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Saint Henry, King

Saint Henry, surnamed the Pious, Duke of Bavaria, became successively King of Germany and Emperor of the Romans; but not satisfied with a mere temporal principality, he strove to gain an immortal crown, by paying zealous service to the eternal … Continue reading

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Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz, Martyr

Not much is known of the early life of Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz, but details of his heroic death in defense of the faith have come down to us. Born of humble parents in Santander, Spain, he became a Franciscan priest … Continue reading

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Saint Benedict the Moor

  Saint Benedict the Moor was born a slave near Messina, Italy. He was freed by his master, became a solitary, eventually settling with other hermits at Montepellegrino. He was made superior of the community, but when he was about thirty-eight, Pope Pius IV … Continue reading

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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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Kingly Office of Saint Joseph

“Joseph was put in charge of all the king’s household; he became ruler over all the king’s possessions.”  Psalm 105:21, NLT This psalm prefigures the office of Saint Joseph in administering the goods of the Lord, the Sovereign King. Saint … 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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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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