Life of Saints

Life of Saints

Reading and studying lives of saints has been a strong and popular tradition in the Church for centuries. It has also been something that SDC and its founder St George Preca have been very keen to do and promote. By presenting lives of saints on this website we intend to carry on with that tradition.

Saints were people like us who lived the gospel values and put what Jesus said into practice. There have been all sorts or saints over the centuries. Male and female, white and black, people of any nationality. Rich and poor… people who did all sorts of jobs. The saints whose lives are included in this website are only a selection. We intend to add more in the future.

We hope they will be an inspiration for anyone who reads them. Saints are models for our imitation. We hope they will be of interest to adults and young people. They can also be used by Confirmation candidates who want to choose a confirmation name.

All saints’ profiles can be read and printed out as they are shown online but there is also a PDF version available for each of them (A4 printout). They are all written in the first person, as if the saints themselves are narrating their journey to sainthood. For each saint there is information about their lives, a quote, picture and date when their feast is celebrated.

We will welcome your help, comments and suggestions. They will be used as a guide for future developments.

Feast Day


4 January St Ann Elizabeth Seton (1774-1821)
21 January St Agnes of Rome (d. 302)
23 January St Joseph Cafasso (1811-1860)
27 January St Angela Merici (1474-1540)
28 January St Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
31 January St John Bosco (1815 - 1888)
6 February St Paul Miki and Companions (d. 1597)
8 February St Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947)
12 February St Teresa of Los Andes (1900-1920)
23 February St Polycarp (70-156)
3 March St Katherine Drexel (1858-1955)
7 March St Perpetua and St Felicity (d. 203)
9 March St Frances of Rome (1384-1440)
17 March St Patrick (389?-461?)
2 April St Francis of Paola (1416-1507)
4 April St Benedict Joseph Labre (1748-1783)
5 April St Vincent Ferrer (1350?-1419)
6 April Blessed Pierina Morosini (1931-1957)
16 April St Bernadette Soubirous (1844-1879)
23 April St George (c284-303)
29 April St Catherine of Siena (1347-1380)
4 May St Margaret Clitherow (1556-1586))
6 May St Dominic Savio (1842-1857)
9 May St George Preca (1880-1962)
10 May St Damien of Molokai (1840-1889)
18 May St Virginia Centurione Bracelli (1587-1651)
25 May St Madeleine Sophie Barat (1779-1865)
26 May St Philip Neri (1515-1595)
27 May St Augustine of Canterbury (1020-1085)
3 June St Charles Lwanga (1865-1886)
22 June St John Fisher (1469-1535)
22 June St Thomas More (1478-1535)
24 June St John the Baptist (0-30)
4 July St Elizabeth of Portugal (1271-1336)
6 July St Maria Goretti (1890-1902)
9 July St Augustine Zhao Rong (1746-1815)
11 July St Benedict of Nursia (c480-c547)
14 July St Kateri Tekakwitha (1656-1680)
31 July St Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556)
1 August St Alphons Maria Liguori (1696-1787)
7 August St Cajetan (1480-1587)
9 August St Edith Stein (1891-1942)
11 August St Clare (1194-1253)
14 August St Maximilian Kolbe (1894-1941)
23 August St Rose of Lima (1568-1617)
27 August St Monica (322?-387)
3 September St Gregory the Great (540?-604?)
5 September St Teresa of Calcutta (1910-1997)
21 September St Matthew (1st Century)
23 September St Pio of Pietrelcina (1887-1968)
27 September St Vincent de Paul (1580-1660)
28 September St Lawrenz Ruiz (1600?-1637)
1 October St Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)
6 October St Marie-Rose Durocher (1811-1849)
10 October St Daniel Comboni (1831-1881)
15 October St Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)
17 October St Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690)
3 November St Martin de Porres (1579-1639)
13 November St Frances Xavier Cabrini (1850-1917)
16 November St Giuseppe Moscati (1880-1927)
16 November St Margaret of Scotland (1050?-1093)
23 November St Columban (543?-615)
25 November St Catherine Laboure (1806-1876)
1 December St Edmond Campion (1540-1581)
3 December St Francis Xavier (1506-1552)
6 December St Nicholas (280?-343?)
12 December St Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641)
13 December St Lucy (283?-303?)
14 December St John of the Cross (1542-1591)
27 December St John the Evangelist (?-100?)

We welcome your help, comments and suggestions regarding these and other resources on this website. They will be used as a guide for improvements and future developments. Please write to us on or fill in the form here.