Bishop Milner Catholic College
Our Form Saints
Feast Day: 26th December
Patron Saint of Deacons and Altar Servers
St. Stephen was the first Martyr of Jesus. He spread the Work and Love of Jesus. Jews accused Stephen of blasphemy and thus condemned him to death. While the stones struck him, he prayed for his opponents. In times of hardship in Saint Stephen’s Life, he saw an opportunity to show God’s love to those around him.
Feast Day: 27th December
Patron Saint of Love, Loyalty, Friendship and Authors
John the Apostle was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus according to the New Testament. Generally listed as the youngest apostle. His brother was James, who was another of the Twelve Apostles. The Church Fathers identify him as John the Evangelist, John of Patmos, John the Elder and the Beloved Disciple.
Church tradition has held that John is the author of the Gospel of John and five other books of the New Testament — the three Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation.
Feast Day: 7th January
Patron Saint of illness and people ridiculed for their faith
Bernadette Soubirous (January 7 1844 - 1879) was a young girl that had religious visions at Lourdes, France. During 1858 she said she saw the Virgin Mary 18 times. The Roman Catholic Church later made her a saint, and Lourdes has become one of the most visited places for pilgrims. She was of ill health and is associated with breathing issues due to this.
Feast Day: 11th August
Patron Saint of Eye disease, goldsmiths, laundry, television, good weather
When she was 18 years old, she heard Francis of Assisi preaching. She was extremely moved by his sermon, so she ran away to join him. Francis didn't have a place for women to stay, so he sent her to the Benedictine convent in San Paulo. She commited her life to God and moved away permanently from her family for full devotion to God in her life.
Feast Day: 30th November
Patron Saint of Scotland
Saint Andrew was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. His brother was Saint Peter, Andrew and his brother were fishermen. They were called from their fishing by Jesus, who promised to make them fishers of men. Andrew is always among the first Apostles listed in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and Luke. In the Gospel of John, Andrew is the first apostle named and was also a disciple of Saint John the Baptist before Jesus’ call.