8 Catholic Saints from the 20th Century

1. St. Padre Pio (1887–1968): Known for his stigmata and mystical experiences, St. Padre Pio became immensely popular during the 20th century.

2. St. Teresa of Calcutta (Mother Teresa) (1910–1997): Renowned for her humanitarian work and devotion to the poor, Mother Teresa was canonized in 2016.

3. St. Maximilian Kolbe (1894–1941): A Franciscan friar who sacrificed his life in Auschwitz to save a fellow prisoner, St. Maximilian Kolbe gained widespread admiration.

4. St. Josemaría Escrivá (1902–1975): Founder of Opus Dei, St. Josemaría Escrivá became influential in promoting the idea of finding holiness in everyday life.

5. St. Faustina Kowalska (1905–1938): Mystic and visionary, St. Faustina played a significant role in popularizing the Divine Mercy devotion.

6. St. John Paul II (1920–2005): One of the most beloved popes in modern history, St. John Paul II had a profound impact on the Catholic Church during his pontificate.

7. St. Thérèse of Lisieux (1873–1897): Although she lived in the late 19th century, St. Thérèse’s popularity continued to grow in the 20th century due to her “Little Way” spirituality.

8. St. Gianna Beretta Molla (1922–1962): An Italian pediatrician and mother, St. Gianna is admired for her self-sacrifice and pro-life stance.

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