Faithful People of
       God
A third-grader got it right.
“A saint is someone that
the light shines through.”
She was looking at a stained-
glass windo...
Can you name saints who are   Can you name saints who are


Martyrs                       Young saints.

                 ...
The communion of all the faithful of Christ,
those who are
pilgrims on earth,
the dead who are attaining their purificatio...
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Thomas Aquinas Mother Therese
                                      Thomas Merton     Thea Bow...
St. Ambrose
St. Jerome
St. Augustine
St. John Chrystostom
St. Basil the Great
St. Bernard of Clairvaux
Pope St. Gregory th...
St. Stephen
St. Isaac Jogues and North American Martyrs
St. Charles Lwanga and Ugandan Martyrs
St. Paul Miki and Japanese ...
St. Paul
St. Francis Xavier
St. Patrick
St. Isaac Jogues
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. Augustine
Pope St. Gregory the Great
Dorothy Day
Vincent Capodanno
Pope John XXIII
Cardinal Cooke
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Kateri Tekawitha
Oscar Romero
St. Elizabeth Ann
              Seton

1. First American born saint
2. Converted to Catholicism
3. Founded school in Balti...
St. Thomas Aquinas




1. The Patron Saint of all universities
   and students
2. Joined the Dominicans of Naples in
   12...
Dorothy Day




Converted to Catholicism in 1927
Co-founded a newspaper called
“The Catholic Worker” with Peter
Maurin.
...
Pope John Paul II




His reign as pope lasted for more than 26 years.
He was the first non-Italian pope. He was also Po...
Pierre Toussaint

1. Pierre Toussaint was born on June 27th ,
   1766
2. He was Taught how to read and write
   by his Gra...
St. Francis Xavier
St. Frances Xavier
                 Cabrini

 She founded the Missionaries of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Patroness of im...
St. Francis of Assisi

1. St. Francis was the Patron Saint of
   animals and the environment.
2. He traveled to the tomb o...
Oscar Romero


  Archbishop of El Salvador
  Assassinated on March 24, 1980
   while serving mass (martyr)
  Protected ...
St. Ignatius Loyola


A Spanish soldier
Became a Catholic and developed
“spiritual exercises”
Formed the Society of Jes...
Pope John XXIII

Convened the Second Vatican Church
261st pope of the Roman Catholic Church
Ordained a priest at age 23...
St. Peter Claver


1. Born in Spain 1600’s
2. Ministered to African slaves who were brought into port of
   Cartegna in te...
St. Therese Lisieux


Cured by Mary when she was
young and ill
Became a Carmelite
Prayed for missionaries and sent
lett...
St. Stephen

The first martyr (stoned to death)
Falsely accused for speaking blasphemy
First disciple of Jesus
Patron ...
St. Peter

A leader of the early Christian
Church
Killed by crucifixion
An African martyr
Many schools were named afte...
St. Paul


Made the first missionary journey
An Apostle
Beheaded in Rome during the reign of
Nero
13 epistles in the N...
St. Benedict



1. exercised the greatest influence on monasticism
2. built what was to become one of the most famous
   m...
St. Angela Merici

Founded the Order of Ursulines
Encouraged education for young
girls (turned her home into school
for ...
St. Teresa of Avila


A strong Church leader
Born to a noble Spanish family
A brilliant spiritual writer
Helped to ref...
Mother Josephine
                Bakhita

     "Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do
     not know Him. What a gr...
St. Augustine


                                 St. Monica

St. Monica mother of St. Augustine.
St. Monica, a Christian...
Pope St. Gregory the
                      Great




1. Benedictine monk found several monasteries in Sicily
2. Known to h...
St. Francis Xavier



1. Born in Spain, studied in Paris, met St.
   Ignatius Loyola
2. One of original 7 who joined Socie...
St. Thomas More




1. MARTYR refused to approve Henry VIII’s divorce and remarriage and
   establishment of the Church of...
Kateri Tekawitha


