According to American Catholic, numerous miracles were attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi, most of them having to do with his ability to communicate with animals and influence nature. There are also stories about his ability to heal people and animals with a touch. These tales of healing persisted after Francis' death when pilgrims to the sites containing his holy relics were also healed.Know More
One of the most famous miracles attributed to Saint Francis of Assisi is an ability to preach to birds and other wild animals. On one occasion, he approached a large flock of birds that did not fly away when he came near, but rather waited patiently for him. Saint Francis of Assisi preached a sermon to the birds, which all began to sing when he was finished speaking. On another occasion, Francis pacified a wolf that had been killing livestock so that it never bothered people again.
Saint Francis of Assisi also performed miracles for people. Several of his miracles involved curing people of both physical and mental diseases. He also convinced many criminals to repent of their crimes and reconcile with the church, including one instance in which he convinced three robbers who had stolen from him to return what they had taken and join the Franciscan order.Learn More
Saint Ruth is not a patron saint of any specific thing, but was declared a saint posthumously by the Roman Catholic Church. Saint Ruth is a biblical figure that is prominent in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.Full Answer >
Saint Patrick was never canonized by the Catholic Church, but people and churches all around the world view him as a saint for his missionary work. He died on March 17, 460. The date of his death is called Saint Patrick's Day in his honor.Full Answer >
Saint Rose of Lima was given sainthood because of her love for Jesus and her many daily penitences, as well as the deep veneration the Lima people had for her. Saint Rose of Lima was beautified in 1667 by Clement IX, and canonized in 1671 by Clement X. She was the first person born in the Americas to be canonized.Full Answer >
Saint Laura of Cordoba died a Christian martyr in 864. She was taken prisoner by Muslims and was scalded to death in a vat of boiling lead. She is considered one of the martyrs of Cordoba, and her feast day is celebrated on October 19.Full Answer >