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Biblical Saints

Liturgical Celebrations of Saints related to the Bible

Apostles and Evangelists:

Date Name(s) and Title(s)
Jan. 25 Conversion of St. Paul, apostle
Feb. 22 Chair of St. Peter, apostle
April 25 St. Mark, evangelist
May 3 Sts. Philip and James, apostles
May 14 St. Matthias, apostle
June 11 St. Barnabas, apostle
June 29 Sts. Peter and Paul, apostles
July 3 St. Thomas, apostle
July 25 St. James, apostle
Aug. 24 St. Bartholomew, apostle
Sept. 21 St. Matthew, apostle and evangelist
Oct. 18 St. Luke, evangelist
Oct. 28 Sts. Simon and Jude, apostles
Nov. 30 St. Andrew, apostle
Dec. 27 St. John, apostle and evangelist

Note: The Liturgical calendar classifies as "apostles" not only "the Twelve" first apostles, but also St. Matthias (who replaced Judas Iscariot), St. Paul, and St. Barnabas.


Other New Testament Figures and Events:

Date Name and/or Event
Jan. 1 Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God
Jan. 3 Most Holy Name of Jesus
Jan. 26 Sts. Timothy and Titus, bishops
Feb. 2 Presentation of the Lord
March 19 St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary
March 25 Annunciation of the Lord
May 1 St. Joseph the Worker
May 31 Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
June 24 Nativity of St. John the Baptist
July 22 St. Mary Magdalene
July 26 St. Joachim & St. Anne, parents of the Blessed Virgin Mary*
July 29 St. Martha
Aug. 6 Transfiguration of the Lord
Aug. 29 Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist
Sept. 14 Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Sept. 29 Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael, archangels
Oct. 2 Guardian Angels
Dec. 26 St. Stephen, first martyr
Dec. 28 Holy Innocents, martyrs

*Saints Joachim and Anne are not mentioned in the NT, but appear in the non-canonical
Proto-Evangelium of James. Yet they are included in the liturgical tradition of the Church.


Some Early Post-Biblical Saints Important for Biblical Studies:

Date Saint Role and Relation
June 28 St. Irenaeus, bishop and martyr (d. 202) Influenced the establishment
of the canon of Scriptures.
Sept. 13 St. John Chrysostom, bishop and doctor (ca. 349-407) Wrote many biblically-based
sermons and commentaries.
Sept. 30 St. Jerome, priest and doctor (ca. 347-420) Translated the entire Bible
into Latin (the Vulgate edition).


Related Resources:

See Catholic-Resources.org for more details about the
Saints of the Roman Catholic Liturgical Calendar.