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Below is an alphabetical listing Saints whose feasts are celebrated in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Cycle and Patron Saints. There is a brief description describing each Saint and they are listed in alphabetical order.

 St. Lawrence - Feast: August 10th (Feast)

Born: Unknown -- Died: 258 -- Canonized: 1881
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other:
St. Lawrence was a Spaniard called to Rome by the pope. He was martyred by being burned on a grid iron according to St. Ambrose. Approximately 50 years after his death the Emperor Constantine had a Basilica built over St. Lawrence's grave. It was one of the seven major churches in Rome.


 St. Lawrence of Brindisi - Feast: July 21st (Optional Memorial)


Born: 1559 -- Died: 1619 -- Canonized: 1881
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other: doctor of the Church (1959)
St. Lawrence was born in Brindisi, Italy in 1559. He was a pioneer of the Capuchin Order in Germany. St. Lawrence writings both against the Moslems and the Protestant Reformation are classics. He died in Lisbon, Portugal in 1619. Pope John XXIII elevated him to doctor of the Church on March 19, 1959.


 Pope St. Leo the Great - Feast: November 10th (Obligatory Memorial)


Born: Unknown -- Died: 461 -- Canonized: Unknown
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other: Pope, doctor of the Church (1754)
St. Leo the Great was probably born in Rome. He was elevated to pope in 440 A.D. St. Leo defended the Church against the heresies of Pelagianism and Manichaeism. His Tome on the two natures of Christ (Human and Divine) was adopted by the council of Chalcedon. St. Leo wrote many prayers that are found in Sacramentary. He was given the title "the Great" after defending Rome from the marauding Huns and Vandals. St. Leo died in 461 A.D.


 St. John Leonardi - Feast: October 9th (Optional Memorial)


Born: 1541 -- Died: 1609 -- Canonized: 1938
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other:
St. John was born in Tuscany in 1541 A.D. After a short career as a pharmacist he became a priest. St. John founded the Clerics of the Mother of God to further education in Christian Doctrine. The primary focus of the Clerics was foreign missions. This organization later became the Society for the Propagation of Faith. St. John died in Rome in 1609 A.D.


 St. Alphonsus Liguori - Feast: August 1 (Obligatory Memorial)


Born: 1696 -- Died: 1787 -- Canonized: 1839
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other: doctor of the Church (1871)
St. Alphonsus was born in Naples, Italy in 1696 A.D. He was a renowned doctor of both Canon and Civil Law. St. Alphonsus was ordained a priest in 1726 A.D. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorist). He was chosen as bishop of Sant' Agats dei Goti. St. Alphonsus is the Patron Saint of Confessors, Moral Theology, and Vocations.


 St. Louis de Montfort - Feast: April 28th (Optional Memorial)


Born: 1673 -- Died: 1716 -- Canonized: 1947
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other:
He was born Louis Maie Grifnon in Montfort, France. St. Louis was educated at Rennes where he was ordained in 1700. He became a chaplain at a hospital in Poitiers. St. Louis founded the Sisters of Divine Wisdom. He is famous for fostering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary.


 St. Louis of France - Feast: August 25th (Optional Memorial)


Born: 1214 -- Died: 1270 -- Canonized: 1297
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other:

St. Louis was born in 1214 A.D. and became king of France when he was a young adult. He was married and the father of 11 children. He excelled in penance and prayer and in his love for the poor. St. Louis led two Crusades to the Holy Land. He died in 1270 A.D. St. Louis is the Patron Saint of Barbers, Masons, Sculptors, and Teriaries.


 St. Lucy - Feast: December 13th (Obligatory Memorial)


Born: Unknown -- Died: 304 -- Canonized: Unknown
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: Yes -- Other:
St. Lucy was martyred in 304 A.D. under Diocletian in Syracus (Sicily). She has been honored in the Church since the sixth century and is mention in the Roman Canon. St. Lucy is associated with the "Festival of Lights." She is the Patron Saint of Authors, the Blind, Eye Trouble and Writers.


 St. Luke - Feast: October 18th (Feast)


Born: Unknown -- Died: Unknown -- Canonized: Unknown
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other:
St. Luke was born to a pagan family and was converted to the faith by a fellow worker of the Apostle Paul. He was by trade a physician and lived in the city of Antioch. Based on St. Paul's preaching he wrote the Gospel according to Luke. Also, he is the author of the Acts of the Apostles which tells of the beginning of the Church up to the time St. Paul first traveled to Rome.

He and St. Paul evangelized Greece and Rome. He suffered martyrdom toward the end of the 1st century. St. Luke is typified by an ox (one of the four living creatures in the vision of Ezekiel), because he begins his Gospel with the history of Zechariah, the priest, offering sacrifice to God, and emphasizes the universal priesthood of Christ. St. Luke is the Patron Saint of Artists, Brewers, Butchers, Doctors, Glass-workers, Notaries, Painter, Physicians, Sculptors and Surgeons.


 St. Charles Lwanga - Feast: June 3rd (Obligatory Memorial)


Born: Unknown -- Died: 1886/7 -- Canonized: 1964
Roman Calendar: Yes -- Roman Canon: No -- Other: First Martyrs of Black Africa
St. Charles Lwanga and 21 of his Ugandan companions were put to death either by sword or burning under the reign of King Mwanga during the years 1885-1887. St. Charles Lwanga and his companions were put to death for following the Catholic Faith. He is the Patron Saint of Africa and Catholic Youth.


Jesus Explained The Eucharist The Day After Feeding The 5000

"Amen, amen, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you do not have life within you. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him on the last day. For my flesh is true food, and my blood is true drink. Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him." John 6:53-56


Jesus Gave Us The Eucharist For All Time The Night Before He Died

"While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. " Matthew 26:26-28


Today Some Cannot Accept The Gift Just As It Was In The Time Of Jesus

"'But there are some of you who do not believe.' Jesus knew from the beginning the ones who would not believe and the one who would betray him. And he said, 'For this reason I have told you that no one can come to me unless it is granted him by my Father.' As a result of this, many (of) his disciples returned to their former way of life and no longer accompanied him. Jesus then said to the Twelve, 'Do you also want to leave?' Simon Peter answered him, 'Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.'" John 6:64-68


Jesus Explained That Eternal Life Is Gained Through The Spirit - Not Through The Flesh

Jesus' Flesh And Blood Are Of Divine Nature (Spirit) And Not Of This World (Flesh)

"It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no avail. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and life.John 6:64-68


It's NOT Just Bread And Wine - It's NOT Just Crackers And Grape Juice

Jesus Gave Us The Eucharist To Nourish Us Until He Returns

Come Home To HIS Church And Accept HIS Holy Flesh And Blood


"Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me." Luke 10:16





Do Not Reject HIS Church

Do Not Reject HIM







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