednesday
(Varies from mid-February to early March) The start of Lent.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaMy Catholic LifeUS Catholic
Athanasius (Athanasius of Alexandria)
(May 2) Bishop, Writer, Doctor of the Church.
see: BritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Augustine of Canterbury
(May 27) First Archbishop of Canterbury; Patron of England.
see: Augustine of CanterburyFranciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Augustine of Hippo
(August 28) Doctor of the Church. Patron of brewers, printers, sore eyes, theologians
see: Franciscan MediaAugustine of HippoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

Barnabas
(June 11) Martyr. Patron of Antioch, Cyprus, against hailstorms, as peacemaker
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.Info
Bede the Venerable
(May 25) Doctor of the Church. Patron of scholars, lectors; English writers and historians.
see: BritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Benedict (Benedict of Nursia)
(July 11) Patron of Europe; against poison; against gall stones, kidney disease, fevers; of cavers; civil engineers; farmers; monks; schoolchildren; those in religious orders
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaOrder of St. Benedict
Benedict the African
(April 4) Patron of African missions; African American; black missions; black people; Palermo, Sicily; San Fratello, Sicily
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPN
Bernadette Soubirous (Bernadette of Lourdes)
(April 16) Patroness of illness, Lourdes France, poverty, shepherds, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineLourdes and Bernadette SoubirousSaints SQPNSt. Bernadette
Bernardine of Siena
(May 20) Monk, missionary, reformer. Patron of compulsive gamblers, lung problems, public relations advertisers, communications personnel. Called the ‘Apostle of Italy’.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Bonaventure
(July 15) Bishop, Doctor of the Church; patron against intestinal problems
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Boniface (Winfrid; Wynfrith)
(June 5) Apostle of Germany. Patron of brewers, tailors, Germany.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Brigid of Ireland (Brigid of Kildare, St. Bride)
(February 1) Patroness of Ireland; also of babies, blacksmiths, dairy workers, mariners, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, sailors, scholars, travellers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineSt. BrigidSt. Brigid of KildareCatholic Saints.Info

Casimir
(March 4) Patron of Lithuania, Poland; against plague, of bachelors, kings, princes
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Catherine Laboure
(November 28) Also known as Catherine Laboure Of The Miraculous Medal.
see: Association of the Miraculous MedalCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
Catherine of Alexandria
(November 25) Patron of girls, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, nurses, philosophers, potters, spinners, students, teachers, unmarried girls
see: BritannicaCatholic Saints.InfoFranciscan MediaLoyola Press
Catherine of Sienna
(April 29) Doctor of the Church. Patron of firefighters, nurses, sick people.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCINCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.Info
Catherine of Sweden
(March 24) Abbess, daughter of St. Brigit and founder of Bridgettine Order; invoked against miscarriages.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Cecilia
(November 22) Martyr. Patron of music, musicians.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint CeciliaCatholicSaints.Info
Charles Borromeo
(November 4) Patron of apple orchards; bishops; catechists and catechumens, seminarians; spiritual leaders; against ulcers and other stomach disorders.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Charles Lwanga and Companions
(June 3) Martyrs
see: Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaLoyola Press
Christmas
(December 25) Celebration of the birth of Jesus
see: Catholic CultureCatholic OnlineChristmas on the NetCrossroads InitiativeThe Real St. NicholasUS Conference of Catholic Bishops: Christmas
Clement I
(November 23) Pope. Patron of marble workers; sailors; sick children; stonecutters.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoCatholic OnlineNNDB: St. Clement IFranciscan Media
Colette
(March 6) Founder of the Poor Clares Colettine. Patron of craftsmen, of servants, against eye disorders, fever, and headaches; and against the death of parents.
see: <Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaThe Poor Clares ColettinePoor Clare Nuns of Santa Barbara
Conrad of Parzham
(April 21) 19th century Capuchin lay brother. Patron of doorkeepers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
Crispin and Crispinian
(October 25) Martyrs. Patrons of cobblers, lace workers, leather workers, shoemakers, weavers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info – CrispinCatholicSaints.Info – CrispianLives of the Saints
Cyprian
(September 16) Bishop. Martyr. Patron of North Africa
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineOrthodox Info. Center
Cyril and Methodius
(February 14) Patrons of Europe, ecumenism, unity of the Eastern and Western Churches. Cyril: creator of Cyrillic alphabet. Methodius: translator of Bible into Slavic languages.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info: St. CyrilCatholicSaints.Info: St. MethodiusCyril and Methodius – Missionaries to the SlavsFranciscan Media

Damien de Veuster (Damien of Moloka’i)
(May 10) Missionary to leper colony on Molokai, Hawaii.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
David of Wales
(March 1) Patron of Wales, vegetarians, doves.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoEarly British KingdomsFranciscan MediaHistoric U.K.OrthodoxWiki
Dominic (Dominic de Guzman)
(August 8) Founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). Patron of astronomers, the Dominican Republic, falsely accused people, scientists.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTN: History of the RosaryCatholicSaints.Info
Dominic Savio
(March 9) Patron of boys, choir boys, choirs, the falsely accused, juvenile delinquents.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineLife of Dominic SavioCatholicSaints.Info

Easter (Spring)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineHistory.comHow Stuff WorksThought.co
Edward the Confessor
(October 13) Patron of difficult marriages, kings, separated spouses.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information Network`Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEnglish Monarchs
Eligius
(December 1) Patron of metalworkers, blacksmiths, cab drivers, jewelers, veterinarians, watch makers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.Info
Elizabeth
(November 5) Cousin of Mary; mother of John the Baptist. Patron of expectant mothers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoMary Pages
Elizabeth Ann Seton
(January 4) Founder of the Sisters of Charity, Patron Saint of SCCHS.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEmmitsburg Area Historical SocietyFranciscan MediaNational Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
Elizabeth of Hungary
(November 17) Patron of bakers; beggars; brides; charities; exiles; the homeless; hospitals; nursing services; tertiaries; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Ephrem
(June 9) Patron of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoOrthodox Wiki
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
(September 14) Feast celebrated since the seventh century.
see: About: CatholicismFranciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: Holy Cross NovenaVatican: Pope Francis Homily

