Theology


General Theology & Religions

Adherents.com
A large collection of statistical and geographical information about religions and faith groups around the world.
All Things Spiritual Directory
Links to information about various world religions and religious topics.
BeliefNet
…Inspiring devotional tools, access to the best spiritual teachers and clergy in the world, thought-provoking commentary, and a supportive community.
Encyclopedia of Religion and Society
Online version of a 1998 one-volume encyclopedia of religion.
Encyclopedia of Religion ebook
Full text of a 2005 reference book on world religions. (See librarian for password.)
Interfaith Calendar
Primary sacred times for world religions. For the current and next five yeara.
Internet Sacred Text Archive
This site is a freely available non-profit archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric topics.
Patheos
Patheos connects seekers, students, and believers to faith communities, scholars, and resources for deeper exploration and greater understanding of faith practices, wisdom traditions, and spirituality.
Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life … seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. … it tracks and aggregates news and conducts independent research, including surveys, legal backgrounders, reports, books and Q&A interviews.
Religion Facts
As its name suggests, the purpose of ReligionFacts is to provide “just the facts” on the world’s religions and topics of religious interest. Every effort has been taken to present material from an impartial, academic perspective.
Religious Tolerance.org
From the the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance (OCRT), information about religions and movements plus discussions of current moral issues. “hot topics”, church and state issues, and laws about religion worldwide.
Sacred Contexts
Videos, podcasts, and interactive features to complement the British Library’s online gallery of sacred texts.
Sacred Destinations
A catalogue and travel guide to more than 1,500 (and counting!) sacred sites, holy places, pilgrimage destinations, historical religious sites and religious buildings and artifacts around the world.
This I Believe
During its four-year run on NPR, This I Believe engaged listeners in a discussion of the core beliefs that guide their daily lives. We heard from people of all walks of life — the very young and the very old, the famous and the previously unknown. (archive)
Wabash Center Internet Guide to Religion
A selective, annotated guide to a wide variety of electronic resources of interest to those who are involved in the study and practice of religion.
World Scripture: A Comparative Anthology of Sacred Texts
The site provides quotes from various world scriptures on various theological and social topics. Organized by subject.

The Bible

Bible Gateway
Searchable online Bibles in multiple versions and languages.
Bible Study Tools
Numerous Bibles including Online Parellel Bible display, Bible search options, commentaries, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and Church writings and history.
Biblical Art on the WWW
The aim of this site is to provide a helpful assistant in the search for biblical art on the Internet. Search by word or browse by subject, text, or artist.
Bible Hub
Multiple languages and translations of the Bible as well as Bible dictionaries, atlases, concordances, an Online Parallel Bible display, and other reference tools.
Introduction to the Old Testament
Online course materials from Yale.
New American Bible
Hypertext version from the Vatican.
New American Bible, Revised Edition
Full-text NAB online with commentary from the US Council of Catholic Bishops.
New Testament Gateway
A large array of information and links pertaining to Biblical texts, criticism, research, and history.
USCCB: Daily Readings
Daily readings from the New American Bible at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops site.

Catholicism

The Baltimore Catechism – Revised Edition (1941)
This is an online version of the old Baltimore Catechism. Ebook versions of this catechism may also be downloaded from Project Gutenberg in several formats.
Busy Christian’s Guide to Catholic Social Teaching
Timeline and summaries of significant papal encyclicals on social issues over the last couple hundred years.
The Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church
Biographies, photos, and documents (in Latin) related to cardinals from
the 17th century through the present, a general list of cardinals for the
last thousand years, and links to cardinals’ sites on the web.
Catechism of the Catholic Church
The official Catechism of the Catholic Church on the Vatican website. Also available in other languages.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, Simplified
This is a summary explanation of the new catechism, section by section.
Catholic Answers: Immaculate Conception
Thought.co: What Is the Immaculate Conception?
Two sites explaining the sometimes confusing doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.
Catholic Culture
The CatholicCulture.org website exists to provide Internet users with reliable Catholic editorial oversight, commentary, and direction.
The Catholic Directory
One of the easiest to use and most comprehensive searchable Catholic database on the Internet! Our mission is to help people find Mass. Includes people look-up Mass times, view weekly bulletins, web sites, email addresses, maps, directions, staff, and other important information.
Catholic Encyclopedia
Online version of the classic 1917 Catholic Encyclopedia. Note that this edition is approaching 100 years old and some information may be badly dated.
Catholic.net
Encyclicals, documents, directories, news, Bibles, catechisms, canon law, links to Catholic periodicals… a veritable warehouse of Catholic information online.
Catholic Online
Has a wealth of information about Catholicism, including an excellent index to saints and angels.
Diocese of Syracuse, NY
Seton Cathooic Central High School falls under the jurisdiction of the diocese of Syracuse, New York. Check here for diocese news and infornamtion.
Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature, Volume 1
Encyclopedia of Catholic Literature, Volume 2
This encyclopedia covers the vast riches of the Catholic literary tradition from its origins to the present day. Included are substantial entries on more than 70 major works from around the world. From Greenwood eBooks. (SCCHS students, see librarian for password.)
Fransciscan Media
Newsletters, meditations, saints, online store, and more. (Formerly called American Catholic)
GCatholic
Giga-Catholic Information is a non-profit website aimed at providing comprehensive and useful information of the Universal Catholic Church for all Catholics in the world. Contents are faithful to the Magisterium.
How to Pray the Rosary
Page explain the rosary, its associated mysteries, and the process of praying the rosary from Medjugorje.org.
The Mass and the new Missal
National Catholic Education Association
Rooted in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) is a professional membership organization that provides leadership, direction and service to fulfill the evangelizing, catechizing and teaching mission of the Church.
New Advent Catholic Website
All sorts of links and resources to everything Catholic on the web.
Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse (NY)
News and information from the Diocese of Syracuse, includes partial archives of the Catholic Sun, notices, events, reflections, contact information, and more.
The Stations of the Cross
A guide to the stations of the Cross, station by station. Includes version in Spanish.
Theology Library at Spring Hill College
Over 7,000 links about the Church, Revelation, Liturgy, Justice, Morality, Theology, Spirituality, Evangelization, and Other Religions.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Information about the Church, Catholic news, documents, family and church issues, and other related topics.
The Vatican (The Holy See)
The official Vatican website, available in multiple languages. Includes an archive page with online texts of the Bible, the Catechism, the Code of Canon Law, Documents of Vatican II, and other materials. Videos are available through a YouTube channel.
Vocations
see: Careers: Religious Vocations

