Catholic Advent Saints

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This year the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on the Third Sunday of Advent....

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Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Saints of Advent are models for holiness

Updated Dec. 3, 2021

The lives of the saints inspire us, especially when we are struggling to find our way. The saints whose feast days we celebrate in Advent are no exception. In fact, it is during this season that we discover the real Santa Claus, a missionary priest, doctor of the Church, visionary, bishop, pope, martyr and a couple of Marian feasts that both teach and inspire. The list below features saint feast days during Advent with additional information and traditions associated with each saint. Visit the USCCB website to find daily Mass readings and video reflections. You might also like our resources for an Advent calendar.

Nov. 30 — St. Andrew, Apostle
Dec. 3 — St. Francis Xavier, Priest
Dec. 4 — St. John Damascene
Dec. 6 — St. Nicholas, Bishop
Dec. 7 — St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church


Dec. 8 — Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The feast of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary acknowledges that Mary, the mother of Jesus, was conceived without original sin. To learn more, visit the Catechism of the Catholic Church (490-511). This feast is a holy day of obligation to attend Mass.

Dec. 9 — St. Juan Diego
Dec. 11 — St. Damasus I
Dec. 12 — Our Lady of Guadalupe


Dec. 13 — St. Lucy, Virgin, Martyr
Dec. 14 — St. John of the Cross, Priest, Doctor of the Church
Dec. 21 — St. Peter Canisius
Dec. 23 — St. John of Kanty

What's New

This year the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe falls on the Third Sunday of Advent....

Calendar of Events

Dec. 8
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Holy day of obligation - Diocesan offices closed