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St. Ambrose, Bishop and Doctor of the Church

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St. Ambrose, pray for us. At 33 Ambrose had it all – a successful career as a lawyer, an important position as governor of Milan, the approval and friendship of the emperor, and a…

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ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

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St. Francis Xavier, pray for us. ST. FRANCIS XAVIER (1506-1552). Born in the family castle of Xavier, near Pamplona in the Basque area of SpanishNavarre on Apr. 7, he was sent to the University of Paris1525, secured his licentiate in…

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St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr

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Saint Bibiana,pray for us! St. Bibiana, Virgin and Martyr (Feast day – December 2nd) Other than the name, nothing is known for certain about this saint. However, we have the following account from a later tradition.…

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St. Edmund Campion, Martyr

St. Edmund was born at London in England. He was the son of a Catholic bookseller who was converted and became an Anglican. When he grew up he planned to join his father in business but received a scholarship to … Continue reading

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St. James Intercisus, Martyr

St. James was a Persian military officer and courtier to King Yezdigerd I. He was a great favorite of the king, so when this king began to harass Christians, St. James did not have the courage to confess his faith. … Continue reading

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St. Martin de Porres

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St. Martin de Porres was born at Lima, Peru, in 1579. His father was a Spanish gentleman and his mother a coloured freed-woman from Panama. At fifteen, he became a lay brother at the Dominican Friary…

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St. Callistus I, Pope and Martyr

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Saint Callistus the First, ora pro nobis! Imagine that your biography was written by an enemy of yours. And that its information was all anyone would have not only for the rest of your life but…

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