Monthly Archives: February 2016

St. Gabriel of Our Lady of Sorrows

This lovable saint was born at Assisi in Italy. He received the name Francis at Baptism, in honor of the great St. Francis of Assisi. His mother died when he was only four years old. Francis’ father hired a governess … Continue reading

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St. Caesarius of Nazianzen

St. Caesarius lived in present-day Turkey. His mother was St. Nonna and his father St. Gregory of Nazianzen the Elder was the bishop of Nazianzen. At that time bishops and priests could marry. St. Caesarius’ brother was St. Gregory of … Continue reading

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St. Eucherius, Bishop

St. Eucherius was born in Orleans, France. He was very pious in his youth as he received a Christian upbringing and he was also highly educated. A sentence from Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians made a big impression on … Continue reading

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St. Barbatus, Bishop

St. Barbatus was born in Benevento, Italy. He liked to read the Bible and as soon as he was old enough, he was ordained a priest. Being a fiery preacher, he was made a pastor. Although he was very good … Continue reading

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The Seven Holy Founders of the Servite Order

These seven saints all came from among the richest families in Florence, Italy. Each had a great love for Mary, the Mother of God. They were active members of a confraternity of the Blessed Virgin Mary popularly known as the … Continue reading

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St. Faustinus, Priest and St. Jovita, Deacon

St. Faustinus and St. Jovita were brothers born in a noble family and lived in Brescia, Italy. From the time they were young, Faustinus and Jovita were well-known for their great love for God. They were eager professors of the … Continue reading

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