Saint Edugivis

Also known as Hedwig and Jadwiga King of Poland, Saint Edugivis was an exceptional woman who remained strong and generous through a host of horrible domestic tribulations. Saint Edugivis became the monarch of Poland at 10 years of age.  Even at that time, she was...

Saint Barbara

The Saint Barbara most commonly venerated in recent years is syncretized with the orisha  Shango and most likely is an evolution of the Christian saint of the same name. This assumption is made because this saint just seemed to appear from nowhere, yet she was quickly...

Saint Clare

Born in Italy, the daughter of an extremely wealthy count, Saint Clare was heavily devoted to prayer from a very early age.  Her mother, who got her started on the this holy discipline, had made many pilgrimages before she married Clare’s father. When Clare...

Saint Martin Caballero

Born in Hungary and raised in Italy where his father, a member of the Imperial House Guards, was stationed, Martin was named in honour of Mars, his father’s patron deity. Despite his pagan heritage and against the wishes of his parents, Martin began attending a...

Saint Helen

The Saint Helen venerated today is a composite of several famous Helens throughout history.  Thus, there are many variations to her story.  This is my favoured version. Born Flavia Julia Helena Augusta, Helen was the daughter of an inn keeper in Bithynia.  Besides...

Saint Joseph

Few things are actually known about Saint Joseph.  The little we do comes primarily from the Gospels and the Apocryphal texts.  Unfortunately, they do not agree on many aspects of his life. Though both sets of texts agree that he was the adoptive father of Jesus, the...