Monthly Archives: May 2015

St. Eugene De Mazenod, Founder and Bishop

St. Eugene was born in France in 1782. He became a priest in 1811. Father Eugene was sensitive to the needs of the poor and he ministered to them. He was always eager to find new ways to reach out … Continue reading

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Saint Celestine V, Pope

Pietro (Peter) di Morrone was the born in Isernia, Italy. He was the eleventh of twelve children and his father died when he was small. The family was poor, but Peter’s mother raised her children with great love. She sent … Continue reading

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Sts. Nereus and Achilleus, Martyrs

Sts. Nereus and Achilleus were Roman soldiers who worked under Emperor Trajan. In 398, Pope Siricius built a church in their honor in Rome. Pope Damasus wrote a brief tribute to the martyrs. He explained that Sts. Nereus and Achilleus … Continue reading

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St. Rose Venerini, Virgin

Saint Rose was born in Viterbo, Italy. Her father, Godfrey Venerini was a doctor. St. Rose grew up, and was engaged to get married, when suddenly her fiancé died. She decided to dedicate her life to Jesus instead and entered the … Continue reading

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