Fabian
(January 20) Pope.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Faustina Kowalska (Maria Faustina Kowalska, Faustina of Lodz)
(October 5) Visionary; Patron of Mercy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Frances Xavier Cabrini (‘Mother Cabrini’)
(November 13) Patron of immigrants; hospital administrators, orphans.
see: Catholic OnlineMissionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of JesusCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Frances Xavier Cabrini
Francis de Sales
(January 24) Doctor of the Church. Patron of authors, Catholic press, confessors, deaf people, educators, journalists, writers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoChristian Classics Ethereal Library
Francis of Assisi
(October 4) Founder of the Franciscan Order. Patron of animals, families, lacemakers, merchants, ecology, environment, zoos.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaPBSPrayer of St. Francis
Francis of Paola
(April 2) Patron of boatmen; Calabria, Italy; mariners; naval officers; against plague epidemics; sterility; travelers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Francis Xavier (‘Apostle to the Far East’)
(December 3) Patron of African missions; Australia; black missions; East Indies; foreign missions; India; missionaries; New Zealand; plague epidemics.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info

George
(April 23) Patron of archers; armorers; Boy Scouts; butchers; Canada; cavalry; chivalry; crusaders; England; equestrians; horses; knights; lepers; plague; sheep; shepherds; soldiers.
see: BBCCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineBritannia: St. GeorgeOrder of the GarterCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Gregory the Great
(September 3) Benedictine monk, pope, Doctor of the Church. Patron of choir boys; educators; England; masons; musicians; papacy; plague; Popes; schoolchildren; singers; students; teachers; West Indies.
see: BritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoChristianity TodayFranciscan Media

Hilary
(January 13) Bishop of Poitiers, Hymnist, Doctor of the Church, Patron against snakebites.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
The Holy Family
December (date varies)
see: Advent to EpiphanyHoly Family Radiates Example of True LoveCatholicSaints.Info
Holy Week
(Spring) The week leading up to Easter.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineStations of the Cross

Ignatius of Loyola
(July 31) Founder of the Jesuits. Patron of Basques; retreats; soldiers
see: <Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaIgnatian SpiritualityMedieval Sourcebook
Isidore of Seville
(April 4) Doctor of the Church. Patron of computers, computer users, the Internet, schoolchildren, and students.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicism.orgCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNFranciscan MediaA Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet

Jacinta and Francisco Marto
(February 20) Received apparitions at Fatima along with Lúcia Santos.
see: Catholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoEWTN: Fatima: The ChildrenFranciscan MediaVatican
Jerome
(September 30) Doctor of the Church. Patron of archeologists, archivists, librarians, translators.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Jerome Emiliani
(February 8) Patron of orphans and abandoned children.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoSomascan Fathers and Brothers
Joan of Arc (‘The Maid of Orleans’)
(May 30) Visionary, martyr. Patron of France, prisoners, soldiers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaJoan of Arc ArchiveCatholicSaints.InfoNational Geographic
John I
(May 18) Pope and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
John the Apostle
(December 27) Apostle and Evangelist
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat – Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
John Baptist de la Salle
(April 7) Founder of the Christian Brothers (De La Salle Brothers).
Patron of: educators, school principals, teachers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineDe La Salle Christian BrothersCatholicSaints.Info
John Bosco
(January 31) Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, Mexican youths, laborers, schoolchildren.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
John Chrysostom
(September 13) Doctor of the Church. Patron of Constantinople (Istanbul); epileptics; lecturers; orators; preachers; speakers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
John Climacus (aka John Scholasticus; John of the Ladder)
(March 30) Abbot, hermit, and author.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
John Fisher
(June 22) Martyr
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgEncyclopedia Britannica 1911CatholicSaints.Info
John Neumann
(January 5) Patron of Catholic Education.
see: Catholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaNational Shrine of St. John Neumann
John of Capistrano
(October 23) Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
John of God
(March 8) Founder of the Order of Charity and the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God. Patron of alcoholics, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, publishers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoThe Hospitaller Order of St. John of God
Blessed John of Parma
(March 20) Minister General of the Friars Minor (13th century).
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
John of the Cross
(December 14) Doctor of the Church.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Metaphysics of MysticismCatholicSaints.Info
John Ogilvie
(March 10) Jesuit priest and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. John Ogilvie SJ
John XXIII
(October 11). “Good Pope John”. Convened the Second Vatican Council.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic CultureDocuments of the Second Vatican CouncilCatholicSaints.InfoVaticanWikipedia: Second Vatican Council50th Anniversary of Vatican II
Joseph
(March 19) Husband of Mary, foster-father of Jesus.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Straight AnswersCatholicSaints.InfoEWTN: Novena to St. JosephFranciscan Media
Joseph the Worker
(May 1) Patron of carpenters, pregnant women, social justice, against doubt.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsSisters of St. Joseph
Joseph of Cupertino
(September 18) Patron of of aviators, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, students, test takers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNFranciscan Media
Josephine Bakhita (‘Mother Bakhita’)
(February 8) Patron of Sudan.
see: AFROL BackgroundCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaNC RegisterVatican
Juan Diego
(December 9) Visionary who saw the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineSancta.orgCatholicSaints.Info
Jude
(October 28) Patron of desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospital workers; hospitals; impossible causes; lost causes.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Jude Novena SiteCatholicSaints.Info

Katharine Drexel
(March 3) Founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
see: Catholic OnlineFranciscan MediaPhilanthropy RoundtableVatican News Service
Kateri Tekakwitha
(July 14) Patron of the environment and ecology; exiles; loss of parents; those ridiculed for their piety.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgConservation.Catholic.orgKaia’tanó:ronKateri Tekakwitha ShrineCatholicSaints.Info

Lawrence (Lawrence of Rome)
(August 10) Patron of Rome; Canada; Sri Lanka; chefs; comedians; librarians; students; miners; tanners
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLeo I: Sermon on St. LawrenceCatholicSaints.Info
Leo the Great
(November 10) Pope and Doctor of the Church.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Louise de Marillac
(March 15) Co-founder of Daughters of Charity. Patron of loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, Vincentian Service Corps, widows.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoDaughters of CharityFranciscan Media
Lucy of Syracuse
(December 13) Virgin and martyr. Patron of the blind, those with eye problems, glaziers, authors, peasants.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Luke the Apostle
(October 18) Patron of physicians and surgeons; also of artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, glassmakers, goldsmiths, lacemakers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info

