CATHOLIC SPIRITUAL DIRECTION

 


SAINTS

SAINT PHILOMENA

SAINT ANTHONY

SAINT GEORGE

BLESSED ANNE
CATHERINE EMMERICH

The following list of Saints is from the book:  PICTORIAL LIVES OF THE SAINTS, compiled from "Butler's Lives", Published by Benziger Brothers, 1887 and from the book: THE LIVES OF THE FATHERS, MARTYRS AND OTHER PRINCIPAL SAINTS, by The Rev. Alban Butler, Edited by The Rev. F. C. Husenbeth, D.D., V.G. . There are also listings of Saints from other  approved Catholic Sources.  [The Feast Day of a Saint is the day in which the Saint has died.  The Catholic Church commemorates each Saint on their Feast Day. ]

Imprimatur:   Cardinal John McCloseky, Archbishop of New York, New York, June 3, 1878  and Archbishop Michael Augustine of New York, New York, January 21, 1887. 

Nihil Obstat: Arthur J. Scanlan, S.T.D., Censor Librorum.   

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                   

INDEX OF SAINTS:     

A

ST. ADRIAN and EUBULUS

ST. AGATHA

ST. AGNES

ST. ALBERT THE GREAT, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

ST. ALEXIUS

ST. ALOYSIUS GONZAGA

ST. ALPHONSUS LIGUORI, DOCTOR OF THE CHURCH

ST. ANDREW DUNG LAC AND COMPANIONS

ST. ANDREW, THE APOSTLE

ST. ANGELA MERICI

ST. ANICETUS

ST. ANSELM

BLESSED ANNE CATHERINE EMMERICH

STS. ANNE AND JOACHIM

ST. ANTHONY MARY CLARET

ST. ANTONY OF EGYPT

ST. ANTONY OF PADUA

ST. APOLLONIA AND MARTYRS OF ALEXANDRIA

ST. APOLLONIUS

ST. ATHANASIUS, BISHOP

ST. AUGUSTINE

ST. AUGUSTINE OF CANTERBURY

B

ST. BARNABAS

ST. BARTHOLOMEW

ST. BASIL THE GREAT

ST. BATHILDES, QUEEN

ST. BENEDICT

ST. BERNARD

ST. BERTILLE

ST. BIBIANA

ST. BONIFACE

ST. BONAVENTURE

ST. BRIDGET

ST. BRIDGIT OF IRELAND

ST. BRUNO

C

ST. CAJETAN

ST. CALIXTUS, POPE, MARTYR

ST. CANUTUS, KING, MARTYR

ST. CASIMIR

ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA

ST CATHERINE OF SIENA

ST. CECILIA

ST. CHARBEL

ST. CHARLES BORROMEO

ST. CHRISTOPHER MAGALLANES

ST. CLARE

ST. CLEMENT, POPE

ST. CLETUS and MARCELLINUS

ST. CLOUD

ST. COLETTE

ST. CORNELIUS

STS. COSMAS AND DAMIAN

STS. CRISPIN AND CRISPINIAN

ST. CUNEGUND

ST. CYRIL OF CAPPADOCIA

ST. CYRIL OF JERUSALEM

STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS

ST. CYPRIAN, BISHOP, MARTYR

D

ST DENIS AND COMPANIONS

ST. DOMINIC

STS. DONATIAN AND ROGATIAN, MARTYRS

E

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

EIGHTEEN MARTYRS OF SARAGOSSA  and  ST. ENCRATIS

ST. ELEUTHERIUS

ST. ETHELDREDA, ABBESS

ST. ELIGIUS

ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY

ST. ELIZABETH OF PORTUGAL

ST. ELPHEGE

ST. EPHREM

ST. EPIPHANIUS

ST. ETHELDREDA

ST. EUCHERIUS

ST. EUPHRASIA

ST. EUSEBIUS, BISHOP

ST. EVARISTUS

ST. EDWARD THE CONFESSOR

F

ST. FABIAN, POPE, MARTYR

ST. FIDELIS OF SIGMARINGEN

ST. FINBARR

FORTY MARTYRS OF SEBASTE

FOUR CROWNED BROTHERS, MARTYRS

ST. FRANCIS BORGIA

ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

ST. FRANCIS OF ROME

ST. FRANCIS XAVIER CABRINI

ST. FRUMENTIUS

G

ST. GATIAN, BISHOP,

ST. GENEVIEVE

ST. GEORGE

ST. GERARD, ABBOT

ST. GERARD MAJELLA

ST. GERTRUDE THE GREAT

ST. GILES

ST.GREGORY VII.

