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We are fortunate as Catholics to be able to rejoice in the Communion of the Saints. We have as our companions, mentors and intercessors the entire body of the elect who have gone before us into the Eternal City of God. Here you will be reminded of and reunited with friends who will be with you faithfully always and who long for you to grow in union with the Lord and to one day join with them in the enjoyment of the Beatific Vision.

Here you will find information to introduce you to Catholic saints you may not know, reacquaint you with those you may have forgotten simply rejoice to spend a few moments in recollection with them, in their holy and loving company. We will have a growing and changing gallery of saints, and new material appropriate to the season, so check back with us often. Please visit our Today's Saint page.


To help you with your devotions, we are building an index of Catholic saints for all the days of the year.
Here is a saint chosen at random....
The saint for March 3
St. Katherine Drexel
Roman Calendar, USA

Born 1858 in Philadelphia, PA
Died 1955 in Bensalem, PA
Canonized October 1st, 2000

Katherine was the child of wealthy parents who taught her to use her talents and wealth for the benefit of others. As a young woman, she was confronted with the idea of giving her entire self in the service of others when discussing with Pope Leo XIII the idea that he should send more missionaries to help the Native Americans. Pope Leo asked her, "Why don't you become a missionary?"

Katherine began to spend great amounts of time and family money on Native American Missions, and eventually entered the novitiate of the Sisters of Mercy. In 1881, she founded her own order, The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

She founded schools for black and native american children throughout the US, as well as the first US University for blacks.

She believed that the patient endurance of our cross was our highest calling in life, and exemplified this by bearing with patience the infirmities which marked the last twenty years of her life.

Patroness of: Missionaries, children, native americans, blacks
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