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Happy Feast Day Pope Saint Pius V 1504-1572 Feast Day: April 30 (New), May 5 (Trad) Patronage: Bosco Marengo, Italy Pope from 1566-1572 Saint Pope Pius V, a Dominican, was a leader of the Catholic Reformation, especially by implementing the Council of Trent reforms. He established a Catechism, a missal, a seminary system, used a

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Happy Feast Day Saint Gianna Beretta Molla 1922-1962 Feast Day: April 28 Patronage: mothers, physicians, preborn children St. Gianna was an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother who is best known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result

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Happy Feast Day Saint Peter Chanel 1803-1841 Feast Day: April 28 Patronage: Oceania Saint Peter Chanel was born in France and ended his life as the protomartyr of Oceania. Peter was attracted to the missionary life and became a Marist priest and made the 10-month journey to Futuna Island in Oceania. With courage and patience,

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Happy Feast Day St. Mark the Evangelist 1AD-68 Feast Day: April 25 Patronage: notaries, secretaries, pharmacists, lawyers, lions, prisoners, glaziers, Venice Saint Mark is one of the Gospel writers and a member of the tribe of Levi. He is believed to be “John Mark” in the Acts of the Apostles and the cousin of St.

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Happy Feast Day Saint George Died: 303 Feast Day: April 23 Patronage: England, crusaders, soldiers Saint George was a Roman soldier of Greek Christian origin. He was a Praetorian guard for Diocletian who valued his service. When the Emperor ordered the soldiers to sacrifice to the gods, St. George refused, even after Diocletian offered him

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Happy Feast Day Saint Agnes of Montepulciano 1268 – 1317 Feast day: April 20 Agnes became known as a visionary and performed miracles. Saint Agnes of Montepulciano was born into a noble Italian family. At a young age, her spiritual life consisted of prayer and penance. At 9 she entered the local Franciscan monastery and

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Happy Feast Day Blessed Clare (Chiara) Bosatta 1858-1887 Feast Day: April 20 Baptized Dina, also known as Chiara de Pianello, Blessed Clare Bosatta and her sister, Marcellina both cared for the poor, uneducated children and the neglected elderly at their local parish, administered by St. Luigi Guanella, their priest. So when he asked them to

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Happy Feast Day Magnus Erlendsson 1080-1115 Feast Day: April 16 Patronage: Orkney Island Saint Magnus Erlendsson was a Scottish Viking convert known for his piety and gentleness. The rule of the Island of Orkney was divided between St. Magnus and his cousin Haakon, which ended in enmity and the death of Magnus. As Magnus was

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World Art Day April 15th Letter to artists from Pope John Paul II: https://bit.ly/3wwybUl Bl. Fra Angelico c. 1395 – February 18, 1455 Patron of Artists Blessed Fra Angelico, born Guido di Pietro was an Italian painter. He joined the Dominicans in 1407 taking the name Fra Giovanna. He was initially trained as an illuminator.

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Happy Feast Day Saint Lidwina of Schiedam 1380-1433 Feast Day: April 14 Patronage: Ice skaters, sickness, bodily ills, prolonged suffering, roller skating, sick people, skaters, multiple sclerosis Saint Lidwina was a Dutch mystic whose life was one of suffering and devotion to Our Lady. At 15, she had a skating accident that left her with

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