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St. Luke is Patron Saint of medical men; Who else is Patron Saint of those in the medical profession?
Who was a Galilean fisherman who enjoyed a special intimacy with Jesus?
Who wrote the text to the hymn "Tantum Ergo?"
Who is considered the greatest Father of the Church?
Name the Saint who with St. John of the Cross started the Discalced Carmelite Order?
Name a Doctor of the Church who was Archbishop of (12th Century) Canterbury?
Who was the first martyr?
Who is the Curé of Ars?
Who of the following Saints is known as "Il Poverello?"
Which Saint is known for his devotion and care of orphaned and other teenagers?
The blessing of throats is attributed to which Saint?
Who was St. Benedict's saintly sister?
Name the most famous Irish Saint?
A Capuchin-Franciscan known as "The Poor Man's Lawyer?"
Which Saint used to shave off half his beard to make people laugh?
Who is the "Lost and Found" Saint?
On November 4th, we celebrate the feast day of this Italian Cardinal?
This Saint is found in Eucharistic Prayer #1:
Which Saint did Our Lady appear to at Lourdes?
Who is the patroness of musicians?
Who is the founder of the Order of Preachers?
Who is one of the patron Saints of sailors?
Which Saint was called "a dumb ox?"
Name a Saint of Dutch (Netherlands) origin?
Who of these Saints has been known to 'levitate?'
Who is the founder of the Servite Nuns?
Who suffered the pain of the Stigmata, but not the visible marks?
Who had a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus?
Who said "I'm Christ's soldier"?
Who trained St. Gertrude the Great when she was a child?
Where were the North American Martyrs born?
Where was St. John de Brébeuf captured?
Who was the Spiritual Director of St. Jane de Chantal?
Which Pope was known as Leo The Great?
St. Monica was the mother of?
Who was the first Monk after Christ lived?
Who was the brother of the Apostle Peter?
Who was the first native-born North American to be canonized?
Who wrote the book entitled "Introduction to a Devout Life?"
Who were the martyrs of Japan?
St. Sigfrid was a bishop in which country?
Saint Theotonius is held in high esteem in which country?
Which Polish Saint was known as "The Peace Maker?"
Which English Saint was known as "Little John?"
Who was the founder of the Hermits of St. Francis of Assisi?
Who was the first hermit?
Which Saint was shot with many arrows?
Which Roman Saint was only 13 years old when she suffered martyrdom?
Who became a devoted disciple of St. Paul at Lystra?
Who is the Saint whose name means "Golden Mouthed?"
Who is the patroness of the island of Malta?
Which Saint was elected to become one of the Apostles?
Which Saint began a reform of the Franciscan Poor Clares?
Who was one of St. Don Bosco's first pupils?
Who is the Patron of Workmen?
St. Bridget of Sweden had several children. Which of them was canonized a Saint?
Whose amputated hand was miraculously restored?
Which Saint assisted St. Bernardine in the reform of the Franciscan Order in the 15th Century?
Which Saint wrote "I believe in God" (Credo Deum) in his own blood, as he was being martyred?
Who is the Patron Saint of Boy Scouts?
Who is the Patron Saint of policemen?
Who is "an advocate of the hopeless?"
Who was known as "Pippo Buono" (good little Phil)?
Who was known as the "Maid of Orleans?"
Name the Irish Saint who was baptized by St. Cronan?
Who was not one of the original "Twelve" Apostles?
Who was a staunch friend of St. Basil the Great?
Who is the Patron of Youth?
Which character in "The Adventures of Sister Hildegarde" (on this web site at http:\\www.monksofadoration.org/sisterh.html) is named after a 7th Century early-English Saint?
Which 2nd Century French Saint spoke against the various forms of heresies known as Gnosticism?
Which Saint was named after an Italian phrase that means "O good luck!" in English?
Which Saint founded the Redemptorists ?
Who received St. Clare into the Franciscan Order?
Who is the father of the Blessed Virgin Mary?
Which Doctor of the Church died at Clairvaux in the 12th Century?
Which Apostle was a 'doctor of Jewish law?'
Which Saintly Pope used to be known as Cardinal Sarto?
Which Saint is the eldest of ten children of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia?
Name one of the brothers of St. Cosmas?
Name a 20th Century philosopher canonized on October 11, 1998?
Who is the patron Saint of Accountants?
Who is the patron Saint of Farmers?
Who addressed Pope Leo XIII and asked: "Holy Father, I have a great favor to ask you. In honor of your jubilee, will you allow me to enter Carmel when I am fifteen?"
Who was the founder of the Carthusian Order?
St. Claude de Columbiere was whose confessor and spiritual advisor?
Which Canaanite was also called 'The Zealot?'
Who is the patron Saint of philosophers?
St. Gertrude the Great was a pupil of?
St. Charles Lwanga met his martyrdom in which country?
Name an American 'Blessed' who was wealthy?
Who is Patron Saint of Churches (Parishes) in Spain, Germany and the United States?
Who is known as "The Apostle of the Indies," whose body lies incorrupt at Goa?
Who is the Patron Saint of children?
Who succeeded St. Eusebius in the chair of St. Peter, in 311?
Name a healer in who lived in Montreal?
Who (especially in U.S.A.) is known as the patron of work for interracial justice and harmony?
Which great mystic was once looked upon as a "good-for-nothing beggar?"
Which Saint was brought up (as a boy) by St. Benedict at Subiaco?
Name a contemporary of St. Thomas Aquinas in Catalonia, Spain?
Who is the patroness of domestic servants and is always shown with a bunch of keys?
The biographical data came from various sources, principally from Dictionary of Catholic Biography by John J. Delaney and James Edward Tobin, 1961, Doubleday & Co.; Butler's Lives of the Saints, Concise Edition, 1985, Harper and Row; The Penguin Dictionary of Saints, by Donald Attwater, 1965, Penguin Books, and Heavenly Friends: A Saint for Each Day, by Rosalie Marie Levy, 1979, St. Paul Editions. Also, we checked the feastdays against the Paulist Press Ordo (a Liturgical Calendar) of the Archdiocese of Boston & surrounding dioceses for 1998, and in the calendars in The Liturgy of The Hours (4-volume ed.)
