Society of Saint Pius X Africa



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1. The deacon who was elected and became Pope St. Gregory VII

4. A city in central Italy where St. Peter himself founded the Church and established St. Apollinarius as first bishop

9. The saint who taught the "spiritual childhood"

10. The saintly Physician who was martyred and whose name appears in the Roman Canon of the Mass

11. The girl of thirteen who preferred death rather than sin

12. The Mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary

13. Pope and Martyr who regulated the date of Easter for the whole Church

14. The young martyred Roman girl who is always pictured holding a lamb

17. The great Pope who did so much for Gregorian Chant

18. Where St. Teresa founded her first convent of discalced Carmelites

20. Roman soldier and martyr

21. Who received from Mary the Scapular

22. The anglo-saxon saint and confessor who settled the date of Easter for the island of Iona

24. The Saint commissioned by Pope St. Damasus to translate the Bible

25. St. Patrick's city and island, St Columba's monastic city, called the 'light of all the north'

26. The Cure of ... who became the Patron saint of parish priests

28. Bishop of Geneva who converted many calvinists (last name)

30. The first Pope

32. The council which defined the Divine Maternity of Mary

35. Evangelist and disciple of St. Paul

36. The city of Galilee where Our Lord performed His first miracle

37. The sister of St. Benedict

38. The great saint who was the teacher of St. Thomas Aquinas



1. A widow saint who was the aunt of St. Elizabeth of Hungary and who is very popular in Poland

2. The country of St. Rose the virgin

3. Father of the Church, Bishop of Hippo. He wrote a book confessing the sins of his life

4. The Patron saint of hopeless cases

5. St. Benedict ordered his monks to pray the office of sext around what time of day?

6. The great saint who was falsely excommunicated and driven from his own diocese five times

7. The family name of St. Pius X

8. A title of a metropolitan bishop whose jurisdiction extended beyond his own province

12. The dark continent in which St. Augustine was born

14. The Bishop who baptised St. Augustine

15. A saint from Antioch who was the first to use the name "Catholic"

16. Virgin and Martyr whose feast is kept on the 5th of February

19. Bishop of Lyons and staunch fighter against the Gnostic heresy

20. The Apostolic ... is the seat of authority in the Roman Church

23. The father of western monasticism

24. He was a philosopher, then converted and became a Catholic Apologist then martyred in Rome

27. The city which is the heart of Christendom

29. The Saintly French king who fought courageously in the great Crusade

31. The edict of ... where Constantine gave freedom to the Church

33. Apostle to the Gentiles

34. The Apostle who wrote one of the Catholic Epistles and who preached the Gospel in Persia.


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