Saints in Alphabetic Order

General Information on Saints


Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus)
(November 15) Patron of scientists.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Ency. of Philosophy
Blessed Alcuin of York
(May 19) Abbot, scholar, theologian, mathematician.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineHistory of YorkKiefer’s Christian BiographiesLife of AlcuinCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Alphonsus Rodriguez
(October 30) Doorkeeper and mystic.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic FireCatholic OnlineSt. Alphonsus Rodriguez (poem) – Wikipedia
All Saints Day
(November 1) Holy day of obligation in celebration of all saints known and unknown.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
All Souls Day
(November 2) ‘The Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed’
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EducationChurchYear.netMexOnlineWikipedia: All SoulsWikipedia: Day of the Dead
Ambrose (‘Patron of the Veneration of Mary’)
(December 7) Doctor of the Church, Bishop of Milan. Patron of bees; bee keepers; candlemakers; chandlers; domestic animals; learning; schoolchildren; students.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Andrew
(November 30) Apostle. Patron of fishermen; gout; Greece; maidens; Russia; Scotland; singers; sore throats; spinsters; women who wish to become mothers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCINEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Angela Merici
(January 27) Founder of the Company of St. Ursula (Ursulines)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCompany of St. UrsulaSaints SQPN
The Annunciation
(March 25) The angel Gabriel comes to Mary
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Saints.infoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Q&A: The AnnunciationEntering the AnnunciationRedemptoris MaterWikipedia
Anselm of Canterbury
(April 21) Monk, Archbishop, Theologian, Philosopher, Doctor of the Church.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineAnselm of CanterburyInternet Encyclopedia of PhilosophySaint AnselmCatholicSaints.Info
Ansgar (St. Anskar, St. Oscar)
(February 3) Patron of Scandanivia, Sweden, Denmark.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Anthony of Egypt (aka Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert)
(January 17) Founder of Christian monasticism. Patron of amputees, animals, basket makers, butchers, epileptics, gravediggers, hermits, monks, skin diseases, swine
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookSt. Anthony – AbbotCatholicSaints.Info
Anthony of Padua
(June 13) Doctor of the Church. Patron of fishermen, sailors, seekers of lost things, poor people, expectant mothers, Native Americans, against starvation, against shipwrecks.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Apollinaris (Apollinaris Claudius)
(January 8) The Apologist.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the Saints
The Ascension (Feast of the Ascension, Ascension Thursday)
(varies) Holy Day of Obligation; Celebration of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
see: About.comCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineChurch Year.netUSCCBWikipediaWikipedia: Ascension in Art
Athanasius (Athanasius of Alexandria)
(May 2) Bishop, Writer, Doctor of the Church.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
Augustine of Canterbury
(May 27) First Archbishop of Canterbury; Patron of England.
see: Augustine of CanterburyFranciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Augustine of Hippo
(August 28) Doctor of the Church. Patron of brewers, printers, sore eyes, theologians
see: Franciscan MediaAugustine of HippoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWikipedia

Barnabas
(June 11) Martyr. Patron of Antioch, Cyprus, against hailstorms, as peacemaker
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Bede (the Venerable)
(May 25) Doctor of the Church. Patron of lectors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Benedict (Benedict of Nursia)
(July 11) Patron of Europe; against poison; against gall stones, kidney disease, fevers; of cavers; civil engineers; farmers; monks; schoolchildren; those in religious orders
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Ency: Rule of St. BenedictCatholic OnlineEWTNOrder of St. BenedictWikipedia
Benedict the African
(April 4) Patron of African missions; African American; black missions; black people; Palermo, Sicily; San Fratello, Sicily
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPN
Bernadette Soubirous (Bernadette of Lourdes)
(April 16) Patroness of illness, Lourdes France, poverty, shepherds, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineLourdes and Bernadette SoubirousSaints SQPNSt. Bernadette
Bernardine of Siena
(May 20) Monk, missionary, reformer. Patron of compulsive gamblers, lung problems, public relations advertisers, communications personnel. Called the ‘Apostle of Italy’.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Bonaventure
(July 15) Bishop, Doctor of the Church; patron against intestinal problems
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWikipedia
Boniface (Winfrid; Wynfrith)
(June 5) Apostle of Germany. Patron of brewers, tailors, Germany.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Brigid of Ireland (Brigid of Kildare, St. Bride)
(February 1) Patroness of Ireland; also of babies, blacksmiths, dairy workers, mariners, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, sailors, scholars, travellers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineSt. BrigidSt. Brigid of KildareCatholic Saints.Info

Casimir
(March 4) Patron of Lithuania, Poland; against plague, of bachelors, kings, princes
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsSaints SQPN
Catherine Laboure
(November 25) Also known as Catherine Laboure Of The Miraculous Medal.
see: Association of the Miraculous MedalCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat Lives of the SaintsSaint Catherine Laboure (online book) – CatholicSaints.Info
Catherine of Sienna
(April 29) Doctor of the Church. Patron of firefighters, nurses, sick people.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic ForumCatholic OnlineEWTNSt. Catherine of Sienna
Catherine of Sweden
(March 24) Abbess, daughter of St. Brigit and founder of Bridgettine Order; invoked against miscarriages.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSt. Catherine of VadstenaCatholicSaints.Info
Cecilia
(November 22) Martyr. Patron of music, musicians.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint CeciliaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Charles Borromeo
(November 4) Patron of apple orchards; bishops; catechists and catechumens, seminarians; spiritual leaders; against ulcers and other stomach disorders.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Christmas Day
(December 25) Celebration of the birth of Jesus
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineChristmas on the NetCrossroads Initiative
History.comDickens’ Christmas CarolWikipedia
Clement I
(November 23) Pope. Patron of marble workers; sailors; sick children; stonecutters.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNNDB: St. Clement IOnline EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Colette
(March 6) Founder of the Poor Clares Colettine; Patron against the death of parents – of Corbie – France.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Poor Clares ColettineSaints SQPN
Conrad of Parzham
(April 21) 19th century Fransciscan lay brother. Patron of doorkeepers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPN
Crispin and Crispinian
(October 25) Martyrs. Patrons of cobblers, lace workers, leather workers, shoemakers, weavers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info – CrispinCatholicSaints.Info – CrispianLives of the SaintsWikipedia
Cyprian
(September 16) Bishop. Martyr. Patron of North Africa
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineOrthodox Info. CenterWikipedia
Cyril and Methodius
(February 14) Patrons of Europe, ecumenism, unity of the Eastern and Western Churches. Cyril: creator of Cyrillic alphabet. Methodius: translator of Bible into Slavic languages.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCyril and Methodius – Missionaries to the SlavsSaints SQPN (1)Saints SQPN (2)

Damien de Veuster (Damien of Moloka’i)
(May 10) Missionary to leper colony on Molokai, Hawaii.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
David of Wales
(March 1) Patron of Wales, vegetarians, doves.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaEarly British KingdomsOrthodoxWikiSaint David and St. David’s DayCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Dominic (Dominic de Guzman)
(August 8) Founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). Patron of astronomers, the Dominican Republic, falsely accused people, scientists.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTN: St. DominicEWTN: History of the RosaryCatholicSaints.Info
Dominic Savio
(March 9) Patron of boys, choir boys, choirs, the falsely accused, juvenile delinquents.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNLife of Dominic SavioCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

Easter (Spring)
see: About.comFranciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineHistory.comHow Stuff WorksWikipedia
Edward the Confessor
(October 13) Patron of difficult marriages, kings, separated spouses.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineEnglish MonarchsSaints SQPN
Eligius
(December 1) Patron of metalworkers; also blacksmiths, cab drivers, jewelers, veterinarians, watch makers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Elizabeth
(November 5) Cousin of Mary; mother of John the Baptist. Patron of expectant mothers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNMary PagesWikipedia
Elizabeth Ann Seton
(January 4) Founder of the Sisters of Charity, Patron Saint of SCCHS.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNational Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann SetonCatholicSaints.InfoElizabeth Ann Seton: An Overview of Her LifeSisters of Charity
Elizabeth of Hungary
(November 17) Patron of bakers; beggars; brides; charities; exiles; the homeless; hospitals; nursing services; tertiaries; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Ephrem
(June 9) Patron of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNOrthodox WikiWikipedia
Exaltation of the Holy Cross
(September 14) Feast celebrated since the seventh century.
see: About: CatholicismFranciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: NovenaVatican: Pope Francis HomilyWikipedia

