Author Archives: Kawsa Ni Maria

Blessed John Dun Scotus, Defender of the Immaculate

  A humble man, John Duns Scotus has been one of the most influential Franciscans through the centuries. Born at Duns in the county of Berwick, Scotland, John was descended from a wealthy farming family. In later years, he was identified … Continue reading

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St. Veronica Giuliani, Virgin

Saint Veronica was born in Mercatelli, Italy. It is said that when her mother Benedetta was dying she called her five daughters to her bedside and entrusted each of them to one of the five wounds of Jesus. St. Veronica … Continue reading

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Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

Saint Maria was born at Corinaldo, Ancona in Italy into a poor but loving home and was one of six children. She was baptized the day after she was born. Her father Luigi Goretti was a farmer. Her mother Assunta, … Continue reading

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Saint Thomas, Apostle of India

Saint Thomas was one of the twelve apostles of Jesus. Saint Thomas in the Syriac language means “twin.” St. Thomas loved Jesus very much. Once when Jesus was going to face the danger of being killed, the other apostles tried … Continue reading

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St. Faustinus and St. Jovita , Martyrs

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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Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul

St. Paul was born at Tarsus, Cilicia, of Jewish parents who were descended from the tribe of Benjamin. He was a Roman citizen from birth. As he was “a young man” at the stoning of Stephen and “an old man” … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

St. Agnes was a Roman girl who loved Jesus so much that she chose only him for her husband. She was very beautiful and when she was just twelve years old, many young men wished to marry her. But as … Continue reading

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