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Bl. Alvarez of Corova

Posted Sunday February 19, 2017 by admin

Alvarez was born in either Lisbon, Portugal, or Cordova, Spain. He entered...

Alvarez was born in either Lisbon, Portugal, or Cordova, Spain. He entered the Dominican convent at Cordova in 1368. He became known for his preaching prowess in Spain and Italy,...

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Bl. Alvarez of Corova

St. Simon

Posted Saturday February 18, 2017 by admin

In St. Matthew’s Gospel, we read of St. Simon or Simeon who...

In St. Matthew’s Gospel, we read of St. Simon or Simeon who is described as one of our Lord’s brethren or kinsmen. His father was Cleophas, St. Joseph’s brother, and...

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St. Simon

St. Alexis Falconieri

Posted Friday February 17, 2017 by admin

Founder and mystic, one of the first Servants of Mary or Servites....

Founder and mystic, one of the first Servants of Mary or Servites. The son of a wealthy merchant in Florence, Italy, Alexis and six companions joined the Confraternity of the...

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St. Alexis Falconieri

St. Daniel

Posted Thursday February 16, 2017 by admin

Died in 309, He and four companions, Elias, Isaias, Jeremy and Samuel...

Died in 309, He and four companions, Elias, Isaias, Jeremy and Samuel were Egyptians who visited Christians condemned to work in the mines of Cilicia during Maximus persecution, to comfort...

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St. Daniel

St. Walfrid

Posted Wednesday February 15, 2017 by admin

Walfrid or Galfrido della Gherardesca was born in Pisa, of which he...

Walfrid or Galfrido della Gherardesca was born in Pisa, of which he became a prosperous and honored citizen. He married a wife to whom he was deeply attached, and they...

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St. Walfrid

St. Valentine

Posted Tuesday February 14, 2017 by admin

Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and...

Valentine was a holy priest in Rome, who, with St. Marius and his family, assisted the martyrs in the persecution under Claudius II. He was apprehended, and sent by the...

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St. Valentine

St. Catherine de Ricci

Posted Monday February 13, 2017 by admin

St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was...

St. Catherine was born in Florence in 1522. Her baptismal name was Alexandrina, but she took the name of Catherine upon entering religion. From her earliest infancy she manifested a...

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St. Catherine de Ricci

St. Buonfiglio Monaldo

Posted Sunday February 12, 2017 by admin

He was one of seven Florentines who had joined the Confraternity of...

He was one of seven Florentines who had joined the Confraternity of the Blessed Virgin (the Laudesi) in a particularly lax period in the city’s history and who were inspired...

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St. Buonfiglio Monaldo

St. Paschal

Posted Saturday February 11, 2017 by admin

Paschal was the son of Bonosus, a Roman. He studied at the...

Paschal was the son of Bonosus, a Roman. He studied at the Lateran, was named head of St. Stephen’s monastery, which housed pilgrims to Rome, and was elected Pope to...

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St. Paschal

St. Scholastica

Posted Friday February 10, 2017 by admin

St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to God from...

St. Scholastica, sister of St. Benedict, consecrated her life to God from her earliest youth. After her brother went to Monte Cassino, where he established his famous monastery, she took...

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St. Scholastica