Saints in Our Cookbooks

Saints are holy men and women, boys and girls, that have led exemplary lives of virtue.  

They put God first in every situation and are now living with Him in heaven.  

We are all called to be saints and by learning about their ways and what they did to attain holiness, we too can learn to love God as they did. 

Finding good wholesome role models in this wonderful cookbook helps families grow in holiness.  

These cookbooks makes such a wonderful gift!

If you want to grow in perfection,
you cannot advance by yourselves - you need a guide.
Hence, when you go to God, go through Mary and with Mary!”
~St. Maximilian Kolbe

“As a consoler of the human race,
Mary never ceases to pour out before her Son
her prayer for the salvation of the faithful crushed by the weight of their sins.”
~St. Pius V

“Mary’s words were discreet, and her voice was measured.
She did not shout and she was careful not to say anything bad about another person -
nor even to listen willingly to wrong that was spoken.”
~St. Athanasius

“The Blessed Virgin never committed any actual sin - not even a venial one.
Otherwise, she would not have been a Mother worthy of Jesus.”
~St. Thomas Aquinas

 “Those who burn with the fire of Divine Love are children of the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
and wherever they go they enkindle that flame. Nothing distresses them;
they rejoice in poverty, labor strenuously, welcome hardships,
laugh off false accusations, and rejoice in anguish.”
~St. Anthony Claret

“The Holy Spirit did not describe Mary in the Gospels
but left it to you to picture her in your heart.
In this way, you might comprehend that there is no grace, no perfection,
and no glory conceivable in a simple creature that is lacking to her.”
~St. Thomas of Villanova

“The name of Mary contains the brilliance of the virtues,
the sweet refulgence of modesty and the sacrifice pleasing to God.
It is the sign of hospitality and the center of holiness.”
~St. Francis Xavier

“So pleasing to God was Mary’s humility that He was constrained
by His goodness to entrust to her the Word, His only Son.
And it was that dearest Mary who gave Him to us.”
~St. Catherine of Siena

“Those who love Mary must silence within themselves the desires of the senses.
They must also silence the disordered longings of passions.”
~St. John Eudes

“In danger, anguish, or doubt, think of Mary and call upon her!
Following her, you will never lose your way. Praying to her, you will never sink into despair.
Contemplating her, you will never go wrong.”
~St. Bernard

“Blessed are those who cherish the name of Mary.
Her favor will sustain them in the midst of trials,
and they will bring forth fruits of salvation.”
~St. Anthony of Padua

“Our Lord preserved the soul together with the body of the Blessed Virgin
in that purity which became her who was to receive God into her womb.
For, as God is holy, He reposes only in holy places.”
~St. John Damascene

Recipes for Life:
A Catholic Family Cookbook

includes over 80 Saint Bios

Our Lady
In Our Hearts and Homes

includes over 110 Saint Bios & Apparitions

  • St. Agatha
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • St. Andrew Kim Taegon
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • St. Thomas Aquinas
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Josephine Bakhita
  • St. Basil the Great
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Benedict
  • St. Bernard
  • St. Julie Billiart
  • St. John Bosco
  • St. Brice
  • St. Bridget of Sweden
  • St. Catherine Labouré
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • St. Cecilia
  • St. Clare of Assisi
  • St. Dominic Savio
  • St. Katharine Drexel
  • St. Peter Julian Eymard
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • St. Elizabeth of Portugal
  • St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
  • St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
  • St. Francis de Sales
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • St. Gabriel the Archangel
  • St. Gabriel Possenti
  • St. Gemma Galgani
  • St. Gerard Majella
  • St. Gianna Beretta Molla
  • St. Maria Goretti
  • Guardian Angels Feast Day
  • St. Juliana Falconieri
  • Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
  • St. Felicity
  • St. John Chrysostom
  • St. John Gaulbert
  • St. Josemaria Escrivá
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Juan Diego
  • Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha
  • St. Lucy
  • John Neumann
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Our Lady of Sorrows
  • St. Ludwina
  • Blessed Margaret of Castello
  • St. Margaret Clitherow
  • Blessed Mary MacKillop
  • St . Martin de Porres
  • St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • St. Michael the Archangel
  • St. Monica
  • St. Philip Neri
  • St. Nicholas
  • St. Patrick
  • St. Peregrine Laziosi
  • St. Perpetua
  • St. Peter
  • St. Peter Canisius
  • St. Peter Claver
  • St. Peter Damian
  • St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)
  • St. Raphael the Archangel
  • St. Rita
  • St. Stephen
  • Blessed Teresa of Calcutta
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • St. Thérèse of the Child Jesus
  • St. John Vianney “Curé of Ars”
  • St. Jane Frances de Chantal
  • St. Jerome
  • St. Joseph of Cupertino
  • St. Julia
  • St. Vincent Ferrer
  • St. Zita