Fabian
(January 20) Pope.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholic Saints.Info
Faustina Kowalska (Maria Faustina Kowalska, Faustina of Lodz)
(October 5) Visionary; Patron of Mercy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNEWTN (2)CatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Frances Xavier Cabrini (‘Mother Cabrini’)
(November 13) Patron of immigrants; hospital administrators, orphans.
see: Catholic OnlineEWTNMissionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of JesusCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Frances Xavier CabriniWikipedia
Francis de Sales
(January 24) Doctor of the Church. Patron of authors, Catholic press, confessors, deaf people, educators, journalists, writers
see: Franciscan MediaApostolic Letter (Pope Paul VI)Catholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineChristian Classics Ethereal LibraryCatholicSaints.Info
Francis of Assisi
(October 4) Founder of the Franciscan Order. Patron of animals, families, lacemakers, merchants, ecology, environment, zoos.
see: Franciscan MediaAmer. Catholic Special FeatureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlinePrayer of St. FrancisCatholicSaints.Info
Francis of Paola
(April 2) Patron of boatmen; Calabria, Italy; mariners; naval officers; against plague epidemics; sterility; travelers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Francis Xavier (‘Apostle to the Far East’)
(December 3) Patron of African missions; Australia; black missions; East Indies; foreign missions; India; missionaries; New Zealand; plague epidemics.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info

George
(April 23) Patron of archers; armorers; Boy Scouts; butchers; Canada; cavalry; chivalry; crusaders; England; equestrians; horses; knights; lepers; plague; sheep; shepherds; soldiers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineBritannia: St. GeorgeOrder of the GarterCatholicSaints.InfoSt. George’s Day
Gregory the Great
(September 3) Benedictine monk, pope, Doctor of the Church. Patron of choir boys; educators; England; masons; musicians; papacy; plague; Popes; schoolchildren; singers; students; teachers; West Indies.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMedieval Sourcebook (the Venerable Bede)CatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

Hilary
(January 13) Bishop of Poitiers, Hymnist, Doctor of the Church, Patron against snakebites.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineNicene and Post-Nicene FathersSaints SQPN
The Holy Family
December (date varies)
see: Advent to EpiphanyHoly Family Radiates Example of True LoveCatholicSaints.Info
Holy Week
(varies) The week leading up to Easter.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic.org: Stations of the CrossWikipedia

Ignatius of Loyola
(July 31) Founder of the Jesuits. Patron of Basques; retreats; soldiers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMedieval Sourcebook: Ignatius Loyola: Spiritual ExercisesCatholicSaints.InfoWikipediaWorld Youth Day
Isidore of Seville
(April 4) Doctor of the Church. Patron of computers, computer users, the Internet, schoolchildren, and students.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoA Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet

Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto
(February 20) Received apparitions at Fatima along with Lúcia Santos.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgEWTN: Fatima: The ChildrenCatholicSaints.Info: Sister Lucia SantosWikipedia: Lucia Santos
Jerome
(September 30) Doctor of the Church. Patron of archeologists, archivists, librarians, translators.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
Jerome Emiliani
(February 8) Patron of orphans and abandoned children.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoSomascan Fathers and BrothersWikipedia
Joan of Arc (‘The Maid of Orleans’)
(May 30) Visionary, martyr. Patron of France, prisoners, soldiers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineJoan of ArcJoan of Arc ArchiveCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
John I
(May 18) Pope and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
John the Apostle
(December 27) Apostle and Evangelist
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat – Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
John Baptist de la Salle
(April 7) Founder of the Christian Brothers (De La Salle Brothers).
Patron of: educators, school principals, teachers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineDe La Salle Christian BrothersEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
John Bosco
(January 31) Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, Mexican youths, laborers, schoolchildren.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineSaints SQPNSt. John Bosco Novena
John Chrysostom
(September 13) Doctor of the Church. Patron of Constantinople (Istanbul); epileptics; lecturers; orators; preachers; speakers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
John Climacus (John Scholasticus; John of the Ladder)
(March 30) Abbot, hermit, and author.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTN: Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
John Fisher
(June 22) Martyr
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgEncyclopedia Britannica 1911CatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
John Neumann
(January 5) Patron of Catholic Education.
see: Franciscan MediaCINCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. John NeumannWikipedia
John of Capistrano
(October 23) Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
John of God
(March 8) Founder of the Order of Charity and the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God. Patron of alcoholics, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, publishers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of GodCatholicSaints.Info
Blessed John of Parma
(March 20) Minister General of the Friars Minor (13th century).
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPNWikipedia
John of the Cross
(December 14) Doctor of the Church.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Metaphysics of MysticismCatholicSaints.Info
John Ogilvie
(March 10)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoSt. John Ogilvie SJWikipedia
John XXIII
aka “Good Pope John”. Convened the Second Vatican Council.
(October 11)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic CultureDocuments of the Second Vatican CouncilCatholicSaints.InfoVaticanWikipedia: John XXIIIWikipedia: Second Vatican Council50th Anniversary of Vatican II
Joseph
(March 19) Husband of Mary, foster-father of Jesus.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNovena to St. JosephSaints SQPN
Joseph the Worker
(May 1) Patron of carpenters, pregnant women, social justice, against doubt.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsSisters of St. Joseph
Joseph of Cupertino
(September 18) Doctor of the Church. Patron of of aviators, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, students, test takers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNSaint of the DayCatholicSaints.Info
Josephine Bakhita (‘Mother Bakhita’)
(February 8) Patron of Sudan.
see: AFROL BackgroundFranciscan MediaCatholicSaints.InfoVaticanWikipedia
Juan Diego
(December 9) Visionary who saw the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNSancta.orgCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Jude
(October 28) Patron of desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospital workers; hospitals; impossible causes; lost causes.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Jude Novena SiteCatholicSaints.Info

Katharine Drexel
(March 3) Founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNPhilanthropy RoundtableVatican News ServiceWikipedia
Kateri Tekakwitha
(July 14) Patron of the environment and ecology; exiles; loss of parents; those ridiculed for their piety.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgConservation.Catholic.orgKaia’tanó:ronKateri Tekakwitha ShrineCatholicSaints.Info

Lawrence (Lawrence of Rome)
(August 10) Patron of Rome; Canada; Sri Lanka; chefs; comedians; librarians; students; miners; tanners
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLeo I: Sermon on St. LawrenceCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Leo the Great
(November 10) Pope and Doctor of the Church.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic News AgencyEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Louise de Marillac
(March 15) Founder of the Sisters of Charity; co-founder of Daughters of Charity. Patron of loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, Vincentian Service Corps, widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineDaughters of CharityCatholicSaints.InfoSisters of Providence
Lucy of Syracuse
(December 13) Virgin and martyr. Patron of the blind, those with eye problems, glaziers, authors, peasants.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Lucy’s Day
Luke the Apostle
(October 18) Patron of physicians and surgeons; also of artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, glassmakers, goldsmiths, lacemakers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

