Blessed Teresa of Calcutta

Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is most commonly known as Mother Teresa. A truly remarkable woman, Teresa was born in Albania in 1910, and died at the age of 87 in India. She was a Roman catholic Religious Sister who founded the “Missionaries of Charity” who now work in over 130 countries of the world. They […]

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St Rosalia

St. Rosalia was born into a noble Italian family descended from Charlemagne. Her father was Sinibald, Lord of Roses. Rosalia was devoutly religious and according to tradition she was led by two angels to a cave on the mountainside where she retired to live the rest of her life as a hermit. On the walls […]

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St. Raymond Nonnatus

St. Raymond was given the nickname “Nonnatus” which means “not born” in Latin, referring to his birth by caesarean section after his mother had died while giving birth to him. He is the patron saint of childbirth, midwives and pregnant women. St. Raymond was born in the thirteenth century in Spain, and his childhood was […]

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St. Aidan Stained Glass

St. Aidan was an Irish monk of the seventh century who worked as a missionary in Northumbria and established a monastery on the island of Lindisfarne. He is also known as St. Aidan of Lindisfarne or the Apostle of Northumbria. St. Aidan traveled on foot throughout Northumbria sharing the gospel as he went. He was […]

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St. Phoebe

The meaning of the Greek name Phoebe is “The Shining One”. St. Phoebe certainly lived up to her name as she played an important role in the church at Cenchreae in the port of Corinth during the first century AD. In the Biblical book of Romans she is described by St. Paul as a deaconess […]

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St. Augustine of Hippo

With over a hundred churches in the USA named after him, St. Augustine is a well-known and loved saint who brings hope and inspiration to many. Stained glass and other church artworks show him in various moments of his life, either with his mother Monica, at his conversion in the garden or writing at his […]

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St. Monica

St. Monica was the Mother of St. Augustine and is also known as St. Monica of Hippo. She lived in the First Century and is remembered and honored for her outstanding Christian virtues. She is depicted in stained glass designs together with her son Augustine or in other scenes from her life. She was married […]

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St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew

St. Bartholomew was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples, and he is mentioned by name in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In John’s Gospel, it is believed that he is the same person as Nathanael. After the Ascension, he went to preach in India and Greater Armenia. There are three different accounts in Christian […]

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St. Patricia

Patricia was an Italian virgin and saint of the seventh century AD. According to tradition she was of noble birth and may have been related to the Roman emperor or a descendant of Constantine the Great. In stained glass art she is sometimes seen wearing a crown, showing her nobility. St. Patricia fled to Rome […]

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St. Rose of Lima

St. Rose of Lima is depicted in stained glass and other sacred art as wearing a crown of roses. She was born in Lima, Peru in 1586, and although her real name was in fact Isabel, because of her great beauty she became known as “Rose”. As she grew older, Rose herself did not wish to […]

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