Madeleine Sophie Barat
(May 25) Nun, teacher, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMadeleine Sophie BaratCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Sacred Heart
Margaret of Scotland
(November 16) Patron against the death of children; of learning; parents of large families; queens; Scotland; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Bl. Maria Teresa Fasce
(October 12) Sister and Abbess
see: Augustinians.netCatholic.netCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoA Minor Friar Blog
Marianne Cope
(January 23) Franciscan Sister; founder of hospitals, missionary to lepers.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaSt. Marianne Cope (Syracuse Schools)StarBulletin (Honolulu) articleVatican News Service
Mark
(April 25) Apostle. Also known as Mark the Evangelist. Patron of Venice, glaziers, notaries.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic Saints.netCatholicSaints.Info
Martin I
(April 13) Pope and Martyr.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Martin de Porres
(November 3) Patron of black people, hairdressers, innkeepers, the poor, public education, public health, race relations, social justice, television.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Martin de Porres
Martin of Tours (‘Martin the Merciful’)
(November 11) Patron of beggers, horses, reformed alcoholics, soldiers, tailors, vintners.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. MartinCatholicSaints.Info
Mary – Blessed Virgin
(December 8) December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception means that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin.
see: All About MaryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.comCatholic.org: Mary, Mother of GodFranciscan MediaNational Catholic RegisterWomen for Faith & Family
Mary Magdalene (‘Apostle to the Apostles’; ‘The Penitent’)
(July 22) Patron against sexual temptation, apothecaries and pharmacists, contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumers, reformed prostitutes, tanners, women.
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic SaintsSaints SQPN
Matthew the Apostle
(September 21) Apostle. Patron of bankers, accountants, bookkeepers, civil servants, stock brokers, tax collectors.
see: Cathedral of St. MatthewCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Matthias the Apostle
(May 14) Apostle. Patron of alcoholics, carpenters, smallpox, tailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSaints Resource
Maximilian Mary Kolbe (‘Apostle of Consecration to Mary’)
(August 14) Martyr. Patron of drug addicts, families, journalists, prisoners, political prisoners, pro-life movement.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic PagesCatholicism.orgCatholicSaints.Info
Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro (Padre Pro)
(November 23) Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicism.org

Nicholas (Nicholas of Bari, Nicholas of Myra)
(December 6) Patron of bakers, children, the poor, judges, sailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Nicholas CenterCatholicSaints.Info
Nicholas Owen
(March 22) Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. Nicholas OwenCatholicSaints.Info
Norbert (Norbert of Xanten)
(June 6) Patron of Bohemia; Magdeburg, Germany; peace.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.Info

Oscar Romero
(March 24). Martyr. Patron of El Salvador, persecuted Christians, Christian communicators.
see: Catholic News ServiceCatholic Saints.InfoFranciscan MediaNational Catholic ReporterOSVUS Catholic
Oswald
(February 28/29) aka Oswald of Worcester, Oswald of York. Monk and bishop
see:
Bartleby.comBritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoCeltic Saints
Franciscan Media
Our Lady of Fatima
(May 13) Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
see: Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaFatima CenterShrine of Fatima
Our Lady of Grace
(May 31)
see: Catholic Answers: Mary, Full of GraceCatholic Encyclopedia: Visitation of MaryPraying for GraceVisitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Our Lady of Guadalupe
(December 12) Apparition of the Virgin Mary.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMarian LibrarySancta.orgCatholicSaints.Info
Our Lady of Lourdes
(February 11)
see: Catholic Online CatholicSaints.InfoCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of LourdesFranciscan MediaLourdes-France.org
Our Lady of the Rosary
(October 7)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic CultureEWTN: History of the RosaryThe Holy RosaryUSCCB: How to Pray the Rosary
Our Lady of Sorrows
(September 15)
see: Catholic News AgencyFranciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicCulture.orgCatholic EducationEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows

Palm Sunday
(Spring) The Sunday a week before Easter Sunday.
see: Catholic CultureCatholic OnlineCatholic Online: Coming Face to Face with JesusThought.co
Paschal Baylon
(May 17) Patron of cooks; Eucharistic congresses and organizations.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Patrick
(March 17) Patron of Ireland, of cattle, hairdressers, engineers, miners, against snakes, and of many dioceses around the world.
see: BBC: Christianity: St. PatrickCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Peregrine Laziosi (‘The Cancer Saint’)
(May 1) Patron for cancer patients, AIDS sufferers, breast cancer, sick people, skin diseases.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MissionsSaint Peregrine Novena
Perpetua and Felicity
(March 7) Patrons of mothers, expectant mothers, married women, widows, cattle, butchers, ranchers, martyrs.
see: Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaInternet History SourcebookLoyola Press
Peter Canisius
(December 21) Doctor of the Church. Author of catechisms. Patron of Catholic press, Germany.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Peter Damian
(February 21) Doctor of the Church, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineStanford Ency. of PhilosophyCatholicSaints.Info
Peter Gonzalez
(April 14) Aka ‘Saint Elmo’. Dominican priest, court chaplain, patron of sailors
see: Catholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Philomena
(August 11) Patron of babies, children, students, young people
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.InfoRegina Magazine
Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
(September 23) Patron of civil defense volunteers, Catholic adolescents
see: CatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaCatholic OnlinePadre Pio.netThe Vatican
Polycarp of Smyrna
(February 23) Martyr. Patron against earache and dysentery.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCoptic Church.netCatholicSaints.Info

Rita of Cascia
(May 22) Patron of impossible causes, abuse victims, difficult marriages, parenthood, widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNational Shrine of St. RitaCatholicSaints.Info
Robert Bellarmine
(September 17) Doctor of the Church. Patron of canon lawyers; catechists; catechumens
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.org
Rose Venerini
(May 7) Teacher; founder of the Venerini Sisters.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineHoly Spirit InteractiveCatholicSaints.InfoThe Vatican

Scholastica
(February 10) Patron against rain, of convulsive children, nuns, storms.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCIN: Saint ScholasticaCatholicSaints.Info
Sebastian
(January 20) Martyr. Patron of archers, gardeners, lacemakers, soldiers, stonecutters.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.InfoFranciscan Media
Stanislaus of Kracow
(April 11) Patron of Poland; archdiocese of Krakow, Poland; soldiers in battle.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic HeraldCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
Blessed Stanley Rother
(July 28) American-born martyr
see: America (magazine)Cathollic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaOur Sunday Visitor
Stephen (‘The Protomartyr’)
(December 26) Martyr. Patron of deacons, bricklayers, stonemasons.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info

