Italian saints

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St. Josephine Bakhita.

Survivor of human trafficking St. Josephine Bakhita discovered God’s infinite love 

Feb 8, 2024

By ACI Prensa

On the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, we honor the Sudanese-Italian saint Josephine Bakhita. Read more

This painting of St. Peter visiting St. Agatha was created by Federico Zuccari between 1597 and 1599 for the altar of Sant’Agata in the Milan Cathedral. It was directly commissioned by Milan native Federico Borromeo, a cousin of St. Charles Borromeo.

St. Agatha, the early Church martyr who tradition says was visited by St. Peter

Feb 5, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Agatha was ruthlessly tortured and martyred under the Roman Emperor Decius in the third century and credited after her death... Read more

The lunette of a side door depicting St. Thomas Aquinas, detail of the facade of the Church of Santa Maria Novella in Florence, Italy.

St. Thomas Aquinas reminds us that faith and reason go together

Jan 28, 2024

By ACI Prensa

St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the greatest thinkers of all time, was deeply in love with God. Read more

The Church of Saints Michael and Magnus, close to the Vatican, uses four of the bench seats from the Second Vatican Council as choir stalls for prayer.

St. Angela Merici: the ‘little friend’ of St. Ursula

Jan 27, 2024

By ACI Prensa

Every Jan. 27, the Church celebrates St. Angela Merici, foundress of the Order of St. Ursula, whose members are known... Read more

The baroque fresco of St. Nicholas of Tolentino by Morazzone, 16th century, in the side nave of Chiesa di San Agostino (Basilica of St. Augustine) in Rome.

Why this saint is the patron of souls in purgatory

Sep 10, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

For St. Nicholas of Tolentino, the Catholic imperative to pray for the dead was made very real to him. Read more