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A List of Saints for KidsSaints Listed by MonthSolemnity of Mary Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory Nazianzen
Saint Elizabeth Ann SetonSaint John NeumannSaint Simeon the StyliteSaint Gertrude of DelftSaint Raymond of Penyafort
Aelred of RievaulxSaint HilarySaint Felix of NolaSaint Paul the HermitSaint Anthony
Saint Margaret of HungarySaint SebastianSaints Fabian and SebastianSaint AgnesSaint Vincent
Saint Ildefonsus of ToledoSaint Francis de SalesSaint Henry SusoSaint TitusSaint Angela Merici
Saint Thomas AquinasSaint John BoscoSaint BrigidSaint BlaseSt. Rabanus Maurus
Saint AgathaSaint Paul Miki and CompanionsSaint Josephine BSaint Jerome EmilianiSaint Miguel Febres Cordero
Saint ScholasticaOur Lady of Lourdes Saint Benedict of AnianeSaint Catherine dei Ricci Saint Valentine
Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaint Claude la ColombiereSeven Founders of the Order of ServitesBlesseds Fransisco and Jacinta Marto Saint Peter Damian
Chair of PeterSaint PolycarpSaint Ethelbert  Saint Alexander Saint Gabriel Francis Possenti
Saint Angela of Foligno Saint John Cassian Saint Katharine DrexelSaint CasimirSaint Colette
Saint Perpetua and Saint FelicitySaint John of GodSaint Frances of RomeSaint Dominic SavioSaint Frances of Rome
The Forty Martyrs of SebasteSaint Eulogius of CordobaSaint FinaSaint Louise de Marillac
Saint PatrickSaint Cyril of JerusalemSaint JosephSaint Martin of BragaSaint Nicholas of Flue
Saint Turibius of MongrovejoÓscar Arnulfo RomeroAnnunciation of the LordSaint BraulioSaint John Climacus
Saint Francis of PaolaSaint Isidore of SevilleSaint Vincent FerrerSaint John Baptist de la SalleSaint Julie Billiart
Dietrich BonhoefferSaint StanislausSaint Martin ISaint Bernadette SoubirousSaint Anselm
Saint Theodore of Sykeon Saint GeorgeSaint Fidelis of SigmaringenSaint MarkSaint Aldobrandesca
Saint Gianna Beretta MollaSaint Catherine of SienaSaint Pius VSaint Joseph the WorkerSaint Athanasius
Saints Philip and JamesLady Julian of Norwich Saint-Damien-may10.jpgSaints Nereus and AchilleusSaints Nereus and Achilleus
Saint John the SilentSaint MatthiasSaint Isidore the Farmer Saint Paschal BaylonSaint John I
Saint AlcuinSaint Bernardino of Siena Saint Constantine Saint Rita of CasciaJohn Baptist de Rossi
Saint Vincent of LérinsSaint Bede the VenerableSaint Gregory VIISaint Philip NeriSaint Augustine of Canterbury
Saint Bernard of MontjouxSaint Joan of ArcSaint JustinSaints Marcellinus and PeterSaint Charles Lwanga and Companions
Saint BonifaceSaint PhilipVenerable Matt TalbotSaint Anne Mary TaigiSaint Ephrem
Saint BarnabasSaint Anthony of PaduaSaint Lutgarde of AywièresSaint RomualdSaint Alban
Saint Aloysius GonzagaSaint Thomas MoreSaint Paulinus of NolaSaints John Fisher and Thomas MoreSaint Joseph Cafasso
The Birth of John the BaptistSaint Prosper of AquitaineSaint Cyril of AlexandriaSaint IrenaeusSaint Peter and Saint Paul
Venerable Pierre ToussaintFirst Martyrs of the Church of RomeBlessed Junípero SerraSaint ThomasPier-Giorgio Frassati
Saint Elizabeth of PortugalSaint Anthony ZaccariaSaint Maria GorettiBlessed Peter To RotSaint Veronica Giuliani
Saint BenedictSaint HenryKateri TekakwithaSaint Camillus of LellisSaint Bonaventure
Our Lady of Mount CarmelSaint MacrinaSaint Lawrence of BrindisiSaint Mary MagdaleneSaint Bridget of Sweden
Saint JamesSaint Joachim and Saint AnnBlessed Rudolf AquavivaSaint MarthaSaint Peter Chrysologus
Saint Ignatius of LoyolaSt. Alphonsus LiguoriSaint Peter Peter Faber (Favre)          Saint Eusebius of VercelliSaint John Vianney
Dedication of Saint Mary MajorFeast of the Transfiguration  Saint Sixtus II and CompanionsSaint CajetanSaint Dominic
Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Saint LawrenceSaint ClareSaint Jane Frances de ChantalSaints Pontian and Hippolytus
Father KolbeAssumption of Mary Saint Stephen of Hungary  Saint John EudesSaint Bernard of Clairvaux
Saint Pius XSaint Rose of LimaSaint Joseph of CalasanzSaint Louis, King of FranceSaint Joan Antide-Thouret
Saint MonicaSaint AugustineSaint Gregory the GreatBlessed Teresa of CalcuttaBirth of Mary
Saint Peter Claver Saint John ChrysostomTriumph of the Cross Saint Catherine of Genoa Saints Cornelius and Cyprian
Saint Robert BellarmineSaint JanuariusSaints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and CompanionsSaint Matthew
Saint Padre Pio of PietrelcinaSaints Cosmas and DamianSaint Vincent de PaulSaint WenceslausSaint Michael the Archangel
Saint JeromeSaint Thérèse of LisieuxGuardian Angels Blessed Mother Therese Guerin Francis of Assisi
Saint Faustina Kowalska Saint BrunoBlessed Marie-Rose DurocherOur Lady of the Rosary Saint Pelagia the Penitent
Saint DenisSaint Francis BorgiaBlessed John XXIIISaint Wilfrid Saint Callistus I
Teresa of AvilaSaint HedwigSaint Ignatius of AntiochSaint LukeSaints Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf, and Companions
Saint Paul of the CrossSaint HilarionSaint John of Capistrano  Saint Anthony Mary ClaretSaints Simon and Jude
All Saints DayAll Souls DaySaint Martín de PorresSt. Charles BorromeoSaint Bertilla
Saint Théophane VénardSaint WillibrordSaint Elizabeth of the TrinityDedication of St. John LateranSaint Leo the Great
Saint Martin of ToursSaint JosaphatSt. Frances Xavier CabriniSaint Raphael KalinowskiSaint Margaret of Scotland
Saint Elizabeth of HungarySaint Odo of ClunySaint Mechtild of MagdeburgPresentation of MarySaint Cecilia
Saint Clement ISaint ColumbanBlessed Miguel Agustín ProSaint FloraSaint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Leonard of Port MauriceSaint Gregory of SinaiSaint Catherine LabouréSaint AndrewSaint Edmund Campion
Saint John RuysbroeckSaint Francis XavierSaint John of DamascusSaint Sabas The Life and Legends of St. Nicholas
Saint NicholasSaint AmbroseFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionSaint Juan DiegoSaint Eulalia of Mérida
Saint Damasus IOur Lady of GuadalupeSaint LucySaint John of the CrossSaint Mary of the Angels
Saint OlympiasSaint FlannanSaint Peter CanisiusSaint John of KantySaint Marguerite dYouville
Saint Jacopone da TodiSaint Stephen Saint JohnSaint Thomas BecketPope Sylvester I

