St. Francis of Assisi 1182 – 1226

“Lord make me an instrument of they peace, where there is hatred let me sow love.” Patron of: animals, ecology, grace, green technology, light, love, merchants, nature, peace, pets, tapestry workers, harmony, dying alone Type: Mystic Love for God and everything in creation so consumed St. Francis of Assisi, that he was able to commune […]

Our Lady of Mount Carmel feast July 16

“Receive my beloved son, this habit of thy order: this shall be to thee and to all Carmelites a privilege, that whosoever dies clothed in this shall never suffer eternal fire. . . . It shall be a sign of salvation, a protection in danger, and a pledge of peace.” Mount Carmel, in what is […]

Saint Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church, 1195–1231

Feast Day: June 13 Patron of: Lisbon, Portugal, Padua, amputees, barren women, domestic animals, draftees, oppressed people, orphans, paupers, the poor, pregnant women, prisoners, sailors Invoked for: finding a husband, finding lost articles Invoked against: debt, shipwreck, starvation Symbols: baby Jesus, book of Gospels, lily It is hard to find a Catholic church that does […]

Saint Catherine of Siena

1347 – 1380 Patron saint of: Fire Protection, Italy, Nursing Services, Activism Feast Day is April 29. Action and activism are the essence of Saint Catherine of Siena. Passionately devoted to the salvation of mankind, she left an astounding legacy of four hundred written letters and a devotional Dialogue that are considered great classics in literature. […]

Feast of St. Joseph, March 19, First Century AD

“I know by experience that the glorious Saint Joseph assists us generally in all necessities. I never asked him for anything which he did not obtain for me.” —Saint Teresa of Avila Patron of: Fathers, Carpenters, Catholic Church, Families, Homeless, Pregnant Women, Unborn Children, Workers, Family Protection, To Find Work, A Happy Death, To Sell […]

Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes

Lourdes, an ancient village in the valley of the Pyrenees mountains, is in the extreme southwest of France near the Spanish border. It is the site of the most famous series of apparitions of the Virgin Mary and the most visited pilgrimage shrine in Christendom. Credited with exuding a powerful healing energy, it is inundated […]

Mother of Sorrows

Mother of Sorrows Patron of: Grief When we are overwhelmed with grief, we turn to Mary, Mother of Jesus for help in our suffering. Throughout her life she endured much pain and sorrow and is fully able to empathize with anyone’s personal anguish. She endured the shame of being pregnant and unmarried, being poor, homelessness […]