Our Saints

St. Therese of Lisieux

St. Therese of Lisieux

Marie Frances Therese Martin Guérin was born in Alençon (France) on 2nd January 1873. Her parents were the now Saints Luis Martin and Celia Guerin. She was the last of the nine offspring from this holy marriage from which only five daughters survived: M...
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross

To approach the person of Edith Stein presupposes that we are meeting with a passionate searcher for the Truth, a trait which defined the whole of her life. She was born in Breslau (now Poland) into a Jewish family on 12th October 1891. Her mother,...
St. Raphael Kalinowski

St. Raphael Kalinowski

Joseph Kalinowski, was born in Vilna (Lithuania) on 1st September 1835, the son of Andrew Kalinowski and Josephine Polonska, Catholic nobles. He studied in the Saint Petersburg military academy and obtained good results, but because of his country’s r...
St. Teresa of 'the Andes'

St. Teresa of 'the Andes'

Juanita Fernández Solar was born on 13th July 1900 in Santiago, Chile. Educated in the faith by her parents from an early age, she had a precocious inclination towards prayer and doing good. In 1907 she became an external student at the school run ...
St. Teresa Margaret Redi

St. Teresa Margaret Redi

Anna Maria Redi was born in Arezzo, Italy, on 15th July 1747. She was the second of thirteen children all of whom, except the firstborn and the fifth who died as children, consecrated themselves to God. She had a very happy childhood and was outstanding...
St. Maravillas of Jesus

St. Maravillas of Jesus

She was born in Madrid on 4th November 1891 into the deeply Catholic family of the Marquesses of Pidal. After a childhood and youth proper to her social status, she left all to enter the Escorial Carmel in 1919. In 1924, by divine inspiration,...
Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Saint Elizabeth of the Trinity

Elizabeth Catez was born 18th July 1880 near Bourges (France). Her sister Marguerite was born three years after. In 1887, her grandfather and her father both died and the two young children were left in the care of their mother, a very energetic...
Bl. Francis Palau

Bl. Francis Palau

The Blessed Francis Palau, a Spanish Carmelite born in Aytona in 1810 and died in Taragona in 1871, was a typical person of the XIX century. Fr Alejo of the Virgin of Carmel wrote that he could be counted among the great figures of the XIX century,...