Saints of the Week

In newspapers and bulletins
around the country

Saint Timothy

Let no one have contempt for your youth, but set an example for those who would believe, in speech, conduct, love, faith, and purity.

    Facts about St. Timothy

  • Timothy was born in Asia Minor in 70 A.D. to a Jewish mother and Greek father.
  • St. Paul encountered him on a missionary journey. Timothy became Paul's close companion, and he was entrusted with very important missions.
  • Timothy became the bishop of Ephesus, and he was jailed at least once for the Christian faith.

Saint Anthony the Abbot

The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. ... He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much.

    Facts about St. Anthony the Abbot

  • In 251, he was born into a wealthy family in Lower Egypt.
  • After his parents died, Anthony radically followed the gospel and gave all that he had to the poor.
  • He then lived an ascetic life as a hermit in the deserts of Egypt. He is considered the Father of organized Christian monasticism.

Blessed William Carter

To have courage for whatever comes in life- everything lies in that.
-St. Teresa of Avila

    Facts about Bl. William Carter

  • He was a 16th century married bookseller who began a Catholic printing press.
  • Because of the severe Catholic persecution, William was imprisoned in the Tower of London.
  • During his trial, he received the Sacrament of Confession from a priest who was also facing a death sentence. The next day, William was martyred.

Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Our least action, when done for God, is precious to him.

    Facts about St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

  • Elizabeth was a wife and mother of five children in upper class New York.
  • After her husband's death, she converted to Catholicism. She founded a religious community, opened a parish school, and established an orphanage.
  • In 1821, Elizabeth died at age 46. She became the first American-born citizen to be canonized.