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Blessed John of Parma

The seventh general minister of the Franciscan Order, John was known for his attempts to bring back the earlier spirit of the Order after the death of Saint Francis of Assisi. He was born in Parma, Italy, in 1209. It … 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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Renewed Servant-Leader: The Prophet of Faith

A prophet is a man who is enlightened by God to foretell events; an interpreter and supernaturally enlightened herald sent by God to communicate His Will and designs to Israel. Today, in our post-modern times, to become a renewed servant-leader … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Saint Elizabeth Ann Bayley was born in New York City, USA. They were not Catholics but Episcopalian. Her father, Richard Bayley, was a well-known doctor and her mother, Catherine, died when Elizabeth was just three years old. As a teenager, … 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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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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