Prosecutor of St Patrick's evangelising work, Bridget was the foundress of one of Ireland's first monasteries at Kildare, near Dublin, where she was abbess of both the male and female branches.
Co-patroness of Viterbo with St Blaise, St Hyacintha Marescotti was the wayward daughter of a prince. Forced to the convent after a disappointment in love, here she met her true husband in Christ and worked for the elderly and the sick.
Sulpitius Severus is celebrated January 29. He was born in Aquitaine, around the year 350, to an illustrious family.
St Thomas, who lived between 1225 and 1274, a Dominican friar, a great theologian known as the Doctor Angelicus, gave a philosophical foundation to Christianity by promoting trust in reason that harmonises with faith.
No longer in the cloisters, but in the world: this is the Cartesian axis of the spirituality of Saint Angela Merici who, with the testimony of her life, succeeds in giving new form to the dignity of women.
Closest collaborators of Saint Paul, St. Timothy, born to a pagan father and a Jewish mother, was appointed by the Apostle to the Gentiles to lead the Church at Ephesus; while St. Titus was placed at the head of the Church of Crete.
A Jew from Damascus converted to Christianity, Ananias in a vision the Lord urges him to go to Saul of Tarsus, the persecutor who became blind after the manifestation of Jesus.
St. Francis de Sales was a man of dialogue and meekness, who never renounced the truth. He was one of the first modern evangelizers, using pamphlets posters.
Emerenziana was a Christian virgin and martyr, who lived in the late 3rd century and early 4th century and is remembered as the milk sister of Saint Agnes.