ST. GREGORY NAZIANZEN, DOCTOR OF CHURCH

ST. GREGORY THE GREAT

ST. GUY OF ANDERLECHT

H

ST. HEDWIGE

ST. HENRY

ST. HERMENEGILD

ST. HOSPITIUS

ST. HUGH, BISHOP

I

ST. IGNATIUS OF ANTIOCH

ST. IGNATIUS OF LOYOLA

ST. IRENAEUS

ST. ISAAC JOGUES, MARTYR

J

ST. JAMES, THE APOSTLE

ST. JANE FRANCES DE CHANTAL.

ST. JANUARIUS

ST. JEROME

ST. JEROME EMILIANI

ST. JOAN OF ARC

ST. JOHN BOSCO

ST. JOHN CLIMACUS

ST. JOHN CHRYSOSTOM

ST. JOHN FISHER

ST. JOHN NEUMANN

ST. JOSAPHAT

ST. JOHN OF GOD

ST. JOHN OF THE CROSS

ST. JOHN THE APOSTLE

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

ST. JOHN THE SILENT

ST. JOHN VIANNEY, CURÉ OF ARS

ST. JOSEPH,   THE FOSTER FATHER OF JESUS

ST. JUDE, APOSTLE

ST. JULIA

ST. JULIANA FALCONIERI

ST. JUSTIN

L

ST. LAURENCE OF BRINDISI

ST. LAURENCE GIUSTINIANI

ST. LAURENCE O'TOOL

ST. LAWRENCE,  MARTYR

ST. LEO THE GREAT, POPE

ST. LEONARD

ST. LOUIS BERTRAND

ST. LOUIS DE MONTFORT

ST. LOUIS THE KING

ST. LUKE, THE EVANGELIST

M

ST. MAMMERTUS, ARCHBISHOP

ST. MARCELLINUS, BISHOP

ST. MARCUS and ST. MARCELLIANUS

ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND

ST. MARGARET MARY

ST. MARY MAGDALEN

ST. MARY MAGDALEN OF PAZZI

ST. MARK THE EVANGELIST

ST. MARTHA

ST. MARTIN OF TOURS

ST. MARY MAGDALEN

ST. MATTHEW, THE APOSTLE

ST. MATTHIAS, APOSTLE

ST. MAXIMILIAN KOLBE

ST. MAXIMUS

ST. MEDARD

ST. MELLON

ST. METHODIUS

ST. MONICA

N

STS. NAZARIUS AND CELSUS

ST. NEMESION, MARTYR

ST. NICHOLAS OF TOLENTINO

ST. NORBERT

O

ST. ONESIMUS

 

P

ST. PACHOMIUS

ST. PADRE PIO

ST. PAMPHILUS

ST. PANTAENUS

ST. PANTALEON, MARTYR

ST. PASCHAL BAYLON

ST. PATRICK

ST. PAUL

ST. PAUL MIKI AND COMPANIONS

ST. PAUL OF THE CROSS

ST. PAULINUS

ST. PETER CLAVER

ST. PETER OF ALEXANDRIA

ST. PETER CHRYSOLOGUS

ST. PETER CLAVER

ST. PETER DAMIAN

ST. PETER OF TARANTAISE

ST. PETER, THE FIRST POPE

ST. PHILIP NERI

STS. PHILIP AND JAMES, APOSTLES

ST. PHILOMENA

ST. PIUS X, POPE

ST. PLACID

ST. PRIMUS and ST. FELIGIANUS

ST. PROSPER

Q

ST. QUINTAN

R

ST. RAYMUND NONNATUS

ST. RAYMUND OF PENNAFORT

ST. RITA OF CASCIA

ST. ROBERT OF NEWMINSTER

ST. ROMUALD

ST. ROSE OF LIMA

S

ST. SABINUS, BISHOP

ST. SATURNINUS

ST. SEBASTIAN

ST. SERVULUS

ST. SILVERIUS, POPE

ST. SIMON STOCK

ST. SIMEON   STYLITES

STS. SIMON AND JUDE, APOSTLES

ST. SIMON and ST. WILLIAM

ST. STEPHEN, FIRST MARTYR

ST. STEPHEN HARDING

ST. SYLVESTER, POPE

T

ST. TARACHUS AND COMPANIONS

ST. TERESA OF AVILA

ST. TERESA BENEDICTA OF THE CROSS (EDITH STEIN)

