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A List of Saints for KidsSaints Listed by MonthSolemnity of Mary Saint Basil the Great and Saint Gregory Nazianzen
Saint Elizabeth Ann SetonSaint John NeumannSaint Simeon the StyliteSaint Gertrude of DelftSaint Raymond of Penyafort
Aelred of RievaulxSaint HilarySaint Felix of NolaSaint Paul the HermitSaint Anthony
Saint Margaret of HungarySaint SebastianSaints Fabian and SebastianSaint AgnesSaint Vincent
Saint Ildefonsus of ToledoSaint Francis de SalesSaint Henry SusoSaint TitusSaint Angela Merici
Saint Thomas AquinasSaint John BoscoSaint BrigidSaint BlaseSt. Rabanus Maurus
Saint AgathaSaint Paul Miki and CompanionsSaint Josephine BSaint Jerome EmilianiSaint Miguel Febres Cordero
Saint ScholasticaOur Lady of Lourdes Saint Benedict of AnianeSaint Catherine dei Ricci Saint Valentine
Saints Cyril and MethodiusSaint Claude la ColombiereSeven Founders of the Order of ServitesBlesseds Fransisco and Jacinta Marto Saint Peter Damian
Chair of PeterSaint PolycarpSaint Ethelbert  Saint Alexander Saint Gabriel Francis Possenti
Saint Angela of Foligno Saint John Cassian Saint Katharine DrexelSaint CasimirSaint Colette
Saint Perpetua and Saint FelicitySaint John of GodSaint Frances of RomeSaint Dominic SavioSaint Frances of Rome
The Forty Martyrs of SebasteSaint Eulogius of CordobaSaint FinaSaint Louise de Marillac
Saint PatrickSaint Cyril of JerusalemSaint JosephSaint Martin of BragaSaint Nicholas of Flue
Saint Turibius of MongrovejoÓscar Arnulfo RomeroAnnunciation of the LordSaint BraulioSaint John Climacus
Saint Francis of PaolaSaint Isidore of SevilleSaint Vincent FerrerSaint John Baptist de la SalleSaint Julie Billiart
Dietrich BonhoefferSaint StanislausSaint Martin IDamien the Leper Saint Bernadette Soubirous
Saint AnselmSaint Theodore of Sykeon Saint GeorgeSaint Fidelis of SigmaringenSaint Mark
Saint AldobrandescaSaint Gianna Beretta MollaSaint Catherine of SienaSaint Pius VSaint Joseph the Worker
Saint AthanasiusSaints Philip and JamesLady Julian of Norwich Saint-Damien-may10.jpgSaints Nereus and Achilleus
Saints Nereus and AchilleusSaint John the SilentSaint MatthiasSaint Isidore the Farmer Saint Paschal Baylon
Saint John ISaint AlcuinSaint Bernardino of Siena Saint Constantine Saint Rita of Cascia
John Baptist de RossiSaint Vincent of LérinsSaint Bede the VenerableSaint Gregory VIISaint Philip Neri
Saint Augustine of CanterburySaint Bernard of MontjouxSaint Joan of ArcSaint JustinSaints Marcellinus and Peter
Saint Charles Lwanga and CompanionsSaint BonifaceSaint PhilipVenerable Matt TalbotSaint Anne Mary Taigi
Saint EphremSaint BarnabasSaint Anthony of PaduaSaint Lutgarde of AywièresSaint Romuald
Saint AlbanSaint Aloysius GonzagaSaint Thomas MoreSaint Paulinus of NolaSaints John Fisher and Thomas More
Saint Joseph CafassoThe Birth of John the BaptistSaint Prosper of AquitaineSaint Cyril of AlexandriaSaint Irenaeus
Saint Peter and Saint PaulVenerable Pierre ToussaintFirst Martyrs of the Church of RomeBlessed Junípero SerraSaint Thomas
Pier-Giorgio FrassatiSaint Elizabeth of PortugalSaint Anthony ZaccariaSaint Maria GorettiBlessed Peter To Rot
Saint Veronica GiulianiSaint BenedictSaint HenryKateri TekakwithaSaint Camillus of Lellis
Saint BonaventureOur Lady of Mount CarmelSaint MacrinaSaint Lawrence of BrindisiSaint Mary Magdalene
Saint Bridget of SwedenSaint JamesSaint Joachim and Saint AnnBlessed Rudolf AquavivaSaint Martha
Saint Peter ChrysologusSaint Ignatius of LoyolaSt. Alphonsus LiguoriSaint Peter Peter Faber (Favre)          Saint Eusebius of Vercelli
Saint John VianneyDedication of Saint Mary MajorFeast of the Transfiguration  Saint Sixtus II and CompanionsSaint Cajetan
Saint DominicSaint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross Saint LawrenceSaint ClareSaint Jane Frances de Chantal
Saints Pontian and HippolytusFather KolbeAssumption of Mary Saint Stephen of Hungary  Saint John Eudes
Saint Bernard of ClairvauxSaint Pius XSaint Rose of LimaSaint Joseph of CalasanzSaint Louis, King of France
Saint Joan Antide-Thouret   Saint MonicaSaint AugustineSaint Gregory the GreatBlessed Teresa of Calcutta
Birth of Mary Saint Peter Claver Saint John ChrysostomTriumph of the Cross Saint Catherine of Genoa
Saints Cornelius and CyprianSaint Robert BellarmineSaint JanuariusSaints Andrew Kim Taegon, Paul Chong Hasang, and CompanionsSaint Matthew
Saint Padre Pio of PietrelcinaSaints Cosmas and DamianSaint Vincent de PaulSaint Wenceslaus
Saint Michael the ArchangelSaint JeromeSaint Thérèse of LisieuxGuardian Angels Blessed Mother Therese Guerin
Francis of Assisi Saint Faustina Kowalska Saint BrunoBlessed Marie-Rose DurocherOur Lady of the Rosary
Saint Pelagia the Penitent  Saint DenisSaint Francis BorgiaBlessed John XXIIISaint Wilfrid
Saint Callistus ITeresa of AvilaSaint HedwigSaint Ignatius of AntiochSaint Luke
Saints Isaac Jogues, John de Brébeuf, and CompanionsSaint Paul of the CrossSaint HilarionSaint John of Capistrano  Saint Anthony Mary Claret
Saints Simon and Jude All Saints DayAll Souls DaySaint Martín de PorresSt. Charles Borromeo
Saint BertillaSaint Théophane VénardSaint WillibrordSaint Elizabeth of the TrinityDedication of St. John Lateran
Saint Leo the GreatSaint Martin of ToursSaint JosaphatSt. Frances Xavier CabriniSaint Raphael Kalinowski
Saint Margaret of ScotlandSaint Elizabeth of HungarySaint Odo of ClunySaint Mechtild of MagdeburgPresentation of Mary
Saint CeciliaSaint Clement ISaint ColumbanBlessed Miguel Agustín ProSaint Flora
Saint Catherine of AlexandriaSaint Leonard of Port MauriceSaint Gregory of SinaiSaint Catherine LabouréSaint Andrew
Saint Edmund CampionSaint John RuysbroeckSaint Francis XavierSaint John of DamascusSaint Sabas
The Life and Legends of St. NicholasSaint NicholasSaint AmbroseFeast of the Immaculate ConceptionSaint Juan Diego
Saint Eulalia of MéridaSaint Damasus IOur Lady of GuadalupeSaint LucySaint John of the Cross
Saint Mary of the AngelsSaint OlympiasSaint FlannanSaint Peter CanisiusSaint John of Kanty
Saint Marguerite dYouvilleSaint Jacopone da TodiSaint Stephen Saint JohnSaint Thomas Becket
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Saint Hilarion
Feast Day October 21

