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Saint Dominic's Catholic Church, Torrance
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Saints of the Church
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Saints are special Christians who lived very holy lives.
Some, who died for their Christian faith, are also known as Martyrs.
The Catholic Church declares people saints after their death in a process called canonisation.
This is usually a detailed and lengthy process, requiring much evidence.
The following is but a short list of saints.

Saint Andrew
Saint Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland, Romania and Russia and was Christ's first disciple.
Saint Bede
The Venerable Bede was a great Anglo-Saxon scholar.
Saint Columba
Columba founded a monastery on the island of Iona, bringing christianity to Scotland.
Saint David
Saint David, or Dewi Sant as he's called in the Welsh language, is the patron saint of Wales.
He was one of the early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes
of Western Britain.
St Dominic
Founder of the Dominica Order and the patron saint of our parish.
Saint Edward
Edward the Confessor was a man of great prayer.
He was hailed throughout his life as a gentle, loyal and devoted king.
St Francis of Assisi
Founded the Franciscan Order.
Saint George
Saint George is the patron saint of England.
He's popularly identified with England and English ideals of honour, bravery and gallantry,
but actually he wasn't English at all and very little is known about the real George.
Saint Lucy
Lucy is the patron saint of the blind. Her feast day is the 13th December.
She was a virgin martyr who lived in Sicily during the third century.
Saint Ninian
Ninian founded the first monastery in Scotland.
St Patrick
Patron Saint of Ireland
Saint Paul
Originally called Saul of Tarsus, he was famously converted on the road to Damascus.
(Year of St Paul: June 2008 - June 2009)
Saint Peter
The fisherman who became the right-hand man of Jesus.
The leader of the early church and a father of the faith - the first Pope.
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina
Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, an Italian stigmatist and mystic.
Saint Stephen
Saint Steven was one of the first deacons of the Christian Church.
His feast day is on the 26th of December. He was the first Christian martyr.
St. Teresa of Avila:

"Christ has no body now, but yours.
No hands, no feet on earth, but yours.
Yours are the eyes,
through which Christ looks with
compassion into the world.
Yours are the feet,
with which Christ walks to do good.
Yours are the hands,
with which Christ blesses the world."
St Teresa of Avila

God BlessYou!