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Saint Bruno of Cologne
1030-1101
Feast Day: October 6
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Happy Feast Day Saint Bruno of Cologne 1030-1101 Feast Day: October 6 Patronage: Germany, Carthusians, Calabria, monastic fraternities, trademarks, help for possessed people Saint Bruno was the founder of the Carthusians, (by retiring to a hermitage with 6 companions in 1084). They are noted for their strict tradition and the austere rule of St. Benedict’s

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Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska
1905 - 1938
Feast day: October 5
Pa...

Happy Feast Day Saint Mary Faustina Kowalska 1905 – 1938 Feast day: October 5 Patron of Mercy St. Maria Faustina Kowalska was born in Glogowiec, Poland in 1905. The third of ten children from a poor family, she had little formal education. After applying to various convents in Warsaw, she was finally accepted by the

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Saint Francis of Assisi
1181-1226
Feast day: October 4
Patronage...

Happy Feast Day Saint Francis of Assisi 1181-1226 Feast day: October 4 Patronage: animals, the environment, Italy, merchants, stowaways Francis was born into the privileged life of a nobleman. Eventually, by the grace of God, the worldly desires no longer satisfied him; he desired a simpler life with his love for poverty, nature, and simplicity.

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Saint Mother Théodore Guérin
1798-1856
Feastday: October 3
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Happy Feast Day Saint Mother Théodore Guérin 1798-1856 Feastday: October 3 Patronage: The Diocese of Lafayette, IN Saint Théodore Guérin is the foundress of The Sisters of Providence of St. Mary of the Woods in Indiana. By doing the ordinary well, she excelled in the harsh frontier conditions, withstood misunderstandings, and prejudices against Catholic women

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Saint Therese of Lisieux 
Doctor of the Church
1873-1897
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Happy Feast Day Saint Therese of Lisieux Doctor of the Church 1873-1897 Feast Day: October 1 (New), October 3 (Trad) Patronage: Missions Saint Therese of Lisieux or Saint Therese of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face was a French Discalced Carmelite nun, popularly known as The Little Flower. She was a highly influential model

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Saint Jerome
Doctor of the Church
347 - 420
Feast day:  Septembe...

Happy Feast Day Saint Jerome Doctor of the Church 347 – 420 Feast day: September 30 Patronage: archeologists; archivists; Bible scholars;librarians; libraries; schoolchildren; students;translators Saint Jerome, Doctor of the Church is best known for his translation of the Bible into Latin (the Vulgate), and his commentaries on the Gospel of the Hebrews. His list of

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Saint Lorenzo Ruiz
1600-1637
Feast Day: September 28
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Happy Feast Day Saint Lorenzo Ruiz 1600-1637 Feast Day: September 28 Patronage: Filipino youth, the Philippines, overseas workers, altar servers Saint Lorenzo Ruiz was born in the Philippines and was a happily married family man who joined the Dominican Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. He was accused of murder and fled on a Dominican

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Saint Vincent de Paul
1581 - 1660
Feast day: September 27 (New),...

Happy Feast Day Saint Vincent de Paul 1581 – 1660 Feast day: September 27 (New), July 19 (Trad) Patronage: charities, horses, hospitals, leprosy, lost articles, prisoners, volunteers, Saint Vincent de Paul Societies St. Vincent de Paul was a priest who dedicated himself to serving the poor. He was canonized in 1737. De Paul was renowned

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Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
Died: 287
Feast Day: September 26 ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Died: 287 Feast Day: September 26 (New), September 27 (Trad) Patronage: Doctors, Physicians, Pharmacists, Surgeons, Barbers, Dentists Saints Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers and skilled doctors born in Cilicia, Turkey. The brothers gave their services for free and in the process attracted many souls to the

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Saint Nicholas of Flüe
1417-1487
Feast Day: March 21 September 2...

Happy Feast Day Saint Nicholas of Flüe 1417-1487 Feast Day: March 21 September 25 (Switzerland and Germany) Patronage: Switzerland, Pontifical Swiss guard, councilmen, difficult marriages, large families, separated spouses Saint Nicholas of Flüe, affectionately called “Bruder Klaus” (Brother Klaus), was a Swiss political figure, husband and father of 10, who became a hermit. He served

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Saint Thomas of Villanova
1488-1555
Feast Day: September 22
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Happy Feast Day Saint Thomas of Villanova 1488-1555 Feast Day: September 22 Patronage: Students, the poor, orphans, Villanova University, PA. The Provence of St. Thomas of Villanova Saint Thomas of Villanova was a Spanish Augustine Bishop of Valencia. He was an absentminded professor of theology and philosophy who was committed to the poor (called the

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Saint Matthew the Apostle
1st century
Feast Day: September 21 
P...

