St John of the Cross was named the patron of Spanish poets in 1952 by the Spanish Ministry of National Education. His most beautiful poem was composed while suffering in prison.
Sister Nazarena was an American Camaldolese nun, who lived like an Egyptian hermit in a Roman convent for forty-five years.
Blessed Solanus Casey was an American Capuchin priest, with an array of lovely virtues.
Edith Stein revealed her greatness of soul in her final days of life.