Doctor of the Church


Doctor of the Church is a title reserved for certain saints, whose writings and preaching apply to all times.  Needless to say, these saints have to be known for their solid theology.  Here is a list of the current Church Doctors.
NAMELIFESPANDESIGNATION
St. Athanasius296 - 3731568 by Pius V
St. Ephraem the Syrian306 - 373October 5, 1920 by Benedict XV
St. Hilary of Poitiers315 - 367May 13, 1851 by Pius IX
St. Cyril of Jerusalem315 - 386July 28, 1882 by Leo XIII
St. Gregory of Nazianzus325 - 3891568 by Pius V
St. Basil the Great329 - 3791568 by Pius V
St. Ambrose339 - 397September 20, 1295 by Boniface VIII
St. John Chrysostom347 - 4071568 by Pius V
St. Jerome347 - 419September 20, 1295 by Boniface XIII
St. Augustine354 - 430September 20, 1295 by Boniface XIII
St. Cyril of Alexandria376 - 444July 28, 1882 by Leo XIII
St. Peter Chrysologous400 - 450February 10, 1729 by Benedict XIII
St. Leo the Great400 - 461October 15, 1754 by Benedict XIV
St. Gregory the Great540 - 604September 20, 1295 by Boniface XIII
St. Isidore of Seville560 - 636April 25, 1722 by Innocent XIII
St. John of Damascus645 - 749August 19, 1890 by Leo XIII
St. Bede the Venerable672 - 735November 13, 1899 by Leo XIII
St. Peter Damian1007 - 1072September 27, 1828 by Leo XII
St. Anselm1033 - 1109February 3, 1720 by Clement XI
St. Bernard of Clairvaux1090 - 1153August 20, 1830 by Pius VIII
St. Anthony of Padua1195 - 1231January 16, 1946 by Pius XII
St. Albert the Great1206 - 1280December 16, 1931 by Pius XI
St. Bonaventure1221 - 1274March 14, 1588 by Sixtus V
St. Thomas Aquinas1226 - 1274April 11, 1567 by Pius V
St. Catherine of Siena1347 - 1380October 4, 1970 by Paul VI
St. Teresa of Avila1515 - 1582September 27, 1970 by Paul VI
St. Peter Canisius1521 - 1597May 21, 1925 by Pius XI
St. John of the Cross1542 - 1591August 24, 1926 by Pius XI
St. Robert Bellarmine1542 - 1621September 17, 1931 by Pius XI
St. Lawrence of Brindisi1559 - 1619March 19, 1959 by John XXIII
St. Francis de Sales1567 - 1622November 16, 1871 by Pius IX
St. Alphonsus Ligouri1696 - 1787July 7, 1871 by Pius IX
St. Therese of Lisieux

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