Teresa of Avila
(October 15) Doctor of the Church. Also known as Teresa of Jesus. Patron of headaches. lacemakers, people in religious orders, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaBiography OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Teresa of Calcutta (‘Mother Teresa’)
(September 5) Sister, missionary, founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineMother Teresa of Calcutta CenterStill, Small Voice
Therese of Lisieux (‘The Little Flower’)
(October 1) Doctor of the Church. Patron of Australia; aviators; florists; France; illness; missionaries; Russia; sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCathlolic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Little FlowerVatican
Thomas the Apostle
(July 3) Patron of architects, India
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEncyclopedia BritannicaFranciscan MediaNew World EncyclopediaSt. Thomas the Apostle
Thomas Aquinas
(January 28) Doctor of the Church. Patron of schools, students, chastity, lightning, theologians.
see: BritannicaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Thomas Becket
(December 29) Patron of clergy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMedieval Sourcebook – – Sources of British History
Thomas More
(June 22) Doctor of the Church. Patron of lawyers; adopted children, civil servants, court clerks, difficult marriages, large families, politicians, statesmen, step-parents, widowers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEnglish History.netFranciscan MediaWorks of St. Thomas More
Thomas of Villanueva
(Sept. 22). AKA “The Almsgiver”, “The Father of the Poor”
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoRosary a Day

Valentine
(February 14) Patron of betrothed couples, epileptics, love, travellers, young people.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Vincent de Paul
(September 27) Founder and co-founder of charitable orders. Patron of charities, charitable workers, hospitals, hospital workers, lepers, volunteers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaVincentian Encyclopedia
Vincent Pallotti
(January 22) Founder of The Pious Society of Missions (Pallottines)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicism.orgThe PallottinesCatholicSaints.Info

Wilfrid of York
(October 12)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info

Saints by Date

January 4: Elizabeth Ann Seton
Founder of the Sisters of Charity, Patron Saint of Catholic Schools.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEmmitsburg Area Historical SocietyFranciscan MediaNational Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
January 5: John Neumann
Patron of Catholic Education.
see: Catholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaNational Shrine of St. John Neumann
January 8: Apollinaris (Apollinaris Claudius)
The Apologist.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoLives of the Saints
January 9: Adrian of Canterbury
Monk, abbot, teacher
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
January 13: Hilary
Bishop of Poitiers, Hymnist, Doctor of the Church; Patron against snakebites.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
January 17: Anthony of Egypt
aka Anthony of Thebes, Antony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert. Founder of Christian monasticism. Patron of amputees, animals, basket makers, butchers, epileptics, gravediggers, hermits, monks, skin diseases, swine.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
January 20: Fabian
Pope, Martyr.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
January 20: Sebastian
Martyr. Patronage includes archers, gardeners, lacemakers, soldiers, stonecutters.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.InfoFranciscan Media
January 22: Vincent Pallotti
Founder of The Pious Society of Missions (Pallottines)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicism.orgThe PallottinesCatholicSaints.Info
January 23: Marianne Cope
Franciscan Sister; founder of hospitals, missionary to lepers.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaSt. Marianne Cope (Syracuse Schools)StarBulletin (Honolulu) articleVatican News Service
January 24: Francis de Sales
Doctor of the Church. Patron of authors, Catholic press, confessors, deaf people, educators, journalists, writers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoChristian Classics Ethereal Library
January 27: Angela Merici
Founder of the Company of St. Ursula (Ursulines)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoCompany of St. UrsulaFranciscan Media
January 28: Thomas Aquinas
Doctor of the Church. Patron of schools, students, chastity, lightning, theologians.
see: BritannicaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaInternet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
January 31: John Bosco
Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, Mexican youths, laborers, schoolchildren.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info

February 1: Brigid of Ireland
Patroness of Ireland; also of babies, blacksmiths, dairy workers, mariners, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, sailors, scholars, travellers. Aka St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Bride.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineSt. BrigidSt. Brigid of KildareCatholic Saints.Info
February 3: Ansgar
Also known as St. Anskar, St. Oscar. Patron of Scandanivia, Sweden, Denmark.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.Info
February 8: Jerome Emiliani
Patron of orphans and abandoned children.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoSomascan Fathers and Brothers
February 8: Josephine Bakhita (Mother Josephine Bakhita)
Patron of Sudan.
see: AFROL BackgroundCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaNC RegisterVatican
Feb 10: Scholastica
Patron against rain, of convulsive children, nuns, storms.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCIN: Saint ScholasticaCatholicSaints.Info
Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11)
see: Catholic Online CatholicSaints.InfoCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of LourdesFranciscan MediaLourdes-France.org
Feb 14: Cyril and Methodius
Patrons of Europe, ecumenism, unity of the Eastern and Western Churches. Cyril: creator of Cyrillic alphabet. Methodius: translator of Bible into Slavic languages.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info: St. CyrilCatholicSaints.Info: St. MethodiusCyril and Methodius – Missionaries to the SlavsFranciscan Media
Feb 14: Valentine
Patron of betrothed couples, epileptics, love, travellers, young people.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
Feb 20: Jacinta and Francisco Marto
Received apparitions at Fatima along with Lúcia Santos.
see: Catholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoEWTN: Fatima: The ChildrenFranciscan MediaVatican
Feb 21: Peter Damian
Doctor of the Church, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineStanford Ency. of PhilosophyCatholicSaints.Info
Feb 23: Polycarp of Smyrna
Martyr. Patron against earache and dysentery.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCoptic Church.netCatholicSaints.Info
Feb 28: Oswald
aka Oswald of Worcester, Oswald of York. Monk and bishop.
see:
Bartleby.comBritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoCeltic Saints
Franciscan Media

