Since the founding of Pietra Fitness, we have discovered many saints in heaven whose prayers, teachings, and examples have guided us along our journey. We are very grateful to these saints and Mary and have entrusted Pietra Fitness to their intercession. Prayer is powerful. We invite you to look to these saints—ask them to pray for you—in your own journey.

Patron Saints

St. Peter the Apostle

St. Peter is the foremost patron saint of Pietra Fitness. Since the very beginning of this practice, his intercession has played a key role—especially in choosing the name Pietra, which means rock. St. Peter is the rock of the Church. We are confident that his intercession will keep Pietra Fitness firmly grounded on the strongest of foundations: Christ himself. St. Peter, pray for us.

“And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” (Matthew 16:18)

Mary, Our Blessed Mother

“Holy Mary, may we, like you, have the strength to respond to God with our whole being: ‘Let it be done to me according to Thy word.’”

St. Joseph

“Patron of workers and the Universal Church and patron against doubt and hesitation, pray that through the work of Pietra Fitness, many hearts and souls will find in Christ the peace they seek.”

St. Teresa of Calcutta

“You saw Christ in all people but followed the call to serve Him in India. Inspire us with your universal love and respect for all God’s children, especially those of cultural and faith backgrounds different than our own.”

St. Teresa of Avila

“You regularly practiced daily meditation. Through your fidelity and generosity, God raised you up to be a guide in the ways of prayer and contemplation. As we each seek to grow in our relationship with Christ through our daily mental prayer, please pray for us as we try to persevere with the struggles we encounter.”

St. Gabriel the Archangel

“Holy messenger whose name means strength of God, open our hearts to the message God has for each of us, and strengthen us in the Lord.”

St. Michael the Archangel

“Defender of heaven and prince of the heavenly hosts, protect us from evil. Pray that everything we do will be done solely for the glory and honor of God.”

St. Raphael the Archangel

“Patron saint of healing, teach us to be of good courage, and, if it is His holy will, may God heal us of physical infirmities and spiritual vexations.”

St. Benedict

“Thank you for teaching us the beauty of combining prayer and work (ora et labora). Pray that we give glory to God with both our strength and our love.”

St. Dominic

“You understood the beauty and power of bodily prayer. Pray that our movements and our prayers may be unified so we may love and glorify God with our entire being.”

St. Francis

“Having heard the call to rebuild the Church, you worked to restore both the physical structure of a church building and the faith of the people. Pray for us, that through God’s grace, Pietra Fitness will restore people in body and soul.”

St. Hildegard

“You understood the beauty of combining music with prayer. May the music we choose lift hearts in prayer and glorify God, Most High.”

St. Thomas the Apostle

“May we utilize exercises that are good and true to glorify God with the temple of our bodies. Patron of architects and patron of India, pray for us.”

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