St Oscar Romero
“Let us not tire of preaching love; it is the force that will overcome the world.” – St Oscar Romero
St Oscar Romero spent his life showing love to the people of El Salvador, through speaking out against poverty, social injustice and violence. St Oscar Romero never tired of courageously preaching the love of Jesus, which in 1980 led him to be martyred for his faith.
St Katharine Drexel
“It is for each of us to learn the path by which He requires us to follow Him, and to follow Him in that path.” – St Katharine Drexel
Born into a wealthy American family, St Katherine Drexel exchanged her fortune for a life spent fighting social inequality among minorities. She created the order of the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament and founded new schools for Native Americans and African Americans across the United States.
St John Bosco
“Always think well of everyone, and be ready to help others. Do this and you will be happy” - St John Bosco
Italian Priest St John Bosco was a pioneer in educating the poor and founded the Salesian order. He provided young boys with education, religious instruction, and lots of joy. By the time of St John Bosco’s death, the original group of 22 boys had grown to more than 1,000, with 57 foundations across the world.
St Teresa of Calcutta
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” - St Teresa of Calcutta
St Teresa of Calcutta founded the Order of the Missionaries of Charity, a congregation of women dedicated to serving the sick and poor. She showed the love and humility of Christ to all who encountered her, and in 1979 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace.
St Maximilian Kolbe
“A single act of love makes the soul return to life” - St Maximilian Kolbe
St Maximilian Kolbe was a Polish Priest, Publisher, Evangelist and Martyr. He had a special devotion to Mary, encouraging all to come to know the love of Jesus through his Mother. When the Nazis overrun Poland in 1939, St Maximilian Kolbe was imprisoned in Auschwitz. It was here that he offered to take the place of another man who had been condemned to death.