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Index of Saints – L

Index To Saints

To find a saint, click on the first letter of the Saint’s name

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Below is an alphabetical listing Saints whose feasts are celebrated in the Roman Catholic Liturgical Cycle and Patron Saints. There is a brief description describing each Saint and they are listed in alphabetical order.

 St. LawrenceFeast: August 10th (Feast)

Born: Unknown — Died: 258 — Canonized: 1881 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: St. Lawrence was a Spaniard called to Rome by the pope. He was martyred by being burned on a grid iron according to St. Ambrose. Approximately 50 years after his death the Emperor Constantine had a Basilica built over St. Lawrence’s grave. It was one of the seven major churches in Rome.

 St. Lawrence of BrindisiFeast: July 21st (Optional Memorial)

Born: 1559 — Died: 1619 — Canonized: 1881 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: doctor of the Church (1959) St. Lawrence was born in Brindisi, Italy in 1559. He was a pioneer of the Capuchin Order in Germany. St. Lawrence writings both against the Moslems and the Protestant Reformation are classics. He died in Lisbon, Portugal in 1619. Pope John XXIII elevated him to doctor of the Church on March 19, 1959.

 Pope St. Leo the GreatFeast: November 10th (Obligatory Memorial)

Born: Unknown — Died: 461 — Canonized: Unknown Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: Pope, doctor of the Church (1754) St. Leo the Great was probably born in Rome. He was elevated to pope in 440 A.D. St. Leo defended the Church against the heresies of Pelagianism and Manichaeism. His Tome on the two natures of Christ (Human and Divine) was adopted by the council of Chalcedon. St. Leo wrote many prayers that are found in Sacramentary. He was given the title “the Great” after defending Rome from the marauding Huns and Vandals. St. Leo died in 461 A.D.

 St. John LeonardiFeast: October 9th (Optional Memorial)

Born: 1541 — Died: 1609 — Canonized: 1938 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: St. John was born in Tuscany in 1541 A.D. After a short career as a pharmacist he became a priest. St. John founded the Clerics of the Mother of God to further education in Christian Doctrine. The primary focus of the Clerics was foreign missions. This organization later became the Society for the Propagation of Faith. St. John died in Rome in 1609 A.D.

 St. Alphonsus LiguoriFeast: August 1 (Obligatory Memorial)

Born: 1696 — Died: 1787 — Canonized: 1839 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: doctor of the Church (1871) St. Alphonsus was born in Naples, Italy in 1696 A.D. He was a renowned doctor of both Canon and Civil Law. St. Alphonsus was ordained a priest in 1726 A.D. He founded the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer (Redemptorist). He was chosen as bishop of Sant’ Agats dei Goti. St. Alphonsus is the Patron Saint of Confessors, Moral Theology, and Vocations.

 St. Louis de MontfortFeast: April 28th (Optional Memorial)

Born: 1673 — Died: 1716 — Canonized: 1947 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: He was born Louis Maie Grifnon in Montfort, France. St. Louis was educated at Rennes where he was ordained in 1700. He became a chaplain at a hospital in Poitiers. St. Louis founded the Sisters of Divine Wisdom. He is famous for fostering devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Rosary.

 St. Louis of FranceFeast: August 25th (Optional Memorial)

Born: 1214 — Died: 1270 — Canonized: 1297 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other:

St. Louis was born in 1214 A.D. and became king of France when he was a young adult. He was married and the father of 11 children. He excelled in penance and prayer and in his love for the poor. St. Louis led two Crusades to the Holy Land. He died in 1270 A.D. St. Louis is the Patron Saint of Barbers, Masons, Sculptors, and Teriaries.

 St. LucyFeast: December 13th (Obligatory Memorial)

Born: Unknown — Died: 304 — Canonized: Unknown Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: Yes — Other: St. Lucy was martyred in 304 A.D. under Diocletian in Syracus (Sicily). She has been honored in the Church since the sixth century and is mention in the Roman Canon. St. Lucy is associated with the “Festival of Lights.” She is the Patron Saint of Authors, the Blind, Eye Trouble and Writers.

 St. LukeFeast: October 18th (Feast)

Born: Unknown — Died: Unknown — Canonized: Unknown Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: St. Luke was born to a pagan family and was converted to the faith by a fellow worker of the Apostle Paul. He was by trade a physician and lived in the city of Antioch. Based on St. Paul’s preaching he wrote the Gospel according to Luke. Also, he is the author of the Acts of the Apostles which tells of the beginning of the Church up to the time St. Paul first traveled to Rome.

He and St. Paul evangelized Greece and Rome. He suffered martyrdom toward the end of the 1st century. St. Luke is typified by an ox (one of the four living creatures in the vision of Ezekiel), because he begins his Gospel with the history of Zechariah, the priest, offering sacrifice to God, and emphasizes the universal priesthood of Christ. St. Luke is the Patron Saint of Artists, Brewers, Butchers, Doctors, Glass-workers, Notaries, Painter, Physicians, Sculptors and Surgeons.

 St. Charles LwangaFeast: June 3rd (Obligatory Memorial)

Born: Unknown — Died: 1886/7 — Canonized: 1964 Roman Calendar: Yes — Roman Canon: No — Other: First Martyrs of Black Africa St. Charles Lwanga and 21 of his Ugandan companions were put to death either by sword or burning under the reign of King Mwanga during the years 1885-1887. St. Charles Lwanga and his companions were put to death for following the Catholic Faith. He is the Patron Saint of Africa and Catholic Youth.

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