St. Zita (1218-1278) is the Patroness of Domestic Servants. She lived her life in great charity to the poor, and worked at heavy manual labor. Feastday April 27. This was the last question. [l]
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St. Raymund of Peñafort (1175-1275), feastday January 7, was a philosophy professor in Barcelona and became a doctor of canon law and in 1219 an associate of Bishop Berengarius. In 1222 he joined the Dominicans. He shares with St. Peter of Nolasco the honor of organizing the Order of Our Lady of Ransom (Mercedarians) for the ransom of slaves. He is a contemporary of St. Thomas Aquinas and, in fact, encourage St. Thomas to write his Summa contra Gentiles. NEXT QUESTION
St. Placid who died around 550, the son of the patrician Tertullus. He was placed under St. Benedict's care as a child and probably went with the latter to Monte Cassino. His feastday is October 4 but he isn't celebrated in North America as far as we know. NEXT QUESTION
St. Benedict Joseph Labre (feastday April 16) was a mendicant in the 18th Century. He made several attempts to join a religious order but was rejected as too delicate, too unstable, and other reasons. So he went on a pilgrimage to Rome on foot, begging his way along. His clothing was in rags and he picked up food here and there and still shared it with others he met on the road. He became destitute. Sometimes he's been referred to as 'the new St. Francis,' but generally he is a late Western example of an ascetically vocation - that of a pilgrim or wandering holy man. He was a great mystic who was considered by some a 'good-for-nothing beggar' according to some sources. NEXT QUESTION
St. Martin de Porres (feastday November 3) was a Dominican lay brother born in Lima, Peru in 1579. He spent his religious life as a barber, farm-laborer, almoner, infirmarian and so on. He was devoted to the sick and to beggars who thronged the friary gate and he had great concern for all animals. In the United States, he has been adopted as patron saint of work for interracial justice and harmony. NEXT QUESTION
Blessed André Bessette, a religious, better known as "Brother André" was born on August 9, 1845 near Montreal. He was orphaned at age 12, poor, uneducated and often sick. He was a man of many trades prior to entering religious life: cobbler, farmhand, baker, blacksmith and tinsmith, textile worker, etc. In 1870 he entered the Congregation of the Holy Cross. He became a healer-intercessor. He had a great devotion to St. Joseph and in 1904 founded the Oratory of St. Joseph. He was known as a man of prayer and a friend of the poor. He was declared Blessed in 1982 and his feastday is January 6th, celebrated particularly in North America. NEXT QUESTION
St. Melchiades succeeded St. Eusebius as Pope in the year 311. The Church celebrates his feastday on December 10th, and is also known as St. Miltiades. He was a native of Africa and his was martyred. NEXT QUESTION
St. Nicholas, who in the last part of the 3rd century was born at Patara, became Bishop of Myra. He's widely known in Europe, and is getting to be known in the Americas. He was full of compassion for the poor and especially for children. Many medieval legends have him arranging dowries for poor servant girls, or tossing bags of money into homes which faced starvation, etc. By the thirteenth century his feast became a day for gift-giving in Europe and this led to the figure of "Santa Claus" as a non-Catholic creation in North America. In Holland, in particular, Sinterklaas (which means 'Santa Claus' but is referenced to St. Nicholas) traditionally enters a city on a horse, often from a tugboat where the city is near a river. He comes with one or two assistants whose faces are painted jet-black, who go by the general name of "Zwarte Piet" (Black Peter). NEXT QUESTION
St. Francis Xavier (feastday December 3) is known as "The Apostle of the Indies" and hails from the 16th century Spain. He joined the Society of Jesus and labored assiduously in the mission areas of India, Malaya and Japan. His body lies incorrupt at Goa. NEXT QUESTION
St. Bibiana is the Patron Saint of Churches (Parishes) in Spain, Germany and the United States. She was a native of Rome, daughter of Flavian, a Roman knight and his wife Daphrosa and she lived in the fourth century. She, along with her family, was martyred. NEXT QUESTION
St. Katherine Drexel whose feastday is March 3rd, in the United States, was born in Philadelphia in 1858 into the wealthy Drexel banking family. It was from her parents that she learned to love God and their neighbor, especially the poor. Katherine gave her fortune away to the poor, the oppressed and especially Native American and African American missions. She founded the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. She died in the year 1955 and was beatified by Pope John Paul II on November 20, 1988. NEXT QUESTION
Uganda is where St. Charles Lwanga met his martyrdom along with a number of companions. We celebrate their feastday on June 3rd. They were killed by King Mwanga during the years 1885-87. NEXT QUESTION
St. Mechtildes was the teacher of St. Gertrude the Great. She lived from about 1241 to 1298 and was born in Helfta, Saxony. At age 7 she was placed, at her own request, at Rodardsdorf Convent, of which her sister, St. Gertrude of Hackeborn became abbess. Feastday November 19th according to one source. NEXT QUESTION
St. Catherine of Alexandria is the Patron Saint of Philosophers. The Church celebrates her feastday on November 25. Legend tells us that Catherine as a child of learned breeding protested to emperor Maxentius against the worship of idols. Confronted by fifty philosophers she refuted their arguments one by one and they were burnt alive for their failure to answer her. She was martyred. NEXT QUESTION
St. Simon, an Apostle in the first century celebrates his feastday with St. Jude on October 28th. He is known as The Zealot because of his devotion to the Jewish law. He suffered martyrdom. NEXT QUESTION
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque was the Saint whom St. Claude de Columbiere spiritually directed. St. Claude's feastday is February 15th and he was canonized in this century. St. Margaret Mary's feastday is October 16th and was the humble recipient of Jesus' Divine revelations. She suffered greatly and the crosses she had to bear were heavy, but her love of prayer and of Jesus led to a very special devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The fifteen promises are associated with her (they came from her diaries and letters). Her confessor and spiritual advisor, St. Claude was a member of the Society of Jesus and it was he who was to be God's instrument for instituting the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and for spreading that devotion throughout the world. NEXT QUESTION
St. Bruno (feastday October 6th) was the founder of the Carthusian monks in 1084 at Chartreuse. There are several St. Bruno's and Bruno the Cartusian was born in Cologne, Germany as was St. Bruno the Bishop. NEXT QUESTION
St. Therese of Lisieux lived from 1873 to 1897. She entered the Carmelite Order in Lisieux. She is also known as "The Little Flower." Due to her young age, the Superior of the local convent as well as the Bishop of Bayeux refused to consider she enter the Carmelites at that young age, however, determined as she was, on a pilgrimage to Rome with her father, she approached pope Leo XIII and asked: "Holy Father, I have a great favor to ask you. In honor of your jubilee, will you allow me to enter Carmel when I am fifteen?" Her wish was granted. We celebrate the feastday of this Saint on October 1st. NEXT QUESTION
The patron of Farmers is St. Isidore. His feastday is May 15th and he was born in Madrid, Spain in the 1100's. He is also the patron of Madrid. He worked in the fields of an estate outside the city and was married to St. Maria de la Cabeza. He was canonized in 1622. NEXT QUESTION
St. Matthew is the Patron Saint of Accountants. He wrote the First Gospel. Nothing is known of his subsequent career, however before he began to follow Jesus when they met at Capharnaum, he was a publican and a tax-collector for the Romans. Feastday is September 21. NEXT QUESTION [l]
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross also known as Edith Stein, a philosopher, was Canonized by Pope John Paul II on October 11, 1998. She was born in Breslau, Germany in 1891 and was a member of a devout Jewish family. At early age she turned into an introvert and she suffered severely from loneliness in her early years. As a teenager she became an atheist. During her school years, particularly during her teens she was fond of tutoring other children and seemed to possess a gift for teaching. She entered Breslau University in March 1911. Later she studies phenomenology with Edmund Hussell. She was struggling with questions of faith at that time. As her studies continued she became interested in reading the New Testament. After reading the autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila she said "this is the truth" and decided to enter the Catholic Church and was baptized on January 1, 1922, taking the name Teresa as her baptismal name. The power of prayer became important to her and she also launched into an active apostolate to the poor and the troubled. In 1933, she was accepted to enter the Discalced Carmelite Order. She lived at the Cologne, Germany, Carmel and escaped to the Carmel at Echt, Holland, at the end of 1938 to avoid Nazi persecution. On August 2, 1942, she was arrested by Nazi S.S. officers, along with her sister Rosa who was a member of the Carmelite Third Order. They were brought along with many other prisoners, mostly Catholic men, women and children of Jewish birth, to a central camp at Amersfoord, Holland, and on the night of August 6th/7th they were deported to Auschwitz Concentration Camp, where she died on August 9, 1942 as prisoner number 44074. It is noteworthy that she had been observed caring for women prisoners, and their children, along the way to her death. These biographical notes are based on "Edith Stein: A Biography" by Waltraud Herbstrith, 1985, Harper and Row, and, "Of the Cross" by our Brother Craig Driscoll, a booklet available from The Monks of Adoration. NEXT QUESTION
St. Damian is St. Cosmas's twin brother. He died around 303 A.D. The feastday of the two brothers is celebrated on September 26, and are known as physicians. NEXT QUESTION [m]
The eldest of ten children of St. Basil the Elder and St. Emmelia was St. Macrina the younger. NEXT QUESTION
Pope Pius X (feastday August 21) was born Joseph Sarto in 1835. After four years of study at Castelfranco, he received a scholarship to the seminary at Padua to study for the priesthood. Ordained in 1858, he held various assignments; in 1884 he was consecrated Bishop of Mantua; and, in 1893 Pope Leo XIII created Bishop Sarto Cardinal, and named Patriarch of Venice. As the Pontificate of Leo XIII ended, Cardinal Sarto was elected Pope. He did much for the Church, combating modernism. NEXT QUESTION [t]
St. Bartholomew (feastday August 24) was one of the twelve Apostles. He was born in Galilee and was a doctor in Jewish law. NEXT QUESTION
St. Bernard is a Doctor of the Church. He lived from 1091-1153 and died at Clairvaux. We celebrate his feastday on August 20. In 1115, he entered monastic life and was chosen to found a new monastery, the Abbey of Clairvaux, and Bernard became the Abbot, an office he held for the rest of his life. NEXT QUESTION [h]
St. Joachim was the father of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Feastday: July 26. Mary's mother was named Ann. NEXT QUESTION
St. Francis of Assisi was the Founder of the Franciscan Order (including all of its many branches), lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226. His feastday is October 4. Known as the "Il Poverello" [the little poor man], because he lived the Evangelical Counsels of Obedience, Poverty and Chastity. His hands, feet and side had the Stigmata, the wounds of Christ. Besides the various communities of men and women, he also befriended St. Clare, the Foundress of the Poor Clares, a contemplative Franciscan order for women. When St. Clare was 15, she heard Francis preach and met with him. She asked if she could follow him. He kept her waiting three years, since at the time, he had not yet made provision for women in his foundations. When these three years were up, Clare went to Francis and begged him to accept her into his Order. They prayed over the request, and he asked her to come to the Church of St. Mary of the Angels where she made her vows to him the following evening in the presence of the brothers. NEXT QUESTION [.]
