MEMORIAL: DECEMBER 21
St. Peter Canisius was born in the 16th century in Holland. He would spend much time in Germany, where the Protestant Reformation started. In the face of the reformation, Peter would write multiple Catechisms that appealed to various audiences, re-teaching them the truths of the Catholic faith. He was summoned to the Council of Trent and was given the important task of taking the documents of the council to the European Bishops. This was an important task, because if the documents fell into protestant hands, Bishops would never receive the wisdom of the Council. He went on to have many more influential writings before he died at the age of 76. St. Peter has since been named a Doctor of the Church.