St John Bosco was the founder of the Salesian Society. He was born of poor parents in a little cabin at Becchi, a hill-side hamlet near Castelnuovo, Piedmont, Italy, 16 August, 1815. He died 31 January 1888; was declared Venerable by Pius X, 21 July 1907; was beatified by Pius XI in 1929 and canonised in 1934.
Maximilian Kolbe (8 January 1894 - 14 August 1941), also known Maksymilian of Massimiliano Maria Kolbe and "Apostle of Consecration to Mary," was born Rajmund Kolbe. He was a Polish Conventual Franciscan friar who volunteered to die in place of a stranger in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz in Poland.
Daniel Patrick Mannix (4 March 1864 - 2 November 1963), Irish-born Australian Catholic clergyman, Archbishop of Melbourne for forty-six years, was one of the most influential public figures in 20th century Australia. Mannix was the son of a tenant farmer near Charleville, in County Cork, and was educated at Irish Christian Brothers' schools and at St Patrick's College, Maynooth Seminary, where he was ordained priest in 1890.
Mary MacKillop (15 January 1842 - 8 August 1909) was an Australian Roman Catholic nun who, together with Father Julian Tenison Woods, founded the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart. Since her death she has attracted much veneration within Australia as a symbol of the strength of the early Catholic Church.