St. Alphonsus De Liguori was a theologian who was born near Naples in 1696. His feastday is August 1. He did parish mission work in and around Naples, Italy, and in 1723 he organized a group of religious at Scala specifically for work in rural districts. That began the congregation of priests known as the Redemptorists. In 1762 he was made Bishop of Sant' Agata dei Goti, but later in his episcopacy he became seriously ill resulting in a permanent deformity. Because of this, in 1775 he was allowed to resign from his Bishopric. He was extremely effective as a preacher and preached in such a way that even the uneducated could understand him. His literary achievement includes many written works, among which is "The Glories of Mary," and, "The Holy Eucharist." NEXT QUESTION
St. Bonaventure was a Franciscan contemporary of St. Francis of Assisi. He lived from 1221 to 1274 and his feastday on is celebrated July 15. He is a Doctor of the Church, and is widely known as "The Seraphic Doctor." At birth his parents named him John. At age 4 he became dangerously ill. His mother, in prayer, vowed to give her child to God if the child was returned to good health. Then she took him to St. Francis who knelt down in prayer. The child was instantly cured. As this transpired, his father exclaimed "O buona ventura!" which means "O good luck!" so that became John's name from that point forward. NEXT QUESTION [q]
St. Irenaeus (feastday June 28) was born in Asia Minor circa 120 A.D. He may have been a pupil of St. Polycarp, the disciple of St. John the Evangelist. He is known to have spoken in pastorals and writings against the heresy known as Gnosticism. NEXT QUESTION
St. Etheldreda, who lived in the 7th Century was born in Exning, Suffolk, England. Her feastday is June 23 celebrated probably only in England. She was a daughter of King Anna of the East Angles and was married to Tonbert, who respected her vow of virginity. After the death of her husband, she entered religious life and founded a double monastery at Ely. NEXT QUESTION [n]
St. Paul the Hermit, who lived in the Third Century. He is traditionally regarded as the first Christian hermit. He went into the Theban desert as a young man, seeking temporary refuge from the persecution under Decius, and lived there in a cave for the rest of his years. When close to his death, he was visited by St. Anthony out of respect for his holiness. NEXT QUESTION
St. Aloysius Gonzaga's feastday is June 21. When he was nine years old, he made a vow of perpetual virginity. In 1583, he heard a voice during a deep religious experience calling him to join the Society of Jesus. He died from a contagious disease at age 23 while repeating the holy Name of Jesus. Pope Benedict XIII pronounced him "Patron of Youth." NEXT QUESTION
St. Basil's classmate St. Gregory Nazianzen lived from circa 329 to 390 (feastday January 2). He was a bishop and a Doctor of the Church. While coadjutor of Nazianzus he suffered five years of ill health. After that, he worked at Constantinople, preaching on the articles of faith, notably a famous series on the Trinity. NEXT QUESTION [b]
St. Barnabas was not one of the original twelve. He was born of a Jewish family on Cyprus and his name was originally Joseph. He was one of the earliest converts in Jerusalem where he gave the proceeds from the sale of his estate to the Apostles. (feastday June 11) NEXT QUESTION
St. Kevin, whose feastday is June 3rd, was said to be from Leinster, Ireland and was baptized by St. Cronan. He lived a life of solitude, and became abbot of a monastic settlement for his followers. NEXT QUESTION [s]
St. Joan of Arc (feastday May 30) known as Jeanne d'Arc received a vision of St. Michael surrounded by many Angels of Heaven. She also heard voices of St. Catherine and St. Margaret. The "voices" told her to take up arms and fight for her country and she was involved in the battle between the dukes of Burgundy and Orleans. At the age of 14, the "voices" she heard also convinced her to find a way to restore order in the country. When the military officials became convinced that she had the gift of prophecy, they ordered their troops to the siege of Orleans. At her canonization she was called "The Maid of Orleans." NEXT QUESTION
St. Philip Neri [feastday May 26] lived from 1515 to 1595 in Italy. He was ordained a priest in 1551 and he began to work extensively among the poor, the convalescing sick and the young in Rome. He was a wonderful confessor and was credited with the gift of reading hearts. He spent much time in prayer, especially at night in the catacombs. In 1544 he experienced an ecstasy of divine love which is believed to have left a permanent physical effect on his heart. While he studied for many years, at some point in his life he felt a calling to evangelize and began a "street corner ministry." He was known to sit outside of a Church with half his beard shorn off. He was mostly in a very (spiritually) happy mood and seems to have been quite a comedian. However, before all of this, when he was still a little boy, he was known as "Pippo Buono" or "good little Philip" in his native Florence. NEXT QUESTION [/]
St. Rita of Cascia (1381-1457; feastday May 22) was born near Spoleto, Italy and she was married to a husband who is described as 'brutal'. She really had her heart set on becoming an Augustinian nun, so when, after 18 years of sorrow, the husband died in a brawl, she entered the convent. She devoted herself to the care of others and to prayer. After years of serious illness, she never lessened the austerities of religious life. At her canonization in 1900 she was declared "the saint of desperate cases," the advocate of the hopeless, throughout the Spanish world. NEXT QUESTION
St. Michael the Archangel is the Patron of members of the Police. (Feastday September 29). In Daniel 10:13 St. Michael is mentioned as 'one of the chief princes' and he's also mentioned in Revelation 12:10. In 492, St. Michael appeared on Mt. Gargano in southern Italy. France honors St. Michael as patron of Mariners. NEXT QUESTION [g]
St. Dominic Savio (feastday March 9) was one of the pupils St. John Bosco hoped to train to be a helper in his work. Also, St. Dominic is the Patron Saint of Boy Scouts. NEXT QUESTION
St. Peter of Verona (1205?-1252) was a Dominican friar. He was beaten. Severely wounded he rose to his knees and with his own blood he wrote on the ground the words "Credo Deum"-- "I believe in God," and then he was assassinated on April 6th (Feastday April 29). NEXT QUESTION [r]
St. John Capistran (Feastday October 23) helped St. Bernardine of Siena in the reform of the Franciscan Order. St. John studied law, and was apparently a widower when he entered the Franciscan Order. He became famous as a preacher. NEXT QUESTION
St. John Damascene (feastday December 4)lived from about 676 to 749 and is a Doctor of the Church. He was born in Damascus and was educated by Cosmas. In the year 730 the local Ruler issued a decree forbidding the veneration of icons. St. John paid little attention to that, and although St. John protested his innocence, his right hand was cut off. Through the intervention of the Blessed Virgin Mary the amputated hand was miraculously restored. The Ruler now convinced of John's innocence offered to restore him to his former position but John heard a call to a higher life and became a monk. Thus he lived with Cosmas at a desert settlement of St. Sabas near the Dead Sea. NEXT QUESTION [o]
