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  1. St. Isaac Jogues, St. John de Brébeuf, and Companions

    North American Martyrs The French Jesuit priests St. Isaac Jogues (1607-1646), St. John de Brebeuf (1593-1649), and their companions St. John de Lalande, St. René Goupil, St. Anthony Daniel, St. Charles Garnier, St. Gabriel Lalemant, and St. Noel Chabanel were among the first missionaries to the North American Indians, and were the first martyrs of […]
  2. St. Luke

    The Beloved Physician St. Luke (Evangelist) lived in the first century, and is the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles. Luke was a Gentile, making him the only non-Jewish author in the entire New Testament. Luke had a Greek background and education, and was likely born in Antioch. He […]
  3. St. Ignatius of Antioch

    Thrown to the Lions St. Ignatius of Antioch (bishop and martyr) was an important bishop who suffered martyrdom early in the second century. He was born in Syria. According to legend, he was the child whom Jesus placed in the midst of His disciples to teach them humility (cf. Mt 18:1-4). More reliable are the […]
  4. St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

    The visions of Christ granted to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (virgin and religious) led to the Church’s formal veneration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Margaret Mary was born in 1647; her childhood in eastern France was unhappy because of family problems and illness. After briefly considering marriage, she entered the Order of Visitation Sisters […]
  5. St. Teresa of Avila

    The Interior and the Active Faith Life St. Teresa (virgin and Doctor) was born in Avila, Spain, in 1515 and was raised in a warm and loving family. She was personally known for her engaging personality: She was beautiful, outgoing, enthusiastic and courageous. At the age of twenty, though reluctant to give up family life, […]