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Feast Day: NOVEMBER 17 Elizabeth’s short life was nonetheless full; she had a happy marriage and children, was a secular Franciscan, and was so devoted to the poor and sick that she gave away … more
Feast Day: Nov. 13 In 1946, Mother Cabrini was the first U.S. citizen to be canonized; she is the universal patron of immigrants. She was born in Italy, the youngest of 13 children, and became a … more
Feast Day: Nov. 3 This illegitimate son of a freed Panamanian slave and a Spanish knight became a hero to the people of Lima, Peru, his birthplace, for his compassionate care of the sick and poor. … more
Feast Day: OCTOBER 28 Listed among the Twelve Apostles in the New Testament, Simon is “the Canaanite” to Matthew and Mark and “the Zealot” to Luke; Jude is “Thaddeus” to Matthew and … more
Feast Day: Oct. 19 Born in Normandy in 1593, John entered the Jesuits in 1617 and was ordained in 1622. Despite having tuberculosis, he went as a missionary to New France (Canada) in 1625. He had … more
Feast Day: Oct. 13 St. Edward reigned as king of England from 1042 to 1066. Biographers describe his natural gifts of patience, caution, and flexibility, which equipped him for effective … more
Feast Day: Oct. 5 A year after emigrating from Bavaria to America in 1843 he was ordained a Redemptorist priest. He worked for six years with St. John Neumann. A kindly confessor and dynamic … more
Feast Day: September 21 One of the Twelve Apostles, this tax collector is called Matthew in one Gospel (Mt 9:9) and Levi in two others (Mk 2:14 and Lk 5:27). Scripture scholars believe they are … more
One of five sons in a prominent Tuscan family and the nephew of a pope, Robert was well-educated even before he became a Jesuit. After his ordination at Louvain, he taught there for seven years, … more
A Spanish missionary who is buried in California, Miguel Jose Serra was born on the Mediterranean island of Majorca. He entered the Franciscans in 1730, taking the name Junipero to honor an original … more
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