Madeleine Sophie Barat
(May 25) Nun, teacher, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMadeleine Sophie BaratCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Sacred Heart
Margaret of Scotland
(November 16) Patron of against the death of children; of learning; parents of large families; queens; Scotland; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Marianne Cope
(January 23) Franciscian Sister; founder of hospitals, missionary to lepers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Marianne Cope (Syracuse Schools)StarBulletin (Honolulu) articleVatican News ServiceWikipedia
Bl. Maria Teresa Fasce
(October 12) Sister and Abbess
see: Augustinians.netCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
Mark
(April 25) Apostle. Also known as Mark the Evangelist. Patron of Venice, glaziers, notaries.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic Saints.netEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Martin I
(April 13) Pope and Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Martin de Porres
(November 3) Patron of black people, hairdressers, innkeepers, the poor, public education, public health, race relations, social justice, television.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Martin de PorresWikipedia
Martin of Tours (‘Martin the Merciful’)
(November 11) Patron of beggers, horses, reformed alcoholics, soldiers, tailors, vintners.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. MartinLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
Mary – Blessed Virgin
(December 8) December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception means that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic.comCatholic.org: Mary, Mother of GodEWTNWomen for Faith & FamilyWikipedia: Titles of Mary
Mary Magdalene (‘Apostle to the Apostles’; ‘The Penitent’)
(July 22) Patron against sexual temptation, apothecaries and pharmacists, contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumers, reformed prostitutes, tanners, women.
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic SaintsSaints SQPNWikipedia
Matthew the Apostle
(September 21) Apostle. Patron of bankers, accountants, bookkeepers, civil servants, stock brokers, tax collectors.
see: Cathedral of St. MatthewCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaWikipedia
Matthias the Apostle
(May 14) Apostle. Patron of alcoholics, carpenters, smallpox, tailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Maximilian Mary Kolbe (‘Apostle of Consecration to Mary’)
(August 14) Martyr. Patron of drug addicts, families, journalists, prisoners, political prisoners, pro-life movement.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic PagesCatholicism.orgSaints SQPNWikipedia
Blessed Miguel Agustín Pro (Padre Pro)
(November 23) Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicism.orgWikipedia

Nicholas (Nicholas of Bari, Nicholas of Myra)
(December 6) Patron of bakers, children, the poor, judges, sailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Nicholas CenterCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Nicholas Owen
(March 22) Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. Nicholas OwenCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Norbert (Norbert of Xanten)
(June 6) Patron of Bohemia; Magdeburg, Germany; peace.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

Our Lady of Fatima
(May 13) Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgEWTNFatima NetworkSanctuary of FatimaWikipedia
Our Lady of Grace
(May 31)
see: Catholic Answers: Mary, Full of GraceCatholic Encyclopedia: Visitation of MaryPraying for GraceVisitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Our Lady of Guadalupe
(December 12) Apparition of the Virgin Mary.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMarian LibrarySancta.orgCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Our Lady of Lourdes
(February 11)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of LourdesEWTN: Our Lady of LourdesLourdes-France.orgWikipedia
Our Lady of the Rosary
(October 7)
see: Franciscan MediaBasic Rosary GuideCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic CultureCatholic Online: MaryCatholic Encyclopedia: RosaryEWTN: History of the RosaryThe Holy Rosary
Our Lady of Sorrows
(September 15)
see: About.comFranciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicCulture.orgCatholic EducationEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of SorrowsWikipedia

Palm Sunday
(Spring)
see: About.comCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic.org (2) – Wikipedia
Paschal Baylon
(May 17) Patron of cooks; Eucharistic congresses and organizations.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Patrick
(March 17) Patron of Ireland, of engineers, against snakes, and of many dioceses around the world.
see: BBC: Christianity: St. PatrickCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt Patrick
Peregrine Laziosi (‘The Cancer Saint’)
(May 1) Patron for cancer, AIDS sufferers, breast cancer, cancer patients, open sores, sick people, skin diseases.
see: Franciscan MediaBiography of Saint PeregrineCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Peter Canisius
(December 21) Doctor of the Church. Author of catechisms. Patron of Catholic press, Germany.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
Peter Damian
(February 21) Doctor of the Church, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineStanford Ency. of PhilosophyCatholicSaints.Info
Peter Gonzalez
(April 14) Aka ‘Saint Elmo’. Dominican priest, court chaplain, patron of sailors
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
(September 23) Patron of civil defense volunteers, Catholic adolescents
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNPadre Pio.netSaints SQPNThe Vatican
Polycarp of Smyrna
(February 23) Martyr. Patron against earache and dysentery.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCoptic Church.netCatholicSaints.Info

Rita of Cascia
(May 22) Patron of impossible causes, abuse victims, difficult marriages, parenthood, widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNational Shrine of St. RitaCatholicSaints.Info
Robert Bellarmine
(September 17) Doctor of the Church. Patron of canon lawyers; catechists; catechumens
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgWikipedia
Rose Venerini
(May 7) Teacher; founder of the Venerini Sisters.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineHoly Spirit InteractiveCatholicSaints.InfoThe VaticanWikipedia

Scholastica
(February 10) Patron against rain, of convulsive children, nuns, storms.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCIN: Saint ScholasticaCatholicSaints.Info
Sebastian
(January 20) Martyr. Patron of archers, gardeners, lacemakers, soldiers, stonecutters.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.Info
Stanislaus of Kracow
(April 11) Patron of Poland; archdiocese of Krakow, Poland; soldiers in battle.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic HeraldCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
Stephen (‘The Protomartyr’)
(December 26) Martyr. Patron of deacons, bricklayers, stonemasons.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

Teresa of Avila
(October 15) Doctor of the Church. Also known as Teresa of Jesus. Patron of headaches. lacemakers, people in religious orders, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaBiography OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Teresa of Calcutta (‘Mother Teresa’)
(September 5) Sister, missionary, founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNMother Teresa of Calcutta CenterStill, Small VoiceWikipedia
Therese of Lisieux (‘The Little Flower’)
(October 1) Doctor of the Church. Patron of Australia; aviators; florists; France; illness; missionaries; Russia; sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCathlolic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Little Flower
Thomas the Apostle
(July 3) Patron of architects, India
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEncyclopedia BritannicaFranciscan MediaNew World EncyclopediaSt. Thomas the ApostleWikipedia
Thomas Aquinas
(January 28) Doctor of the Church. Patron of schools, students, chastity, lightning, theologians.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineInternet Ency. of PhilosophySaints.SQPM
Thomas Becket
(December 29) Patron of clergy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookSaints SQPNSources of British History
Thomas More
(June 22) Doctor of the Church. Patron of lawyers; adopted children, civil servants, court clerks, difficult marriages, large families, politicians, statesmen, step-parents, widowers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineOn St. Thomas MoreCatholicSaints.InfoWikipediaWorks
Thomas of Villanueva
(Sept. 22). AKA “The Almsgiver”, “The Father of the Poor”
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgRosary a DayWikipedia

Valentine
(February 14) Patron of betrothed couples, epileptics, love, travellers, young people.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Vincent de Paul
(September 27) Founder and co-founder of charitable orders. Patron of charities, charitable workers, hospitals, hospital workers, lepers, volunteers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineSaints SQPNVincentian Encyclopedia
Vincent Pallotti
(January 22) Founder of The Pious Society of Missions (Pallottines)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicism.orgEWTNThe PallottinesCatholicSaints.Info

Wilfrid of York
(October 12)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

