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Saints

Feast Day: May 30
Born in Turin, Italy, Giuseppe Marello entered the seminary at the age of 12. He suffered a bout of typhus in 1863, and vowed to complete his studies MORE
May 01, 2012
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Feast Day: April 24
A native of Milan, Italy, this modern saint served as a stretcher-bearer during the Second Italian War of Independence. Horrified by the war, he left MORE
Apr 02, 2012
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Feast Day: March 2
Princess Agnes of Bohemia was born in Prague. She was entrusted into the care of the Cistercian nuns at the age of three. Her family tried to organize MORE
Mar 02, 2012
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Feast Day: February 8
Called Bakhita (“the Lucky One”) by the slave traders who took away her freedom and Madre Moretta (“Black Mother”) by those she later served a MORE
Feb 04, 2012
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Feast Day: January 21
“A new kind of martyrdom!” exclaimed St. Ambrose, bishop of Milan. The assembly cheered and applauded. Ambrose was celebrating St. Agnes because s MORE
Dec 05, 2011
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Feast Day: November 13
“I expect great things of him,” St. Peter Canisius of wrote Stanislaus Kostka. He had in mind the accomplishments of St. Francis Xavier and other MORE
Nov 01, 2011
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Feast Day: October 29
Pope Benedict XVI beatified Chiara “Luce” Badano on Sept. 25, 2010, just 20 years after her death. That should not surprise us, for she modeled a MORE
Oct 01, 2011
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Feast Day: September 20
In the mid-19th century, the Catholic faith took root in Korea despite vicious persecutions. For example, the Korean government executed several thous MORE
Sep 01, 2011
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Feast Day: July 4
Pier Giorgio Frassati’s life in Turin, Italy, was a balance of opposites, which drew people to the supernatural. He was wealthy, but lived in povert MORE
Jul 01, 2011
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Feast Day: June 3
In the 1880s, missionaries introduced Christianity into the Ugandan kingdom of Buganda. Fearing for their power, witch doctors persuaded King Mwanga t MORE
Jun 01, 2011
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