All About Mary
Saints from the Bible
Famous Martyrs
Making Saints
Patron Saints
100
The angel to whom Mary said "Yes!" when he announced to her that she would bear the son of God.
Who is GABRIEL?
100
This man was the husband of Mary, and was like a father to Jesus.
Who is SAINT JOSEPH?
100
This is the first known Christian martyr; he died by stoning.
Who is ST. STEPHEN (Acts 6:8 ff)?
100
The term that describes saints who are officially recognized by the Church.
What is CANONIZED?
100
This third-century bishop of Myra is best known as the patron saint of children; however, he is also known as the patron saint of brides because he secretly slipped bags of gold into a poor family's house during the night so the girls would have enough money to get married.
Who is SAINT NICHOLAS?
200
The elderly cousin whom Mary visited during her pregnancy.
Who is ELIZABETH?
200
These sisters were disciples of Jesus who often welcomed him into their home.
Who are SAINTS MARTHA AND MARY?
200
This early martyr was an apostle of Jesus and was crucified upside down.
Who is ST. PETER?
200
This is what a person is called before they are canonized as a saint.
What is BLESSED?
200
This saint is the patron saint of animals.
Who is SAINT FRANCIS?
300
The oldest and most important feast day of Mary.
What is the SOLEMNITY OF MARY, MOTHER OF GOD (Jan 1)?
300
This woman was one of Jesus' closest disciples, and the first person to encounter him after the Resurrection.
Who is MARY MAGDALENE?
300
These two women were attacked by wild beasts and then killed with swords during the Roman persecution of Christians in the third century. The account of their martyrdom is one of the more popular texts of the early Church.
Who are SAINTS PERPETUA AND FELICITY?
300
This famous person was beatified (declared "blessed") by the Church on May 1, 2011.
Who is John Paul II?
300
This is who St. Joseph of Cupertino became patron saint for, due to his tendency to levitate (rise into the air) when he prayed.
Who are AIR TRAVELERS?
400
The doctrine that teaches that Mary was conceived without Original Sin.
What is the IMMACULATE CONCEPTION?
400
This man welcomed the baby Jesus when his parents brought him to the Temple; he told Mary and Joseph that “this child is destined to cause the falling and rising of many in Israel...."
Who is SAINT SIMEON?
400
While imprisoned in the Nazi concentration camp at Auschwitz, this Franciscan priest stepped forward to request that the Nazis kill him rather than another man who had a wife and children. He comforted his nine companions as they were starved to death in an underground bunker.
Who is SAINT MAXIMILIAN KOLBE?
400
These are two of the most important requirements that must be met before a person can be recognized as a saint by the Church.
What is ONE OR TWO MIRACLES and EVIDENCE THAT THE PERSON LIVED A LIFE OF "HEROIC VIRTUE"? (Only one miracle is required if the person was martyred.)
400
Saint Lawrence became the patron saint of these people because as he was being roasted alive by the Romans, he is said to have cheerfully commented, "This side is well done; turn me over!"
Who are COOKS?
500
The event in which Mary was assumed, body and soul, into heaven.
What is the ASSUMPTION?
500
This woman was Paul's first convert in Philippi. A seller of purple cloth, she welcomed Paul into her home, and her whole household was baptized.
Who is SAINT LYDIA?
500
This English archbishop was murdered by King Henry's knights in the cathedral at Canterbury in 1170.
Who is SAINT THOMAS BECKET?
500
This is what someone is called once the Church begins investigating the cause for their sainthood, but before they are beatified (declared "blessed").
What is A SERVANT OF GOD or VENERABLE?
500
St. Genisius became patron saint of these people after he converted to Christianity while performing in a play mocking Christians.
Who are ACTORS (AND COMEDIANS)?
Click to zoom
M
e
n
u