  • Blessed Alan de la Roche
  • Blessed Alexandrina Maria da Costa
  • St. Aloysius Gonzaga
  • St. Alphonsus Liguori
  • St. Ambrose
  • St. Anna Schäffer
  • St. Anne
  • Ven. Anne Catherine Emmerich
  • The Annunciation
  • St. Anthony Mary Claret
  • St. Anthony of Padua
  • St. Augustine
  • Blessed Bartolo Longo
  • The Battle of Lepanto
  • St. Bernadette
  • St. Bernard of Clairvaux
  • St. Bernardine of Siena
  • St. Bernardino Realino
  • The Black Madonna
  • St. Bonaventure
  • St. Bridget of Sweden
  • St. Catherine Laboure
  • St. Catherine of Alexandria
  • St. Catherine of Siena
  • Blessed Dina Belanger
  • St. Dominic
  • St. Elizabeth
  • Ven. Fulton Sheen
  • St. Francis de Sales
  • St. Frances of Rome
  • St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
  • St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows
  • St. Gemma Galgani
  • St. Guilia Salzano
  • Blessed Herman the Cripple
  • St. Hildegard of Bingen
  • St. Hyacinth
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola
  • St. Jane de Chantal
  • St. John of Avila
  • St. John of the Cross
  • St. John Damascene
  • St. John de Matha
  • St. John Eudes
  • Blessed John Henry Newman
  • Blessed  John Paul II
  • St. John Vianney
  • St. Josemaria Escriva
  • St. Joseph
  • St. Joseph Cafasso
  • St. Juan Diego
  • Our Lady of Akita
  • Our Lady of Banneux
  • The Blessed Virgin of the Poor
  • Our Lady of Charity (Cachita)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Portugal
  • Our Lady of Gietzwald Poland
  • Our Lady of Good Help
  • Our Lady of Good Remedy
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe
  • Our Lady of Happy Meetings
  • Our Lady of Hope
  • Our Lady of Kibeho
  • Our Lady of La Salette
  • Our Lady of Laus
  • Our Lady of La'Vang
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • Our Lady of Nicaragua
  • Our Lady of Perpetual Help
  • Our Lady of the Pillar
  • Our Lady of the Rosary
  • Our Lady of Siluva, Lithuania
  • Our Lady of Sorrows
  • Our Lady of Soufanieh
  • Our Lady of Velamkanni
  • Our Lady of Victory
  • Our Lady of Walsingham
  • Our Lady of Zion/Our Lady of the Miracle
  • St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort
  • Servant of God Sr. Maria Consolata Betrone
  • Mary Undoer of Knots
  • Mary Mother of God
  • St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe
  • St Marguerite Bourgeoys
  • Venerable Maria de Agreda
  • St. Maria Faustina Kowalska
  • Blessed Marie Rivier
  • St. Mary of Egypt
  • St. Mary Magdalen de Pazzi
  • St. Mechtilde
  • Blessed Mother Teresa
  • St. Nicholas of Flüe
  • St. Nicholas of Tolentino
  • St. Padre Pio
  • Fr. Patrick Peyton
  • St. Peter Canisius
  • St. Peter Damian
  • St. Philip Neri
  • St. Philomena
  • St. Teresa of Avila
  • St. Robert of Molesmes
  • St. Rosa Venerini
  • Blessed Sadoc and Companions, Martyrs
  • El Santuario de Chimayó
  • St. Simon de Rojas
  • St. Simon Stock
  • Ven. Solanus Casey
  • St. Therese of Lisieux
  • St. Virginia Centurione Bracelli
  • St. Vincent Pallotti
  • The Virgin with the Golden Heart