St. Charity

According to Eastern legend, St. Charity was the daughter of Wisdom (also known as St. Sofia) and her sisters were Faith and Hope. Their Latin names were Fides, Spes and Caritas (meaning Faith, Hope and Charity). St. Charity and her two sisters were martyred during the persecution of Christians under the reign of the Roman […]

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St. Christopher

St. Christopher is well known as the patron saint of travellers, and is seen in sacred art and stained glass carrying a child on his shoulders. Legend has it that Christopher was crossing a river when a child asked to be carried over. When he put the child on his shoulders he discovered he was […]

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St. Anne

St. Anne was a ninth-century saint born in Constantinople to aristocratic parents. She is sometimes also known as Susanna. An arranged marriage to Agarenus prompted St. Anne to flee the city of Constantinople and she went to Leucadia, Epirus in about 866. Here she lived as a hermitess for the rest of her life until […]

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St. Christina

St. Christina of Bolsena is also known as Christina of Tyre or Christina the Great Martyr. She is venerated as an Italian Christian virgin and martyr of the third century AD. She was the daughter of a wealthy pagan man named Urbanus. He wanted Christina to become a pagan priestess and tried to force her […]

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St. Anne Stained Glass

St. Anne was a ninth-century saint born in Constantinople to aristocratic parents. She is sometimes also known as Susanna. An arranged marriage to Agarenus prompted St. Anne to flee the city of Constantinople and she went to Leucadia, Epirus in about 866. Here she lived as a hermitess for the rest of her life until […]

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St. Bridget of Sweden

St. Bridget of Sweden is one of the six patron saints of Europe. She founded the Bridgettines nuns and monks after the death of her husband to whom she was married for twenty years. Stained Glass images of St. Bridget often show her wearing a pilgrim’s hat, carrying a staff and bag, or with a […]

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St. Charbel

Charbel Makhluf (sometimes spelled Sharbel Maklouf) was a Maronite monk and priest in Lebanon during the nineteenth century. Throughout his lifetime he had a reputation for holiness. He was raised in a religious home and took care of the family’s flock of sheep on the hillsides of Lebanon. He would spend time in prayer and […]

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St. Camillus de Lellis

Camillus de Lellis was born in 1550 in Italy. His mother was almost fifty years old when he was born. Camillus was tall for his age and joined his father in the Venetian army when he was sixteen years old. He fought in a war against the Turks and sustained a leg injury which troubled […]

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St. Alexis Stained Glass

St. Alexis or Alexius is also known as Alexis of Rome or Alexis of Edessa. He was born in Rome in the fourth century and died in the fifth century. Although he was the son of a wealthy Roman senator, Alexis desired only to live a life of poverty and devotion to God. His parents […]

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St. Alexis

St. Alexis or Alexius is also known as Alexis of Rome or Alexis of Edessa. He was born in Rome in the fourth century and died in the fifth century. Although he was the son of a wealthy Roman senator, Alexis desired only to live a life of poverty and devotion to God. His parents […]

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