Lenten program: Read about the lives of saints


Each day of Lent around midnight UTC I’ll post a link about the life of a saint (usually from wikipedia). All you have to do in this program is read the link each day, but you may also post other links about the same saint or discuss them in this thread. Follow this thread if you want to stay notified

What should I give up this lent?

I like the idea and your willingness to do this, but can you find a better source than Wikipedia? The Catholic Company sends a daily email which features the Saint of the Day.


CatholicCulture.org and IndCatholicNews.com (ICN) both feature a Saint of the Day, with a biography of the saint, almost every day. Rob2 often posts the saints from ICN.

For ICN, the saint link is on the left of the portal page - scroll down if you don’t see it.
For Catholic Culture, just select “Liturgical Year” from the top menu and then select “Today” (you may need to close some fundraising popups).


Part of the reason I want to use Wikipedia is it might have details that don’t appear on other sites / might be more comprehensive, but I’ll have a look at other sites and see what I think. I also don’t want to stick to the saint of the day as that means we miss out on anyone whose day doesn’t fall during Lent


But, Wikipedia is not a reliable source, so those additional details might be complete nonsense. I like Franciscan media for saint profiles. Theirs tend to be detailed.


I do want to stay notified! What a great idea! Thank YOU!


Wikipedia is just a place to start. Please add the other information along with it! I would love to read more…


Just for fun, here is St. Casimir’s story. His feast day is March 4… :slight_smile:



Thanks for sharing that. I have heard the name Casimir of Poland from Sid Meier’s Civilisation V, but not sure if it’s the same guy

Feel free to invite non CAF users to join in our Lenten program


St. John the Baptist

First source is Luke 3:1-20. Use whatever translation you like https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke+3

ICN: https://www.indcatholicnews.com/saint/186

Wikipedia (feel free to skip the sections on other religions’ views of him): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_the_Baptist


St Augustine of Hippo


The Wikipedia article on St Augustine is really long. I’m not finished it yet. Something shorter coming soon


St. Therese of Lisieux

The little way



I was wrong about that one being shorter, underestimated how popular she was

Pope St. Paul VI


Great Idea. I am currently involved in the revision of an online saint directory. If you are looking for any suggestions, let me know.


St. Jude Thaddeus


St. Anthony of Padua


St. Thomas More


St. Joan of Arc


Have you got a favorite saint that you want me to include in this program?

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