St. Catherine of Sweden (1331-1381) was the fourth of St. Bridget's eight children. She was married but lived in virginity. In 1350 she went to join her mother in Rome and shared her work there for twenty- five years. Then she returned to Sweden and built up the Bridgettine Order at the convent in Vadstena. In 1375 she returned to Rome for five years to seek approval of the Rule for the Order and to seek the Canonization of St. Bridget, her mother. She is known either as St. Catherine, or St. Catherine of Sweden, or St. Catherine of Vadstena, and, her feastday is March 24. NEXT QUESTION
St. Joseph, of course, since he was a carpenter by trade. He was the spouse of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Jesus was born in Bethlehem, where Mary and Joseph traveled to by donkey for the census of the land. They lived in Nazareth until Jesus began his earthly ministry. Joseph was of royal descent. March 19 is the feastday of St. Joseph who is the patron of the Universal Church. This feastday was established by Pope Sixtus IV in 1481. Pope Leo XIII offered him as model for fathers of families; Pius XI recommended him as the pattern of social justice and Pius XII established May 1 as a new feast of St. Joseph the Worker. Most of all, we honor him for his purity. St. Joseph is the patron Saint of The Monks of Adoration, and we have a side-chapel in our chapel, dedicated to him with a very nice statue and some 14-day votive lights. Each morning, just before "Midmorning Prayer" (of the Liturgy of the Hours) we recite, in common, the "Memorare to St. Joseph" and "The Act of Entrustment to St. Joseph" where, we ask him to intercede for us and to "Obtain for me a greater purity of heart and fervent love of the interior life." NEXT QUESTION [.]
St. Dominic Savio (feastday March 9) was one of the pupils St. John Bosco hoped to train to be a helper in his work. NEXT QUESTION
St. Colette (Feastday March 6th) at the age of 21 began living alone in a hermitage lent to her by an abbot. She had a vision of St. Francis of Assisi who charged her with the task of bringing the Poor Clares back to their original strict rule of life. This reform occurred in many convents on and after 1406. NEXT QUESTION [n]
St. Matthias became an apostle in the first century. In Scriptures, in Acts 1:23-26 he replaced Judas as an Apostle. Feastday May 14th. NEXT QUESTION
St. Agatha was a 3rd century martyr whose feastday is Feb. 5th. She was terribly tortured by a consul named Quintian. She is the patroness of Malta. NEXT QUESTION [o]
St. John Chrysostom was born in Antioch, Syria between 344 and 347. He became a monk-bishop and Doctor of the Church. He's one of the Church Fathers. His very name means "Golden-mouthed" on account of his oratorical brilliance which made his writings and homilies the final masterpieces of Greek Literature. He died in 407 and we celebrate his feastday on September 13th. NEXT QUESTION
St. Timothy was a disciple of St. Paul. He died around the year 97 A.D., and was a bishop and martyr. He replaced Barnabas as Paul's companion and traveled with him to Greece and other countries in the Near East. He also visited Thessalonica. He is mentioned in 1 Cor. 16:10. He became the first bishop of Ephesus. He is said to have been stoned to death. His feastday is January 26th. NEXT QUESTION [i]
St. Agnes (d. 304, feastday Jan. 21) was a 13-year old Roman girl who was executed. Although not all that much is known of her, but she was martyred for refusing to marry a Roman official. NEXT QUESTION
St. Sebastian (feastday January 20th) was born in Gaul, but went to Rome in 283 to enlist in the army. He became an officer. He was a good Christian and when the twin brothers Marcus and Marcellines were weakening in their belief of Christ, it was St. Sebastian who urged them to remain loyal to Jesus. St. Sebastian, who assisted many Christians, was impeached and ordered to die. Archers shot their arrows at him and thus he died by the shots of many arrows. NEXT QUESTION [t]
The founder of the Hermits was St. Francis of Paola. (feastday April 2)It's a bit of a trick question, we admit, because these Hermits are sometimes called "The Minim Friars" and at other times, the "Hermits of St. Francis," which is probably a misnomer. To further confuse the issue, St. Francis of Paola was a Franciscan before becoming a hermit. He was born around 1416 at Paola, in Calabria, Italy. When he was thirteen, his parents placed him in the Franciscan friary at San Marco, a time that prepared him for the austerities of monastic life. Before he was 20, he was joined by two other men, and this led to the formation of the new foundation. They were then called "Hermits of St. Francis" but this was, in 1492 changed to "Minims" (meaning the least). NEXT QUESTION [a]
St. Nicholas Owen was indeed known as "Little John" but sometimes also as "Little Michael." This Saint is beloved by the British because he did a lot for the Catholic Church there. He was martyred in 1606. His feastday is March 22nd. He was a very humble and holy man, totally unaffected by the allurements of the world. He earned the nickname "Little John" because of his diminutive stature, and, at a time when clergy were persecuted and in need of hiding places, he always managed to come up with excavations in stone walls which required men twice his size to move or to uncover. NEXT QUESTION
St. Casimir of Poland is known as "The Peace-maker" in that country. Born in 1458, he died in 1484 and his feastday is March 4th. He was known for his love for the poor. He was of nobility but nevertheless wore a hair-shirt and did great penance. He had great love for the Blessed Virgin Mary. He died at the early age of 23 from lung problems, probably not helped by the life of austerity he led. NEXT QUESTION [r]
Portugal is the country where St. Theotonius (died 1166, feastday: February 18) was held in great esteem. He was a nephew of the Bishop of Coimbra. He was a man of great holiness. He had great love for the poor and for the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for whom he used to sing solemn high Mass every week. He joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine and soon became prior. The reigning Portuguese king, Alphonsus when he heard of Theotonius' death exclaimed, "His soul will have gone up to Heaven before his body is lowered into the grave." NEXT QUESTION
Sweden is the correct answer. St. Sigfrid was the Bishop of Växjö (feastday February 15). It is rumored that Sigfrid was sent out of York or Glastonbury, England, and initially spent time in Norway. The Swedes honor St. Sigfrid as their apostle. NEXT QUESTION [o]
St. Paul Miki and companions are the martyrs of Japan (d. 1597, Feastday Feb. 6th. Six were Franciscans, three were Jesuits. They were crucified on a hill near Nagasaki. There also were several Franciscan tertiaries and other lay people. A total of 26 gave their lives for Christ. NEXT QUESTION
St. Francis de Sales was a bishop and a writer, born in France. He lived from 1567-1622 and his feastday is on January 24th. He evangelized to Calvinists and he was noted for his motto "whoever preaches with love preaches effectively." He preached wonderfully. In 1604 he met St. Jane de Chantal with whom he founded the Order of the Visitation six years later. He is probably best known for his book "Introduction to the Devout Life," and numerous published sermons. He is the patron saint of writers. NEXT QUESTION [d]