Mid-Feb to Early March: Ash Wednesday
The start of Lent.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaMy Catholic LifeUS Catholic
March 1: David of Wales
Patron of Wales, vegetarians, doves.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoEarly British KingdomsFranciscan MediaHistoric U.K.OrthodoxWiki
March 3: Katharine Drexel
Founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
see: Catholic OnlineFranciscan MediaPhilanthropy RoundtableVatican News Service
March 4: Casimir
Patron of Lithuania, Poland; against plague, of bachelors, kings, princes
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
March 6: Colette
Founder of the Poor Clares Colettine. Patron of craftsmen, of servants, against eye disorders, fever, and headaches; and against the death of parents.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaThe Poor Clares ColettinePoor Clare Nuns of Santa Barbara
March 7: Perpetua and Felicity
Patrons of mothers, expectant mothers, married women, widows, cattle, butchers, ranchers, martyrs.
see: Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaInternet History SourcebookLoyola Press
March 8: John of God
Founder of the Order of Charity and the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God. Patron of alcoholics, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, publishers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoThe Hospitaller Order of St. John of God
March 9: Dominic Savio
Patron of boys, choir boys, choirs, the falsely accused, juvenile delinquents.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineLife of Dominic SavioCatholicSaints.Info
March 10: John Ogilvie
Jesuit priest and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. John Ogilvie SJ
March 15: Louise de Marillac
Founder of the Sisters of Charity; co-founder of Daughters of Charity. Patron of loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, Vincentian Service Corps, widows.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoDaughters of CharityFranciscan Media
March 17: Patrick
Patron of Ireland, of engineers, against snakes, and of many dioceses around the world.
see: BBC: Christianity: St. PatrickCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
March 19: Joseph
Husband of Mary.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Straight AnswersCatholicSaints.InfoEWTN: Novena to St. JosephFranciscan Media
March 20: Blessed John of Parma
Minister General of the Friars Minor (13th century).
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
March 22: Nicholas Owen
Martyr
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
March 24: Catherine of Sweden
Abbess – daughter of St. Brigit and founder of Bridgettine Order; invoked against miscarriages.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
March 24: Oscar Romero
Martyr. Patron of El Salvador, persecuted Christians, Christian communicators.
see: Catholic News ServiceCatholic Saints.InfoFranciscan MediaNational Catholic ReporterOSVUS Catholic
March 25: The Annunciation
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Saints.infoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Q&A: The AnnunciationEntering the AnnunciationRedemptoris Mater
March 30: John Climacus
Also known as John Scholasticus and John of the Ladder. Abbot, hermit, and author.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info

Spring (varies): Palm Sunday
see: Catholic CultureCatholic OnlineCatholic Online: Coming Face to Face with JesusThought.co
Spring (varies): Holy Week
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineStations of the Cross
Spring (varies): Easter
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineHistory.comHow Stuff WorksThought.co

April 2: Francis of Paola
Patron of boatmen; Calabria, Italy; mariners; naval officers; against plague; sterility; travelers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
April 4: Benedict the African
Patron of African missions; African American; black missions; black people; Palermo, Sicily; San Fratello, Sicily
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPN
April 4: Isidore of Seville
Doctor of the Church. Patron of computers, computer users, the Internet, schoolchildren, and students
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicism.orgCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNFranciscan MediaA Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet
April 7: John Baptist de la Salle
Founder of the Christian Brothers (De La Salle Brothers). Patron of: educators, school principals, teachers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineDe La Salle Christian BrothersCatholicSaints.Info
April 11: Stanislaus of Kracow
Patron of Poland; archdiocese of Krakow, Poland; soldiers in battle.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic HeraldCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
April 13: Martin I
Pope and Martyr.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
April 14: Peter Gonzalez
Aka ‘Saint Elmo’. Dominican priest, court chaplain, patron of sailors
see: Catholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
April 16: Bernadette Soubirous
aka Bernadette of Lourdes. Patroness of illness, Lourdes France, poverty, shepherds, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineLourdes and Bernadette SoubirousSaints SQPNSt. Bernadette
April 21: Anselm of Canterbury
Monk, Archbishop, Theologian, Philosopher, Doctor of the Church.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaAnselm of CanterburyInternet Encyclopedia of PhilosophySaint AnselmCatholicSaints.Info
April 21: Conrad of Parzham
19th century Capuchin lay brother. Patron of doorkeepers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
April 23: George
Patron of archers; armorers; Boy Scouts; butchers; Canada; cavalry; chivalry; crusaders; England; equestrians; horses; knights; lepers; plague; sheep; shepherds; soldiers.
see: BBCCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineBritannia: St. GeorgeOrder of the GarterCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
April 25: Mark
Apostle. Also known as Mark the Evangelist. Patron of Venice, glaziers, notaries.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic Saints.netCatholicSaints.Info
April 29: Catherine of Sienna
Doctor of the Church. Patron of firefighters, nurses, sick people.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCINCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.Info

May 1: Joseph the Worker
Husband of Mary, Foster-father of Jesus. Patron of carpenters, pregnant women, social justice, against doubt.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsSisters of St. Joseph
May 1: Peregrine Laziosi
Sometimes called “The Cancer Saint”. Patron for cancer patients, AIDS sufferers, breast cancer, sick people, skin diseases.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MissionsSaint Peregrine Novena
May 2: Athanasius
aka Athanasius of Alexandria. Bishop, Writer, Doctor of the Church.
see: BritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
May 7: Rose Venerini
Teacher; founder of the Venerini Sisters.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineHoly Spirit InteractiveCatholicSaints.InfoThe Vatican
May 10: Damien de Veuster (Damien of Moloka’i)
“The Leper Priest”. Missionary to leper colony on Molokai, Hawaii.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
May 13: Our Lady of Fatima
Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
see: Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaFatima CenterShrine of Fatima
May 14: Matthias the Apostle
Apostle. Patron of alcoholics, carpenters, smallpox, tailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSaints Resource
May 17: Paschal Baylon
Patron of cooks; Eucharistic congresses and organizations.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
May 18: John I
Pope and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
May 19: Blessed Alcuin of York
Abbot, scholar, theologian, mathematician.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoHistory of YorkLoyola Press
May 20: Bernardine of Siena
Monk, missionary, reformer. Patron of compulsive gamblers, lung problems, public relations advertisers, communications personnel. Called the “Apostle of Italy”.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
May 22: Rita of Cascia
Patron of impossible causes, abuse victims, difficult marriages, parenthood, sick people, widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNational Shrine of St. RitaCatholicSaints.Info
May 25: Madeleine Sophie Barat
Nun, teacher, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMadeleine Sophie BaratCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Sacred Heart
May 25: Bede the Venerable
Doctor of the Church. Patron of scholars, lectors; English writers and historians.
see: BritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
May 27: Augustine of Canterbury
First Archbishop of Canterbury; Patron of England.
see: Augustine of CanterburyFranciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
May 30: Joan of Arc
“Maid of Orleans”. Visionary, martyr. Patron of France, prisoners, soldiers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaJoan of Arc ArchiveCatholicSaints.InfoNational Geographic
May 31: Our Lady of Grace
see: Catholic Answers: Mary, Full of GraceCatholic Encyclopedia: Visitation of MaryPraying for GraceVisitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
May ? (varies): Feast of the Ascension
Holy Day of Obligation; Celebration of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
see: BritannicaCatholic CultureCatholic OnlineCatholic Online (2)Church Year.netWikipedia: Ascension in Art

