Thérèse of Lisieux

Therese_Lisieux-234x300 Feast Day: October 1
Canonized: May 17, 1925
Beatified: April 29, 1923
Venerated: August 14, 1921

In 1873, Thérèse was born in the small French town of Alencon and was raised in a loving family with her four sisters. Like any child, Thérèse enjoyed playing with her cousins and siblings. When Thérèse was four her mother died, and her father moved the family to Lisieux...
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Théodore Guérin

Theodore_Guerin-219x300 Feast Day: October 3
Canonized: October 15, 2006
Beatified: October 25, 1998
Venerated: July 22, 1992

On the French seacoast of Brittany, Anne-Thérèse Guérin was born in 1798 to a French naval officer and his wife. When young Anne made her First Communion, she told the priest that she wanted to dedicate her life to God’s work. But her father was murdered when she was...
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Francis of Assisi

Cimabue Saint Francis Fragment

Feast Day: October 4
Canonized: July 16, 1228

Two events changed Francis Bernardone. First, enemy soldiers captured him and put him in prison. Second, he met a leper...
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Faustina Kowalska

Faustina Kowalska

Feast Day: October 5
Canonized: April 30, 2000
Beatified: April 18, 1993
Venerated: March 7, 1992

Helenka Kowalska was born in 1905 in a small Polish town, one of 10 children born into a poor...
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Francis Seelos

Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

Feast Day: October 5
Beatified: April 9, 2000
Venerated: January 27, 2000

Francis Xavier Seelos was born in Fussen, Bavaria, in Germany in 1819. He was...
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Marie-Rose Durocher

Eulalie Durocher (painting)

Feast day: October 6
Beatified: May 23, 1982
Venerated: July 13, 1979

Many of our greatest saints and holy people knew that they could raise others up by...
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John Henry Newman

Feast Day: October 9
Canonized: October 13, 2019
Beatified: September 19, 2010
Venerated: January 22, 1991

At the 2010 Mass that proclaimed John Henry Newman “Blessed,” some of the hymns sung were written by that very man. But John was not simply a man who wrote hymns. He was someone who inspired others with his life and his writings.

A well-respected priest,...
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Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli), Pope

Pio XII Pacelli

Feast Day: October 9
Venerated: December 19, 2009

Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli was born in Rome, Italy, in 1876. His father hoped that Eugenio would follow in...
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John XXIII (Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli), Pope

Feast Day: October 11
Canonized: April 27, 2014
Beatified: September 3, 2000
Venerated: December 20, 1999

From her very beginning, the Church has had leaders who have helped us in our search for God. Pope John XXIII was one of those leaders. Pope John XXIII was pope from 1958 until he died in 1963.

Angelo Giuseppe Roncalli was born November 25, 1881, in the...
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Teresa of Ávila

Peter Paul Rubens 138 Feast Day: October 15
Canonized: March 12, 1622
Beatified: April 24, 1614

Teresa was born in 1515 in Ávila. She proved at an early age that she was an intelligent and thoughtful person. Teresa and her...
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