Catholic Saints

Augustine Institute

Have you ever wanted to learn more about the men and women the Catholic Church officially recognize as saints? In these interviews, scripture scholars from the Augustine Institute dive into the lives of the Saints to help all the faithful come to a deeper understanding of those heroic men and women who have been transformed by the love of God. In this Catholic podcast, learn about St. Augustine, St. Monica, St. Philip Neri, St. Catherine of Siena, and many more. Help us share the truth and beauty of the Gospel and reach Catholics worldwide. Become an Augustine Institute Mission Circle Partner. Join the Mission Circle today!

  • 17 minutes 8 seconds
    St. Anthony of Padua

    Dr. Arielle Harms and Taylor Kemp discuss the life and impact of St. Anthony of Padua. Born Fernando Bulhões in Lisbon, Portugal, St. Anthony became an Augustinian friar before eventually joining the newly founded Franciscan order. His incredible memory combined with his dedication to studies and prayer enabled him to travel around Italy as an eloquent and inspiring preacher. He converted many people through his preaching and was eventually named an evangelical Doctor of the Church. 

     

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    20 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 17 minutes 28 seconds
    St. Peter Claver

    Dr. Carl Vennerstrom shares about St. Peter Claver, a saint with a heart for the poor, outcast, and enslaved. As a young, Jesuit priest he signed up to be a missionary to the New World to serve the slaves at the port of Cartagena, a major hub of slave trade. St. Peter indiscriminately preached the gospel through words and works of mercy to all he encountered.

     

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    13 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 17 minutes 8 seconds
    St. Basil of Caesarea

    Discover the captivating life and enduring legacy of Saint Basil of Caesarea in this enlightening episode of Catholic Saints. Join Mary and Dr. Carl Venner as they delve into the tumultuous era of the 4th century, where theological debates and profound Christian contributions were shaping the Church. From his early days as a scholar in Athens to his pivotal role in defining the doctrine of the Trinity, Saint Basil's journey unfolds, revealing a man of deep contemplation and unwavering action. Explore how his commitment to both study and service continues to inspire believers today, offering a timeless example of integrating faith with intellect and compassion. Tune in to gain insights into the life of this extraordinary saint and his enduring relevance in the modern world.

     

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    6 May 2024, 5:00 am
  • 21 minutes 53 seconds
    St. Maximus the Confessor

    Dive into the intriguing world of Catholic saints with Mary McGuire and Dr. Carl Venner on 'Catholic Saints,' a podcast produced by the Augustine Institute on Apostolate. In this episode, Dr. Venner shares his deep dive into Greek and theology, exploring Acts of the Apostles and the nuances of ancient imprisonment. As they discuss the life of Saint Maximus the Confessor, they uncover historical complexities, from conflicting feast days to theological debates like Monothelitism. Join them on a journey through history and faith, where every detail reveals the timeless pursuit of holiness.

     

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    29 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 18 minutes 21 seconds
    St. Alfred the Great

    Dr. Carl Vennerstrom and Mary McGeehan share details of the life of St. Alfred the Great, a 9th century English saint. Due to Danish invasion, Christian practices and clerical literacy rates were in decline as Alfred was growing up. Inspired by his faith and his duty as king, St. Alfred dedicated his life to rebuild England’s Christian education and culture. 

     

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    22 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 18 minutes 2 seconds
    St. Rose of Lima

    Dr. Carl Vennerstrom and Mary McGeehan discuss the life and impact of St. Rose of Lima. Born in Lima in the late 16th century, Rose is known for her zealous faith, strong fasting, self-imposed penances, and her desire to remain unmarried to be Christ’s spouse. St. Rose experienced much tension between her vocation and her family life as her devotion to God sometimes conflicted with her obedience to her parents. 

     

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    15 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 16 minutes 41 seconds
    St. Isidora of Egypt

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Elizabeth Klein discuss the life of a lesser-known monastic saint from the 4th century, St. Isidora of Egypt. She is one of the oldest recorded “holy fool” saints – a saint archetype lesser known in the West but well known in the East. How she lived humility in her Christian life was highly despised and scorned by the world. Her feast day is May 1.

     

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    8 April 2024, 5:00 am
  • 20 minutes 7 seconds
    St. Anselm of Canterbury

    Taylor Kemp and Dr. Elizabeth Klein discuss the life of St. Anselm of Canterbury, monk, abbot, and second archbishop of Canterbury. A doctor of the Church, St. Anslem was admired by Thomas Beckett and Thomas More because he resisted English kings during the investiture controversy. St. Anselm’s masterpiece Cur Deus Homo includes his argument for the ontological argument for God’s existence.

     

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    1 April 2024, 9:00 am
  • 20 minutes 54 seconds
    St. Martin on Tours

    Dr. Elizabeth Klein and Taylor Kemp share key moments from the life of St. Martin of Tours. Martin’s cloak, or “capella,” became a famous relic that inspired the word “chapel.” St. Martin lived the life of a hermit, monk, and bishop, and his feast day is November 11.

     

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    25 March 2024, 9:00 am
  • 21 minutes 46 seconds
    St. Paula the Elder

    St. Paula was a Roman Christian who married at young age and became a religious after the death of her husband. Dr. Elizabeth Klein shares about the life of this influential woman who sponsored St. Jerome's translation of the vulgate and founded two monastic communities! 

     

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    18 March 2024, 9:00 am
  • 26 minutes 56 seconds
    St Gregory of Nyssa

    St. Gregory of Nyssa is one of the fourth century Cappadocian Fathers. St. Gregory hails from a holy family of saint siblings, including St. Basil the Great and St. Macrina. Dr. Chris Mooney shares about the life and scholarly work of St. Gregory and how he continues to inspires us today!

     

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    11 March 2024, 9:00 am
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