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Saint of the day

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Date 04 January

The Saint of the Day presents a daily calendar of Saints remembered by the Church. The pages feature the stories of the great witnesses of Christian life through the centuries, lighting our way on our journey of faith.

St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, Foundress, Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph's

St. Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton, Ioan Gotia

A Protestant New York socialite and mother of five who became a Catholic religious sister, she founded the first community of women religious in the United States. Her feast day is celebrated on January 4.  

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St. Angela of Foligno, Franciscan

St. Angela,  Sanctuary of Foligno

She is one of the greatest mystics in the history of the Church whose spirituality inspired giants of faith such as Teresa of Avila and Elizabeth of the Trinity. Saint Angela of Foligno, whose memory recurs on January 4, was canonized by Pope Francis in 2013.  

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