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General Info:

What is a Catholic Saint and how does one become one?
Saint's Feast Days
Doctors of the Church
The Miracles of St. Padre Pio
Why do Catholics value matyrdom and martyrs?

Recommended Volumes of Meditation on the Catholic Liturgical Year:

The Liturgical Year (15 Volume Set) by Father Dom Gueranger 


Canonizations by Pope Benedict XVI (updated through 11/15/2011):

Oct. 23, 2005: Alberto Hurtado Cruchaga, Felice da Nicosia, Gaetano Catanoso, Jósef Bilczewski, Zygmunt Gorazdowski
Oct. 15, 2006: Mother Theodore Guerin, Rafael Guizar Valencia, Rosa Venerini, Filippo Smaldone
May 11, 2007: Antonio of Saint Anne (Frei Galvão)
June 3, 2007: Fr. George Preca, Fr. Simon of Lipnica, Fr. Charles of St. Andrew, and Marie Eugenie of Jesus Milleret
October 12, 2008: Fr. Gaetano Errico, Maria Bernarda, Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception, Narcisa de Jesus Martillo Moran
April 26, 2009: Fr. Arcangelo Tadini, Abbot Bernardo Tolomei, Nuno de Santa Maria Alvares Pereira, Gertrude Comensoli, Caterina Volpicelli
October 11, 2009: Archbishop Zygmunt Szczesny Felinski, Fr. Francisco Coll y Guitart, Fr. Damien Joseph de Veuster, Rafael, Marie de la Croix
October 17, 2010: Fr. Stanislaw Soltys, Andre, Candida Maria de Jesus, Mary of the Cross, Giulia Salzano, Battista
October 22, 2011: Bishop Guido Maria Conforti (Xaverian), Fr. Luigi Guanella, and Bonifacia Rodriguez de Castro
October 21, 2012: Kateri Tekakwitha, Marianne Cope,Jacques Berthieu, Pedro Calungsod, Giovanni Battista Piamarta, Maria del Carmen (nee Maria Salles y Barangueras), Anna Schaffer

Beatifications during pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI:

May 14, 2005: Marianne Cope
May 15, 2005: Florentina Nicol Goni
June 19, 2005: Father Ladislaus Findysz
Oct. 9, 2005: Cardinal Clemens August von Galen
Oct. 29, 2005: Father Francisco Castells Brenuy, Father José Boher Foix, Father José Juan Perot Juanmarti, Father Jose Tàpies Sirvant, María De Los Ángeles Ginard Martí, Father Pascual Araguàs Guàrdia, Father Pedro Martret Molet, and Silvestre Arnau Pascuet
Nov. 6, 2005: Eurosia Fabris
Nov. 13, 2005: Charles de Foucauld, Maria Pia Mastena, and Maria Crocifissa Curcio
April 30, 2006: Father Augustine Thevarparampil, Father Luigi Monza, Father Luigi Biraghi
May 13, 2006: Marie Therese of Saint Joseph
May 14, 2006: Maria Grazia Tarallo
May 28, 2006: Rita Amada de JesusJune 15, 2006: Father Eustaquio van Lieshout
Sept 17, 2006: Sara Salkahazi, Father Mosè Tovini
Oct. 8, 2006: Maria Teresa of Jesus
Oct. 22, 2006: Margarita de Maturana, Father Paul Josef Nardini
Nov. 5, 2006: Father Mariano de la Mata Aparicio
Dec. 3, 2006: Euphrasia of the Sacred Heart
April 14, 2007: Father Luigi Boccardo
April 21, 2007: Father Francesco Spoto
October 28, 2007: 498 Spanish Civil War Martyrs

Those in the Process for Beatification:

Process for 36 North Korean Martyrs continues (May 2007)
Franz Jaegerstaetter
Venerable Margaret Sinclair
Pope Pius XII
Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Pope John Paul I
Venerable Catherine McAuley

Questions:

Why pray to saints?
Are saints even alive?


Blesseds (Not a complete list):

Blessed Father Augustine Thevarparampil
Blessed Cardinal Clemens August von Galen
Blessed Father Eustaquio van Lieshout
Blessed Martyrs of Nowogrodek
Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
Blessed Sara Salkahazi
Blessed Father Mosè Tovini
Blessed John of Vercelli 
Blessed Humbert of Romans 
Blessed Jordan of Saxony



