Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Bartholomew

He is a true Israelite. There is no duplicity in him.

    Facts about St. Bartholomew

  • Bartholomew was one of the Twelve Apostles. Some scholars identify him with Nathanael.
  • He saw Jesus appear by the Sea of Tiberias after his Resurrection.
  • Bartholomew preached the Gospel to India. He then went on mission to Armenia where he would be martyred.
Now it is time for us to fight to save our souls for the Lord. And since he died on the cross for us, it is fitting that we should die for him.

    Facts about St. Antonio Primaldo & His Companions

  • Antonio and his 812 companion martyrs were Christian inhabitants of Otranto in Southern Italy during the 15th century.
  • They were executed for their refusal to convert to Islam.
  • The martyrs of Otranto were canonized by Pope Francis in 2013.

Saint Dominic

One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.

    Facts about St. Dominic

  • Before Dominic was born, his mother dreamed a dog leapt from her womb carrying a torch in its mouth and seemed to set the earth on fire.
  • Dominic became the Founder of the "Order of Preachers" (Dominican Order).
  • The spread of the Rosary is attributed to St. Dominic's powerful preaching over 800 years ago.

Saint Alphonsus Liguori

Without prayer we have neither light nor strength to advance in the way which leads to God.

    Facts about St. Alphonsus Liguori

  • Alphonsus was an 18th-century lawyer who became a bishop, author, composer, and artist.
  • He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (the Redemptorists).
  • He is honored as a Doctor of the Church and the Patron Saint of Confessors.