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Saint Michael de Sanctis, Priest

  Saint Michael de Sanctis was born in Catalonia, Spain around 1591. At the age of six he informed his parents that he was going to be a monk. Moreover, he imitated St. Francis of Assisi to such a great extent that he had to be … 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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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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St. Faustinus and St. Jovita , Martyrs

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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Saint Dominic De Guzman, Patriarch (Order of Preacher)

Dominic was born in Castile in Spain. He was a member of the Guzman family and his mother was a holy woman – Blessed Joan of Aza. When Dominic was seven, he began to go to school. His uncle who … Continue reading

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Saint Joseph Cafasso

Saint Joseph Cafasso was born into a wealthy family at Castelnuovo d’Asti in northern Italy, near the city of Turin. Four years later, one of his most famous students St. John Bosco (feast day – March 31) was born in … Continue reading

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St. John Francis Regis, Confessor

Born into a family of some wealth, John Francis was so impressed by his Jesuit educators that he himself wished to enter the Society of Jesus. He did so at age 18. Despite his rigorous academic schedule he spent many … Continue reading

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