Rita Ora, Mother Teresa and the Human Spirit

Mother Teresa and Rita Ora, two individuals who you may think have very little in common, but read this blog to find out how these two women are more similar than you may think.

March 3rd - St Katharine Drexel

Patron saint of racial justice

Katherine Drexel was born in Philadelphia and was the daughter of a wealthy philanthropist and entrepreneurs. She grew up in the faith, became a missionary, after the Pope suggested it to her, and eventually founded her own order Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament.

8th February - St Jerome Emiliani

Patron saint of abandoned children and orphans.

Jerome Emiliani was born in Venice in 1481. Jerome Emiliani was born in Venice in 1481. He didn’t care much about God because he had his own strength and the strength of his soldiers and weapons.

27th January - St Angela Merici

Patron Saint of the ill and those who are disabled.

At the age of 15, St Angela began receiving graces from God telling her she would inspire women and their vocation. At the age of 56, while travelling to the Holy City on a pilgrimage she became blind.

Saint of the month: 29th Sept – The Archangels: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Michael (Who is like God?) was the archangel who fought against Satan and all his evil angels, defending all the friends of God. He is the protector of all humanity from the snares of the devil. Gabriel (Strength of God) announced to Zachariah the forthcoming birth of John the Baptist, and to ...

14th August – St Maximilian Kolbe

Priest, Martyr St Maximilian Kolbe was born in January 1894 in Poland and joined the Franciscans in Lwów in 1910, and was ordained eight years later, as his country became free and independent for the first time in over 120 years. He believed that the world was passing through a time of intense ...

July 6th – St Maria Goretti

Patron Saint of youth, young women, purity, and victims of rape Maria was born in Italy in 1890, however her father died of malaria and her mother had to struggle to feed her children. In 1902 an eighteen-year-old neighbor, Alexander, grabbed her from her steps and tried to rape her. When Maria ...

June 24th – St John the Baptist

Patron Saint of Baptism St John the Baptist was son of Zachariah and Mary’s cousin Elizabeth. His birth was foretold to Zachariah by an Angel. He lived as a hermit in the desert of Judea until about A.D. 27. When he was thirty he began to preach and call people to “Repent, for the kingdom of ...

May 13th – St John the Silent

St John the Silent was born in 452 in Nicopolis, Armenia. He established a monatery at the age of 18 and was appointed a Bishop of Colonia at the age of 28. He spent 9 years in this role before retiring to Jerusalem to embrace the eremitical life as a hermit. He lived for seventy-five years as a ...

April 22 – Blessed Maria Gabriella Sagheddu 1914 – 1939

Patron Saint of Ecumenism Beatified: 25 January 1983, Basilica of St. Paul outside the Walls, Rome, Italy by John Paul II Blessed Sister Maria Gabriella Sagheddu was born in Sardinia in 1914. She was a Trappist nun who lived in an enclosed order of cloistered contemplative monastics and followed ...