Tagged: Dominican saints

Saint Venturino, Dominican preacher and missionary crusader

On March 28, the Church commemorates Saint Venturino of Bergamo (1304 – 1346), a Dominican preacher and missionary crusader. Saint Venturino was born at Bergamo, and received the habit of the Order of Friars Preachers at the convent of Saint Stephen, Bergamo in 1319. He was a popular preacher and attracted large crowds of people in all the cities of northern Italy. In 1335, he...

St. Catherine de’ Ricci: Dominican Mystic

On February 13, we commemorate the great Dominican mystic and stigmatist, St. Catherine de’ Ricci (1522-1590), who was a Dominican nun, of the Third Order, enclosed in a convent at that time. She is the patron of sick people. Alessandrina Lucrezia Romola de’ Ricci was born in Florence, Italy on April 23, 1522 to a pious and well-respected family. Her mother died when she was an...

Saint Thomas Aquinas, The Angelic Doctor

January 28 is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Dominican priest, philosopher, and theologian. As a Doctor of the Church, he has been given the title “Angelic Doctor” and is the patron saint of apologists, Catholic schools, chastity, learning, philosophers, publishers, students, theologians, and universities. St. Thomas ranks among the greatest writers and theologians of all time. His most important work, the...

St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican Nun

  January 18 is the feast day is St. Margaret of Hungary, Princess and Dominican nun. Born in Turoc Castle in 1242, Margaret was the daughter of King Bela IV, champion of Christianity, and Queen Mary Lascaris of Hungary, who offered her to God before her birth. At the age of three, Margaret was placed in the Dominican convent at Vesprim. Here, with other children...