1. Saint Anthony of Padua (1195-1231) knew from an early age that he was called to religious life. He joined first the Augustinians and later the Franciscans. When his body was exhumed 336 years after his death, it is said that Saint Anthony's tongue was preserved. Saint Anthony is known as the “finder of ______”.
Saint Aloysius Gonzaga (1568-1591) rejected military service and the princely life his family offered him in order to enter the Society of Jesus. As a Jesuit he nursed patients when the plague struck Rome until he succumbed to the disease and died at age 23. Saint Aloysius Gonzaga is the patron saint of this group.
3. Saint Irenaeus (125-202), born in Asia Minor, was a priest and later bishop of Lyons. He argued against heresies of this sect that undermined principles and doctrines of Christianity.
4. The Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul celebrate two great leaders of the early church. Each of these saints experienced a conversion of heart and name. They were known by these names before becoming Peter and Paul.