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  • 1. Who founded the Society of Jesus?

    St. Ignatius of Loyola The Society of Jesus was founded by St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491 - 1556) in 1534.

    2. What work did St. Patrick do when he was enslaved as a teenager?

    St. Patrick The missionary to Ireland, who lived from around 389 to 461, was taken as a slave from his home of northern England or Scotland and taken to Ireland where he worked as shepherd until he escaped. Read more about St. Patrick's remarkable life from slave to missionary bishop.

    3. How many Carmelite saints are Doctors of the Church?

    Three St. Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582), St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873 - 1897), and St. John of the Cross (1542 - 1591).

    4. What saint saved Paris, France from a siege?

    St. Genevieve The holy patron saint of Paris, who lived from c. 422 until c. 500, led a convoy of ships up the Siene River to Troyes when the city of Paris was being sieged by the Franks. They were able to obtain food and return to Paris. Read more about this miraculous trip and St. Genevieve.

    5. When she was a young girl to what country did St. Frances Xavier Cabrini think she would be a missionary?

    China As a young girl, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini thought that she would be a missionary to China. Only after meeting Pope Leo XIII did she believe that it was God's will that she should instead head west to serve the Italian immigrants in the United States. Read more in St. Frances Xavier Cabrini: Your Heart's Desire and God's Will

    6. In what modern day country would you be in if you were in the homeland of St. Anthony of Padua?

    Portugal Although he is beloved and claimed by his adopted country of Italy, St. Anthony (1195 - 1231) was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Later, in attempt to return home after becoming ill as a missionary in northern Africa, a storm drove his ship to Siciliy. He would never return to Portugal. Read more about St. Anthony and how he stressed the importance of making good confessions.

    7. Which of these saints is a patron saint of motorists?

    St. Frances of Rome The story was told of St. France of Rome that she was given an angel, presumably in addition to her guardian angel, whom she could often see. The angel would light the way ahead of her as she traveled the streets of Rome in her charitable work for the poor. This led to her being declare the patron of motorists. Read more about the life of St. Frances of Rome.

    8. Which of these is the correct order for the titles given during the process of canonization (first to last)?

    Servant of God, Venerable, Blessed, and Saint The process of canonization involves many steps and can take many years. The titles given in order are: Servant of God, Venerable, Blessed, and, of course, Saint. Sign up for a free email course on the saints in order to learn more about why we have saints in the Catholic Church and the process of canonization.

    9. Who was the first Bishop of Jerusalem?

    St. James the Lesser There were two men named James among the twelve disciples. The older has become known as St. James the Greater, and the younger one has become known as St. James the Lesser. The older James was the brother of St. John the Evangelist. The younger James was a leader in Jerusalem in the very early days of the Church. He helped lead Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15) which clarified that Gentiles did not need to follow the Mosaic Law in order to be Christians. St. James the Lesser was martyred around the year 62 when he was beaten to death with clubs after being thrown from the Temple.

    10. In what city did St. John Bosco first begin his ministry to boys?

    Turin St. John Bosco (1815 - 1888) began his ministry to boys who were living on the street or essentially abandoned by their families in the city of Turin, Italy. Read more about St. John Bosco's ministry.

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