A third-grader got it right.
“A saint is someone that
the light shines through.”
She was looking at a stained-
the one St. Francis inhabits.
Every morning the light comes
and St. Francis lets it pass through.
Saints are bearers of light
Just ask any third-grader.
Can you name saints who are Can you name saints who are
Martyrs Young saints.
Saints who gave up worldly
Founders of Religious Saints who gave up life of sin.
Servants of God waiting for
Doctors of the Church.
Patron Saints Saints who are Dominicans
Different Nationalities Saints who are Jesuits
Different Centuries Saints who are Franciscans
Saints who converted to
Catholicism Saints who are Carmelites
Modern Day Saints
Popes and Bishops
The communion of all the faithful of Christ,
those who are
pilgrims on earth,
the dead who are attaining their purification,
and the blessed in heaven,
all together forming one church.
All members of the church are joined
together, all praying for one another and
helping one another spread God’s Kingdom
here on earth while looking toward the
fullness of the Kingdom of Heaven
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Thomas Aquinas Mother Therese
Thomas Merton Thea Bowman
St. Peter St. Pius XIII
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
St. Isaac Jogues St. Marguerite Bourgeoys
St. Paul Padre Pio
St. Patrick St. Peter Claver
St. Benedict St. Therese Avila
St. Scholastica St. Josephine Bahkita
St. Katherine Drexel St. Ignatious Loyola
St. Bernadette Kateri Tekawitha
St. Dominick Savio St. Francis Xavier
Pope St. Gregory the Great
St. Maria Goretti
Oscar Romero St. Therese Lisiuex
St. Angela Merici Pope John Paul II
St Augustine St. Ambrose
St. Francis Assisi
Pope John XXIII
St. John Chrystostom
St. Basil the Great
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Pope St. Gregory the Great
St. Anthony of Padua
St. Francis de Sales
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. Therese of Avila
St. Catherine of Sienna
St. Therese Lisiuex
St. Isaac Jogues and North American Martyrs
St. Charles Lwanga and Ugandan Martyrs
St. Paul Miki and Japanese Martyrs
St. Thomas More
St. Maximilian Kolbe
St. Francis Xavier
St. Isaac Jogues
Pope John XXIII
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
St. Elizabeth Ann
1. First American born saint
2. Converted to Catholicism
3. Founded school in Baltimore for
poor children forerunner of
parochial schools today.
4. Founded Sisters of Charity
5. Sisters of Charity in St. Mary’s
School from 1855 to 1986
St. Thomas Aquinas
1. The Patron Saint of all universities
2. Joined the Dominicans of Naples in
3. Studied under St. Albert the Great
4. Was declared Doctor of the Church
by Pope Pius V.
5. Canonized in 1323
Converted to Catholicism in 1927
Co-founded a newspaper called
“The Catholic Worker” with Peter
“The Catholic Worker” printed
articles about Catholic social
In 1924, she bought a beach
cottage in Staten Island.
Went to prison in 1917
Pope John Paul II
His reign as pope lasted for more than 26 years.
He was the first non-Italian pope. He was also Polish.
Pope John Paul II is the youngest pope since Pope Pius IX.
Established a celebration known as World Youth Day to strengthen
young people’s faith
Died in April 2005
1. Pierre Toussaint was born on June 27th ,
2. He was Taught how to read and write
by his Grandmother.
3. He came to America in 1787 and became
an apprentice to one of the city’s
4. He funded money to build a new
Roman Catholic church.
5. He died in on June 30th , 1853 , at the age
6. Finally in 1996 Pierre Toussaint was
declared Venerable by Pop John II, the
second step toward sainthood
St. Frances Xavier
She founded the Missionaries of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Patroness of immigrants
Founded schools, hospitals, and
First American citizen to be canonized
by the Roman Catholic Church
Last name used to honor the Jesuit
saint, Francis Xavier
St. Francis of Assisi
1. St. Francis was the Patron Saint of
animals and the environment.
2. He traveled to the tomb of Saint
Peter, where he donated all the
money in his traveling purse.
3. He was the founder of the Franciscan
order. The order was a Catholic
religious order, that had a devoted
life of simple living, missionary and
4. He was the founder of a religious
community called the “Franciscans.”
5. He gave up his wealth to teach
Religion all over the country. ( Saint
Francis lived in Assisi, which is
located in Central Italy.
