Edition: Saints Biographies

St John the Evangelist

Peter Fleming 27 December 2021

John the Evangelist had a mystical understanding of the mission and meaning of Jesus.

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St Cecilia

22 November 2021

St Cecilia, the patron saint of music celebrates her feast day on 22 November. 

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St Alphonsus Rodriguez

St Alphonsus Rodriguez

Peter Fleming 30 October 2021

St Alphonsus Rodriguez is proof that there are many paths to holiness, and that there is holiness in many paths.

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Saint John XXIII

Peter Fleming 11 October 2021

‘See everything, overlook a great deal, correct a little.’ Merciful words, unburdening words; wouldn’t we all like to be seen and ‘corrected’ that way? The speaker, Pope Saint John XXIII, was the embodiment of mercy in the Church in the 20th century. 

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St Francis of Assisi

St Francis of Assisi

Peter Fleming 4 October 2021

St Francis of Assisi was indeed a brother to all creation.

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St Jerome

Peter Fleming 30 September 2021

The purpose of St Jerome, who created the Vulgate Bible, was to bring the whole world to the truth of Jesus.

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St Vincent de Paul

Peter Fleming 27 September 2021

A young St Vincent de Paul was attracted to the priesthood because of his desire for a comfortable life. But his true home was found on a different path.

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St Simeon Stylites the Elder

Peter Fleming 1 September 2021

A saint who found true freedom by refusing to go anywhere at all.

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St Monica

Peter Fleming 27 August 2021

Even saints sometimes need a loving, merciful hand to guide them on the right path.

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St Maximilian Kolbe

Peter Fleming 14 August 2021

The patience of a saint.

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St Mary MacKillop – an Australian pioneer

Peter Fleming 8 August 2021

St Mary of the Cross MacKillop followed her own way – God’s way.

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St Benedict

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 11 July 2021

The interest of St Benedict's Rule for modern readers lies in the encouragement it gives for navigating calmly through turbulent waters.

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