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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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St. John Baptist De La Salle, Founder Institute of the Brothers of Christian Schools

Born at Reims into a devout and influential family, John Baptist de La Salle received the tonsure at age eleven and was named Canon of the Reims Cathedral at sixteen. Though he had to assume the administration of family affairs … Continue reading

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Saint Vincent Ferrer: Wonder Worker

St. Vincent Ferrer is the patron saint of builders because of his fame for “building up” and strengthening the Church: through his preaching, missionary work, in his teachings, as confessor and adviser.  At Valencia in Spain, this illustrious son of St. … Continue reading

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St. Edmund Campion, Martyr

St. Edmund was born at London in England. He was the son of a Catholic bookseller who was converted and became an Anglican. When he grew up he planned to join his father in business but received a scholarship to … Continue reading

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