June 3: Charles Lwanga and Companions
Martyrs
see: Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineFranciscan MediaLoyola Press
June 5: Boniface (aka Winfrid; Wynfrith)
Apostle of Germany. Patron of brewers, tailors, Germany.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
June 6: Norbert (Norbert of Xanten)
Patron of Bohemia; Magdeburg, Germany; peace.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.Info
June 9: Ephrem
Patron of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoOrthodox Wiki
June 11: Barnabas
Martyr. Patron of Antioch, Cyprus, against hailstorms, as peacemaker
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.Info
June 13: Anthony of Padua
Doctor of the Church. Patron of fishermen, sailors, seekers of lost things, poor people, expectant mothers, Native Americans, against starvation, against shipwrecks.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
June 22: John Fisher
Martyr
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgEncyclopedia Britannica 1911CatholicSaints.Info
June 22: Thomas More
Doctor of the Church. Patron of lawyers; adopted children, civil servants, court clerks, difficult marriages, large families, politicians, statesmen, step-parents, widowers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEnglish History.netFranciscan MediaWorks of St. Thomas More

July 3: Thomas the Apostle
Patron of architects, India
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEncyclopedia BritannicaFranciscan MediaNew World EncyclopediaSt. Thomas the Apostle
July 11: Benedict; aka Benedict of Nursia
Patron of Europe; against poison; against gall stones, kidney disease, fevers; of cavers; civil engineers; farmers; monks; schoolchildren; those in religious orders
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaOrder of St. Benedict
July 14: Kateri Tekakwitha
Patron of the environment and ecology; exiles; loss of parents; those ridiculed for their piety.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgConservation.Catholic.orgKaia’tanó:ronKateri Tekakwitha ShrineCatholicSaints.Info
July 15: Bonaventure
Bishop, Doctor of the Church; patron against intestinal problems
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
July 22: Mary Magdalene (‘Apostle to the Apostles’; ‘The Penitent’)
Patron against sexual temptation, apothecaries and pharmacists, contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumers, reformed prostitutes, tanners, women.
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
July 28: Blessed Stanley Rother
American-born martyr
see: America (magazine)Cathollic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaOur Sunday Visitor
July 31: Ignatius of Loyola
Founder of the Jesuits. Patron of Basques; retreats; soldiers
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaIgnatian SpiritualityMedieval Sourcebook

August 8: Dominic (Dominic de Guzman)
Founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). Patron of astronomers, the Dominican Republic, falsely accused people, scientists.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTN: History of the RosaryCatholicSaints.Info
August 10: Lawrence aka St. Lawrence of Rome
Patron of Rome; Canada; Sri Lanka; chefs; comedians; librarians; students; miners; tanners
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLeo I: Sermon on St. LawrenceCatholicSaints.Info
August 11: Philomena
Patron of babies, children, students, young people
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.InfoRegina Magazine
August 14: Maximilian Mary Kolbe – “Apostle of Consecration to Mary” – Martyr
Patron of drug addicts, families, journalists, prisoners, political prisoners, pro-life movement.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic PagesCatholicism.orgCatholicSaints.Info
August 28: Augustine of Hippo
Doctor of the Church. Patron of brewers, printers, sore eyes, theologians
see: Franciscan MediaAugustine of HippoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

September 3: Gregory the Great
Benedictine monk. Pope. Doctor of the Church. Patron of choir boys; educators; England; masons; musicians; papacy; plague; Popes; schoolchildren; singers; students; teachers; West Indies.
see: BritannicaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoChristianity TodayFranciscan Media
September 5: Teresa of Calcutta (‘Mother Teresa’)
Sister, missionary, founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineMother Teresa of Calcutta CenterStill, Small Voice
September 13: John Chrysostom
Doctor of the Church. Patron of Constantinople (Istanbul); epileptics; lecturers; orators; preachers; speakers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
September 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Feast celebrated since the seventh century.
see: About: CatholicismFranciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: Holy Cross NovenaVatican: Pope Francis Homily
September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows
see: Catholic News AgencyFranciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicCulture.orgCatholic EducationEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of Sorrows
September 16: Cyprian
Bishop; martyr; Patron of North Africa
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineOrthodox Info. Center
September 17: Robert Bellarmine
Doctor of the Church. Patron of canon lawyers; catechists; catechumens
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.org
September 18: Joseph of Cupertino
Patron of of aviators, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, students, test takers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNFranciscan Media
September 21: Matthew
Apostle. Patron of bankers, accountants, bookkeepers, civil servants, stock brokers, tax collectors.
see: Cathedral of St. MatthewCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
September 22: Thomas of Villanueva
aka “The Almsgiver”, “The Father of the Poor”
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoRosary a Day
September 23: Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Patron of civil defense volunteers, Catholic adolescents
see: CatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaCatholic OnlinePadre Pio.netThe Vatican
September 27: Vincent de Paul
Founder and co-founder of charitable orders. Patron of charities, charitable workers, hospitals, hospital workers, lepers, volunteers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaVincentian Encyclopedia
September 30: Jerome
Doctor of the Church. Patron of archeologists, archivists, librarians, translators.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info

