Monthly Archives: September 2013

St. Gerard, Bishop and Martyr

ST. GERARD, sometimes surnamed Sagredo, the apostle of a large district in Hungary, was a Venetian, born about the beginning of the eleventh century. At an early age he consecrated himself to the service of God in the Benedictine monastery … Continue reading

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St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Francesco was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, in the small village of Pietrelcina on May 25, 1887. Francesco was very devout even as a child, and at an early age felt drawn to the priesthood. He became a Capuchin … Continue reading

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St. Salvius of Albi

Bishop of Albi and a friend of Pope St. Gregory I the Great. Also called Sauve, he was a native of Albi and, originally a lawyer, he entered a monastery and served for a time as a monk before receiving election as abbot. Then, after, hying … Continue reading

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St. Peter Claver, Patron of the Negro Mission

St. Peter Claver was born at Verdu, Catalonia, Spain, in 1580, of impoverished parents descended from ancient and distinguished families. He studied at the Jesuit college of Barcelona, entered the Jesuit novitiate at Tarragona in 1602 and took his final vows on August 8th, 1604. While studying philosophy at … Continue reading

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St. Eleutherius – Abbot

A wonderful simplicity and spirit of compunction were the distinguishing virtues of this holy man. He was chosen abbot of St. Mark’s near Spoleto, and favored by God with the gift of miracles. A child who was possessed by the devil, being delivered by being educated … Continue reading

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