Newsletter Subscribe
Australian Catholics Subscribe

Quiz: Catholic saints who went to prison

 |  01 November 2017

1. Which saint was imprisoned for losing their temper and hitting someone in the face at Council of Nicaea in 325?

a. Saint Nicholas

b. Saint Abraham the Poor 

c. Saint Monica

d. Basil the Elder

2. In what country was Maximilian Kolbe imprisoned and put to death in a Nazi concentration camp?

3. Joan of Arc helped free France from which country’s dominance during the Hundred Years’ War?

4. Who did God send to free Saint Peter from prison?

5. Who am I? 

I was a contemporary of Jesus and was actually related to him. In my day, I was considered a prophet. 

My parents were thought to be too old to bear children until I came along. 

I baptized people, including Jesus in the River Jordan. 

Herod Antipas ordered me beheaded. Who am I? 

Answers

1) a. Saint Nicholas

2) German-occupied Poland

3) England

4) An angel

5) John the Baptist

 

 

Topic tags: saints

Request permissions to reuse this article


Comments

Submitted feedback is moderated. Please read our comments policy. Email is requested for identification purposes only.

Word Count: 0 (please limit to 200)

Similar articles

Slavery’s continued impact

Kate Mani | 02 Nov 2017

Australians are shocked when they discover slavery still exists today even in their home country, says Sr Stancea Vichie MSS.


Young but mighty: One student helps thousands of homeless

Clare Deignan | 02 Nov 2017

A fluffy pillow, a warm blanket, a fresh towel and a toothbrush – these are just a list of everyday items that most of us take for granted. But Year 7 student at Sacred Heart College in Sorrento, WA, Vincent Pettinicchio knows to those sleeping rough, a few simple objects can make all the difference.


Escaping the poverty trap

Jemimah McMurray | 02 Nov 2017

Thérèse Nichols is co-founder and director of OnePlate, an Australian charity that partners hospitality industry to alleviate child hunger through sustainable food projects. She is one of the special guest speakers at the Australian Catholic Youth Festival from 7 – 9 December in Sydney. 

 


The heart speaks to the heart 

Kaitlyn Fasso-Opie | 02 Nov 2017

James Kerr is the kind of person who will greet you as though he’s always known you and make you a cup of tea — before you’ve even had a chance to shake his hand. At just 30 years of age, he’s one of Australia’s youngest Catholic priests.


Giving new life to Catholicism

Ashleigh Green | 02 Nov 2017

Earlier this year, more than 15,000 young Australian Catholics filled out a survey on their attitudes to the Church ahead of next year’s Youth Synod. Ashleigh Green was tasked with presenting some of the findings of that survey at a special gathering in Rome in September.


Newsletter Subscribe
ACBC social justice