ST. THEODOSIUS

ST. THERESE OF LIXIEUX

ST. THOMAS AQUINAS

ST. THOMAS BECKET

ST. THOMAS MORE

ST. THOMAS THE APOSTLE

ST. TIMOTHY, BISHOP, MARTYR

ST. TITUS, BISHOP

THE THEBAN LEGION

U

ST. URSULA

V

ST. VALENTINE

ST. VENANTIUS

BLESSED VERONICA OF MILAN

ST. VINCENT

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

ST. VIRGINIA

ST. VITALIS, MARTYR

STS. VITUS,  CRESCENTIA,  MODESTUS

W

ST. WENCESLAS

ST. WILFRID

ST. WILLIAM, ARCHBISHOP OF BOURGES

ST. WILLIAM OF MONTE-VERGINE

ST. WILLIBRORD

Z

ST. ZEPHYRINUS

ST. ZITA

 

                                          

OTHER FEAST DAYS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

ALL SAINTS DAY

ALL SOULS DAY

ANNUNCIATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

ARCHANGELS: ST. MICHAEL, ST GABRIEL AND SAINT RAPHAEL

ASCENSION OF THE LORD JESUS INTO HEAVEN

ASSUMPTION OF THE VIRGIN MARY INTO HEAVEN

BAPTISM OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

BIRTH OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

CONVERSION OF SAINT PAUL

DEDICATION OF THE ARCHBASILICA OF THE MOST HOLY SAVIOUR, COMMONLY CALLED ST JOHN LATERAN

DEDICATON OF ST. MARY BASILICA IN ROME

THE DEDICATION OF THE BASILICAS OF ST PETER AND OF ST PAUL

FEAST DAY OF CHRIST THE KING 

FEAST OF THE HOLY FAMILY

FEAST OF THE HOLY INNOCENTS

FEAST OF THE TRANSFIGURATION

FINDING RELICS OF ST. STEPHEN, 1ST MARTYR

GUARDIAN ANGELS

MARTYRDOM OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

MARY, MOTHER OF GOD

MOST HOLY NAME OF THE VIRGIN MARY

NATIVITY OF ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST

NATIVITY OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

OUR LADY OF LOURDES

OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY

OUR LADY OF SORROWS

PRESENTATION OF THE BABY JESUS IN THE TEMPLE

PRESENTATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY

QUEENSHIP OF THE VIRGIN MARY

SACRED HEART OF JESUS

SAINT PETER'S CHAIR IN ROME

THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS

THE TRANSFIGURATION OF OUR LORD JESUS

 

 

 

OTHER SAINT WEB SITES

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Catholic Online has an excellent  web site with a hugh listing of Saints:

http://saints.catholic.org/index.shtml

 

Saint Anthony Messenger  has a listing  of Saints for each day of the year.

http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/SaintofDay/

 

Saint Patricks Catholic Church Web Site has an extensive listing of Saints (over 11,000 Saints), go to the  of Washington, D.C.  at: 

http://www.erols.com/saintpat/ss/ss-index.htm

 

 

 

PRAYERS TO THE SAINTS

[The following teachings above are from Saint Thomas Aquinas's Summa Theologica (IIIa Supplement to the Third Part, Question 72),  from the book A TOUR OF THE SUMMA by Msgr. Paul J. Glenn, published by TAN books and Publishers, Inc..

    1. The saints are all the human beings who have reached heaven.  They enjoy the beatific vision, seeing, directly and intuitively, God in his essence.  They behold in God all that they ought to know about themselves and about their glory.  Now, it is part of their glory to assist others, and help them serve God and reach heaven.  Thus the saints cooperate with God; thus they are made godlike.  But the saints cannot assist others unless they know these others and understand their needs.  Therefore, the saints know in God the devotions,  prayers, and promises of people on earth who pray to the saints. 

     2.  It is right to pray to the saints for their aid.  We pray for one another here on earth.  St. Paul, great apostle as he was, asked humbly for prayers (Rom. 15:30).  Our brethren with God  in heaven are in far better position to offer our petitions to him than are our brethren on earth.   Besides, the Church prays to the saints, as,  for example, in the solemn Litany of the Saints.

    3. The prayers of the saints for us are effective.   The saints pray in complete conformity with God's most loving will towards us, and they ask favors for us according to that will.  Thus, their prayers are always granted.                 

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The following is from the book The Question Box by Rev. Bertrand L. Conway, C.S. P., published by The Missionary Society of St. Paul the Apostle in the State of New York, 1929.

