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Saint Turibius of Mogrovejo, Bishop

  Together with Rose of Lima, Turibius is the first known saint of the New World, serving the Lord in Peru, South America, for 26 years.   Born in Spain and educated for the law, he became so brilliant a … Continue reading

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Saint Ansgar

The “apostle of the north” (Scandinavia) had enough frustrations to become a saint—and he did. He became a Benedictine at Corbie, France, where he had been educated. Three years later, when the king of Denmark became a convert, Ansgar went … Continue reading

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Saint Wulfstan, Bishop

Saint Wulfstan (1008-1095) + Bishop and reformer, also called Wulstan and Wolstan. Born at Long-Itch ington, Warwickshire, England, he studied at the abbeys of Evesham and Peterborough, received ordination, and joined the Benedictines at Worcester. Wulfstan served as treasurer 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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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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Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza, Bishop

Dominicans honor one of their own today, Blessed Bartholomew of Vicenza. This was a man who used his skills as a preacher to challenge the heresies of his day. Bartholomew was born in Vicenza around 1200. At 20 he entered … Continue reading

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