Mary the Mother of Jesus
the mother of christ was a central figure at the heart of the early church community. From the very beginning she has been considered the "Mother of the Church"
Saint Mary Magdalene
after the Ressurection, the risen Christ first appeared to her and told her to spread the good news
Saint Peter and other Apostles
from the time of pentecost, they witnessed to Jesus in word and deed.
originally a persucuter of the christians, he was called by the risen Lord in a vision to be an apostle and outstanding witness to the good news. His letters are the earliest written testimony of faith in the early.
a devout pagan and dealer of purple goods, heard Paul preaching and was baptized and had the household baptized along with supporting the mission of the apostles and welcomed her home
the first person to report in scripture to give his life for his faith.
Saint Ignatius of Antioch
the third bishop of Antioch; while a prisoner on his way to be martyred in Rome, he wrote letters to early christian communities expressing his profound love for Jesus and urging them to be followers.
Saints Perpetua and Felicty
suffered martyrdom in Carthage,North Africa
translated the bible from Hebrew and Greek into Latin
Prayed for 30 years for her son, Saint Augustine's conversion.
led an unsettled and restless life until his conversion, he then became an outstanding bishop, teacher, and defender of the faith. He's the most influential theologian of the western church
Famous for his missionary work among the Irish
many christians murdered under his reign
issued the Edict of Milan in 313 A.D.
the pioneer of Irish Monastic life for woman
Saints Benedict and Scholastica
He is "the Father of Western Monasticism" they both opened monastaries in Monte Cassino
Saint Augustine of Canterbury
"the Apostle of England"
"Apostle of Germany"
Saints Cyril and Methodius
they brought the gospel to the Slovic People and developed the an alphabet and language for slavics that thet still use