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 Andrew Kim
1821-1846 
Feast Day: September 20
Patronage: K...

Happy Feast Day Saint Andrew Kim 1821-1846 Feast Day: September 20 Patronage: Korea Saint Andrew Kim was the first native-born Korean Catholic priest. He was baptized at 15, studied for the priesthood in Macau, and was ordained in Shanghai. St. Andrew was then sent back to Korea to preach, evangelize and arrange travel for more

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Saint Januarius (St. Gennaro)
Died 305
Feast Day: September 19
P...

Happy Feast Day Saint Januarius (St. Gennaro) Died 305 Feast Day: September 19 Patronage: blood banks; Naples; volcanic eruptions Saint Januarius was a bishop of Benevento, Italy. When visiting prisoners, during the Diocletian reign, he too was imprisoned. They were thrown to a wild bear who didn’t harm them, then they were beheaded. For 600

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Saint Joseph of Cupertino
1603-1663
Feast Day: September 18
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Happy Feast Day Saint Joseph of Cupertino 1603-1663 Feast Day: September 18 Patronage: aviators, pilots, air travelers, students, learning disabled Saint Joseph of Cupertino had a miserable childhood because he lacked many basic natural abilities, even his mother treated him harshly. Through humble mortification and obedience, he rose to a deep union with God. The

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Saint Robert Bellarmine
Doctor of the Church
1542 - 1621
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Happy Feast Day Saint Robert Bellarmine Doctor of the Church 1542 – 1621 Feast day: September 17 Patronage: canonists, canon lawyers, catechists, catechumens, Archdiocese of Cincinnati Saint Robert Bellarmine was an Italian Jesuit and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church. He was one of the most important figures in the Counter-Reformation. He was canonized in

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Saint Hildegard of Bingen
Doctor of the Church
1098 - 1179
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Happy Feast Day Saint Hildegard of Bingen Doctor of the Church 1098 – 1179 Feast Day: September 17 St. Hildegarde was an amazing 12th-century German mystic, composer, abbess, poet, philosopher, teacher, and writer. She wrote extensively on theology, science, and medicine, and she left a legacy of letters, poems, songs, visions and musical compositions. She

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Saint Cyprian of Carthage
Died 258
Feast Day: September 16
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Happy Feast Day Saint Cyprian of Carthage Died 258 Feast Day: September 16 Patronage: Algeria, North Africa Saint Cyprian was an educated and a famous orator who converted to Christianity as an adult. In 249 he became Bishop of Carthage and is considered an early “Father of the Church”. He was instrumental in the Church’s

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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 Catherine of Genoa
1447-1510
Feast Day: September 15
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Happy Feast Day Saint Catherine of Genoa 1447-1510 Feast Day: September 15 Patronage: Brides, Childless People, Difficult Marriages, People Ridiculed For Their Piety, Temptations, Victims Of Adultery, Victims Of Unfaithfulness, Widows St. Catherine of Genoa is best known for her visions of purgatory and of her dedication to the sick at the largest hospital complex

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Saint Notburga of Rattenberg
1265-1313
Feast Day: September 14
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Happy Feast Day Saint Notburga of Rattenberg 1265-1313 Feast Day: September 14 Patronage: servants, peasants, farmers Saint Notburga was the daughter of German peasants. She was a kitchen maid of Count Henry of Rattenberg and saved the leftovers for the poor. Once asked if she could forgo attending Mass and work more, she said, ”Let

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Saint John Chrysostom
Bishop and Doctor of the Church
c. 344-407...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Chrysostom Bishop and Doctor of the Church c. 344-407 Feast Day: September 13 (New), January 27 (Trad) Patronage: orators, preachers, speakers, lecturers, education, epilepsy, Constantinople Saint John Chrysostom was born to a Christian mother and a pagan Roman father. His father died, and his mother guided his education with the

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Saint Nicholas of Tolentino
1245-1305
Feast day: September 10
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Happy Feast Day Saint Nicholas of Tolentino 1245-1305 Feast day: September 10 Patronage: Holy Souls in Purgatory, animals, babies, boatmen, dying people, mariners, sailors Saint Nicholas of Tolentino, the first Augustinian to be canonized, was born in Italy to pious parents. At 18, he became a monk and at 25, an Augustinian priest. St. Nicholas

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Saint Peter Claver
1581-1654
Feast Day: September 9
Patronage: M...

