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Saint Maria Goretti, Virgin and Martyr

Saint Maria was born at Corinaldo, Ancona in Italy into a poor but loving home and was one of six children. She was baptized the day after she was born. Her father Luigi Goretti was a farmer. Her mother Assunta, … Continue reading

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Saint Agnes, Virgin and Martyr

St. Agnes was a Roman girl who loved Jesus so much that she chose only him for her husband. She was very beautiful and when she was just twelve years old, many young men wished to marry her. But as … Continue reading

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St. Botvid

Saint Botvid was born in the province of Sudermannland in Sweden and came from a pagan family. Pagans were people who believed in false gods and false teachings. When he went to England, he got converted and became a Christian. … Continue reading

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St. Pantaleon

St. Pantaleon came from Nicomedia, near the Black Sea, in Asia. He was such a famous doctor that Emperor Galerius Maximian asked him to be his own personal doctor. There, at the wicked, pagan court, he got into trouble. Pagans … Continue reading

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St. Denis and Companions, Martyrs

Bishop of Paris, and martyr. Born in Italy, nothing is definitely known of the time or place, or of his early life. His feast is kept on 9 October. He is usually represented with his head in his hands because, … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady had many great joys as the mother of Jesus, but she had so much to suffer, as well. Being a loving mother she suffered greatly as she helplessly watched when Jesus was treated so cruelly by his enemies. … Continue reading

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The Exaltation of the Cross

Today we celebrate our love for Jesus and show him how grateful we are through our respect for the cross. The cross was once the greatest symbol of shame. Criminals preferred to be killed by the sword instead of dying … Continue reading

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