Fri 31st Oct 2014 | Last updated: Fri 31st Oct 2014 at 16:19pm

Facebook Logo Twitter Logo RSS Logo

Spiritual Life

Saint Of The Week

The saint who battled barbarism

A statue of the modest, meek and humble St Malachy

Saint of the week

St Malachy (November 3) was presented as the author of the Prophecy of the Popes

The saint who was stabbed in the cheek

In his first few years in Cuba St Antony Mary Claret confirmed 100,000 people

Saint of the week

St Anthony founded the Claretians

The saint who ruled England

St Edward the Confessor's Westminster Abbey

Saint of the week

St Edward the Confessor (October 13) built Westminster Abbey and was the first to have the ‘royal touch’

The saint who founded the Carthusian order

A detail of the Vision of St Bruno by José de Ribera

Saint of the week

St Bruno (October 6) maintained a quiet desire for solitude throughout his life

The saint who came from a family of martyrs

The king initially resisted executing Andrew on account of his bright personality

Saint of the week

St Andrew Kim Taegon (September 20) was the first Korean Catholic priest

The saint who spent two years continually standing

A detail from an icon of St John Chrysostom surrounded by scenes from his life

Saint of the week

St John Chrysostom (September 13) preached for a decade from Antioch’s cathedral, the Golden Church

The saint who tried (and failed) to live in obscurity

A sculpture showing monks bearing St Cuthbert's coffin

Saint of the week

St Cuthbert retired to an island and would only open his window to give blessings

The saint who preached a Second Crusade

‘The Vision of St Bernard’ by Fra Bartolommeo, c. 1504

Saint of the week

St Bernard (August 20) was reputed for defending the rights of the Church against the encroachments of kings

The saint whose hair was cut by St Francis of Assisi

St Clare, drawn by Simone Martini in 1320, from a fresco in the Lower Basilica of St Francis in Assisi

Saint of the week

St Clare (August 11) was one of the ‘Poor Ladies’

The saint who helped fight loan sharks

Argentine Catholics carry images of St Cajetan, patron of the unemployed and job seekers (CNS)

Saint of the week

St Cajetan (August 7) received a doctorate in civil and canon law by the age of 24