Saints Alive! | St. John of Egypt

At the age of 25, John left his home and became a monk. He lived under the tutelage of a wise hermit and when his master died, John decided to withdraw into a more remote cave on Mount Lycos. There he lived a very strict life, devoting himself to prayer and manual work. People started to visit him, since he was able to perform miracles, heal the sick and read people’s hearts. He died in 394, at the age of 90. For more about this saint please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | St. Margaret Clitherow (of York)

She was raised Anglican just after the time that King Henry VIII severed the Church of England from communion with the Roman Catholic Church. Witness to the work of covert missionary Catholic priests she converted to Catholicism a few years after marriage. She was condemned to public execution and was crushed to death by her torturers. For more about this saint, martyr, patroness of martyrs, businesswomen, and converts please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | St. Dismas (the Good Thief)

Considering the life and death of Saint Dismas, St. John Chrysostom writes that, "no one after his sins might despair of entrance" into Paradise. St. Dismas is the "Good Thief" at the right of Jesus crucified. He recognizes Jesus Christ as the Messiah. With the expression of faith, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom" (Lk 23:42), Jesus responds with Divine Mercy for this penitent thief. For more about this saint, patron of prisoners, funeral directors, and repentant thieves, please click on the image. Peace be with you!

Saints Alive! | St. Oscar Romero, martyr

As a child he had a knack for fixing things that were broken. His father wanted his son to be a carpenter. Instead he became a martyr for Christ and his Church. At 6:30pm, on 24 March 1980, in El Salvador, Archbishop Oscar Romero was murdered while celebrating Mass. He was known as "the voice of those without voice." For more about this saint please click on the image. Peace be with you!