 

From St. Valentine to St. Patrick, St. Michael to St. Nicholas, everyone will love learning more about these heroes.

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Saint Cecelia
Feast Day November 22

For centuries St. Cecelia has remained one of the church’s most beloved saints. Parents give their daughters her lovely name, which means “lily of heaven.” However, all we know about Cecelia comes from a fifth-century legend that has no historical evidence to support it. Except that two young men featured in the story, Valerian and Tiburtius, were known to have been martyred in the third century and buried in the catacombs. However, no catacomb grave or contemporary writer validates the fascinating tale of St. Cecelia.

However, the story still charms and inspires us. Cecelia, a patrician maiden, dedicated her virginity to Christ, but her father betrothed her to Valerian, a young pagan. Forced into marriage, Cecelia determined to keep her commitment. According to the legend:

As the wedding day approached, she fasted for two or three days. On her nuptial day she wore a hair shirt next to her flesh, concealed by her gown of cloth of gold. She sang in her heart to God alone, saying, “O Lord, let my heart and my body be undefiled.” That night, when with her spouse she sought the secret silences of the bridal chamber, she spoke to him as follows: “O sweetest and most loving youth, there is a secret that I may confess to you, if only you will swear to guard it faithfully.” Then Valerian swore that no necessity would make him betray it in any way. Then she said: “I have for my lover an angel of God, who guards my body with exceeding zeal! If he sees you but lightly touch me for sordid love, he will smite you, and you will lose the fair flower of your youth. But if he knows that you love me with a pure love, he will love you as he loves me, and will show you his glory!”

Then Valerian, guided by the will of God, said: “If you will have me believe you, show me the angel! If I find that he is really an angel, I shall do as you ask me!”

We might wonder if bad breath from fasting and the stink of the hair shirt might not have been enough to protect Cecelia from Valerian’s touch. However, the youth followed Cecelia’s directions and sought baptism from Pope Urban I. Upon his return Valerian saw Cecelia’s angel, who crowned both of them with floral wreaths. Then Valerian’s brother, Tiburtius, was also converted. The two new Christians were soon beheaded for burying the bodies of those who had been martyred.

Cecelia herself was condemned for refusing to worship the gods. An attempt to suffocate her in her own bathroom failed. So a soldier was ordered to behead her, but he bungled the job. Cecelia lay dying for three days, during which she bequeathed her property to the church.

The Cecelia legend may be purely fictitious, but this fiction conveys truths that stimulate our faith. St. Cecelia testifies to the supernatural realities that penetrate our lives and invite us to live for God alone no matter what it costs.


Voices of the Saints

Excerpted from Voices of the Saints, by Bert Ghezzi


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Thank you for this site! I love it. it is great for children. I also love Blessed Teresa, hopefully soon St. Teresa of Calcutta!! I pray!
I have just found this site and I feel as if I was lost in a huge garden full of different and beautiful flowers. Thank you Loyola Press and thank you God for giving me this wonderful gift.
I always wish to know the lives of our saints. I feel so blessed that I have found this site today. Thank you God and thank you Loyola Press.

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