Catholic Virtues and Class Saints
Our Class Saint is St Francis.
St. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of animals and environment could be viewed as the original Earth Day advocate. Francis' devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God's creation. Saint Francis of Assisi, was an Italian Catholic friar, deacon and preacher. He founded the men's Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land.
Year 1 Class
Our Class Saint is St Mary - Mary Mother of God
Catholic's believe that she conceived Jesus through the Holy Spirit while still a virgin. Mary was a 1st-century BC Galilean Jewish woman of Nazareth, and the mother of Jesus. She accompanied Joseph to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born. Mary has been venerated since early Christianity, and is considered by millions to be the most meritorious Saint of the religion.
Year 2 Class
Our Class Saint is Mother Teresa
During her lifetime Mother Teresa became famous as the Catholic nun who dedicated her life to caring for the destitute and dying in the slums of Calcutta. Mother Teresa, known in the Roman Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. Born 26th August 1910 - Died 5th September 1997 (aged 87). n 1950 Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Roman Catholic religious congregation which had over 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries in 2012.
Year 3 Class
Our Class Saint is St Joseph.
Pope Pius IX proclaimed Saint Joseph the patron of the Universal Church in 1870. Having died in the "arms of Jesus and Mary" according to Catholic tradition, he is considered the model of the pious believer who receives grace at the moment of death, in other words, the patron of a happy death. St Joseph was the beloved husband of Mary and Earthly stepfather to Jesus.
Year 4 Class
Our Class Saint is Saint Ambrose.
Western Christianity identified Ambrose as one of its four traditional Doctors of the Church. He is considered a saint by the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Anglican Communion, and various Lutheran denominations, and venerated as the patron saint of Milan. Legend has it that when Ambrose was an infant a swarm of bees settled on his face while he was lying in his cradle and didn't leave behind a sting, but a drop of honey. He did eventually get the title “Honey Tongued Doctor” because of his speaking and preaching ability. Class 4 have 'The Hive' opposite their classroom to remember St Ambrose.
Year 5 Class
Our Class Saint is St Brendan.
Saint Brendan the Navigator or Brénainn moccu Alti as he is often known in the medieval Irish tradition is the patron Saint of two Irish dioceses, Kerry and Clonfert. He is also a patron Saint of boatmen, mariners, travelers, elderly adventurers, and whales; and also of portaging canoes. He is believed to have died when he was more than 90 years old while visiting his sister, Briga, who was serving as abbess at the Enach Duin convent in Annaghdown.
Year 6 Class
Our Class Saint is Oscar Romero.
Óscar Arnulfo Romero y Galdámez was a prelate of the Catholic Church in El Salvador who served as the fourth Archbishop of San Salvador. He spoke out against poverty, social injustice, assassinations, and torture amid a growing war between left-wing and right-wing forces.