           1. Pope John Paul II has designated Blessed Kateri as a
              patroness for World Yo...
St. Maximillian Kolbe
1. Born in Poland (now Ukraine Franciscan Friar and
   ordained at 24
2. Prayed to Our Lady for dire...
Katherine Drexel




1. daughter of a wealthy Philadelphia banker who had left her and
   her siblings an inheritance in t...
Thomas Merton
St. Bernadette


1. born in 1844, child of an extremely poor miller in the
   town of Lourdes in southern France.
2. on Fe...
Maria Goretti

1.) Maria Goretti is the youngest
saint.
2.) She was born in Italy.
3.) She was attacked by her
eighteen-ye...
St. Patrick



1. Patron Saint of Archdiocese of New York.
2. Former slave
3. Converted people of Ireland
4. Legend says h...
Mother Teresa
St. Paul Miki


1. Jesuit and a native of Japan, has become the best
   known among the 26 martyrs of Japan
2. After Chris...
St. Isaac Jogues




1. Isaac Jogues and his companions were the first martyrs of the North
   American continent official...
St. Jerome




1. Doctor of the Church
2. Translated Bible from Hebrew
3. Studied in Rome, traveled extensively in Palesti...
St Dominic Savio

             1. joined St. John Bosco as a student at the Oratory in
                Turin at the age of...
St Marguerite
                Bourgeoys




1. Applied to Carmelites and Poor Clares and was unsuccessful.
2. Invited to C...
St Catherine of Siena




1. entered the Dominican Third Order at 18 and spent the next
   three years in seclusion, praye...
Servant of God
Vincent Capodanno
St. John Neumann
St. Charles Lwanga




1. One of 22 Ugandan martyrs.
2. protected his fellow pages (aged 13 to 30) from the sexual
   dema...
Pope Leo XIII
Saint John The
    Baptist

          -Patron Saint of baptism, conversion,
          and tailors.

