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Saint Matthew the Apostle
1st century
Feast Day: September 21 
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Happy Feast Day Saint Matthew the Apostle 1st century Feast Day: September 21 Patronage: accountants, Italy, bankers, tax collectors Matthew, a former tax collector from Capernaum was called by Jesus to be His disciple. After his call, Matthew invited Jesus home for a feast. On seeing this the Scribes and the Pharisees criticized Jesus for

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Saint Cornelius the Centurion
1st century
Feast Day: September 1...

Happy Feast Day Saint Cornelius the Centurion 1st century Feast Day: September 13 Patronage: soldiers, benefactors, philanthropists, Jewish converts Saint Cornelius the Centurion was the first non-Jewish convert to Christianity. He was an Italian Captain of the Roman Army. As related in the Acts of the Apostles, an angel appeared to him and invited him

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Saint Phoebe
1st century
Feast Day: September 3
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Happy Feast Day Saint Phoebe 1st century Feast Day: September 3 Saint Phoebe was a Christian woman and faithful follower of St. Paul who praised her for her assistance to him and to many others. She dependably served the early church by her many gifts and talents. Biblical scholars believed she delivered a letter from

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Saint Tarcisius
3rd Century
Feast Day: August 15
Patronage: Alta...

Happy Feast Day Saint Tarcisius 3rd Century Feast Day: August 15 Patronage: Altar Servers and First Holy Communicants St.Tarcisius is said to have been about 12 years old when he was beaten to death by a mob rather than deliver to them the Blessed Sacrament, which he was carrying to prisoners awaiting martyrdom under Valerian.

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Saint Lydia Purpuraria
1st Century
Feast Day: August 3
Patronage...

Happy Feast Day Saint Lydia Purpuraria 1st Century Feast Day: August 3 Patronage: dyers St. Lydia was Saint Paul’s first known convert and the seller of purple cloth, as mentioned in the New Testament: On the Sabbath, we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of

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Saint Mary Magdalene
1st century
Feast day: July 22
Patronage: c...

Happy Feast Day Saint Mary Magdalene 1st century Feast day: July 22 Patronage: contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, sexual temptation Mary Magdalen has been called the second-most important woman in the New Testament after Mary the mother of Jesus. Mary Magdalen traveled with Jesus as one of His followers. She was present

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