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Bl. Margaret Pole

Posted Sunday May 28, 2017 by admin

Martyr of England. She was born Margaret Plantagenet, the niece of Edward...

Martyr of England. She was born Margaret Plantagenet, the niece of Edward IV and Rich­ard III. She married Sir Reginald Pole about 1491 and bore five sons, including Reginald Cardinal...

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Bl. Margaret Pole

St. Augustine of Canterbury

Posted Saturday May 27, 2017 by admin

At the end of the sixth century anyone would have said that...

At the end of the sixth century anyone would have said that Augustine had found his niche in life. Looking at this respected prior of a monastery, almost anyone would...

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St. Augustine of Canterbury

St. Philip Neri

Posted Friday May 26, 2017 by admin

If one had to choose one saint who showed the humorous side...

If one had to choose one saint who showed the humorous side of holiness that would Philip Neri. Born in 1515 in Florence, he showed the impulsiveness and spontaneity of...

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St. Philip Neri

St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

Posted Thursday May 25, 2017 by admin

It would be easy to concentrate on the mystical experiences God gave...

It would be easy to concentrate on the mystical experiences God gave this saint, rather than on her life. In fact, it would be difficult to do differently, so overwhelming...

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St. Mary Magdalene de Pazzi

St. Vincent Ferrer

Posted Wednesday May 24, 2017 by admin

St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his...

St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his fame for “building up” and strengthening the Church: through his preaching, missionary work, in his teachings, as confessor...

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St. Vincent Ferrer

St. John Baptist Rossi

Posted Tuesday May 23, 2017 by admin

This holy priest was born in 1698 at the village of Voltaggio...

This holy priest was born in 1698 at the village of Voltaggio in the diocese of Genoa and was one of the four children of an excellent and highly respected...

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St. John Baptist Rossi

St. Rita

Posted Monday May 22, 2017 by admin

Saint Rita was born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, Italy in 1381. The...

Saint Rita was born Margherita Lotti in Roccaporena, Italy in 1381. The day after her baptism, Rita was surrounded by a swarm of white bees, which went in and out...

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St. Rita

St. Eugene de Mazenod

Posted Sunday May 21, 2017 by admin

Eugene de Mazenod was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en-Provence in...

Eugene de Mazenod was born on August 1, 1782, at Aix-en-Provence in France. Early in life he experienced the upheaval of the French Revolution. None the less, he entered the...

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St. Eugene de Mazenod

St. Bernardine of Siena

Posted Saturday May 20, 2017 by admin

In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of...

In the year 1400, a young man came to the door of the largest hospital in Siena. A plague was raging through the city so horrible that as many as...

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St. Bernardine of Siena

St. Celestine

Posted Friday May 19, 2017 by admin

When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought...

When the father of this Italian saint died, his good mother brought up her twelve children well, even though they were very poor. “Oh, if I could only have the...

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St. Celestine