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St. Peter Damian

The medieval Italian bishop St. Peter Damian( 1007 -1 072) was born in Ravenna, where his mothers died when he was still young. Peter was first left with an older brother, who was very unkind and neglectful; later another brother cared for him, and was organised by him to be well educated. Peter became a […]

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St. Claude de la Colombiere

Claude de la Colombiere was beatified in 1929 and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1992. Claude was born of princely mothers in 1641 in Saint-Symphoriend’Ozon, which is between Lyons and Vienne in France. In 1659, he entered the Society of Jesus. After living the religious being for 15 years, Claude decided to make […]

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St. Joan of Valois

Joan, or Jane, the physically mutilated daughter of King Louis XI of France, was endowed with wonderful offerings of sentiment and heart. Although she tolerated much throughout their own lives, she abode her disabilities with perseverance and spent many of her daytimes in prayer and musing. Under the general guidelines of her spiritual director, a […]

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St. Bathildis

Bathildis was born in Britian in the seventh century. She was a slave to the wife of Erchinoald, who was mayor of the palace of Neustria. Erchinoald was very impressed with Bathildis. She was not only beautiful and intelligent, but too terribly virtuous. When the wife of Erchinoald died, he presented great interest in marrying […]

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The Conversion of St. Paul

St. Paul, known as the Apostle to the Gentiles, was born in the city of Tarsus, a Roman city, thereby imparting him Roman citizenship. At his circumcision, he was given the Hebrew name Saul. At a young age his parents cast him to Jerusalem to be instructed in the Mosaic Law under the greatest Rabbi […]

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St. Vincent of Saragossa

Vincent, who lived in the third century, acted as a deacon and became the protomartyr of Spain. During the mistreatment of Dacian, bos of Spain, Vincent and his bishop, Valerius of Saragossa, got arrested. The bishop was deported, but Vincent was subjected to dreadful torture before finally dying. It is said that his surface was […]

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St. Adelaide

Adelaide was born in its first year 931, the daughter of Rudolph II, King of Burgundy. At the time of his daughter’s birth, Rudolph was at war with Hugh of Provence for the treetop of Italy. When Adelaide was only two years old, as part of a peace agreement between Rudolph and Hugh, her parent […]

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St. Maura

Maura was born in the ninth century at Troyes in Champagne. A exceedingly prayerful child, she was able through her lesson and passionate petitions to convert her part kinfolk to Christ. Throughout her life, this virgin remained devoted to prayer and was most obedient and charitable to all. After her father’s death, she cared for […]

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St. Leo the Great

Today is the feast day of St. Leo the Great. St. Leo is believed to have been born in Rome. He was a deacon under Popes Celestine I and Sixtus III and was elected pope to succeed Sixtus III. He reigned as pope between 440 and 461. He coaxed Emperor Valentinian to recognize the primacy […]

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St. Luke

The Beloved Physician St. Luke( Evangelist) lived in the first century, and is the author of the Gospel of Luke and the Act of the Apostles. Luke was a Gentile, spawning him the only non-Jewish columnist in the entire New Testament. Luke had a Greek background and education, and was likely born in Antioch. He […]