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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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Saint Sebastian, Martyr

St. Sebastian was born at Narbonne, in Gaul, but his parents were of Milan, in Italy, and he was brought up in that city. He was a fervent servant of Christ, and though his natural inclinations gave him an aversion … Continue reading

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Saint John Eudes

St. John Eudes was born in Normandy, in France and was the oldest son of a farmer. Even as a child, he tried to copy the example of Jesus in the way he treated his family, friends and neighbors. When … 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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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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Blessed Eugene III, Pope

Peter dei Paganelli di Montemagno was born near Pisa in Italy. When Peter grew up, he became a priest and worked in Pisa for a few years. Later, he felt the need to get closer to God and joined the … Continue reading

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