Anne is one of three laywomen among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI.
Peter Damien is considered one of the great church reformers during a time of crisis.
How Feb. 14 came to be celebrated as the feast for lovers is somewhat a mystery.
Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti, an Italian noble, was ordained in 1819, despite poor health.
A manuscript fragment in Greek from the fourth century refers to Mary as the “Mother of God.”
This doctor of the church was born in Holland and studied canon law in Belgium before turning to the study of theology in Germany.
This patroness of Alsace, according to legend, was the daughter of Frankish nobleman Adalric
The son of a Roman official in Gaul, Ambrose was practicing law in Rome when the emperor appointed him governor of the province whose capital was Milan.
From his father, a teacher in Milan, Italy, Contardo inherited a love of learning.
Early historians said this author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles was born to a pagan family in Antioch.