Lower secondary (Year 7 – 9)

St John the Baptist

St John the Baptist – the prophetic saint

25 January 2022

St John the Baptist was a prophetic saint, from the womb to the tomb.

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St Gianna Beretta Molla

St Gianna

25 January 2022

In this issue our Saint for all Seasons is St Gianna Beretta Molla – the patron saint of the right to life. 

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St Alphonsus Rodriguez

St Alphonsus Rodriguez

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

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

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St Elizabeth of Portugal

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

St Elizabeth of Portugal dealt with her fair share of family drama. But as a Queen, her family dramas had further reaching consequences than most.

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St John the Evangelist

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

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

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St Constantine

25 January 2022

The debate around the legacy of St Constantine highlights the difficulty of judging someone’s motivations from afar. 

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St Vincent de Paul

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

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 Maximilian Kolbe

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

The patience of a saint.

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St Joseph

25 January 2022

St Joseph not only helped give Jesus a home, he also gave him a profession.

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St Valentine

Peter Fleming 25 January 2022

The paradox of St Valentine of Rome is though there is doubt about his identity, there is no doubt about his message of Christian love.

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St Thomas Aquinas

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 25 January 2022

A great Christian thinker, St Thomas’ legacy is his exploration of new ideas and his ability to incorporate what was good in them into a thoroughly Christian vision of the world.

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St John Bosco

Fr Andrew Hamilton SJ 25 January 2022

Courage in the face of opposition and a gift for bringing people together were the hallmarks of St John Bosco.

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