Happy Feast Day Saint Peter Claver 1581-1654 Feast Day: September 9 Patronage: Missionary work, black missions, slaves, against slavery, race relations, African Americans, inter-racial justice, foreign missions, against slavery Saint Peter Claver, a Spanish Jesuit was inspired by St. Alphonsus Rodriguez to go to the Indies and save “millions of perishing souls”. In 1610 he

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Saint Adrian of Nicomedia
Died:  306
Feast day: September 8
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Happy Feast Day Saint Adrian of Nicomedia Died: 306 Feast day: September 8 Patronage: soldiers, epileptics, butchers, prison guards, plague Saint Adrian was a pagan officer and bodyguard at the imperial court of Nicomedia. Adrian was so impressed by the strength and faith shown by persecuted Christians that he declared himself a Christian, though he

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Saint Magnus of Fussen
Died: c. 666 AD
Feast Day: September 6th
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Happy Feast Day Saint Magnus of Fussen Died: c. 666 AD Feast Day: September 6th Patronage: against insects, caterpillars, hail storms, lightning strikes, snakes, vermin, the plague, and for protection of crops Saint Magnus the “Apostle of Allgau” was a Benedictine monk and missionary in Bavaria, Germany who founded the Fussen Abbey. He is one

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Saint Rose of Viterbo
1233-1251
Feast day: September 4
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Happy Feast Day Saint Rose of Viterbo 1233-1251 Feast day: September 4 Patronage: florists, flower growers, people in exile, people rejected by religious orders, Viterbo, Italy As a young child, Saint Rose of Viterbo had visions of Jesus and Mary. At the age of 3, she brought back to life her deceased Aunt, after laying

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Saint Rosalia of Palermo
1130 - 1166
Feast day: September 4
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Happy Feast Day Saint Rosalia of Palermo 1130 – 1166 Feast day: September 4 Patronage: evolutionary studies, Palermo, plague Born in Palermo, little is known of St. Rosalia. To be closer to God she lived her life in the seclusion of a cave and practiced many penitential acts. In 1624, many years after her death

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Saint Gregory the Great 
Doctor of the Church
540-604
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Happy Feast Day Saint Gregory the Great Doctor of the Church 540-604 Feast Day: September 3 (New), March 12 (Trad) Patronage: teachers, students, musicians, singers and England St. Gregory the Great was Pope from 590 to 604 and is known for his contributions to the Liturgy of the Mass. He built 6 monasteries in Sicily

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Saint Phoebe
1st century
Feast Day: September 3
Saint Phoebe was...

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 Mother Teresa of Calcutta
1910-1997
Feast Day: September 5...

Happy Feast Day Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1910-1997 Feast Day: September 5 Patronage: World Youth Day, the sick and dying, the lonely, the unborn Born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, Mother Teresa left home at age 18 to join the Sisters of Loreto as a missionary. She took her solemn vows on 14 May 1937, while

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Saint Penelope
Virgin Martyr
305 AD
Feast Day: September 1
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Happy Feast Day Saint Penelope Virgin Martyr 305 AD Feast Day: September 1 Saint Penelope was one of the Forty Holy Virgin Martyrs. Little is known about them other than they were followers of St. Ammoun the Deacon and were martyred because they wouldn’t sacrifice to idols by the order of the Roman Emperor Licinius.

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Saint Giles 
14 Holy Helpers
650-710
Feast day: September 1
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Happy Feast Day Saint Giles 14 Holy Helpers 650-710 Feast day: September 1 Patronage: people with disabilities, the poor, cancer patients, difficulty breastfeeding, mental illness, sterility, depression, childhood fears, convulsions, Edinburgh, Scotland Originally from Greece, St. Giles lived as a hermit in the forest of France for many years and his sole companion was a

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Saint Joshua the Patriarch (Joshua the Prophet)
c.12th century B...

