Episodes about "saint"

Mother Teresa in America

Mother Teresa in America

Mother Teresa, St. Teresa of Calcutta, founder of the Missionaries of Charity, an honorary citizen, spoke against abortion at the National Prayer Breakfast

St. John Neumann

St. John Neumann

Born in Prachatice, Bohemia, St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia and a Redemptorist. He was known for humility, and deep concern for souls.

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini

St. Frances Xavier Cabrini overcame odds her entire life to make a huge difference for Italian immigrants in America, through trust in God’s providence, and her own tenacity

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha

St. Kateri Tekakwitha lost both of her parents to smallpox when she was four, and she was permanently scarred by it. She remained a virgin and became Catholic at 19.

St. Damien of Molokai

St. Damien of Molokai

Fr. Damien de Veuster arrived in Hawaii in 1864 as a missionary. He ministered to the leper colony at Kalaupapa, Molokai, where he died of leprosy.

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Elizabeth Ann Seton was a wealthy socialite and then a convert. She founded parochial education and the daughters of charity, and is the first American-born saint.

North American Martyrs

North American Martyrs

Sts. Isaac Jogues, Rene Goupil, and John de Lalande were the first Jesuit martyrs to give their lives for Christ in what was then New France in the 1640s.

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

St. Rose Philippine Duchesne

Rose Philippine Duchesne came to the New World to become a missionary to the native peoples. She founded a religious community and educated natives.

Padre Pio and US Servicemen

Padre Pio and US Servicemen

St. Padre Pio had some interesting interactions with US servicemen during and after WWII, including reports of a flying friar waving off bombers.