Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Margaret of Antioch

Do not be afraid to be holy! have the courage and humility to present yourselves to the world determined to be holy, since full, true freedom is born of holiness.
Pope St. John Paul II

    Facts about St. Margaret of Antioch

  • At a young age, Margaret embraced Christianity and was disowned by her pagan father. She was martyred in the year 304 at the age of 15.
  • Over the centuries, numerous legends have been attributed with her life, including the slaying of a dragon.
  • St. Margaret of Antioch was one of the saints who appeared to Joan of Arc.
We need Catholics who are alert to the present moment... Modern Catholics who know how to nourish themselves in the past but whose eyes are fixed on the future.

    Facts about Bl. Carlos Rodriguez Santiago

  • Carlos was a faithful Puerto Rican layman who lived from 1918-1963
  • He loved nature and playing piano. From a young age, he suffered from Ulcerative Colitis, but he never let this undermine his commitment to Christ.
  • Carlos taught catechism and zealously promoted a greater understanding of the liturgy among laypeople.

Saint Junipero Serra

Friar Junipero... was one of the founding fathers of the United States, a saintly example of the Church's universality and special patron of the Hispanic people of the country.
Pope Francis

    Facts about St. Junipero Serra

  • Junipero was an 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who founded nine Spanish missions in California.
  • He brought thousands of Native Americans to the gift of faith and a better quality of life.
  • During his Apostolic Journey to the United States in 2015, Pope Francis canonized Junipero.

Sts. Peter and Paul

Both apostles share the same feast day, for these two were one. ... Let us embrace what they believed, their life, their labors, their sufferings, their preaching, and their confession of faith.
St. Augustine of Hippo

    Facts about Sts. Peter and Paul

  • Peter was the first Pope and was crucified upside-down in Rome.
  • Paul was the 'Apostle to the Gentiles' and was beheaded in Rome.
  • Peter and Paul counterbalanced the mythical figures of Romulus and Remus and replaced them as patrons of Rome.