Archbishop of El Salvador
Assassinated on March 24, 1980
while serving mass (martyr)
Protected those being killed by
A source of strength and hope
for the poor of his country
Served as a country priest
"Aspire not to have more but to
St. Ignatius Loyola
A Spanish soldier
Became a Catholic and developed
Formed the Society of Jesus, of Jesuits
Patron saint of spiritual retreats
Lived a humble life
Pope John XXIII
Convened the Second Vatican Church
261st pope of the Roman Catholic Church
Ordained a priest at age 23
Wrote two greatest encyclicals in the history of Church;
“Mater et Magistra” and “Pacem in Terris”
Lived out the Church’s teaching “Solidarity of the Human
St. Peter Claver
1. Born in Spain 1600’s
2. Ministered to African slaves who were brought into port of
Cartegna in terrible condition.
3. Boarded ships to bring medicine, food and comfort to
4. Baptized about 300,000
5. Honored by government who previously had condemned
St. Therese Lisieux
Cured by Mary when she was
young and ill
Became a Carmelite
Prayed for missionaries and sent
letters in support of them
The first martyr (stoned to death)
Falsely accused for speaking blasphemy
First disciple of Jesus
Patron saint of the Stonemasons
Feast day: December 26
A leader of the early Christian
Killed by crucifixion
An African martyr
Many schools were named after
Real name: Simon Cephas
Made the first missionary journey
Beheaded in Rome during the reign of
13 epistles in the New Testament are
attributed to Paul
Argued that Gentiles didn’t have to
become Jews in order to be Christians at
the Council of Jerusalem
1. exercised the greatest influence on monasticism
2. built what was to become one of the most famous
monasteries in the world—Monte Cassino in Naples, Italy
3. Established RULE OF ST. BENEDICT to describe a life of
devotional prayer, worship, and labor.
4. Encouraged charity to surrounding communities.
St. Angela Merici
Founded the Order of Ursulines
Encouraged education for young
girls (turned her home into school
Helped women become good
wives and mothers
Patron saint of the disabled and
Struck with blindness, but cured
when praying in front of a crucifix
St. Teresa of Avila
A strong Church leader
Born to a noble Spanish family
A brilliant spiritual writer
Helped to reform her religious orders, the
Declared a Doctor of the Church
"Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do
not know Him. What a great grace it is to know
1. For many years, Josephine Bakhita was a slave but her spirit was
always free and eventually that spirit prevailed.
2. Born in Darfur region of Sudan
3. Kidnapped and sold in slavery and given the name Bahkita
which means “fortunate’
4. entered the Institute of St. Magdalene of Canossa in 1893
5. Worked to free girls from oppression and violence and return
them to their dignity.
St. Monica mother of St. Augustine.
St. Monica, a Christian forced to Christian at 33, priest at 36, bishop at 41
marry a pagan prayed for her husbands Wrote many works about his life and faith
conversion. Born in Hippo near Algeria today.
When her son began following DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH
heretical teachings and living an Augustinian priests and brothers continue
immoral life, she never gave up trying to make a difference today.
to help him convert St. Nicholas of Tolentine Augustinian
St. Ambrose was her spiritual advisor friar/
as well as Augustine’s
She became a leader of devout
women in Milan.
"Here we do not speak evil of anyone."
Pope St. Gregory the
1. Benedictine monk found several monasteries in Sicily
2. Known to have reformed the liturgy.
3. Revision of “Gregorian Chant” is disputed.
4. His book “Pastoral Care” outlined duties of bishops to
preach and to enforce discipline.
5. One of four key early DOCTORS OF THE CHURCH along
with AMBROSE, JEROME, AND AUGUSTINE.
St. Francis Xavier
1. Born in Spain, studied in Paris, met St.
2. One of original 7 who joined Society of Jesus
3. One of the first Jesuit missionaries to far east
where he preached and gave aid to the sick.
4. Patron saint of Japan and missionaries
5. Gave his time freely ministering to the
St. Thomas More
1. MARTYR refused to approve Henry VIII’s divorce and remarriage and
establishment of the Church of England and was beheaded in Tower of London.
2. Would not support Henry VIII as head of the Church
3. A” man for all seasons”, a literary scholar, eminent lawyer, gentleman, father of
four children and chancellor of England.
4. supreme diplomat and counselor, he did not compromise his own moral values in
order to please the king.
1. Pope John Paul II has designated Blessed Kateri as a
patroness for World Youth Day 2002.
2. Born in New York, daughter of Mohawk chief and
Catholic Algonquin mother.