Saints in Calendar Order

General Information About Saints

Saints in Calendar Order:
January 4: Elizabeth Ann Seton
Founder of the Sisters of Charity, Patron Saint of SCCHS.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNational Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann SetonCatholicSaints.InfoElizabeth Ann Seton: An Overview of Her LifeSisters of Charity
January 5: John Neumann
Patron of Catholic Education.
see: Franciscan MediaCINCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. John NeumannWikipedia
January 8: Apollinaris (Apollinaris Claudius)
The Apologist.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the Saints
January 13: Hilary
Bishop of Poitiers, Hymnist, Doctor of the Church; Patron against snakebites.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineNicene and Post-Nicene FathersSaints SQPN
January 17: Anthony of Egypt
aka Anthony the Abbot, Anthony of the Desert. Founder of Christian monasticism. Patron of amputees, animals, basket makers, butchers, epileptics, gravediggers, hermits, monks, skin diseases, swine.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookSt. Anthony – AbbotCatholicSaints.Info
January 20: Fabian
Pope.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholic Saints.Info
January 20: Sebastian
Martyr. Patronage includes archers, gardeners, lacemakers, soldiers, stonecutters.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholic Saints.Info
January 22: Vincent Pallotti
Founder of The Pious Society of Missions (Pallottines)
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicism.orgEWTNThe PallottinesCatholicSaints.Info
January 23: Marianne Cope
Franciscian Sister; founder of hospitals, missionary to lepers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Marianne Cope (Syracuse Schools)StarBulletin (Honolulu) articleVatican News ServiceWikipedia
January 24: Francis de Sales
Doctor of the Church. Patron of authors, Catholic press, confessors, deaf people, educators, journalists, writers
see: Franciscan MediaApostolic Letter (Pope Paul VI)Catholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineChristian Classics Ethereal LibraryCatholicSaints.Info
January 27: Angela Merici
Founder of the Company of St. Ursula (Ursulines)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCompany of St. UrsulaSaints SQPN
January 28: Thomas Aquinas
Doctor of the Church. Patron of schools, students, chastity, lightning, theologians.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineInternet Ency. of PhilosophySaints.SQPM
January 31: John Bosco
Patron of apprentices, boys, editors, Mexican youths, laborers, schoolchildren.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineSaints SQPNSt. John Bosco Novena

February 1: Brigid of Ireland
Patroness of Ireland; also of babies, blacksmiths, dairy workers, mariners, midwives, nuns, poets, poultry farmers, sailors, scholars, travellers. Aka St. Brigid of Kildare, St. Bride.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineSt. BrigidSt. Brigid of KildareCatholic Saints.Info
February 3: Ansgar
Also known as St. Anskar, St. Oscar. Patron of Scandanivia, Sweden, Denmark.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
February 8: Jerome Emiliani
Patron of orphans and abandoned children.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoSomascan Fathers and BrothersWikipedia
February 8: Josephine Bakhita (Mother Josephine Bakhita)
Patron of Sudan.
see: AFROL BackgroundFranciscan MediaCatholicSaints.InfoVaticanWikipedia
Feb 10: Scholastica
Patron against rain, of convulsive children, nuns, storms.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCIN: Saint ScholasticaCatholicSaints.Info
Our Lady of Lourdes (Feb. 11)
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of LourdesEWTN: Our Lady of LourdesLourdes-France.orgWikipedia
Feb 14: Cyril and Methodius
Patrons of Europe, ecumenism, unity of the Eastern and Western Churches. Cyril: creator of Cyrillic alphabet. Methodius: translator of Bible into Slavic languages.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCyril and Methodius – Missionaries to the SlavsSaints SQPN (1)Saints SQPN (2)
Feb 14: Valentine
Patron of betrothed couples, epileptics, love, travellers, young people.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
Feb 20: Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto
Received apparitions at Fatima along with Lúcia Santos.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgEWTN: Fatima: The ChildrenCatholicSaints.Info: Sister Lucia SantosWikipedia: Lucia Santos
Feb 21: Peter Damian
Doctor of the Church, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineStanford Ency. of PhilosophyCatholicSaints.Info
Feb 23: Polycarp of Smyrna
Martyr. Patron against earache and dysentery.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCoptic Church.netCatholicSaints.Info

March 1: David of Wales
Patron of Wales, vegetarians, doves.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaEarly British KingdomsOrthodoxWikiSaint David and St. David’s DayCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
March 3: Katharine Drexel
Founder of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNPhilanthropy RoundtableVatican News ServiceWikipedia
March 4: Casimir
Patron of Lithuania, Poland; against plague, of bachelors, kings, princes
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsSaints SQPN
March 6: Colette
Founder of the Poor Clares Colettine; Patron against the death of parents, of Corbie, France.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Poor Clares ColettineSaints SQPN
March 8: John of God
Founder of the Order of Charity and the Order of Hospitallers of Saint John of God. Patron of alcoholics, booksellers, dying people, firefighters, heart patients, hospitals, publishers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Hospitaller Brothers of St. John of GodCatholicSaints.Info
March 9: Dominic Savio
Patron of boys, choir boys, choirs, the falsely accused, juvenile delinquents.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNLife of Dominic SavioCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
March 10: John Ogilvie
Jesuit priest and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoSt. John Ogilvie SJWikipedia
March 15: Louise de Marillac
Founder of the Sisters of Charity; co-founder of Daughters of Charity. Patron of loss of parents, people rejected by religious orders, sick people, social workers, Vincentian Service Corps, widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineDaughters of CharityCatholicSaints.InfoSisters of Providence
March 17: Patrick
Patron of Ireland, of engineers, against snakes, and of many dioceses around the world.
see: BBC: Christianity: St. PatrickCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt Patrick
March 19: Joseph
Husband of Mary.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNovena to St. JosephSaints SQPN
March 20: Blessed John of Parma
Minister General of the Friars Minor (13th century).
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPNWikipedia
March 22: Nicholas Owen
Martyr
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. Nicholas OwenCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
March 24: Catherine of Sweden
Abbess – daughter of St. Brigit and founder of Bridgettine Order; invoked against miscarriages.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSt. Catherine of VadstenaCatholicSaints.Info
March 25: The Annunciation
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Saints.infoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic Q&A: The AnnunciationEntering the AnnunciationRedemptoris MaterWikipedia
March 30: John Climacus
Also known as John Scholasticus and John of the Ladder. Abbot, hermit, and author.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTN: Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info

Spring (varies): Palm Sunday
see: About.comCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic.org (2) – Wikipedia
Spring (varies): Holy Week
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic.org: Stations of the CrossWikipedia
Spring (varies): Easter
see: About.comFranciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineHistory.comHow Stuff WorksWikipedia