October 1: Therese of Lisieux (‘The Little Flower’)
Doctor of the Church. Patron of Australia; aviators; florists; France; illness; missionaries; Russia; sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCathlolic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Little FlowerVatican
October 4: Francis of Assisi
Founder of the Franciscan Order. Patron of animals, families, lacemakers, merchants, ecology, environment, zoos.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaPBSPrayer of St. Francis
October 5: Faustina Kowalska (Maria Faustina Kowalska, Faustina of Lodz)
Visionary; Patron of Mercy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic CultureEWTN: History of the RosaryThe Holy RosaryUSCCB: How to Pray the Rosary
October 11: Pope John XXIII
aka “Good Pope John”. Convened the Second Vatican Council.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic CultureDocuments of the Second Vatican CouncilCatholicSaints.InfoVaticanWikipedia: Second Vatican Council50th Anniversary of Vatican II
October 12: Bl. Maria Teresa Fasce
Sister and Abbess
see: Augustinians.netCatholic.netCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoA Minor Friar Blog
October 12: Wilfrid of York
see: <Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
October 13: Edward the Confessor
Patron of difficult marriages, kings, separated spouses.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information Network`Catholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEnglish Monarchs
October 15: Teresa of Avila
Doctor of the Church. Also known as Teresa of Jesus. Patron of headaches, lacemakers, people in religious orders, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaBiography OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
October 18: Luke the Apostle
Patron of physicians and surgeons; also of artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, glassmakers, goldsmiths, lacemakers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
October 23: John of Capistrano
Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
October 25: Crispin and Crispinian
Martyrs. Patrons of cobblers, lace workers, leather workers, shoemakers, weavers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info – CrispinCatholicSaints.Info – CrispianLives of the Saints
October 28: Jude
Patron of desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospital workers; hospitals; impossible causes; lost causes.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Jude Novena SiteCatholicSaints.Info
October 30: Alphonsus Rodriguez
Doorkeeper and mystic.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic FireCatholic OnlineSt. Alphonsus Rodriguez (poem)

November 1: All Saints Day
Holy day of obligation in celebration of all saints known and unknown.
see: All Saints’ Day, Halloween and All Souls’ Day: What’s the difference?Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
November 2: Feast of All Souls
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EducationChurchYear.netMexOnlineWikipedia: All SoulsWikipedia: Day of the Dead
November 3: Martin de Porres
Patron of black people, hairdressers, innkeepers, the poor, public education, public health, race relations, social justice, television.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Martin de Porres
November 4: Charles Borromeo
Patron of apple orchards; bishops; catechists and catechumens, seminarians; spiritual leaders; against ulcers and other stomach disorders.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
November 5: Elizabeth
Cousin of Mary; mother of John the Baptist. Patron of expectant mothers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoMary Pages
November 10: Leo the Great
Pope and Doctor of the Church.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic News AgencyCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
November 11: Martin of Tours (Martin the Merciful)
Patron of beggers, horses, reformed alcoholics, soldiers, tailors, vintners.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. MartinCatholicSaints.Info
November 13: Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini)
Patron of immigrants; hospital administrators, orphans.
see: Catholic OnlineMissionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of JesusCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Frances Xavier Cabrini
November 15: Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus)
Patron of scientists.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNFranciscan MediaStanford Ency. of Philosophy
November 16: Agnes of Assisi
Abbess. Founder of monestaries. Younger sister of St. Clare of Assisi.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
November 16: Margaret of Scotland
Patron against the death of children; of learning; parents of large families; queens; Scotland; widows.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
November 17: Elizabeth of Hungary
Patron of bakers; beggars; brides; charities; exiles; the homeless; hospitals; nursing services; tertiaries; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
November 19: Agnes of Assisi
Abbess. Founder of monasteries. Younger sister of St. Clare of Assisi.
see: Catholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
November 22: Cecilia
Martyr. Patron of music, musicians.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint CeciliaCatholicSaints.Info
November 23: Clement I
Pope. Patron of marble workers; sailors; sick children; stonecutters.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoCatholic OnlineNNDB: St. Clement IFranciscan Media
November 23: Miguel Agustín Pro [Padre Pro]
Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicism.org
November 25: Catherine of Alexandria
Patron of girls, lawyers, librarians, mechanics, nurses, philosophers, potters, spinners, students, teachers, unmarried girls
see: BritannicaCatholic Saints.InfoFranciscan MediaLoyola Press
November 28: Catherine Laboure
Also known as Catherine Laboure Of The Miraculous Medal.
see: Association of the Miraculous MedalCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
November 30: Andrew
Apostle. Patron of fishermen; gout; Greece; maidens; Russia; Scotland; singers; sore throats; spinsters; women who wish to become mothers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCINCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media

December: The Holy Family (date varies)
see: Advent to EpiphanyHoly Family Radiates Example of True LoveCatholicSaints.Info
December 1: Eligius
Patron of metalworkers, blacksmiths, cab drivers, jewelers, veterinarians, watch makers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.Info
December 3: Francis Xavier (‘Apostle to the Far East’)
Patron of African missions; Australia; black missions; East Indies; foreign missions; India; missionaries; New Zealand; plague epidemics.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
December 6: Nicholas (Nicholas of Bari, Nicholas of Myra)
Patron of bakers, children, the poor, judges, sailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Nicholas CenterCatholicSaints.Info
December 7: Ambrose
Doctor of the Church – Bishop of Milan. “Patron of the Veneration of Mary”. Patron of bees; bee keepers; candlemakers; chandlers; domestic animals; learning; schoolchildren; students.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Dec. 8: Blessed Virgin Mary
December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception means that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin.
see: All About MaryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.comCatholic.org: Mary, Mother of GodFranciscan MediaNational Catholic RegisterWomen for Faith & Family
Dec. 9: Juan Diego
Visionary who saw the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineSancta.orgCatholicSaints.Info
December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apparition of the Virgin Mary.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMarian LibrarySancta.orgCatholicSaints.Info
December 13: Lucy of Syracuse
Virgin and martyr. Patron of the blind, those with eye problems, glaziers, authors, peasants.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan Media
December 14: John of the Cross
Doctor of the Church. Patron of contemplative life, contemplatives, mystical theology, mystics, Spanish poets.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Metaphysics of MysticismCatholicSaints.Info
December 21: Peter Canisius
Doctor of the Church. Patron of Catholic press; Germany; writers of catechisms.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
December 25: Christmas Day
Celebration of the birth of Jesus
see: Catholic CultureCatholic OnlineChristmas on the NetCrossroads InitiativeThe Real St. NicholasUS Conference of Catholic Bishops: Christmas
December 26: Stephen, aka “The Protomartyr”
Martyr. Patron of deacons, bricklayers, stonemasons.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
December 27: John the Apostle
Apostle and Evangelist
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat – Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
December 29: Thomas Becket
Patron of clergy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.InfoSources of British History

