Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle.
the beginning of the 'Prayer to St. Michael'

    Facts about St. Michael the Archangel

  • He is the leader of heaven's forces in their triumph over the powers of evil.
  • Tradition has it that he escorts the faithful to heaven at their hour of death.
  • As Guardian of the Catholic Church, faithful around the world turn to him with the 'Prayer to St. Michael'.

Saint Matthew the Apostle

It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. ... I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.
Jesus regarding St. Matthew

    Facts about St. Matthew the Apostle

  • Matthew was a tax collector and had a reputation as a sinner.
  • After being called by Christ, Matthew left everything and followed him.
  • He wrote one of the gospels and preached the good news in Judea and around the world until his martyrdom.

Saint Catherine of Genoa

Jesus in your heart! Eternity in your mind! The will of God in all your actions! But above all, love, God's love, entire love!

    Facts about St. Catherine of Genoa

  • She was born into a noble Italian family in 1447 and was married at age 16.
  • Her marriage was difficult, and she turned to a life of selfishness for consolation.
  • Catherine had a conversion experience in the sacrament of reconciliation. Her husband would also convert, and together they served the sick and poor.

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Be happy and at peace. Accept whatever he gives- and give whatever he takes with a big smile.

    Facts about St. Teresa of Calcutta

  • She was a nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in the mid-20th century.
  • Even in the midst of intense spiritual desolation, she joyfully spent her life serving the poorest of the poor in Calcutta, India until her death in 1997.
  • Pope Francis canonized her on September 4, 2016.