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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.┬áBorn 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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Blessed Michelina of Pesaro

Blessed Michelina was born at Pesaro, Urbino in Italy. Her family was very rich and she married Duke Malatesta when she was twelve years old. Blessed Michelina was a happy person by nature and did not seem to have a … Continue reading

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Blessed Pica Bernadone

The Franciscan menologium says concerning the servant of God Pica, that she not only gave bodily birth to St Francis, but by her prayers and the example of her virtues gave him as a brightly shining light to Holy Church. … Continue reading

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St. Elizabeth of Hungary

St. Elizabeth, the daughter of King Andrew of Hungary was born in Presburg. When she was only thirteen years old, she married Louis, the ruler of Thuringia. St. Elizabeth was a beautiful bride who dearly loved her handsome husband. Louis … Continue reading

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St. Joseph of Cupertino, Priest

St. Joseph was born in a small Italian village to poor parents. He was very unhappy as a boy and a teenager. His mother thought he was a big nuisance so she shouted at him often and was very strict … Continue reading

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St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Priest and Martyr

St. Maximilian, born Raymond Kolbe in Poland, Jan. 8, 1894. In 1910, he entered the Conventual Franciscan Order. He was sent to study in Rome where he was ordained a priest in 1918. Father Maximilian returned to Poland in 1919 … Continue reading

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