Born in Valencia to an English father and Spanish mother, Vincent joined the Dominican friars in 1367 and became a noted preacher, making converts even among Jews and Muslims.
St. Stanislaus, a bishop and martyr, is known as the patron saint of Poland.
Born in Todi and educated in Rome, this pious Italian priest was sent by Pope Theodore I as nuncio to Constantinople, where he encountered the Monothelite heresy claiming Jesus had only a divine will and was not truly human.
Pope Benedict XVI once described St. Anselm as, “a monk with an intense spiritual life, an excellent teacher of the young, a theologian with an extraordinary capacity for speculation.”
St. Adalbert became the bishop of Prague when he was still in his 20’s.
Catherine was the 24th of 25 children of a Sienese dyer; her mystical experiences and raptures began at age 6.
Antonio Ghislieri began life as a poor Italian shepherd but became a leader in the Catholic Reformation.