Elizabeth Ann Seton was the first native-born North American to become a Saint. She was a widow, the foundress of the Sisters of Charity (d. 1821; feastday Jan. 4th.) The sisters founded orphanages and hospitals but are even better known for a fine Catholic school system. NEXT QUESTION
St. Andrew (feastday November 30)was the brother of the Apostle Peter. He was the first Galilean fisherman called by Jesus, to whom he brought Simon, afterwards called Peter. He was martyred and is the Patron Saint of Scotland. NEXT QUESTION [a]
St. Pachomius was an abbot near Esneh (Egypt) circa 290 A.D. Feastday May 9th. He was the first monk who organized other monks into groups with a specific communal life and a written rule. Not much else is known of him. NEXT QUESTION
St. Augustine was St. Monica's son. He was considered the greatest of the Fathers of the Church and was born in 354 in Thagaste in Numidia (modern Algeria). Even though his mother (Saint Monica) was a fervent Catholic, Augustine turned to Manichaeism when he was 19. He led a sinful life (by his own description) until his conversion to Catholicism, with the help of St. Ambrose who baptized him in 387. He was ordained a priest and in 396 he became the Bishop of Hippo until his death in 430. He published several books. His "Confessions" (13 volumes), a spiritual autobiography are well known. Augustine has been given the title "Doctor of Grace." His "City of God" is another widely read text. It consists of 22 books. The Monks of Adoration have more than a passing interest in St. Augustine, because we follow the "Rule of St. Augustine." We celebrate St. Augustine on August 28 and the feast of his mother the day before. NEXT QUESTION [f]
Pope Leo I was Leo the Great (feastday November 10). He was a man of the noblest character and great ability. He ruled in the Fifth Century. He has been declared a Doctor of the Church. NEXT QUESTION
St. Francis de Sales was a bishop and a writer, born in France. He lived from 1567-1622 and his feastday is on January 24th. He evangelized to Calvinists and he was noted for his motto "whoever preaches with love preaches effectively." He preached wonderfully. In 1604 he met St. Jane de Chantal with whom he founded the Order of the Visitation six years later. He is probably best known for his book "Introduction to the Devout Life," and numerous published sermons. NEXT QUESTION [o]
In Canada - St. John de Brébeuf (feastday October 19)was captured at Sainte Marie in Canada; the other seven men in this group were also martyred in Canada. NEXT QUESTION
The North American Martyrs were all born in France; the Saint in the next question was one of them; there were eight in total. Another one of the eight is Isaac Jogues whose name we hear more often. Their feastday is October 19th. NEXT QUESTION [s]
St. Mechtilde of Hackeborn was, indeed, the teacher of St. Gertrude the Great. She is considered a mystic (feastday 19 November), and was mistress in charge of a school at the monastery at Helfta where her sister was abbess. Note that she is not the same person as St. Mechtilde of Magdeburg. NEXT QUESTION
St. Martin of Tours (315?-397) feast day: Nov. 11. Born in (now) Hungary; at 327, he cut his cloak in half to clothe a freezing beggar. From this charitable action he was converted. He lived as a hermit for 10 years, then was consecrated Bishop of Tours. He was a monk and many others joined him and so the Abbey at Marmoutier was established. NEXT QUESTION [k]
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, a visionary, (feast: 16 October) was a daughter of a notary; after a very unhappy childhood she entered the Visitation convent. Between 1673-1675 she experienced several visions of Jesus Christ concerning the devotion to His Sacred Heart. The "First Friday" devotions were one of the results of her visionary experiences. NEXT QUESTION
St. Catherine of Siena, Virgin (14th Century), feast day: April 29. She was a Dominican and is Doctor of the Church. She bore the pain of the Wounds of Christ but not the external marks. She died at age 33. She worked tirelessly on behalf of the Church. NEXT QUESTION [n]
St. Juliana Falconieri 1270-1341 is considered the founder of the Servite Nuns. Feast day: 19 June. NEXT QUESTION
St. Joseph of Cupertino 1603-1663, feast day 18 September, was a Conventual Franciscan Friar. After his ordination in 1628 extraordinary things began to happen to him. There were periods of levitation (being suspended in the air), ecstasies, healing of diseases. The levitations were even more remarkable since St. Joseph was rather a heavy person. NEXT QUESTION [o]
St. Peter Canisius was a theologian born in Nijmegen, Netherlands in 1521. He's a Doctor of the Church, and he is also known in Germany as the Second Apostle of Germany (St. Boniface was the first) since St. Peter Canisius spent many years in Germany. In 1555 he began his famous work on the Catechism for three age levels. The well-known Catholic University at Nijmegen is named after him. His feastday is on December 21st. NEXT QUESTION
St. Thomas Aquinas (feastday January 28)was a Dominican theologian, who met the challenge posed to Christian faith by the philosophical achievements of the Greeks and Arabs. He effected a philosophical synthesis of faith and reason that was one of the greatest achievements of medieval times. He was the son of a count, born in his family's castle at Roccasecca, central Italy, in 1224. At about the age of five, Thomas was placed by his parents in the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino. As he became older, he enrolled in the University of Naples. There he came into contact with members of the Dominican order and, against the violent opposition of his family, became a Dominican friar in 1244. He then went north to study at Paris and Cologne. His greatest work, the Summa Theologica, occupied him from 1267 to 1273. Thomas also wrote a series of commentaries on Aristotle and the Bible. Early in his studies he was called a "dumb ox," a label he hardly deserves for he is one of the most brilliant theologians in the Church. NEXT QUESTION [m]
St. Erasmus or St. Elmo (a derivation of the name Erasmus) lived in the 3rd century (died 303). He was a martyr and died from his sufferings. A legend tells how his intestines were wound around a windlass, and that's why he became one of the patron of sailors. The name St. Elmo's fire also refers to him. This 'fire' were the sparks sometimes seen at the masthead of ships. (feastday June 2) NEXT QUESTION
St. Dominic indeed founded the Order of Preachers. He was born c. 1171, died 1221, was the founder of the Dominicans. He was ordained a priest at about the age of 28 and was named assistant prior of the chapter of canons. After ten years of preaching, Dominic gathered around him a community of preachers, who would be both materially poor and learned in theology. This was the beginning (1215) of the religious order that bears his name. St. Dominic knew St. Francis of Assisi and they met. Dominic is also credited with instituting the popular devotion of the Rosary. Feast day: August 8th. NEXT QUESTION [.]
