Saint: St Maximilian Kolbe
Maximilian Maria Kolbe (originally christened Raymund) (1894-1941) is a Catholic saint. He was a Polish Franciscan who worked in Poland and Nagasaki, Japan. He died in Auschwitz because he wanted to save another prisoner. Maximilian saved the life of that prisoner. Maximilian is remembered on August 14, the date of his death.
- Value: Respect for ourselves and each other
- CST link: Human Dignity
Saint: St. Catherine of Siena
Saint Catherine of Siena (March 25, 1347 – April 29, 1380) was a saint. She was born in Sienna and died in Rome. She promoted peace in Italy and is one of the two patron saints of Italy; the other being Saint Francis of Assisi
She was born Katerina de Benincasa in western Italy, the 25th of 25 children. She was born at the time of the Black Death, or Bubonic Plague. Although it probably killed many she knew, she herself did not contract the disease and survived the epidemic.
- Value: Responsibility
- CST link: The Common Good
Saint: St. Joseph the Worker
Joseph is a figure in the Gospels, the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus and the step father of Jesus. In Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox and Anglican Christian traditions, he is regarded as Saint Joseph. Tradition says that Joseph was a carpenter. He is the Patron Saint of all workers.
- Value: Cooperation & Teamwork
- CST link: Participation
Saint: St Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a French Roman Catholic priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church and was canonized in 1737. He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity and is known as the “Great Apostle of Trumpets.”
- Value: Courage and Determination
- CST link: Subsidiarity
Saint: St. Francis of Assisi
Saint Francis of Assisi (September 26, 1181 – October 3, 1226) is a Christian Saint. He is the founder of the Franciscan Order and patron saint of animals, the environment, merchants, Italy and Catholic Action. He was born in Assisi in Italy where a large basilica was built in his honor.
On his feast day, October 4, many churches have a ceremony for people to bring their pets and working animals to church.
- Value: Care for Creation
- CST link: Stewardship of God’s Creation
Saint: St Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Mother Teresa (26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary After living in Skopje for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.
In 1950, Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation that had over 4,500 nuns and was active in 133 countries as of 2012. Mother Teresa received several honours, including the 1962 Ramon Magsaysay Peace Prize and the 1979 Nobel Peace Prize. She was canonised on 4 September 2016, and the anniversary of her death (5 September) is her feast day.
- Value: Kindness & Compassion
- CST link:Preferential Option for the Poor
Saint: St Elizabeth of Hungary
St. Elizabeth of Hungary, German Sankt Elisabeth von Ungarn, (born 1207—died November 17, 1231; canonized 1235; feast day November 17), princess of Hungary whose devotion to the poor (for whom she relinquished her wealth) made her an enduring symbol of Christian charity, of which she is a patron saint.
- Value: Service
- CST link: Solidarity