Shortly after St. Hilarion’s death, St. Jerome wrote about the life of this hermit who had introduced monasticism into Palestine. Jerome told of Hilarion’s lifelong pursuit of solitude, where he could encounter God in prayer. And he wrote about the divine irony of the fame that denied it to him because his miracles attracted so many people. In this brief excerpt, Jerome describes Hilarion’s faith and a typical miracle:

Once . . . when he was eighteen years old, brigands tried to find him at night. Either they believed that he had something to steal or they thought he would scorn them if they didn’t intimidate him. . . . From evening till dawn, they hunted in every direction but couldn’t find him. In the broad daylight, however, they came upon him and apparently as a joke asked him: “What would you do if robbers attacked you?” He answered: “A naked person does not fear robbers.” “You could be killed.” “I could,” he said. “But I am not afraid of robbers because I am ready to die.” Admiring his faith, they confessed their folly of the night before and their blindness, and promised to reform their lives...

A woman of Eleutheropolis, despised by her husband of fifteen years because of her sterility, . . . was the first who dared to intrude upon blessed Hilarion’s solitude. While he was still unaware of her approach, she suddenly threw herself at his knees saying: “Forgive my boldness. . . ., he asked her why she had come and why she was weeping. When he learned the cause of her grief, raising his eyes to heaven, he commanded her to have faith and to believe. He followed her departure with tears. When a year had gone by, he saw her with her son.

Like Anthony, Hilarion took only a little food once a day at sunset. When tempted sexually, he ate even less. “I’ll see to it, you jackass,” he said, “that you shall not kick.” He never bathed nor changed his tunic until it wore out. He said, “It is idle to expect cleanliness in a hair shirt.” Jerome relates that even though Hilarion suffered extreme dryness of spirit, he persevered in prayer and cured many people of sickness and demon possession. The parade of petitioners and would-be disciples drove Hilarion to retire to more remote locations. But they followed him everywhere. First he visited Anthony’s retreat in Egypt. Then he withdrew to Sicily, later to Dalmatia, and finally to Cyprus. He died there in 371.

Even for saints like Hilarion who steadfastly pursued God, life is a battle of wills. Hilarion desired solitude, believing it was God’s will for him. But God had other ideas and sent crowds to disrupt his aloneness. Before we get too far along on our journey, we need to check to see if we are following God’s roadmap, not our own. Or we may be like Yogi Berra, who once said, “We’re making good time, but we’re lost.”


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Thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn more about our faith and to share stories and prayers. I'm glad I've "found" you.
Thank you for providing teaching methods that we can use to reach our children and the people around us with our Lords love and wisdom.
What a blessing to have this site for all to enjoy! It puts me in the right frame of mind; to feel good and start the day in a loving way. So many saints; so many ways to express God and serve in His name. Thank you.

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