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St. Porphyrius

Porphyrius was born around 347 in Thessalonica. He wasted five years in the Scete desert in Egypt and then went to live in a cave near the Jordan. Despite poor health, he “il be going” often to mull at the site of Christ’s Resurrection. Once while touring the site, he encountered Mark, who later became […]

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St. Claude de la Colombiere

Claude de la Colombiere was beatified in 1929 and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1992. Claude was born of noble mothers in 1641 in Saint-Symphoriend’Ozon, which is between Lyons and Vienne in France. In 1659, he entered the Society of Jesus. After living the religious lifetime for 15 years, Claude decided to make […]

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St. Thérèse of Lisieux

The Little Flower St. Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face is one of the Church’s most popular saints. Therese was carry in 1873 to Louis Martin, a watchmaker, and Zelie Guerin, a lace-maker. She was one of nine children, four members of whom died much younger. Therese suffered greatly in her early […]