Why do Catholics pray to the Virgin and the Saints? Is not Christ the One Mediator of God and men (1 Tim. ii. 5) and our One Advocate the Father (1 John ii. 1)?

The Church's teaching on the invocation of the saints is thus defined by the Council of Trent. "The saints, who reign together with Christ, offer up their own prayers to God for men. It is good and useful suppliantly to invoke them, and to have recourse to their prayers, aid and help for obtaining benefits from God, through His Son Jesus Christ, who alone is our Redeemer and Savior. Those persons think impiously who deny that the saints, who enjoy eternal happiness in heaven, are to be invoked; who assert that they do not pray for men; who declare that asking them to pray for each of us in particular is idolatry, repugnant to the word of God, and opposed to the honor of the One Mediator of God and men, Christ Jesus" (Sess. xxv.).

The Old and New Testament plainly teach the principle and the practice of asking the prayers of our brethren, especially of the just (James v. 16-18). God commanded Abimelech to ask Abraham's prayers:  "He shall pray for thee and thou shalt live@ (Gen. Xx. 7. 17). God had mercy on the sinful children of Israel in the desert because Moses interceded for them (Ps. xv. 23). God said to the friends of Job: "My servant Job shall pray for you; his face I will accept" (Job xliii. 8). St. Paul in his letters continually asked the brethren to pray for him (Rom.xv.30; Eph. vi.18, 19; 1 Thess. v. 25).

Is it reasonable to suppose that the Christian, who prayed for his brethren while upon earth, will lose all interest in them, once he reaches the kingdom of heaven? The Christian tradition from the beginning declares that the interest of the Saints in heaven will be increased a hundredfold, because they will realize then more fully our needs and necessities, and God's willingness to hearken to their intercession. St. Jerome (340-420) is a striking witness to this fact. He writes: "If Apostles and martyrs, whilst still in the flesh and still needing to care for themselves, can pray for others, how much more will they for others after they have won their crowns, their victories, their triumphs. Moses, one man, obtains God's pardon for six hundred thousand armed men, and Stephen prays for his persecutors. When they are with Christ will they be less powerful? St. Paul says that two hundred and seventy-six souls were granted to his prayers, whilst they were in the ship with him. Shall he close his lips after death, and not mutter a syllable for those who throughout the world have believed in his gospel? (Adv. Vigil, 6.)

That the angels pray for men we learn from the vision of Zacharias (i. 12, 13), and from the words of the angel Raphael to Tobias: "While thou didst pray with tears . . . I offered thy prayer to the Lord" (Tob. xii. 12). Christ Himself tells us that they have an interest in us; for He says: "There shall be joy before the angels of God upon one sinner doing penance" (Luke xv. 10). In another place He warns men not to scandalize little children, for they have angels to intercede for them in heaven (Matt. xviii. 10).

If the angels make intercession for us, certainly the saints, who are united to us by the bond of a common human nature, and by the supernatural bond of the Communion of Saints, have the same power and the same privilege.

The early Fathers unanimously teach the doctrine of the intercession of the saints.

St. Hilary (366) writes: "To those who would fain stand, neither the guardianship of the saints, nor the protection of the angels is wanting" (In Ps., cxxiv.).

St. Cyril of Jerusalem   (315-386) writes: "We then commemorate those who have fallen asleep before us, patriarchs, prophets, Apostles, and martyrs, in order that God, by their prayers and intercessions, may receive our petitions"  (Myst., v., 9).

St. John Chrysostom (344-407) writes: "When thou perceivest that God is chastening thee, fly not to His enemies . . . but to His friends, the martyrs,  the saints, and those who were pleasing to Him, and who have great power" (Orat., viii., Adv. ]us., 6).

Catholics firmly believe in the unique mediatorship of Jesus Christ (1 Tim. ii. 5), and the Council of Trent emphasizes this very doctrine when declaring her teaching on the invocation of saints.   Catholics believe that Jesus Christ alone redeemed us by His Death upon the Cross, thus reconciling us to God, and making us partakers of His grace here and His glory hereafter.  No divine gift can reach us except through Christ and the merits of His Sacred Passion. Therefore, every prayer we pray, and every prayer in heaven of the Blessed Virgin, the angels and the saints, have their efficacy only through Jesus Christ our Lord.  The saints simply add their prayers to ours, and,  although specially pleasing to God because of their greater holiness, they aid us only through the merits of the one Mediator.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:   Moyes, Why Catholics Pray to the Blessed Virgin;  Smith, Prayers to the Saints; Vacandard, Etudes de Critique, iii., 59.

 

 

 

 



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