St. Cecilia is the patron of musicians. She was a patrician girl of Rome, a virgin and a martyr. Her father had given her in marriage, against her will, to Valarian. On her marriage day, she told her husband that she had an angel of God watching over her, and that if Valarian would touch her he would suffer; if however, he would respect her virginity, he would be greatly loved. At her wedding, while musicians played, Cecilia sang to the Lord in her heart, hence she became the patron of Musicians. Her feastday occurs on November 22nd. NEXT QUESTION
St. Bernadette (feastday 16 April) was one a visionary, who, between 11 February and 16 July, 1858 in a shallow cave on the river Gave, saw the Blessed Virgin Mary under the title of "The Immaculate Conception." These visions occurred at Lourdes, an apparition site recognized by the Church. She was Marie Bernarde Soubirous, the daughter of a poor miller. She entered the convent of the Sisters of Charity and Christian Instruction of Nevers and she lived a humble life. NEXT QUESTION [w]
St. Chrysogonus died in 304. He was a martyr and little else is know about him. He is named in the Canon of the Mass, in Eucharistic Prayer #1. His feastday is November 24th. NEXT QUESTION
St. Charles Borromeo (feastday November 4)was Archbishop of Milan and a cardinal. He lived from 1538 to 1584, and was born near Lake Maggiore in northern Italy. He took an important part in the final session of the Council of Trent. To help remedy the people's religious ignorance he established "Sunday Schools." He opened the seminaries and was a model of devoutness in liturgy. NEXT QUESTION [w]
St. Anthony of Padua's feastday is June 13th. He was a native of Lisbon, Portugal and is a Doctor of the Church. At an early age he joined the Canons Regular of St. Augustine, but later became a Franciscan Friar. He was the first friar in the Franciscans to become a lecturor in theology. He had a reputation as a miracle worker. He is best known today as the patron saint invoked to find lost articles. NEXT QUESTION
St. Philip Neri (feastday May 26) lived from 1515 to 1595 in Italy. He was ordained a priest in 1551 and he began to work extensively among the poor, the convalescing sick and the young in Rome. He was a wonderful confessor and was credited with the gift of reading hearts. He spent much time in prayer, especially at night in the catacombs. In 1544 he experienced an ecstasy of divine love which is believed to have left a permanent physical effect on his heart. He studied for many years and as he matured in his studies he felt a calling to evangelize and began a "street corner ministry." He has been known to sit outside of a Church with half his beard shorn off. He was mostly in a very (spiritually) happy mood and seems to have been quite a comedian. NEXT QUESTION [w]
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (feastday April 24)was a German martyr (d. 1622), a friar-priest of the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan Order. His love for and services on behalf of the impoverish and oppressed earned him the name "Poor Man's Lawyer," before he joined the Order. He spent a good many years trying to convert the Zwinglians (a movement based on the ideas of Ulrich (Huldreich) Zwingli, a leader of the Swiss Reformation, who was a priest who broke his Vows by marrying and eventually preaching against the Eucharist). Fidelis' life was threatened by gunfire while he was in the middle of a sermon on the subject of "One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism" but the bullet missed. He was murdered as he was on the road to Grüsch, Austria, at age 45. NEXT QUESTION
Everyone knows St. Patrick , a missionary bishop who lived from about 385-461. It was Patrick who caused Christ's Gospel to be welcomed far and wide in the north, the central parts, and the west of Ireland, and brought an organized church into existence. Today, the feast of St. Patrick, celebrated on March 17th, is a big holiday for all of Irish descent and many others who traditionally wear green and sport shamrocks (which traditions tells us St. Patrick used to teach the Irish about the Blessed Trinity) on their clothing. NEXT QUESTION [/]
St. Scholastica (feastday February 10)was St. Benedict's twin sister. She consecrated herself to God from very early in her life. She probably founded a nunnery about five miles south of St. Benedict's monastery at Monte Cassino. She used to visit her brother once a year and since she was not allowed to enter his monastery usually he went with some of his monks and met with her at a house outside the monastery grounds. St. Gregory reports that Benedict and Scholastica would, on these visits, usually have supper together. Three days before she died, they spent a night together talking about holy things. She died in the year 543. NEXT QUESTION
St. Blaise is the Saint we honor on February 3rd, by the Blessing of the Throats. This blessing seems to have been originated in the 8th century although St. Blaise lived in the 3rd century. He was the bishop of Sebastea in Armenia. At a time in his life where he had gone into seclusion, he was found by some hunters surrounded by animals. On another occasion a woman brought a child to him. The child had a fishbone stuck in his throat and the saint healed the little boy. The Blessing of the Throats is done with two crossed candles. NEXT QUESTION [/]
St. John Bosco is a 19th Century Saint, also known as Don Bosco, who looked after teenagers. He founded the Salesians. His feastday is on January 31st. The story goes that St. John Bosco saw Our Lady in a dream who told him his mission was to take care of poor boys. His genius with boys was partly inborn, partly the fruit of experience; he disclaimed having any system of education, while emphasizing that his methods were preventive as opposed to repressive. He sought to make things attractive, whether school subjects or religious practice and in several directions he was very innovative. He was a pioneer in the field of vocational training in Italy, and founded (1859) the Society of Saint Francis de Sales (Salesia), a community of Roman Catholic priests and brothers specializing in the education of boys. NEXT QUESTION
St. Francis of Assisi, the Founder of the Franciscan Order (including all of its many branches), lived from 1181 or 1182 to 1226. His feastday is October 4th. Known as the "Poverello" [the little poor man], because he lived the Evangelical Counsels of Obedience, Poverty and Chastity. His hands, feet and side had the Stigmata, the wounds of Christ. Besides the various communities of men and women, he also befriended St. Clare, the Foundress of the Poor Clares, a contemplative Franciscan order for women. He also founded an order for lay people, now known as the Secular Franciscan Order, numbering over 1 Million worldwide. St. Francis of Assisi is well known among non-Catholics too, as his statue graces many a bird bath! He's known for his love for animals. NEXT QUESTION [:]
St. John Vianney was born at Dardilly near Lyon, France in 1786. In 1815 he was ordained to the priesthood after a long and difficult study because he did poorly in his studies, not for lack of zeal however. In 1817 he was appointed parish priest at Ars-en-Dombes, a tiny burg with a very small congregation. He did his best and the people loved him so that people came from afar to go to confession to the Curé of Ars. In 1858-9 over 100,000 people visited his parish church. He died on August 4, 1859, also his feastday, and was canonized in 1925. Pope Puis XI made him patron Saint of the parochial clergy around the world. NEXT QUESTION
St. Stephen is known as the Protomartyr. We celebrate his feast on December 26th each year. He died around 34 A.D. We are told of him in the book of the Acts of the Apostles. [Acts 6:5,8-9, 7:59, 8:2 RSV] "And what they said pleased the whole multitude, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. And Stephen, full of grace and power, did great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians, and of those from Cilicia and Asia, arose and disputed with Stephen." And as they were stoning Stephen, he prayed, 'Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.' Devout men buried Stephen, and made great lamentation over him." What is also significant is that the above-named men and St. Stephen were ordained the first seven deacons in the Church. NEXT QUESTION [p]
St. Anselm (Feastday April 21) was Archbishop of Canterbury and a Doctor of the Church in the early 12th Century (1033-1109). He was an original and independent thinker and is regarded as the greatest theologian of his age, 'the father of scholasticism.' NEXT QUESTION
