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Practical Examples From Heroic Husbands and Fathers of Old

Our Brothers in Christ of Old

Here are some of the husbands and fathers of old that have been officially affirmed by the Church as having lived heroic lives of virtue worthy of our imitation. Moreover, what we are offered in the lives of these men is far beyond a mere historical study: these are our brothers in Christ who are not only still living, but are now fully alive in the Church Triumphant!

Saint Philip Howard

1557-1595

Blessed Thomas Percy

1528-1572

Saint Thomas More

1478-1535

Blessed John Colombini

1300-1367

Blessed Jacopone of Todi

1230-1306

Saint Louis IX of France

1214-1270

Saint Homobonus

? -1197

Saint Isidore the Farmer

1082-1172

Blessed Erkenbert of Frankenthal

1080-1132

Saint Richard the Pilgrim

? – around 722 

Saint Timothy the Lector

? – 286

St. Joseph of Nazareth

? B.C. – ? A.D. (prior to the Passion)