Saints (Not a complete list):
St. Agatha (? - 251)
St. Agnes (241? - 254?)
St. Albert the Great (1206 - 1280)
Pope St. Alexander I (? - 119)
St. Aloysius Gonzaga (1568 - 1591)
St. Alphonsus Liguori (1696 - 1787)
St. Ambrose (340 - 397)
Pope St. Anacletus (? - 92)
St. Andrew (? - 60)
St. Andrew Avellino (1520 - 1608)
Pope St. Anicetus (? - 167)
St. Ansgar (801 - 865)
St. Angela Merici (1474 - 1544)
St. Anne (? - ?)
St. Anselm of Canterbury (1033 - 1109)
St. Anthony of Egypt (251 - 356)
St. Anthony of Padua (1195 - 1231)
St. Anthony Zaccaria (1502 - 1539)
St. Apollonius the Apologetic (? - c. 186)
St. Athanasius (295 - 373)
St. Augustine of Canterbury (? - 605)
St. Barnabas (? - 61)
St. Bartholomew (? - ?)
St. Basil the Great (330 - 379)
St. Bede the Venerable (672  - 735)
St. Benedict (480 - 547)
St. Benedict Joseph Labre (1748 - 1783)
St. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 - 1153)
St. Bernardine of Siena (1380 - 1444)
St. Blase (? - 361)
St. Boniface (c. 673 - 754)
St. Bridget of Sweden (1303 - 1373)
St. Brigid of Ireland (453 - 523)
St. Bruno (1030 - 1101)
St. Cajetan (1480 - 1547)
St. Camillus of Lellis (1550 - 1614)
St. Casimir of Poland (1458 - 1483)
St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
St. Catherine of Siena (1347-80)
St. Cecilia (? - 176)
St. Charles of St. Andrew (1821 - 1893)
St. Charles Borromeo (1538 - 1584)
St. Charles Lwanga (1865 - 1886)
St. Clare (1194 - 1253)
Ss Cosmas and Damian (c. 3rd Century - 287)
St. Cyril of Alexandria (c. 376 - c. 444)
Ss. Cyril & Methodius (826/827 - 869)
Pope St. Clement I (? - 99)
St. Damascus (306 - 384)
St. Denis (? - 258)
St. Dominic de Guzman (1175 - 1221)
St. Dominic Savio (1842-1857)
St. Dominic of Silos (1000 - 1073)
St. Edward the Confessor (1003 - 1066)
St. Eleuterus (? - 189)
St. Elizabeth of Hungary (1207 - 1231)
St. Eusebius of Vercelli (283 - 371)
Pope St. Evaristus (? - 102)
Pope St. Fabian (236 - 250)
St. Felix of Valois (1127 - 1212)
St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen (1577 - 1622)
St. Filippo Smaldone (1848 - 1923)
St. Frances Cabrini (1850 - 1917)
Forty Holy Martyrs of Sebaste  (? - 320)
St. Frances of Rome (1384 - 1440)
St. Francis Borgia (1510 - 1572)
St. Francis Caracciolo (1563 - 1608)
St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)
St. Francis Xavier (1506 - 1552)
St. Francis of Assisi (1181 - 1226)
St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows (1838-1862)
St. Gemma Galgani (1878 – 1903)
St. George (? - 303)
St. George Preca (1880 - 1962)
St. Gertrude the Great (1256 - 1302)
St. Giles (? - c. 710)
St. Gorgonius (? - 304)
St. Gregory VII (1020 - 1085)
St. Gregory the Illuminator (257 - 331)
St. Gregory the Wonder Worker (213 - 270)
St. Henry II (972 - 1024)
St. Hilary of Poitiers (315 - 368)
St. Hilarion (297 - 391)
Holy Maccabees 
St. Hyacintha of Mariscotti (1585 - 1640)
Pope St. Hyginus (? - 140)
St. Ignatius of Antioch (c. 50 - c 107)
St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491 - 1556)
St. Irenaeus of Lyons (c. 130 - 202)
St. Isidore of Seville (c. 560 - 636)
St. James the Greater (? - c. 44)
St. James the Lesser (? - c. 62)
St. Jane Frances de Chantal (1572 - 1641)
St. Januarius (? - c 305)
St. Joan Antidea Thouret (1765 - 1828)
St. Jerome (347 - 419)
St. Jerome Emiliani (1486 - 1537)
St. Joachim (? - ?)
St. John Baptist de la Salle (1651 - 1719)
St. John Bosco (1815 - 1888)
St. John Chrysostom (c. 347 - 407)
St. John Eudes (1601 - 1680)
St. John Gualbert (985 - 1073)
St. John Nepomucene Neumann (1811-1860)
St. John Vianney (1786 - 1859)
St. John of God (1495 - 1550)
St. John of Kanty (1390 - 1473)
St. John of San Facundo (1419 - 1479)
