Saint Grace is a Catholic saint that was the sister of Saint Maria and Saint Bernard. She was of Muslim descent, but converted to Catholicism.Know More
Saint Grace, along with the help of her brother and sister, worked to help convert their brother, Almanzor, to the Catholic religion. They wanted him to see that the Muslim life was not the right option and that the Catholic church would be able to help save his soul. Their fourth sibling was fiercely loyal to his Muslim traditions and was not interested in converting. He chose his religion over the blood of his family and turned his family into the authorities. The military authorities martyred Saint Grace in 1180 and the day that a feast commemorates her is the first of June.
The father of Grace, her brothers and her sister was a Muslim Caliph. He was a higher power in the Muslim church and was able to provide the church with nearly everything that his family needed. Being a higher power in a church caused him to become heavily disgraced when the majority of his children decided that Catholicism was the correct way to go. The family never reconciled after the children converted to Catholicism.Learn more in Christianity
Saint Joshua was a "precongregation" saint, according to Wikipedia. This means there was no system for canonization at the time he lived and served as a disciple of God and a follower of Moses.Full Answer >
Saint George was officially canonized by Pope Gelasius in 494 A.D., but by then, he was a semi-mythical figure whose real life was shrouded in mystery. The pope's canonization statement characterized George as a saint whose name is known to all, but whose deeds were known only to God.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 >