Monthly Archives: August 2015

The Beheading of Saint John

St. John the Baptist was called by God to be the forerunner of His divine Son. In order to preserve his innocence spotless, and to improve the extraordinary graces which he had received, he was directed by the Holy Ghost … Continue reading

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St. Monica, Holy Woman

Originally posted on The Holy Ones:
St. Monica, pray for us! St. Monica was married by arrangement to a pagan official in North Africa, who was much older than she, and although generous, was also violent tempered. His mother Lived with them…

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St. Elizabeth Bichier, Foundress

St. Elizabeth was born in France and came from a very good family. Then during the time of the French Revolution, Elizabeth’s family lost everything they owned. This was because the republicans were taking property from the nobility. But this … Continue reading

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St. Louis of France

St. Louis was born in France and was the son of King Louis VIII of France and Queen Blanche. When Prince Louis was small, his mother hugged him tightly and said, “I love you very, very much, my dear son. … Continue reading

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St. Bartholomew, Apostle

“Bartholomew” was one of the first followers of Jesus. This apostle’s other name was Nathaniel. He came from Cana in Galilee and became a disciple of Jesus when his friend Philip invited him to come and meet the Lord. Nathaniel … Continue reading

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St. Jane Frances De Chantal, Holy Woman

St. Jane was born in Dijon, in France. Her father who was a devout man brought up his children well after the death of his wife. Jane, whom he dearly loved, married Christopher, the Baron de Chantal. Jane and Christopher … Continue reading

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St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

St. Maximilian, born Raymond Kolbe in Poland, Jan. 8, 1894. In 1910, he entered the Conventual Franciscan Order. He was sent to study in Rome where he was ordained a priest in 1918. Father Maximilian returned to Poland in 1919 … Continue reading

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