Saints, Catholic Saints, Patron Saints, Orthodox Saints

Saints, Catholic Saints, Patron Saints, Orthodox Saints


Welcome to Beliefnet's Saints section. Beliefnet is the leading religion and spirituality website. We offer essays and information about many Roman Catholic and Orthodox saints, as well as holy people honored by other churches and faith traditions. Explore our site for:
  • The Saint of the Day newsletter--free daily one-minute audio and overviews of Catholic saints
  • Prayers of saints like St. Ignatius, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Francis of Assisi
  • Quizzes, polls, and photo galleries about Catholic and Orthodox saints
  • Features about Jesus' mother Mary, also referred to as the blessed Virgin Mary or Theotokos
  • A comprehensive overview of the ideas of the Apostle Paul, who wrote many New Testament epistles
  • Essays and audio about mystics like St. John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Julian of Norwich, Hildegard von Bingen, and more
  • Features about modern-day holy people like Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa and Dorothy Day
  • Information on the doctors of the Catholic Church, like Saint Thomas Aquinas, Teresa of Avila, and Therese of Lisieux (Theresa of the Little Flower)
  • Holiday-related features about Saint Nicholas and Saint Patrick
Please choose one of the links below to explore information about patron saints, favorite Catholic Saints, Orthodox Saints, and more.


Audio: 'What the Saints Mean to Me'

Listen to brief audio clips about Mother Teresa, Saint Joseph, and more. Narrated by Fr. James Martin

Who Is Your Favorite Saint?

Share what the saints mean to you on Beliefnet's message boards.

St. Jude: The Saint of the Sock Drawer

When I got to be a teenager, I hid my favorite statue of St. Jude in my bureau. He kept on praying for me anyway. By Fr. James Martin


All About St. Paul

How the great missionary and apostle changed Christianity forever.

Quiz: Saint Patrick

How much do you know about the patron saint of Ireland? Take our quiz to test your knowledge.

What Makes Mother Teresa Holy

Why did everyone refer to her as a "living saint"?


Newsletter: The Saint of the Day

Each day, find inspiration and comfort in the lives of the Catholic saints. Sign up for our free newsletter.