St. John of the Cross (1542 - 1591)
St. John the Apostle (? - c. 101)
St. Joseph, husband of Mary
St. Joseph Calasanctius (1556-1648)
St. Joseph of Leonissa (1556 - 1612)
St. Juan Diego (1474 - 1548)
St. Jude Thaddeus (? - ?)
St. Juliana Falconieri (1270 - 1341)
St. Junípero Serra (1713 - 1784)
St. Justin (c. 100 - 165)
St. Lawrence (? - 258)
St. Lawrence Justinian (1381 - 1456)
St. Leo the Great (400 - 461)
St. Louis IX (1214 - 1270)
Pope St. Linus (? - 79)
St. Lucy (283 - 304)
St. Luke (? - c. 74)
Pope St. Marcellus I (255 - 309)
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647 - 1690)
St. Margaret, Queen of Scotland (1045 - 1093)
St. Margaret of Cortona (1247 - 1297)
St. Marguerite Bourgeois (1620 - 1700)
St. Maria Goretti (1890 - 1902)
St. Marie Eugenie of Jesus (1817 - 1898)
St. Mark the Evangelist (? - 68)
St. Martha (? - c. 80)
St. Martina (? - 228)
Pope St. Martin I (? - 655)
St. Martin de Porres (1579 - 1639)
St. Martin of Tours (315 - c. 400)
St. Mary Magdalene (? - ?)
St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi (1566 - 1607)
St. Matthias (? - c. 80)
St. Maximilian (274 - 295)
St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894 - 1941)
St. Nicholas of Myra (? - 346)
St. Nicholas of Tolentino (1246 - 1306)
St. Norbert (1080 - 1134)
St. Paschal Baylon (1540 - 1592)
St. Patrick (c. 385-461)
St. Paul Miki (1562-1597)
St. Paul of the Cross (1694 - 1775)
St. Paul the First Hermit (c. 228 - c. 343)
St. Paulinus of Nola (354 - 431)
St. Perpetua and Felicilty (? - 165)
St. Peter Canisius (1521 - 1597)
St. Peter Celestine (St. Celestine V) (1215 - 1296)
St. Peter Claver (1580 - 1654)
St. Peter Chrysologus (406 - 450)
St. Peter Damian (1007-1072)
St. Peter of Verona (1206 - 1252)
St. Padre Pio (1887 - 1968)
St. Philip Benizi (1233 - 1285)
St. Philomena (c. 291 - c. 304)
Pope St. Pius I (? - 154)
Pope St. Pius V (1504 - 1572)
Pope St. Pius X (1835 - 1914)
St. Philip the apostle
(? - c. 80)
St. Placid (515 - 541)
St. Polycarp (69 - 155)
St. Rafael Guizar Valencia (1878 - 1938)
St. Raymond Nonnatus (1204 - 1240)
St. Raymond of Peñafort (c. 1180 - 1275)
St. Rita of Cascia (1386 - 1457)
St. Remigius (437 - 533)
St. Robert Bellarmine (1542 - 1621)
St. Romuald (c. 951 - 1027)
St. Rosa Venerini (1656 - 1729)
St. Rose of Lima (1586 - 1617)
St. Sabbas (439 - 532)
St. Sebastian (c. 257 - c. 288)
St. Scholastica (480 - 543)
Seven Founders of the Orders of Servites
Seven Holy Brothers
Pope St. Silverius (? - 537)
St. Simon of Lipnica (c. 1435 - c. 1482)
St. Simon the Apostle (? - ?)
Pope St. Sixtus I (? - 127
Pope St. Sixtus II (? - 258)
Pope St. Soter (? - 170)
St. Sylvester (1177 - 1267)
Pope St. Sylvester I (? - 335)
St. Stanislaus Kostka (1550 - 1567)
St. Stephen of Hungary (975 - 1038)
St. Stephen of Mar Saba (? - 794)
St. Stephen the First Martyr (? - c. 33)
Pope St. Telesphorus (? - 137)
St. Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582)
St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 - 1897)
St. Theodore Guerin (1798 - 1856)
St. Thomas the Apostle (? - c. 72)
St. Thomas Aquinas (1225 - 1274)
St. Thomas Becket (1118 - 1170)
St. Thomas More (1478 - 1535)
St. Thomas of Villanova (1488 - 1555)
St. Timothy (c. 3 - c. 97)
St. Titus (? - c. 96)
St. Ubaldus (1084 - 1160)
St. Valentine of Rome (? - 269)
St. Victor I (? - 199)
St. Vincent Ferrer (1350 - 1419)
St. Vincent of Saragossa (? - 304)
St. Wenceslaus (907 - 935)
St. Zephyrinus (? - 217)

As a final recommendation, consider checking out the items at Penny's Little Treasures - Minibooks on the Saints. There are some great books and ebooks on the saints there.

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