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Famous Saints

Learn here about the lives and miracles of famous saints (ordinary people through whom believers say God has done the extraordinary work of performing miracles)...

Saints
Saints are ordinary people through whom God has done the extraordinary work of performing miracles. During their lifetimes, they made mistakes like all people do, but it was their faith in God and their willingness to trust him that invited God to work miracles through them. Now, in heaven, saints pray for the people who pray to them for help...

Who Was Saint Mary? (The Virgin Mary)
Saint Mary, who served as the mother of Jesus Christ on Earth, has inspired worldwide devotion. Here's a look at Mary’s life and some of the miracles people say God performed through her.

Who Was Saint Joseph?
Saint Joseph, who served as the adoptive father of Jesus Christ, was a carpenter whose strong love for God motivated him to live faithfully. Here's a look at Joseph’s life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him.

Who Was Saint Nicholas (Santa Claus)?
Saint Nicholas, the patron saint of Christmas, inspired the character of Santa Claus. Here's a look at Nicholas' life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him.

Who Was Saint Valentine?
Saint Valentine, the patron saint of love, inspired the creation of Valentine's Day. Here's a look at Valentine's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Patrick?
Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, inspired the creation of Saint Patrick's Day, which is celebrated worldwide. Here's a look at Patrick's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

St. Francis of Assisi: Patron Saint of Animals
St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Catholic Church's worldwide Franciscan order, was known for his love for the most vulnerable: poor people, sick people, and animals. He now serves as the patron saint of all animals. Here's a look at Francis' life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him.

Who Was Saint Mary Magdalene?
Saint Mary Magdalene, the patron saint of women, was the first person to see Jesus Christ after his resurrection. Here's a look at the life of a woman whose spiritual journey had inspired many people...

Who Was Saint Thomas the Apostle?
Saint Thomas has become known as "Doubting Thomas" for his refusal to believe in Jesus' resurrection until he saw physical proof of it. But Thomas' inquisitive mind led him to pursue Jesus passionately and see miracles happen in the process. Here's a look at Thomas' life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Thomas Aquinas (Patron Saint of People Who Love Angels)?
Saint Thomas Aquinas is known as the patron saint of people who love angels because of his extensive writing about angels. Here's a look at Thomas' life and work...

Who Was Saint Mark the Evangelist?
St. Mark the Evangelist is one of Jesus Christ's original disciples, and the author of the Gospel of Mark in the Bible. He also serves as the patron saint of lions. Here's a look at Mark's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Gemma Galgani?
Saint Gemma Galgani became famous for communicating with her guardian angel. Here's a look at Gemma's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through her...

Who Was Saint Columba?
Saint Columba became a patron saint of people who love books for his pivotal work creating ancient manuscripts that passed along the Gospel message. Here's a look at Columba's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Blaise (Patron Saint of Wild Animals)?
St. Blaise is the patron saint of wild animals. Here's a look at Blaise's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Roch (Patron Saint of Dogs)?
St. Roch is one of the patron saints of dogs. Here's a look at Roch's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Hubert of Liege (Patron Saint of Dogs)?
St. Hubert of Liege is one of the patron saints of dogs. Here's a look at Hubert's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (Patron Saint of Cats)?
St. Gertrude is the patron saint of cats. Here's a look at Gertrude's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through her...

Who Was Saint Martin of Tours (a Patron Saint of Horses)?
St. Martin of Tours is a patron saint of horses. Here's a look at Martin's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Brendan (Patron Saint of Whales and Dolphins)?
St. Brendan (sometimes called St. Brendan the Navigator) is a patron saint of whales and dolphins. Here's a look at Brendan's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Eligius (a Patron Saint of Horses)?
St. Eligius (also called St. Eloy or St. Eloi) of Noyon is a patron saint of horses. Here's a look at Eligius' life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

Who Was Saint Gall (a Patron Saint of Birds)?
St. Gall is a patron saint of birds. Here's a look at Gall's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

How Did Saint Francis of Assisi Preach a Sermon to Birds?
St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals, preached a famous sermon to birds who had gathered around him. Here's how Saint Francis shared God's love with birds through that sermon...

Who Was Saint Juan Diego?
St. Juan Diego is famous for following the Virgin Mary's instructions during her Guadalupe, Mexico apparitions, which resulted in a miraculous image on his poncho that has inspired many people to come to faith in Jesus Christ. Here's a look at Juan's life and some of the miracles people say God performed through him...

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