St. Teresa of Avila is the correct answer. She lived in the 16th Century, born in 1515. She had joined the Carmelite Order which, over time, became lax. St. Teresa wanted to live a stricter and more ascetical life devoid of all comforts. She suffered greatly from illness and for some time her family questioned whether she was able to endure the rigors of religious life. She wrote several books, the "Way of Perfection", "Foundations", and "Interior Castle." The latter was a book dealing with the stages or degrees of the life of prayer. She was introduced to a priest, Fr. John Yepes whom we know as St. John of the Cross. In 1568 at Duruelo, Spain, she founded a convent for men, and in 1569 a second at Pastrana both religious houses in extreme poverty and austerity. The foundations for men were left in the care of St. John of the Cross, and she then founded a convent for nuns in Pastrana. She was canonized in 1622 and declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970. (feastday October 15) NEXT QUESTION [t]
St. Augustine was considered the greatest of the Fathers of the Church. He was born in 354 in Thagaste in Numidia (modern Algeria). Even though his mother (Saint Monica) was a fervent Catholic, Augustine turned to Manichaeism when he was 19. He led a sinful life (by his own description) until his conversion to Catholicism, with the help of St. Ambrose who baptized him in 387. He was ordained a priest and in 396 he became the Bishop of Hippo until his death in 430. He published several books. His "Confessions" (13 volumes), a spiritual autobiography are well known. Augustine has been given the title "Doctor of Grace." His "City of God" is another widely read text. It consists of 22 books. The Monks of Adoration have more than a passing interest in St. Augustine, because we follow the "Rule of St. Augustine." Feastday 28 August. NEXT QUESTION
St. Thomas Aquinas, (feastday January 28), a Doctor of the Church (1274, A.D.) not only wrote the words to the Tantum Ergo, but also the words to the Adoro Te Devote, two Eucharistic hymns. The Tantum Ergo is almost always sung either in Latin or in your own language at Benedictions. He also wrote the Mass of Corpus Christi. He was an eminent scholar. His unfinished work, the Summa Theologica is well known and is the most famous of all of his works. He was a Dominican friar, a member of the Order of Preachers. NEXT QUESTION [t]
St. John is the Apostle was a Galilean fisherman (as are most other Apostles) who enjoyed a special intimacy with Jesus. He is one of the four Evangelist in the New Testament. He alone among the Apostles stood beneath the Cross and received Mary, Our Blessed Mother and the Mother of God, as his Mother directly from Our Crucified Lord. He was present at the first Church Council at Jerusalem. St. Paul considered him one of the "pillars" of the Church. He died peacefully in Ephesus around the year 100 at the age of about 94. His feastday is on December 27th. NEXT QUESTION
St. Pantaleon was a well-known Christian physician in the 4th century. NEXT QUESTION [h]
St. Agatha is a third century martyr. TRY AGAIN
St. Peter of Nolasco shares with St. Raymund of Peñafort the honor of organizing the Order of Our Lady of Ransom (Mercedarians) for the ransom of slaves. It is not mentioned that he knew St. Thomas Aquinas in Catalonia. TRY AGAIN
St. Mummolus who died around 678 was the second abbot at the Benedictine monastery of Fleury, France, but he wasn't raised by St. Benedict as a boy. TRY AGAIN
St. Benedict the Moor lived in the 16th Century in Italy. He was a laybrother cook at a Franciscan friary, he later served as superior. He's the patron of African Americans in North America. TRY AGAIN
St. Martin the First was a 7th century Pope and martyr. TRY AGAIN
Blessed Miguel Augustin Pro was a Mexican and not a healer. TRY AGAIN
St. Damasus was also a Pope in the same time period of Spanish descent, but he succeeded Pope Liberius. TRY AGAIN
St. Nivard was a 7th century monk and brother of St. Bernard. He isn't the Patron Saint of children, however. TRY AGAIN
St. Ignatius of Loyola played a very important part in St. Francis Xavier's life but he's not the one. TRY AGAIN
St. Demetria is a sister of the Saint who comprises the correct answer. TRY AGAIN
Bl. Kateri Tekawitha was not wealthy. TRY AGAIN
Nigeria is incorrect, so please TRY AGAIN
St. Elizabeth of Hungary isn't St. Gertrude's pupil. TRY AGAIN
St. Charles Borromeo isn't the patron Saint of philosophers. TRY AGAIN
St. Jude is an Apostle but he is not called by that name. TRY AGAIN
St. Gertrude... no, she was not under spiritual direction by St. Claude. TRY AGAIN
St. Edward - There's St. Edward the Confessor, and St. Edward the Martyr, but neither was a Carthusian. TRY AGAIN
St. Teresa of Avila lived in the 16th Century, born in 1515. She had joined the Carmelite Order which, over time, became lax. St. Teresa wanted to live a stricter and more ascetical life devoid of all comforts. She suffered greatly from illness and for some time her family questioned whether she was able to endure the rigors of religious life. TRY AGAIN
St. Eneco is a Spanish saint who lived in the 11th Century, a count of Castile, who founded a religious house at Oña. In Spain he's known as St. Iñigo. TRY AGAIN
St. Mark went with SS. Paul and Barnabas to Antioch, and later to Cyprus and Pamphylia and he was one of the original twelve Apostles, but he isn't patron saint of accountants. TRY AGAIN
St. Maximilian Kolbe also died in a concentration camp, in 1941 but he wasn't a philosopher. He gave his life for another person. TRY AGAIN
St. Barnabas was not a physician. TRY AGAIN
St. Felix is not the brother of St. Cosmos. TRY AGAIN
St. Ita was a virgin circa 570 A.D. and was of royal descent. She's not the Saint we are looking for in this answer. TRY AGAIN
It's not Assisi - TRY AGAIN
Pope Pius XII has, as yet, not been canonized. TRY AGAIN
St. Luke was an Evangelist and a physician. TRY AGAIN
St. Norbert was also a founder but not the one of Clairvaux. TRY AGAIN
St. Joseph was Mary's husband, not father. TRY AGAIN
The local Bishop of Assisi was not involved in receiving St. Clare. TRY AGAIN
St. John Fisher was a 15-16th Century bishop and martyr in England, but a founder he was not. TRY AGAIN
St. Boniface is not the Saint we're looking for: TRY AGAIN
St. Pothinus was a bishop of Lyons and a martyr. TRY AGAIN
St. Hildegarde lived in the 11th Century. TRY AGAIN
St. John Bosco worked with youths but he was Patron Saint of Trainees. TRY AGAIN
St. Gregory the Great was a Doctor of the Church and a Pope as well (604 A.D.). He was not a friend of St. Basil the Great because the latter preceded him by a number of years. TRY AGAIN
St. Bartholomew was one of the original twelve, so he's not the one we want. TRY AGAIN
St. Columba isn't the right answer. There are four of them, two of these are from Ireland. TRY AGAIN
St. Genevieve lived in France in the 5th century but isn't the Maid of Orleans. TRY AGAIN
St. Philip the Apostle wasn't known by this phrase. TRY AGAIN
St. Hospitius was a recluse of the seventh century and lived in the vicinity of Nice, France. TRY AGAIN
St. Gabriel is an Archangel but not the one we want. TRY AGAIN
St. John Bosco is a 19th Century Saint, also known as Don Bosco, who looked after teenagers. He founded the Salesians. He is, however, not the patron saint of Boy Scouts. TRY AGAIN
St. Peter Chanel was a member of the Missionary Society of Mary and was martyred in 1841. TRY AGAIN
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen was a German martyr (d. 1622), a friar-priest of the Capuchin branch of the Franciscan Order. He was murdered as he was on the road to Grüsch, Austria, at age 45. As such, please TRY AGAIN
St. Ludger was a Dutch Saint of the 8-9th century. He didn't have his arm amputated. TRY AGAIN
St. Maud sometimes known as St. Matilda (895?-968) lived well before the daughter of St. Bridget and she was of Danish extraction. TRY AGAIN
St. Benedict is the wrong answer. TRY AGAIN
St. John of God is the founder of the Brothers Hospitallers. He died in 1550. Don Bosco lived many years later. TRY AGAIN
St. Clare was the founder of the Poor Clares; she did not institute a reform. TRY AGAIN
St. Mark was an Evangelist. TRY AGAIN
St. Dorothy was a first century martyr. There is also a St. Dorothy who was a martyr around the year 303. Neither are the patroness of Malta. TRY AGAIN
St. Eulogius of Spain died in 859 and was a martyr. TRY AGAIN
St. Polycarp was a bishop and martyr and he has been described as a disciple of St. John, not St. Paul. Please TRY AGAIN
St. Zita lived about 60 years. She is the patroness of domestic servants. TRY AGAIN
St. Vincent a native of Spain, was martyred but although he suffered terribly at the hands of his captors in (about) the year 303, he was not killed by arrows. TRY AGAIN
St. Anthony the Hermit is known as the Patriarch of Monks, and was born at Coma in Egypt. He was a rich young man but was not drawn to worldly allurements and was a model of humility, courtesy, charity, prayer, etc. He placed his possessions with one of his family members and retired into solitude. In the year 305, when Anthony was 55 he founded a monastery at Fayum and shortly afterward another house at Pispir. So St. Anthony was the first to establish communities of monks. He became well known for this; also, he found God through heavenly contemplation and lived to 105 years of age. His feastday is January 17th, but he is not the first hermit. TRY AGAIN.
