Thursday, July 23, 2015

Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church

As we celebrates today the feast of Saint Lawrence of Brindisi known also as one of the Doctors of the Roman Catholic Church, it comes to my mind that i have posted before the list of the doctors proclaimed by the church but could not find it. I am writing this to list the 36 doctors of the church as of this time. They are called doctors of the church because their writings and preaching have been useful to the church and the faithful for a deepening of the faith in our God. This includes the name, duration of their lifetime, designated by whose Pope, as well as the year it was promulgated and the title given to each individual.

There are 32 men and 4 women. The latest of them given the title is St. Gregory of Narek designated by the present Pope Francis.

1. St. Albert The Great - 1206 - 1280 - December 16, 1931 by Pius XI - Doctor of Science
2 St. Alphonsus Liguori1696 - 1787 - July 7, 1871 by Pius IX - Morality and Marian Doctor
3 St. Ambrose - 339-397 - September 20, 1295 by Boniface VIII - Pastoral Doctor
4 St. Anselm - 1033-1109 - February 3, 1720 by Clement XI - Doctor of Scholasticism
5 St. Anthony of Lisbon and Padua - 1195-1231 January 16, 1946 by Pius XII - Evangelical Doctor
6 St. Athanasius - 296-373 - 1568 by Pius V - Doctor of Orthodoxy
7 St. Augustine - 354-430 - September 20, 1295 by Boniface XIII - Doctor of Grace
8 St. Basil the Great - 329-379 - 1568 by Pius V - Doctor of Monasticism
9 St. Bede the Venerable - 672-735 - November 13, 1899 by Leo XIII - Doctor of English History
10 St. Bernard of Clairvaux - 1090-1153 August 20, 1830 by Pius VIII - Devotional and Eloquent Doctor
11 St. Bonaventure1221 - 1274 March 14, 1588 by Sixtus V - Seraphic Doctor
12 St. Catherine of Siena1347 - 1380 October 4, 1970 by Paul VI - Doctor of Unity
13 St. Cyril of Alexandria - 376-444 - July 28, 1882 by Leo XIII - Doctor of the Incarnation
14 St. Cyril of Jerusalem  - 315-386 - July 28, 1882 by Leo XIII - Doctor of Faith and against Heresy
15 St. Ephrem - 306-373 - October 5, 1920 by Benedict XV - Doctor of Deacons and Poets
16 St. Francis de Sales1567 - 1622 November 16, 1871 by Pius IX - Doctor of Authors and the Press
17 St. Gregory Nazianzen -325-389 - 1568 by Pius V - Doctor of Theologians
18 St. Gregory of Narek - 951– 1003 by Francis
19 St. Gregory the Great - 540-604 - September 20, 1295 by Boniface XI - Doctor of Hymnology
20 St. Hilary of Poitiers - 315-367 - May 13, 1851 by Pius IX - Doctor of Christ's Divinity
21 St. Hildegard of Bingen1098 - 1179 October 7, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI
22 St. Isidore of Seville - 560-636 - April 25, 1722 by Innocent XIII - Doctor of Education
23 St. Jerome - 347-419 -  September 20, 1295 by Boniface XIII - Doctor of Biblical Science
24 St. John Chrysostom - 347-407 - 1568 by Pius V - Doctor of Preachers
25 St. John Damascene - 645-749 - August 19, 1890 by Leo XIII - The Icon or Image Doctor
26 St. John of Avila - 1500-1569 - October 7, 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI
27 St. John of the Cross - 542-591 - August 24, 1926 by Pius XI - Mystical Doctor
28 St. Lawrence of Brindisi - 1559-1619 March 19, 1959 by John XXIII - (Doctor of Conversions and Missions
29 St. Leo the Great - 400-461 - October 15, 1754 by Benedict XIV - Doctor of Doctrine
30 St. Peter Canisius1521 - 1597 May 21, 1925 by Pius XI - Doctor of Catechetical Studies
31 St. Peter Chrysologus - 400-450 - February 10, 1729 by Benedict XIII - Doctor of Homilies
32 St. Peter Damian - 1007-1072 - September 27, 1828 by Leo XII - Doctor of Reform and Renewal
33 St. Robert Bellarmine1542 - 1621 September 17, 1931 by Pius XI - Doctor of Church State Relations
34 St. Teresa of Ávila1515 - 1582 September 27, 1970 by Paul VI - Doctor of Prayer
35 St. Therese of Lisieux1873 - 1897 October 19, 1997 by John Paul II - Doctor of Confidence and Missionaries
36 St. Thomas Aquinas1226 - 1274 April 11, 1567 by Pius V - Angelic Doctor



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