Saints Alive! | St. Casimir of Poland

He was the second son of King Casimir IV of Poland. He assiduously cultivated the Christian virtues, especially chastity and generosity to the poor. Zealous in faith, he had a particular devotion to the Eucharist and the Virgin Mary. For several years, while his father was away in Lithuania (the Kings of Poland at this time were also Grand Dukes of Lithuania), he ruled Poland with great prudence and justice. He died of tuberculosis on 4 March 1484. For more about this saint please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | St. Katharine Drexel

Born in Philadelphia to a rich banking family, she is the foundress of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, helped build mission schools for Native Americans, and founded Xavier University in New Orleans. She spent her entire life and her entire fortune to this work, opening schools and funding many chapels, convents and monasteries. For more about this saint please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | St. Walburga

Missionary, Benedictine Nun, she is also the first female author of England and Germany. St. Walburga was the daughter of the saintly Saxon prince Richard of Wessex. At the invitation of St Boniface, she accompanied her brothers Sts. Willibald and Winebald to Germany, where she founded monasteries. She died on May 11th 776, as Abbess of Heidenheim, and her body was placed in a rocky niche in Eichstadt. It was said that there began to exude from this place a miraculously therapeutic oil, which drew many pilgrims. For more about this saint please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | St. Polycarp of Smyrna

He was a disciple of the Apostles, ordained bishop of Smyrna in modern day Turkey, and a friend of St Ignatius of Antioch. Polycarp is an important figure in the history of the Church because he is one of the earliest Christians whose writings still survive. He bears witness to the beliefs of the early Christians and the early stages of the development of doctrine. For more about this great saint and figure of Apostolic tradition, please click on the image. Peace be with you!