"But, above all, as we have already said, it is a holy life that is indispensable for those who are getting ready for the apostolate. Indeed, it is necessary that the one who preaches God be, in fact, a man of God".  


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Biographies and reflections on the lives of witnesses


The Martyrs and Saints - canonized or beatified – today’s evangelizers and those of bygone ages, these are the hands and feet of God, carrying the proclamation of the Gospel to peoples of every continent. Their hearts, minds, and activities - indeed, their very lives - announce Christ, the same yesterday, today and always.  

Saint Daniel Comboni

Daniel Comboni was born in Limone sul Garda (Brescia) on March 15, 1831 into a farming family who served a wealthy lord in the area. His father Luigi and mother Domenica were very close to Daniel, the fourth of eight children, who ...

Saint Théodore Guérin

Mother Théodore Guérin - formally Anne-Thérèse Guérin - was born on October 2, 1798 in Etables, France. Her devotion to God and the Roman Catholic Church manifested itself as a child. At the age of 10, she received the sacrament ...

Saint Rafael Guízar Valencia

  Rafael Guízar Valencia was born in Cotija, diocese of Zamora in the State of Michoacán (Mexico), on April 26, 1878. His parents, Prudencio and Natividad, fervent Christians, gave their 11 children an excellent religious ...

Biographies from around the world


Benedict XVI: Catechesis on the Witnesses of the Faith.

Missionary Witnesses contained in the Guide