Confessor and Doctor

He was born in Holland in 1521, the same year that Luther apostatized in Germany and Saint Ignatius of Loyola converted in Spain. He was the soul of the struggle that the Society of Jesus waged in Germany to defend Catholicism and contain the advances of Protestantism. Great in action, great in science, great in holiness. His most famous work is the Catechism.

V/. St. Peter Canisius
R/. Pray for us.