Saint Peter Canisius
Doctor of the Church
Feast day: December 21
Patronage: The Catholic Press
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Saint Peter Canisius, a Jesuit, was ordained in 1546 in the midst of the Protestant reformation. He believed and led the Catholic Reformation with patience and love, thru education. He wrote Summary of Christian Doctrine, a catechism, that was reprinted over 200 times in 15 languages. St. Peter founded universities and seminaries and traveled over 20 thousand miles, preaching and caring for the sick. He is considered the second Apostle of Germany.