St. Francis of Assisi may have lived a life similar to that of a hermit at times, but he was a mendicant friar and the founder of the Franciscan Order and its many branches. In any case, this is not the correct answer. TRY AGAIN
St. Thomas More lived earlier than the Saint who is called "Little John," although their lives overlap somewhat. It is unlikely that they knew each other since they lived in different parts of England. TRY AGAIN
St. Stanislaus isn't known by that title. He was also a great Polish Saint, however. TRY AGAIN
Spain is incorrect. TRY AGAIN
Germany is incorrect. The Saint's name sounds German but isn't. Please TRY AGAIN
St. Andrew Kim and companions were Saints in the country of Korea. TRY AGAIN
St. Ignatius Loyola (Jul.31), founder of the Society of Jesus, lived earlier than the name of the correct answer. Please TRY AGAIN
Frances Xavier Cabrini (Nov. 13) was the first Saint of the U.S.A. to be canonized (not North America as the question states). TRY AGAIN
St. Paul is not the brother of St. Peter. TRY AGAIN
St. Basil the Great, b. c.330 A.D., was a Bishop, one of the Church Fathers, and Doctor of the Church. His family had a remarkable history, his grandmother, mother, father, elder sister and two younger brothers are numbered among the Saints. He was a monk, strongly influenced by St. Pachomius. In 370, he succeeded Eusebius and became metropolitan over 50 suffragan bishops. Feastday Jan. 2. He was, however, not the first monk after Christ lived. TRY AGAIN
St. Ambrose was a Bishop and Doctor of the fourth century. His mother wasn't St. Monice. TRY AGAIN
Leo XIII was a Pope who accomplished much but was not "Leo the Great." Also, he has not been canonized. TRY AGAIN
Fr. John Yepes whom we know as St. John of the Cross in 1568 at Duruelo, Spain, founded a convent for men with St. Teresa of Avila; he's well known for his work, "The Dark Night of the Soul" but has no relation to St. Jane de Chantal. TRY AGAIN
Actually, John de Brébeuf was captured in Canada, not in France. TRY AGAIN
In Florida. They were born in France. (see next question) TRY AGAIN
St. Meinrad was a hermit in Switzerland at Einsiedeln (German for "hermitage"). Eventually, long after the death of St. Mainrad, this became a Benedictine monastery. TRY AGAIN
St. Hilary was Bishop of Poitiers at the time St. Martin of Tours lived, but it's not the answer we were looking for. TRY AGAIN
St. Margaret of Hungary was a Dominican nun in Hungary in the 13th Century. She lived a very humble life but as far as we know had no visions. Nothing is written about her devotion to the Sacred Heart. TRY AGAIN
St. Padre Pio was Canonized on May 2, 1999; He bore the marks of the Stigmata on his body so, please, TRY AGAIN
St. Josepha Rossello was also a foundress, however not of the Servites but of the Daughters of Our Lady of Mercy. She lived in the 19th Century. TRY AGAIN
St. Joseph of Arimathea was a first century man who offered the use of his newly built tomb for the use of our Savior, Jesus Christ. TRY AGAIN
St. Frederick of Regensburg was born in Germany. TRY AGAIN
St. Joseph of Cupertino was a Conventual Franciscan Friar of the 17th century, long after the Saint sometimes referred to as the "dumb ox" lived. TRY AGAIN
St. Engelbert lived in 1185-1225 long after the patron saint of sailors was named. TRY AGAIN
St. Donatus whose feast day is October 22nd, lived in the eight hundreds, well before the Order of Preachers was founded. TRY AGAIN
St. Christine wasn't a musician, nor the patron of musicians. She was a martyr and very little else is known about her. TRY AGAIN
St. Bridget of Sweden is the founder of the Bridgettines, an order primarily for women. She lived from 1303 to 1373. She has nothing to do with the Lourdes Apparitions. TRY AGAIN
St. Chrysostom or St. John Chrysostom, and he was an Archbishop of Constantinople and a Doctor of the Church in the late 4th Century (d. 407); you won't find him in any part of the Mass, however. TRY AGAIN
St. Alexander Sauli was the confessor of the other Saint listed as the correct answer to this question. TRY AGAIN
St. Chromatius was the Bishop of Aquileia (d. circa 407) where he took part in combatting Arianism. TRY AGAIN
St. William was a Bishop of York where he died in 1154. He led an exemplary life, and although he was well liked by the people, we don't know if he had a sense of humor or not, so this is not the answer to this question. TRY AGAIN
St. Fidelis of Como is from a different country (Italy) and isn't on the list of Saints we traditionally celebrate in Roman Catholic Churches in the United States. TRY AGAIN
St. Columban was an abbot and missioner. He was born in Leinster, Ireland about 540. Although he is Irish, he's not as well known as the Saint we had in mind for this answer. TRY AGAIN
St. Euphrasia was a 4th century nun in Egypt. She was not related to St. Benedict. TRY AGAIN
St. Polycarp was one of the early fathers of the 2nd century. He was urged to take an oath to deny Christ, however, he refused to take that oath and was subsequently martyred. TRY AGAIN
St. John de Britto lived in the 16th century and became a member of the Society of Jesus. He was a martyr and experienced a miraculous recovery. But he's not the Saint we're looking for here. TRY AGAIN
St. Francis de Sales was a Doctor of the Church in the 15-16th Century and co-founded the Order of the Visitation. He has never been known as the Poverello. TRY AGAIN
St. Francis Xavier lived in the 16th Century and was one of the first members of the Jesuit Order (Society of Jesus). He was a priest and the only thing he has in common with "The Poverello" was that he befriended lepers. TRY AGAIN
St. Caesarius was the Bishop of Arles, France in the 6th century. TRY AGAIN
St. Peter the Apostle died around 64 A.D. His name was Simon, but on meeting Jesus he became Kephas, "the Aramaic equivalent of the Greek word whose English form is Peter (i.e. rock)", according to Butler's The Lives of the Saints. He was the first Pope. He's believed to have been crucified upside down, but he was not the first to be martyred. TRY AGAIN
St. Bede is not the correct reply. TRY AGAIN
St. Therese of the Child Jesus lived from 1873 to 1897. She entered the Carmelite Order in Lisieux. She is also known as "The Little Flower." TRY AGAIN
St. Basil also was a Father of the Church, but isn't considered the greatest Father of the Church. TRY AGAIN
St. Gregory was a Doctor of the Church and a Pope as well (604 A.D.). He is the first Pope who had been a monk. TRY AGAIN
St. James The Greater (44 A.D.) was one of the Apostles. He was the brother of St. John the Evangelist. TRY AGAIN