St. Michael the Archangel

and St. Joan of Arc

St. Joan of Arc, the Maid of Orleans, who, as the result of receiving visions of St. Michael the Archangel, St. Margaret the Virgin, and St. Catherine of Alexandria, entered into military service on behalf of Charles VII, claimant to the much-disputed throne of France during the Hundred Years War. Joan was eventually captured and sold to her enemies; Charles VII, whose coronation was the result of Joan's efforts on his behalf, declined to pay the necessary ransom. Condemned by English churchmen and their allies, more noted for their national loyalty than their religious fervor, Joan was burned at the stake as a supposed witch and heretic. The trial was later invalidated by Pope Callixtus III.

Of particular note here, Joan was not canonized until 1920, as the church was being constructed; her inclusion here, then, is an interesting occasion of the influence of "current events".

St. Raphael the Archangel and Tobias

As described in the Book of Tobit, Tobias is joined by the Archangel Raphael as he travels to the ancestral home of his father, the aforementioned Tobit. Note the fish which Tobias is carrying; within Tobit, it will go on to play an important role in both the exorcism of the demon Asmodeus and in the curing of Tobit's blindness.

Revelation of the Sacred Heart

to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque

A French nun and visionary, St. Margaret Mary is credited with the popularization of the devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. She is also credited with the development of the Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration.

Not dissimilar to St. Joan of Arc, St. Margaret Mary was also canonized in 1920.