Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Aloysius Gonzaga

It is better to be the child of God than king of the whole world.

    Facts about St. Aloysius Gonzaga

  • Aloysius was an Italian aristocrat who fell ill to kidney disease at a young age.
  • While he was ill, he began to pray fervently and would eventually enter the Society of Jesus.
  • While caring for the sick, he contracted their disease and died in 1591 at the age of 23.
Jesus died for us and his blood, up to the last drop, washed our soul. How much Jesus loved us!

    Facts about Servant of God Nicola D’Onofrio

  • Nicola was born to pious Italian parents in 1943.
  • He had a deep devotion to the Eucharist, the Virgin Mary, and St. Therese of Lisieux.
  • While he was in priestly formation, he was diagnosed with cancer. Nicola endured his sufferings with great patience and passed away at the age of 21.

Saint Norbert of Xanten

You will never enjoy the sweetness of a quiet prayer unless you shut your mind to all worldly desires and temporal affairs.

    Facts about St. Norbert of Xanten

  • Norbert was born in 1080 to a noble family in Rhineland, Germany.
  • He lived a worldly life until he almost died in a thunderstorm. He heard the Lord asking him to turn from evil and do good.
  • Norbert gave all that he had to the poor. He founded a religious order and eventually became a zealous bishop.

Saint Justin Martyr

You can kill us, but you cannot do us any real harm.

    Facts about St. Justin Martyr

  • Justin was a 2nd-century Christian apologist and philosopher from Samaria.
  • He was the first to interpret the theory of the Logos in Christian theology.
  • He was martyred in Rome for his steadfast faith.