United States - Religion

Association of Religion Data Archives
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion…. now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers.
Divining America: Religion in American History
Essays by leading scholars, hosted by TeacherServe.
On Being
Radio show On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. (Formerly called Speaking of Faith.)
If the U.S. had 100 people: Charting Americans’ religious affiliations
What if we imagined the U.S. as a small town, population 100, instead of a continent-spanning nation with hundreds of millions of people? Doing so presents an interesting thought experiment because it allows us to see basic data about the U.S. and its people in a fresh, simple and illuminating way.
Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life … seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. … it tracks and aggregates news and conducts independent research, including surveys, legal backgrounders, reports, books and Q&A interviews.
Pew Research Center: Religious Landscape Study
A survey of religion in America. Includes demographic data, beliefs, and social and political views, published in 2014.
The Pluralism Project
Through an expanding network of affiliates, we document the contours of our multi-religious society, explore new forms of interfaith engagement, and study the impact of religious diversity in civic life. From Harvard University.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
From the Library of Congress, a look at the role of religion in 17th and 18th century America.
The Second-Largest Religion in Each State
Christianity is by far the largest religion in the United States….But what about the rest of us? This article has maps showing the second-largest religions by state and county. (2014)

Major World Religions

Buddhism

A Basic Buddhism Guide
Introductory articles on Buddhism and various aspects of Buddhist belief and practice.
Basics of Buddhism
A page introducing the concepts of Buddhism as part of a longer examination of Thailand.
BBC Bitesize: Buddhism
Information on the basics of Buddhism for British students reviewing for exams.
Learn Religions: Buddhism
Articles introducing the basic ideas of Buddhism, its origins, varieties, modern teachings, and related topics.
What the Buddha Taught
Online edition of popular and influential book about Buddhism.
World History Encyclopedia: Buddhism
Engyclopedia aArticle describing the origins of Buddhism and its core beliefs.

Christianity

Anno Domini; Jesus Through the Centuries
An art-based exhibit about how Jesus has been viewed by different ages and cultures.
BBC Bitesize: Christianity
Information on the basics of Christianity for British students reviewing for exams.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Scripture, commentaries, fiction, hymns, and essays by Christian writers.
ReligionFacts: Christianity
Statistics and information about Christianity, its history, beliefs and practices, denominations, and other related topics in an easy to follow topic-organized format.
Theology Library at Spring Hill College
Extensive set of links relating to Christian history and theology.
World Council of Churches
A worldwide fellowship of churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.
World History Encyclopedia: Christianity
Encyclopedia article describing the origins and early history of Christianity.

Hinduism

BBC Bitesize: Hinduism
Information on the basics of Hinduism for British students reviewing for exams.
History.com: Hinduism
Articles about the history and beliefs of Hinduism.
Learn Religions: Hinduism
Articles introducing the basic ideas of Hinduism, its origins, varities, modern teachings, and related topics.
ReligionFacts: Hinduism
Statistics and information about Hinduism, its history, beliefs and practices, and other related topics in an easy to follow topic-organized format.
World History Encyclopedia: Hinduism
Encyclopedia article describing the traditions and beliefs of Hinduism.

Islam

BBC Bitesize: Islam
Information on the basics of Islam for British students reviewing for exams.
History Channel: Islam
Facts about Islam, its founder, history, and Islam today.
Islamic Society of North America
ISNA is an association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, and civic and service organizations.
Learn Religions: Islam
Articles introducing the basic ideas of Islam, its origins, varities, modern teachings, and related topics.
Muslim Heritage
Discover 1000 years of missing history and explore the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation.
Pew Research: Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U.S. and around the world
Here are answers to some key questions about Muslims, compiled from several Pew Research Center reports published in recent years…. (August 2017)
The Secret History of Muslims in the U.S.
Muslims arrived with Columbus and have been leaving their mark on American culture and society ever since. A video from the New York Times. (Dec. 2018)

Judaism

BBC Bitesize: Judaism
Information on the basics of Judaism for British students reviewing for exams.
Jewish Virtual Library: Judaism
The Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is the most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history, politics and culture. With nearly 25,000 entries, the JVL is a one-stop shop for students of all ages interested in anything from anti-Semitism to Zionism.
Judaism 101
Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
Learn Religions: Judaism
Articles introducing the basic ideas of Judaism, its origins, varieties, modern teachings, and related topics.
My Jewish Learning
Offering articles and resources on all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life, the site is geared toward adults of all ages and backgrounds….
Reform Judaism.org
ReformJudaism.org seeks to provide content that describes and demonstrates the traditions and innovations of Reform Jewish life.

Shinto

Japan Guide: Shinto
Shinto (“the way of the gods”) is the indigenous faith of the Japanese people and as old as Japan itself. It remains Japan’s major religion alongside Buddhism.
Japan: Where Gods Aren’t Gods and Worshipers Aren’t Religious (Shinto Explained) (video)
Have you ever wondered about all the gates (torii) you see around Japan? They are entrances to the sacred ground of Shinto shrines (jinja). While some might see Japan’s traditional practices of Shinto as a religion, and their various kami as gods, it’s not quite as simple as that.
Patheos: Shinto
Shinto (“the way of the Kami”) is the name of the formal state religion of Japan…. Look here for an overview, origins, history, beliefs, rituals and worship, and ethics and community topics related to Shinto.
ReligionFacts: Shinto
Statistics and information about Shinto, its history, beliefs, practices, and other related topics in an easy to follow topic-organized format.
World History Encyclopedia: Shinto
Overview of the origins, stories, and traditions of Shinto, and links to related articles.

Sikhism

BBC Bitesize: Sikhism
Information on the basics of Sikhism for British students reviewing for exams.
BBC Bitesize: Taoism
Information on the basics of Taoism for British students reviewing for exams.
Learn Religions: Sikhism
Articles introducing the basic ideas and practices of Sikhism.
SikhNet: Who Are The Sikhs?
A short overview explaining the basic beliefs and practices of followers of Sikhism
Sikhs.org: Introduction to Sikhism
An introduction to the history and beliefs of Sikhs.

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