3. Dedicate her short life to Jesus always ministering to
4. Loved the rosary and let a life of prayer.
5. First native American to declared Blessed.
"Kateri was a child of nature. Her sainthood will raise the minds and hearts
of those who love nature and work in ecology."
St. Maximillian Kolbe
1. Born in Poland (now Ukraine Franciscan Friar and
ordained at 24
2. Prayed to Our Lady for direction and guidance. She
offered him two crown purity and martyrdom and he
3. founded the Militia of the Immaculata, whose aim
was to fight evil with the witness of the good
life, prayer, work and suffering.
4. Thought religious indifference was worst evil and
fought against it.
5. Arrested by Nazis and put in concentration camp.
6. Died when he asked to replace a man who was in the
“death line” because the man had a family.
1. daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia banker who had left her and
her siblings an inheritance in the millions,
2. Katharine used her portion to establish Xavier University, the first
Catholic college for blacks, in New Orleans.
3. Her assistance to Native Americans resulted in 145 Catholic
missions and 12 schools.
4. Founded Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
5. Second canonized American born saint after Elizabeth Seton.
1. born in 1844, child of an extremely poor miller in the
town of Lourdes in southern France.
2. on February 11,1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary
appeared to Bernadette in a cave.
3. Lourdes became one of the most popular Marian
shrines in the world, attracting millions of visitors
and many miracles were reported.
4. Our Lady revealed herself by saying “I am the
5. Though Bernadette didn’t understand everything
told to her, she accepted and believed.
1.) Maria Goretti is the youngest
2.) She was born in Italy.
3.) She was attacked by her
eighteen-year-old neighbor. He
tried to rape her.
4.) She said that if she submitted to
him, she would be sinning. She
would rather die than submit, so
he killed her.
5.) She forgave him, and appeared
to him in a vision after her death.
1. Patron Saint of Archdiocese of New York.
2. Former slave
3. Converted people of Ireland
4. Legend says he taught with shamrock and
chased snakes from Ireland.
5. Taught by example.
St. Paul Miki
1. Jesuit and a native of Japan, has become the best
known among the 26 martyrs of Japan
2. After Christ’s example he forgave his persecutors.
He said” I do not hate them.”
3. .Among the martyrs were priests, brothers and
laymen, Franciscans, Jesuits and members of the
Secular Franciscan Order; there were
catechists, doctors, simple artisans and
servants, old men and innocent children—all
united in a common faith and love for Jesus and
St. Isaac Jogues
1. Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North
American continent officially recognized by the Church.
2. Gave up a career teaching literature in France to bring “good news”
to Huron Indians in New World.
3. Jesuit missionary and martyr
4. Captured and tortured by Iroquois.
5. Patron Saint of North America.
1. Doctor of the Church
2. Translated Bible from Hebrew
3. Studied in Rome, traveled extensively in Palestine.
4. Strong, outspoken, swift to anger, but most severe on
himself for his shortcomings.
5. Legend says he pulled a thorn from a lion’s paw and the
lion was forever devoted.
St Dominic Savio
1. joined St. John Bosco as a student at the Oratory in
Turin at the age of 12.
2. Though he was afraid his friends would make fun of
him, he was very pious and devoted to his faith.
3. Many thought he was too young, but Pope Pius X
thought that “no one is too young—or too old or too
anything else—to achieve the holiness to which we
are all called.”
4. Not only did he live his life committed to not
sinning he felt it was his duty to stop others and
through his words prevented fights ,etc.
"I can't do big things. But I want all I do, even the smallest thing, to be for the
greater glory of God."
1. Applied to Carmelites and Poor Clares and was unsuccessful.
2. Invited to Canada to start a school adding classes for Indian
girls later on.
3. Founded the Sisters of Notre Dame.
4. Called “Mother of the Colony”
5. At age 69 walked from Montreal to Quebec to establish a
“God closes a door and then opens a window,”
St Catherine of Siena
1. entered the Dominican Third Order at 18 and spent the next
three years in seclusion, prayer and austerity.
2. When Great Schism began, she spent last years of her life
praying and preaching for unity.
3. Doctor of the Church for her spiritual writings.
4. Co Patron of Italy with St. Francis of Assisi.
St. Charles Lwanga
1. One of 22 Ugandan martyrs.
2. protected his fellow pages (aged 13 to 30) from the sexual
demands of the Bagandan ruler/
3. encouraged and instructed them in the Catholic faith
during their imprisonment for refusing the ruler’s
4. Burned to death, he made no cries until the end when he
called out “Katonda” My God!