Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Leonardo Murialdo

God has chosen me! He called me to the inexpressible happiness of being his minister, another Christ.

    Facts about St. Leonardo Murialdo

  • He was born into a wealthy Italian family in 1828.
  • In boarding school, he was surrounded by bad company and fell into many sins.
  • He changed his ways and found profound peace in the confessional. He became a priest and established the Congregation of Saint Joseph.

Saint Rafqa Pietra Choboq

I am not afraid of death because God will let me live through it.

    Facts about St. Rafqa Pietra Choboq

  • She was born in 19th century Lebanon and was pressured to marry at age 14.
  • Rafqa decided to not marry but devote her life entirely to God as a nun.
  • As a nun, she was stricken with blindness and paralysis. For the next 30 years, she lived with kindness and completely surrendered her sufferings to God's will.

Saint Joseph

St. Joseph was a just man, a tireless worker, the upright guardian of those entrusted to his care. May he always guard, protect and enlighten families.
Pope John Paul II

    Facts about St. Joseph

  • Husband of the Mother of God
  • Foster father of the Savior of the world
  • Patron saint and protector of the universal Church

Saint Louise de Marillac

I must abandon myself continuously to the Providence of God and imitate, insofar as I am able, the life of Our Lord.

    Facts about St. Louise de Marillac

  • She was a 17th century French wife and mother who was active in parish life.
  • At the time of her husband's death, she met Vincent de Paul and devoted the rest of her life to working with him.
  • Together, they founded the Daughters of Charity, a society devoted to serving Jesus Christ in the poor.