Saints

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Laborer for the double monastery of Whitby, composer of hymns and other Biblical poems in Anglo-Saxon, who died between 670 and 680.

Caesarius of Arles

Bishop, theologian, renowned as a popular preacher, wrote two monastic rules, died 543

Cajetan

Also known as St. Gaetano. Founder of the Theatines.

Camillus de Lellis

Founder of a religious order devoted to care of the sick and dying.

Irish priest, monastic founder, missionary to Scotland, d. 600.

Canute IV

King of Denmark, martyr, d. 1086

Also known as Mochuda. Irish monk, priest, hermit, founder. He composed a monastic rule in Irish verse. Died in 637.

Casimir

Casimir grew up in a world where his life was not his own. As a prince of Poland, the second son of King Casimir IV and Elizabeth of Austria, his life was scheduled to cement his father's authority and increase Poland's power.

Catherine de' Ricci

Cloistered Third Order Dominican nun, mystic, who died in 1590.

Catherine of Alexandria

Virgin and martyr. In the Middle Ages, one of the most popular saints.

Catherine of Bologna

Poor Clare, mystic, and writer, who died in 1463

Catherine of Genoa

Mystic and author, who died in 1510.

Catherine of Siena

Third Order Dominican, hermit, reformer, mystic, d. 1380

Catherine of Sweden

Daughter of St. Bridget of Sweden. Widow, pilgrim, superior of the Brigittine motherhouse, d. 1381.

Commonly known as St. Chad. Seventh-century bishop of Lichfield.

Cecilia

Virgin and martyr; patroness of church music

Cedd

Brother of St. Chad (Ceadda) and bishop of the East Saxons, d. 664.

Anglo-Saxon Benedictine, abbot of Wearmouth and Jarrow, d. 716

Ceslaus

Commonly known as St. Chad. Seventh-century bishop of Lichfield

Chaeromon

Bishop of Nilopolis, in Egypt

Charles Borromeo

Archbishop of Milan, Cardinal, a leading light of the Catholic Reformation

Charles of Sezze

John Charles Marchioni was born at Sezze, Italy, on October 19, of humble parents. He became a shepherd and wanted to become a priest.

Christopher

Martyr, probably of the third century. Although Christopher has been a center of popular legend since the sixth century, all that can be known for certain is that he was a great martyr

Bishop of Metz, d. 766

Bishop of Aquileia, anti-Arian theologian, tried to reconcile Rufinus and Jerome, d. 406 or 407

Chrysanthus and Daria

Martyrs at Rome, perhaps in 283 or 284

Chrysogonus

Martyr at Aquileia, probably during the Diocletian persecution

Clare of Assisi

Cofounded the 'Poor Clares' with St. Francis. She died in 1253

Clare of Montefalco

Abbess, claimed by both the Franciscans and the Augustinians, d. 1308

Claude de la ColombiŤre

Jesuit missionary, ascetical writer, spiritual director to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque. He died in 1682

Also known as Clemens Scotus. Famed scholar and teacher of youth, died no earlier than 818

Clotilda

Queen of the Franks, wife of King Clovis I and grandmother of St. Cloud. Devoted to St. Martin of Tours and instrumental in the conversion of the Franks, she died in 545

Founder of the Colettine Poor Clares (Clarisses), d. 1447

Irishman martyred while on pilgrimage to Jerusalem, near Vienna in 1012

Founder and patron saint of the Diocese of Cloyne, poet, d. 601

First bishop and patron saint of Dromore. Born in Dalaradia c. 450, date of death uncertain

Monk of Iona, bishop of Lindisfarne, later founded the Abbey and Diocese of Mayo, d. 676

Columba

Also known as Columcille. Long article on the Irish-born monk, founder and abbot of Iona. He died in 597

Woman martyred towards the end of the third century

Columba of Spain

A nun beheaded by the Muslims in 853

A disciple of St. Finnian of Clonard, and himself taught St. Fintan. This St. Columba founded the monastery of Tirdaglas, and died of the plague in 552

Irish-born abbot of Luxeuil and Bobbio, author of a monastic rule and of a penitential, d. 615

Founder and abbot of the monastery of Bangor, d. 597 or 602

Or Conall. Bishop of Drum, County Roscommon--now called Drumconnell, after the saint. Blood brother of St. Attracta. St. Conal died in about 500

Also known as Mochonna. Irish missionary and Bishop of the Isle of Man, d. 684

Conrad of Piacenza

Married man, penitent, Third Order Franciscan hermit, d. 1351

Cosmas and Damian

Twins, physicians, and martyrs. They died on 27 September, probably in the year 287

Crispin and Crispinian

Martyrs of the Diocletian persecution, d. 285 or 286

African matron, martyred in Numidia in 304

Cuthbert

Soldier, monk, bishop of Lindisfarne, hermit

Christians of Antioch martyred at Nicomedia, 26 September, 304. Already in the same century, quite a colorful legend arose about them

Cyprian of Carthage

Bishop and martyr

Bishop of Toulon, student and biographer of St. Caesarius of Arles. Cyprian died in 546

Cyril and Methodius

Also called Constantine and Methodius. Biography of these ninth-century brothers, Apostles of the Slavs

Cyril of Alexandria

Doctor of the Church, and anti-Nestorian theologian

Cyril of Constantinople

Father General of the Carmelites, had a reputation for prophecy, d. about 1235

Cyril of Jerusalem

Bishop, Doctor of the Church, d. 386

Cyrus and John

Companions in life and in martyrdom. Beheaded in the Diocletian persecution