Saints Alive

Rev. Dr. Robert F. McNamara was ordained a priest in 1936 and was Professor of Church History for over 40 years. He said weekend Masses at St. Salome for many years, and moved to St. Thomas the Apostle when he retired from teaching in 1980. These vignettes were published in the parish bulletin for over 28 years.Fr_McNamara

Father McNamara went home to the Lord on May 22, 2009 at the age of 98.

Father’s cousin, Ann K. Maloney, has written a book about his life. A Priest Forever: The Life and Times of Father Robert F. McNamara, is available for purchase at,, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. It is also available as an ebook on

We cannot answer questions about his articles.

Aside from many historical books, he wrote a series entitled “All God’s Children” in in the early-1980’s with reflections centering on the readings of the liturgical cycle. Visit Sunday Reflections to read these articles.

What is a Saint?

The list below is in groups by first name, for example Saints Abercius through Augustine of Canterbury.

A Abercius – Augustine of Canterbury M Macarius – Mutien-Marie
B Baptismal Saints – Bruno the Carthusian N Nativity of Our Lord – Notker
C Caedmon – Cyril Tejedor O Odilia – Our Lady of Sorrows
D Pope Damasus – Dympna P Pacian – Pulcheria
E Edith Stein – Eusebius Q-R Quirinus – Rupert Mayer
F Fabiola – Fursey S Sabas – Stephen the Younger
G Gabra Michael – Grimoaldo T Tarsicius – Toribio
H Harvey – Hyacintha U Ubald – Ursulina
I  Ignatius – Ivo V Venantius – Vladimir
J Jacopone – Juvenal W Walburga – Wolfgang
K Karl Leisner – Kilian X-Y-Z Zachary – Zita
L  Ladislaus – Lydwine


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