April 2: Francis of Paola
Patron of boatmen; Calabria, Italy; mariners; naval officers; against plague; sterility; travelers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
April 4: Benedict the African
Patron of African missions; African American; black missions; black people; Palermo, Sicily; San Fratello, Sicily
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPN
April 4: Isidore of Seville
Doctor of the Church. Patron of computers, computer users, the Internet, schoolchildren, and students
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoA Prayer Before Logging Onto the Internet
April 7: John Baptist de la Salle
Founder of the Christian Brothers (De La Salle Brothers). Patron of: educators, school principals, teachers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineDe La Salle Christian BrothersEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
April 11: Stanislaus of Kracow
Patron of Poland; archdiocese of Krakow, Poland; soldiers in battle.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic HeraldCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
April 13: Martin I
Pope and Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
April 14: Peter Gonzalez
Aka ‘Saint Elmo’. Dominican priest, court chaplain, patron of sailors
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
April 16: Bernadette Soubirous
aka Bernadette of Lourdes. Patroness of illness, Lourdes France, poverty, shepherds, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineLourdes and Bernadette SoubirousSaints SQPNSt. Bernadette
April 21: Anselm of Canterbury
Monk, Archbishop, Theologian, Philosopher, Doctor of the Church.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineAnselm of CanterburyInternet Encyclopedia of PhilosophySaint AnselmCatholicSaints.Info
April 21: Conrad of Parzham
19th century Fransciscan lay brother. Patron of doorkeepers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineRoman Catholic SaintsSaints SQPN
April 23: George
Patron of archers; armorers; Boy Scouts; butchers; Canada; cavalry; chivalry; crusaders; England; equestrians; horses; knights; lepers; plague; sheep; shepherds; soldiers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineBritannia: St. GeorgeOrder of the GarterCatholicSaints.InfoSt. George’s Day
April 25: Mark
Apostle. Also known as Mark the Evangelist. Patron of Venice, glaziers, notaries.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholic Saints.netEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
April 29: Catherine of Sienna
Doctor of the Church. Patron of firefighters, nurses, sick people.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic ForumCatholic OnlineEWTNSt. Catherine of Sienna

May 1: Joseph the Worker
Husband of Mary, Foster-father of Jesus. Patron of carpenters, pregnant women, social justice, against doubt.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic News AgencyCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsSisters of St. Joseph
May 1: Peregrine Laziosi
Sometimes called “The Cancer Saint”. Patron for cancer, AIDS sufferers, breast cancer, cancer patients, open sores, sick people, skin diseases.
see: Franciscan MediaBiography of Saint PeregrineCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
May 2: Athanasius
aka Athanasius of Alexandria. Bishop, Writer, Doctor of the Church.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
May 7: Rose Venerini
Teacher; founder of the Venerini Sisters.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineHoly Spirit InteractiveCatholicSaints.InfoThe VaticanWikipedia
May 10: Damien de Veuster (Damien of Moloka’i)
“The Leper Priest”. Missionary to leper colony on Molokai, Hawaii.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaints AliveCatholicSaints.Info
May 13: Our Lady of Fatima
Apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgEWTNFatima NetworkSanctuary of FatimaWikipedia
May 14: Matthias
Apostle. Patron of alcoholics, carpenters, smallpox, tailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
May 17: Paschal Baylon
Patron of cooks; Eucharistic congresses and organizations.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
May 18: John I
Pope and martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
May 19: Blessed Alcuin of York
Abbot, scholar, theologian, mathematician.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineHistory of YorkKiefer’s Christian BiographiesLife of AlcuinCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
May 20: Bernardine of Siena
Monk, missionary, reformer. Patron of compulsive gamblers, lung problems, public relations advertisers, communications personnel. Called the “Apostle of Italy”.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
May 22: Rita of Cascia
Patron of impossible causes, abuse victims, difficult marriages, parenthood, sick people, widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNational Shrine of St. RitaCatholicSaints.Info
May 25: Madeleine Sophie Barat
Nun, teacher, founder of the Society of the Sacred Heart.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMadeleine Sophie BaratCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Sacred Heart
May 25: The Venerable Bede
Doctor of the Church. Patron of lectors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
May 27: Augustine of Canterbury
First Archbishop of Canterbury; Patron of England.
see: Augustine of CanterburyFranciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
May 30: Joan of Arc
“Maid of Orleans”. Visionary, martyr. Patron of France, prisoners, soldiers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineJoan of ArcJoan of Arc ArchiveCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
May 31: Our Lady of Grace
see: Catholic Answers: Mary, Full of GraceCatholic Encyclopedia: Visitation of MaryPraying for GraceVisitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
May ? (varies): Feast of the Ascension
Holy Day of Obligation; Celebration of the Ascension of Jesus into Heaven
see: About.comCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineChurch Year.netUSCCBWikipediaWikipedia: Ascension in Art

June 5: Boniface (aka Winfrid; Wynfrith)
Apostle of Germany. Patron of brewers, tailors, Germany.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
June 6: Norbert (Norbert of Xanten)
Patron of Bohemia; Magdeburg, Germany; peace.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
June 9: Ephrem
Patron of spiritual directors and spiritual leaders
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNOrthodox WikiWikipedia
June 11: Barnabas
Martyr. Patron of Antioch, Cyprus, against hailstorms, as peacemaker
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
June 13: Anthony of Padua
Doctor of the Church. Patron of fishermen, sailors, seekers of lost things, poor people, expectant mothers, Native Americans, against starvation, against shipwrecks.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
June 22: John Fisher
Martyr
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgEncyclopedia Britannica 1911CatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
June 22: Thomas More
Doctor of the Church. Patron of lawyers; adopted children, civil servants, court clerks, difficult marriages, large families, politicians, statesmen, step-parents, widowers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineOn St. Thomas MoreCatholicSaints.InfoWikipediaWorks

July 3: Thomas the Apostle
Patron of architects, India
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEncyclopedia BritannicaFranciscan MediaNew World EncyclopediaSt. Thomas the ApostleWikipedia
July 11: Benedict; aka Benedict of Nursia
Patron of Europe; against poison; against gall stones, kidney disease, fevers; of cavers; civil engineers; farmers; monks; schoolchildren; those in religious orders
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Ency: Rule of St. BenedictCatholic OnlineEWTNOrder of St. BenedictWikipedia
July 14: Kateri Tekakwitha
Patron of the environment and ecology; exiles; loss of parents; those ridiculed for their piety.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgConservation.Catholic.orgKaia’tanó:ronKateri Tekakwitha ShrineCatholicSaints.Info
July 15: Bonaventure
Bishop, Doctor of the Church; patron against intestinal problems
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWikipedia
July 22: Mary Magdalene (‘Apostle to the Apostles’; ‘The Penitent’)
Patron against sexual temptation, apothecaries and pharmacists, contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, penitent women, people ridiculed for their piety, perfumers, reformed prostitutes, tanners, women.
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic SaintsSaints SQPNWikipedia
July 31: Ignatius of Loyola
Founder of the Jesuits. Patron of Basques; retreats; soldiers
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMedieval Sourcebook: Ignatius Loyola: Spiritual ExercisesCatholicSaints.InfoWikipediaWorld Youth Day

August 8: Dominic (Dominic de Guzman)
Founder of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans). Patron of astronomers, the Dominican Republic, falsely accused people, scientists.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTN: St. DominicEWTN: History of the RosaryCatholicSaints.Info
August 10: Lawrence aka St. Lawrence of Rome
Patron of Rome; Canada; Sri Lanka; chefs; comedians; librarians; students; miners; tanners
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLeo I: Sermon on St. LawrenceCatholicSaints.Info Wikipedia
August 14: Maximilian Mary Kolbe – “Apostle of Consecration to Mary” – Martyr
Patron of drug addicts, families, journalists, prisoners, political prisoners, pro-life movement.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic PagesCatholicism.orgSaints SQPNWikipedia
August 28: Augustine of Hippo
Doctor of the Church. Patron of brewers, printers, sore eyes, theologians
see: Franciscan MediaAugustine of HippoCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWikipedia

September 3: Gregory the Great
Benedictine monk. Pope. Doctor of the Church. Patron of choir boys; educators; England; masons; musicians; papacy; plague; Popes; schoolchildren; singers; students; teachers; West Indies.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMedieval Sourcebook (the Venerable Bede)CatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
September 5: Teresa of Calcutta (‘Mother Teresa’)
Sister, missionary, founder of the Missionaries of Charity.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNMother Teresa of Calcutta CenterStill, Small VoiceWikipedia
September 13: John Chrysostom
Doctor of the Church. Patron of Constantinople (Istanbul); epileptics; lecturers; orators; preachers; speakers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
September 14: Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Feast celebrated since the seventh century.
see: About: CatholicismFranciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaEWTN: NovenaVatican: Pope Francis HomilyWikipedia
September 15: Our Lady of Sorrows
see: About.comFranciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicCulture.orgCatholic EducationEWTN: Novena to Our Lady of SorrowsWikipedia
September 16: Cyprian
Bishop; martyr; Patron of North Africa
see: Franciscan MediaButler’s Lives of the SaintsCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineOrthodox Info. CenterWikipedia
September 17: Robert Bellarmine
Doctor of the Church. Patron of canon lawyers; catechists; catechumens
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgWikipedia
September 18: Joseph of Cupertino
Doctor of the Church. Patron of of aviators, air travelers, astronauts, paratroopers, students, test takers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNSaint of the DayCatholicSaints.Info
September 21: Matthew
Apostle. Patron of bankers, accountants, bookkeepers, civil servants, stock brokers, tax collectors.
see: Cathedral of St. MatthewCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoFranciscan MediaWikipedia
September 22: Thomas of Villanueva
aka “The Almsgiver”, “The Father of the Poor”
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgRosary a DayWikipedia
September 23: Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
Patron of civil defense volunteers, Catholic adolescents
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNPadre Pio.netSaints SQPNThe Vatican
September 27: Vincent de Paul
Founder and co-founder of charitable orders. Patron of charities, charitable workers, hospitals, hospital workers, lepers, volunteers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineSaints SQPNVincentian Encyclopedia
September 30: Jerome
Doctor of the Church. Patron of archeologists, archivists, librarians, translators.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.Info

October 1: Therese of Lisieux (‘The Little Flower’)
Doctor of the Church. Patron of Australia; aviators; florists; France; illness; missionaries; Russia; sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaCathlolic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSociety of the Little Flower
October 4: Francis of Assisi
Founder of the Franciscan Order. Patron of animals, families, lacemakers, merchants, ecology, environment, zoos.
see: Franciscan MediaAmer. Catholic Special FeatureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlinePrayer of St. FrancisCatholicSaints.Info
October 5: Faustina Kowalska (Maria Faustina Kowalska, Faustina of Lodz)
Visionary; Patron of Mercy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNEWTN (2)CatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
October 7: Our Lady of the Rosary
see: Franciscan MediaBasic Rosary GuideCatholic.com: The RosaryCatholic CultureCatholic Online: MaryCatholic Encyclopedia: RosaryEWTN: History of the RosaryThe Holy Rosary
October 11: Pope John XXIII
aka “Good Pope John”. Convened the Second Vatican Council.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholic CultureDocuments of the Second Vatican CouncilCatholicSaints.InfoVaticanWikipedia: John XXIIIWikipedia: Second Vatican Council50th Anniversary of Vatican II
October 12: Bl. Maria Teresa Fasce
Sister and Abbess
see: Augustinians.netCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
October 12: Wilfrid of York
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
October 13: Edward the Confessor
Patron of difficult marriages, kings, separated spouses.
see: BBC HistoryCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineEnglish MonarchsSaints SQPN
October 15: Teresa of Avila
Doctor of the Church. Also known as Teresa of Jesus. Patron of headaches, lacemakers, people in religious orders, sick people.
see: Franciscan MediaBiography OnlineCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
October 18: Luke the Apostle
Patron of physicians and surgeons; also of artists, bachelors, bookbinders, brewers, glassmakers, goldsmiths, lacemakers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
October 23: John of Capistrano
Patron of judges, jurists, military chaplains.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
October 25: Crispin and Crispinian
Martyrs. Patrons of cobblers, lace workers, leather workers, shoemakers, weavers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info – CrispinCatholicSaints.Info – CrispianLives of the SaintsWikipedia
October 28: Jude
Patron of desperate situations; forgotten causes; hospital workers; hospitals; impossible causes; lost causes.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Jude Novena SiteCatholicSaints.Info
October 30: Alphonsus Rodriguez
Doorkeeper and mystic.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic FireCatholic OnlineSt. Alphonsus Rodriguez (poem) – Wikipedia

November 1: All Saints Day
Holy day of obligation in celebration of all saints known and unknown.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
November 2: Feast of All Souls
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EducationChurchYear.netMexOnlineWikipedia: All SoulsWikipedia: Day of the Dead
November 3: Martin de Porres
Patron of black people, hairdressers, innkeepers, the poor, public education, public health, race relations, social justice, television.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Martin de PorresWikipedia
November 4: Charles Borromeo
Patron of apple orchards; bishops; catechists and catechumens, seminarians; spiritual leaders; against ulcers and other stomach disorders.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
November 5: Elizabeth
Cousin of Mary; mother of John the Baptist. Patron of expectant mothers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoEWTNMary PagesWikipedia
November 10: Leo the Great
Pope and Doctor of the Church.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholic News AgencyEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
November 11: Martin of Tours (Martin the Merciful)
Patron of beggers, horses, reformed alcoholics, soldiers, tailors, vintners.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineThe Life of St. MartinLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
November 13: Frances Xavier Cabrini (Mother Cabrini)
Patron of immigrants; hospital administrators, orphans.
see: Catholic OnlineEWTNMissionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of JesusCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Frances Xavier CabriniWikipedia
November 15: Albert the Great (Albertus Magnus)
Patron of scientists.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoStanford Ency. of Philosophy
November 16: Margaret of Scotland
Patron of against the death of children; of learning; parents of large families; queens; Scotland; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
November 17: Elizabeth of Hungary
Patron of bakers; beggars; brides; charities; exiles; the homeless; hospitals; nursing services; tertiaries; widows.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.Info
November 22: Cecilia
Martyr. Patron of music, musicians.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint CeciliaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
November 23: Clement I
Pope. Patron of marble workers; sailors; sick children; stonecutters.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineNNDB: St. Clement IOnline EncyclopediaCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
November 23: Miguel Agustín Pro [Padre Pro]
Martyr.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic.orgCatholicism.orgWikipedia
November 25: Catherine Laboure
Also known as Catherine Laboure Of The Miraculous Medal.
see: Association of the Miraculous MedalCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat Lives of the SaintsSaint Catherine Laboure (online book) – CatholicSaints.Info
November 30: Andrew
Apostle. Patron of fishermen; gout; Greece; maidens; Russia; Scotland; singers; sore throats; spinsters; women who wish to become mothers.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCINEWTNCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia

December: The Holy Family (date varies)
see: Advent to EpiphanyHoly Family Radiates Example of True LoveCatholicSaints.Info
December 1: Eligius
Patron of metalworkers; also blacksmiths, cab drivers, jewelers, veterinarians, watch makers.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
December 3: Francis Xavier (‘Apostle to the Far East’)
Patron of African missions; Australia; black missions; East Indies; foreign missions; India; missionaries; New Zealand; plague epidemics.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
December 6: Nicholas (Nicholas of Bari, Nicholas of Myra)
Patron of bakers, children, the poor, judges, sailors.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineSaint Nicholas CenterCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
December 7: Ambrose
Doctor of the Church – Bishop of Milan. “Patron of the Veneration of Mary”. Patron of bees; bee keepers; candlemakers; chandlers; domestic animals; learning; schoolchildren; students.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
Dec. 8: Blessed Virgin Mary
December 8 is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. The doctrine of the Immaculate Conception means that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin.
see: Catholic EncyclopediaCatholic.comCatholic.org: Mary, Mother of GodEWTNWomen for Faith & FamilyWikipedia: Titles of Mary
Dec. 9: Juan Diego
Visionary who saw the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic OnlineEWTNSancta.orgCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
December 12: Our Lady of Guadalupe
Apparition of the Virgin Mary.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineMarian LibrarySancta.orgCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
December 13: Lucy of Syracuse
Virgin and martyr. Patron of the blind, those with eye problems, glaziers, authors, peasants.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.InfoSt. Lucy’s Day
December 14: John of the Cross
Doctor of the Church. Patron of contemplative life, contemplatives, mystical theology, mystics, Spanish poets.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineThe Metaphysics of MysticismCatholicSaints.Info
December 21: Peter Canisius
Doctor of the Church. Patron of Catholic press; Germany; writers of catechisms.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineEWTNCatholicSaints.Info
December 25: Christmas Day
Celebration of the birth of Jesus
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic CultureCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic OnlineChristmas on the NetCrossroads Initiative
History.comDickens’ Christmas CarolWikipedia
December 26: Stephen, aka “The Protomartyr”
Martyr. Patron of deacons, bricklayers, stonemasons.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic.orgLives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.InfoWikipedia
December 27: John the Apostle
Apostle and Evangelist
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMagnificat – Lives of the SaintsCatholicSaints.Info
December 29: Thomas Becket
Patron of clergy.
see: Franciscan MediaCatholic EncyclopediaCatholic Information NetworkCatholic OnlineMedieval SourcebookSaints SQPNSources of British History

United States - Religion

Association of Religion Data Archives
The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion…. now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers.
Divining America: Religion in American History
Essays by leading scholars, hosted by TeacherServe.
Freedom of Religion 
see: Social Studies: Civil Rights
The Jewish Americans
Companion to a PBS series, about the struggle of a tiny minority who make their way into the American mainstream while, at the same time, maintaining a sense of their own identity as Jews. Focusing on the tension between identity and assimilation, THE JEWISH AMERICANS is quintessentially an American story…
Largest Religious Groups in the United States of America
This page provides some summary lists of the largest religious groups in the United States. Most of the tables on this page are based on self-identification data (which religious groups people actually say they belong to when surveyed), but some lists based on organizational reporting (membership figures from individual denominations) are shown as well.
On Being
Radio show On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit. (Formerly called Speaking of Faith.)
Pew Research Center on Religion & Public Life
The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life … seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. … it tracks and aggregates news and conducts independent research, including surveys, legal backgrounders, reports, books and Q&A interviews.
Pew Research Center: Religious Landscape Study
A survey of religion in America. Includes demographic data, beliefs, and social and political views.
The Pluralism Project
Through an expanding network of affiliates, we document the contours of our multi-religious society, explore new forms of interfaith engagement, and study the impact of religious diversity in civic life. From Harvard University.
Religion and the Founding of the American Republic
From the Library of Congress, a look at the role of religion in 17th and 18th century America.
Religion in U.S. Public Schools
Articles and links from the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.

World Religions

Buddhism
About Buddhism
Here you will find some information on Buddhism to help you gain a basic understanding of this ancient religion and philosophy.
Basics of Buddhism
A page introducing the concepts of Buddhism as part of a longer examination of Thailand.
BuddhaNet
Comprehensive information on Buddhism.
An Introduction to Buddhism
Written by a teacher for students of Buddhist psychology, and concentrating on psychological and philosophical aspects of Buddhism.
Introduction to Buddhism
Explains basic Buddhist teachings.
What the Buddha Taught
Online edition of popular and influential book about Buddhism.

Christianity
Anno Domini; Jesus Through the Centuries
An art-based exhibit about how Jesus has been viewed by different ages and cultures.
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Scripture, commentaries, fiction, hymns, and essays by Christian writers.
The Christian Religion: An Introduction
A general introduction from a non-demoninational viewpoint by the Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance.
Church History 
Extensive set of links from Spring Hill College Theology Library.
Internet Christian Library
Huge library of Christian literature and links to Christian literature sites on the web.
NetHymnal
History, lyrics, scores, and midi files for over 3000 Christian hymns.
Wabash Center Internet Guide
Annotated guide to resources for teaching and learning in theology and religion, with an incredible range of resources about religion, philosophy, and related subjects.
World Council of Churches
A worldwide fellowship of 349 churches seeking unity, a common witness and Christian service.

Islam
BeliefNet.com: Islam and Muslims
Extensive information by and for Muslims and for others. Includes beliefs, history, community, prayers, Muslim life, and more.
Bridging Cultures Bookshelf: Muslim Journeys
Resources for exploring new and diverse perspectives on the people, places, histories, beliefs, and cultures of Muslims in the United States and around the world.
Islamic Society of North America
ISNA is an association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, and civic and service organizations.
Islam and Islamic Studies Resources
Annotated links and information from a professor of Religion at the University of Georgia.
The Koran (Al-Qur’an) by J. M. Rodwell
The Koran (Al-Qur’an) by G. Margoliouth and J. M. Rodwell
The QURAN / KORAN (English Ebook)
Various English-language translations of the Koran in ebook format.
Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet
Tie-in to PBS movie; includes biographical timeline, information on teachings and influence, essays, and further resources.
Muslim Heritage
Discover 1000 years of missing history and explore the fascinating Muslim contribution to present day Science, Technology, Arts and Civilisation.
Muslims
Companion website for the PBS program.
The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society
A report from Pew Research about the attitudes of Muslims around the world. (April 2013)

Judaism
Jewish Virtual Library
The Jewish Virtual Library (JVL) is the most comprehensive online encyclopedia of Jewish history, politics and culture. With nearly 25,000 entries, the JVL is a one-stop shop for students of all ages interested in anything from anti-Semitism to Zionism.
Judaism 101
Judaism 101 is an online encyclopedia of Judaism, covering Jewish beliefs, people, places, things, language, scripture, holidays, practices and customs.
My Jewish Learning
Offering articles and resources on all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life, the site is geared toward adults of all ages and backgrounds….
Reform Judaism.org
ReformJudaism.org seeks to provide content that describes and demonstrates the traditions and innovations of Reform Jewish life.
Soc.Culture.Jewish FAQ
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Jews and Judaism.

Other Religions
About: Hinduism /
The Hindu Universe
Tons of information about Hindus and Hinduism.
Jainism: Jain Principals, Tradition and Practices
Extensive index to sites about all aspects of Jainism.
Sikhism Home Project
Information designed to teach non-Sikhs about the 5th largest of the world’s religions.
Taoism
An overview of beliefs, history, rites, and practices from the BBC.
Taoism (a.k.a. Daoism
An introductory overview from a non-demoninational viewpoint.
Traditional Zoroastrianism
Information about Zoroastrianism and links to other sites.
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