Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Jeanne Jugan

Never forget that the poor are our Lord; in caring for the poor say to yourself: This is for my Jesus- what a great grace!

    Facts about St. Jeanne Jugan

  • She grew up in France in the late-1700s during the upheavals of the French Revolution.
  • One day, she met a blind, paralyzed, and elderly woman and began caring for her.
  • From this beginning, she founded 'The Little Sisters of the Poor', a religious congregation dedicated to caring for the elderly poor.

Saint Rose of Lima

How wonderful is His grace! How beautiful, how precious; what riches are hidden therein, what treasures, what joys, what delights.

    Facts about St. Rose of Lima

  • Rose grew up in Peru in the 16th century and committed herself to prayer and penance.
  • She was admired for her beauty but chose not to marry in order to devote her life entirely to God and to caring for the poor.
  • She died in 1617 at the age of 31. She is the first person born in the Americas to be canonized.

Venerable Michael McGivney

In fidelity to the vision of Fr. McGivney, may you continue to seek new ways of being a spiritual force for the renewal of the Church in holiness, unity, and truth.
Pope St. John Paul II

    Facts about Ven. Michael McGivney

  • He was born in 19th-century Connecticut as the first of 13 children.
  • At age 29, he founded the Knights of Columbus, a Catholic fraternal benefit society.
  • He was a holy and hardworking parish priest for 12 years until his death at age 38. Today, the Knights of Columbus consists of nearly 2 million members.
If anyone comes to me, I want to lead them to Him.

    Facts about St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

  • She was born into a large Jewish family, and her birthname was 'Edith Stein'.
  • She became an atheist as a teenager and eventually received a doctorate of philosophy.
  • Edith converted to Catholicism and joined the Carmelites after reading the writings of St. Teresa of Avila. Years later, she was martyred by the Nazis.