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St. Anselm (Bishop and Doctor)

The English bishop and theologian St. Anselm( 1033 -1 109) was one of the Church’s greatest archaic intellectuals. Anselm was born of a princely house. At the age of fifteen he desired to enter a convent, but his father forbade this. Anselm thereupon abandoned religion for a number of years and chose a cheerful life-style. […]

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St. Bernadette

Bernadette Soubirous was born in 1844, the first child of an extremely poor miller in the town of Lourdes in southern France. The category was living in the basement of a dilapidated build when on February 11,1858, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to Bernadette in a cave above the banks of the Gave River near […]

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St. Martin I (Pope and Martyr)

Little or nothing is known of the early life of the seventh century pope and martyr St. Martin I. A are part of the Roman clergy, he was elected pope in 649, and immediately concluded himself in the centre of a religious and political controversy. In the Byzantine( Eastern) Empire there was a heresy, or […]

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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 […]