          -Baptized Je...
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  1. 1. Faithful People of God
  2. 2. A third-grader got it right. “A saint is someone that the light shines through.” She was looking at a stained- glass window— the one St. Francis inhabits. Every morning the light comes and St. Francis lets it pass through. Saints are bearers of light and love and life. Just ask any third-grader.
  3. 3. Can you name saints who are Can you name saints who are Martyrs Young saints. Saints who gave up worldly Missionaries goods. Founders of Religious Saints who gave up life of sin. Communities. Servants of God waiting for Doctors of the Church. beatification. 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
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Thomas Aquinas Mother Therese Thomas Merton Thea Bowman St. Peter St. Pius XIII St. Frances Xavier Cabrini Pierre Toussaint 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 Maximillian Kolbe St. Dominick Savio St. Francis Xavier Pope St. Gregory the Great St. Stephen St. Maria Goretti Oscar Romero St. Therese Lisiuex St. Dominic St. Angela Merici Pope John Paul II Dorothy Day St Augustine St. Ambrose St. Francis Assisi Pope John XXIII
  6. 6. St. Ambrose St. Jerome St. Augustine 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
  7. 7. St. Stephen St. Isaac Jogues and North American Martyrs St. Charles Lwanga and Ugandan Martyrs St. Paul Miki and Japanese Martyrs Oscar Romero St. Thomas More St. Maximilian Kolbe
  8. 8. St. Paul St. Francis Xavier St. Patrick St. Isaac Jogues
  9. 9. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton St. Augustine
  10. 10. Pope St. Gregory the Great
  11. 11. Dorothy Day Vincent Capodanno Pope John XXIII Cardinal Cooke Archbishop Fulton Sheen Kateri Tekawitha Oscar Romero
  12. 12. St. Elizabeth Ann Seton 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
  13. 13. St. Thomas Aquinas 1. The Patron Saint of all universities and students 2. Joined the Dominicans of Naples in 1243 3. Studied under St. Albert the Great 4. Was declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius V. 5. Canonized in 1323
  14. 14. Dorothy Day Converted to Catholicism in 1927 Co-founded a newspaper called “The Catholic Worker” with Peter Maurin.  “The Catholic Worker” printed articles about Catholic social teaching. In 1924, she bought a beach cottage in Staten Island. Went to prison in 1917
  15. 15. 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
  16. 16. Pierre Toussaint 1. Pierre Toussaint was born on June 27th , 1766 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 leading hairdressers. 4. He funded money to build a new Roman Catholic church. 5. He died in on June 30th , 1853 , at the age 87. 6. Finally in 1996 Pierre Toussaint was declared Venerable by Pop John II, the second step toward sainthood
  17. 17. St. Francis Xavier
  18. 18. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini  She founded the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Patroness of immigrants Founded schools, hospitals, and orphanages First American citizen to be canonized by the Roman Catholic Church Last name used to honor the Jesuit saint, Francis Xavier
  19. 19. 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 physical labor. 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.
  20. 20. Oscar Romero  Archbishop of El Salvador  Assassinated on March 24, 1980 while serving mass (martyr)  Protected those being killed by government forces  A source of strength and hope for the poor of his country  Served as a country priest "Aspire not to have more but to be more.”
  21. 21. St. Ignatius Loyola A Spanish soldier Became a Catholic and developed “spiritual exercises” Formed the Society of Jesus, of Jesuits Patron saint of spiritual retreats Lived a humble life
  22. 22. 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 Family”
  23. 23. 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 slaves. 4. Baptized about 300,000 5. Honored by government who previously had condemned him.
  24. 24. 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
  25. 25. St. Stephen The first martyr (stoned to death) Falsely accused for speaking blasphemy First disciple of Jesus Patron saint of the Stonemasons  Feast day: December 26
  26. 26. St. Peter A leader of the early Christian Church Killed by crucifixion An African martyr Many schools were named after him. Real name: Simon Cephas
  27. 27. St. Paul Made the first missionary journey An Apostle Beheaded in Rome during the reign of Nero 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
  28. 28. St. Benedict 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.
  29. 29. St. Angela Merici Founded the Order of Ursulines Encouraged education for young girls (turned her home into school for girls) Helped women become good wives and mothers Patron saint of the disabled and orphans Struck with blindness, but cured when praying in front of a crucifix
  30. 30. 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 Carmelites Declared a Doctor of the Church
  31. 31. Mother Josephine Bakhita "Be good, love the Lord, pray for those who do not know Him. What a great grace it is to know God!" 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.
  32. 32. St. Augustine St. Monica 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."
  33. 33. Pope St. Gregory the Great 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.
  34. 34. St. Francis Xavier 1. Born in Spain, studied in Paris, met St. Ignatius Loyola 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 poorest people.
  35. 35. 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.
  36. 36. Kateri Tekawitha 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 others. 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."
  37. 37. 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 chose both 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.
  38. 38. Katherine Drexel 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.
  39. 39. Thomas Merton
  40. 40. St. Bernadette 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 Immaculate Conception. 5. Though Bernadette didn’t understand everything told to her, she accepted and believed.
  41. 41. Maria Goretti 1.) Maria Goretti is the youngest saint. 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.
  42. 42. St. Patrick 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.
  43. 43. Mother Teresa
  44. 44. 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 his Church.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. St. Jerome 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.
  47. 47. 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."
  48. 48. St Marguerite Bourgeoys 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 school there. “God closes a door and then opens a window,”
  49. 49. 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.
  50. 50. Servant of God Vincent Capodanno
  51. 51. St. John Neumann
  52. 52. 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 demands. 4. Burned to death, he made no cries until the end when he called out “Katonda” My God!
  53. 53. Pope Leo XIII
  54. 54. Saint John The Baptist -Patron Saint of baptism, conversion, and tailors. -Baptized Jesus in the Jordan River. -Relative of Jesus Christ. -Martyr.

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