Happy Feast Day Saint Joshua the Patriarch (Joshua the Prophet) c.12th century BC Feast day: Sept 1 Saint Joshua is one of the Old Testament patriarchs. He was the successor to Moses and led the Israelites into Canaan. According to the books of Exodus he became the leader of the Israelite tribes after the death

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Saint Raymond Nonnatus
1204-1240
Feast Day: August 31
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Happy Feast Day Saint Raymond Nonnatus 1204-1240 Feast Day: August 31 Patronage: Midwives, children, especially newborns, pregnant mother, the falsely accused, fever suffers, and obstetricians Saint Raymond’s mother died during childbirth and he was delivered by C-section, thus the name Nonnatus (meaning not born). He was a well-educated noble, called to the priesthood and entered

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Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne
 590 - 651
Feast day: August 31
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Happy Feast Day Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne 590 – 651 Feast day: August 31 Patronage: Northumbria, firefighters Aidan of Lindisfarne was an Irish monk and missionary credited with restoring Christianity to Northumbria. He founded a monastic cathedral on the island of Lindisfarne, served as its first bishop, and traveled ceaselessly throughout the countryside, spreading the

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Saint Augustine of Hippo
Doctor of the Church
354 - 430 
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Happy Feast Day Saint Augustine of Hippo Doctor of the Church 354 – 430 Feast Day: August 28 Patronage: brewers, printers, theologians St. Augustine, Bishop of Hippo and Doctor of the Church, was the son of Saint Monica. He was raised a Christian, but lost his faith in youth and led a wild life. He

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Saint Edmund Arrowsmith
1585-1628
Feast Day: August 28
Saint Edm...

Happy Feast Day Saint Edmund Arrowsmith 1585-1628 Feast Day: August 28 Saint Edmund Arrowsmith, born Brian Arrowsmith, but preferred his confirmation name Edmund was a Jesuit martyr. His family suffered steadfastly for their Catholic faith through the anti-Catholic period in England. His parents were arrested when Edmund was a child. He never saw them again.

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Saint Moses the Black (The Ethiopian)
Desert Father
330-405
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Happy Feast Day Saint Moses the Black (The Ethiopian) Desert Father 330-405 Feast Day: August 28 Patronage: Africa, forgiveness, nonviolence Saint Moses the Black was an Ethiopian with great physical strength, who traveled to Egypt for adventure but got a lowly servant job. Dissatisfied with this, he turned to robbery and terrorizing the villages on

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Saint Monica
Died: 387
Feast Day: August 27  (New), May 4 (Trad)...

Happy Feast Day Saint Monica Died: 387 Feast Day: August 27 (New), May 4 (Trad) Patronage: Those who have difficult marriages, disappointing children, victims of adultery or unfaithfulness, victims of (verbal) abuse, and conversion of relatives Born in the early 300s, St. Monica is known for her perseveration in prayer. After enduring an unfaithful husband

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Saint Mariam Baouardy
Sr. Mary of Jesus Crucified
1846-1878
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Happy Feast Day Saint Mariam Baouardy Sr. Mary of Jesus Crucified 1846-1878 Feast Day: August 26 Saint Mariam Baouardy, a Discalced Carmelite nun, stigmatist, and mystic, was born to Greek Catholic parents in Palestine. Orphaned at two, her life was filled with much tragedy and martyrdom, even an attempt on her life by a rejected

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Saint King Louis IX of France
1214-1270
Feast day: August 25
Pat...

Happy Feast Day Saint King Louis IX of France 1214-1270 Feast day: August 25 Patronage: Architects and Monastic third orders Saint Louis IX was crowned King of France at age 12 and reigned until his death. His mother ruled the kingdom until he reached maturity and instructed him in his education and religion. Louis married

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Saint Joseph Calasanz
1557-1648
Feast Day: August 25
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Happy Feast Day Saint Joseph Calasanz 1557-1648 Feast Day: August 25 Patronage: Catholic schools, colleges, universities, students Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Spanish priest, founded the Pious Schools for the poor and destitute, and the Piarist Religious Order. He was educated in canon law and theology. At first, his work flourished, but because of prejudices and

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Saint Bartholomew the Apostle
1st C.
Feast Day: August 24
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Happy Feast Day Saint Bartholomew the Apostle 1st C. Feast Day: August 24 Patronage: against neurological disease, bookbinders, butchers, shoemakers, leather workers and tanners, plasterers, Florentine cheese and salt merchants, Armenia Saint Bartholomew, one of the twelve Apostles, was introduced by St. Philip to Jesus, who said “Behold, an Israelite in whom there is no

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Saint Rose of Lima
1586-1617
Feast Day: August 23 (New), August ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Rose of Lima 1586-1617 Feast Day: August 23 (New), August 30 (Trad) Patroness of Latin America Invoked against vanity St. Rose was a very pretty and obedient girl born in Peru. She was determined to take a vow of virginity, which was opposed by her parents, who wished her to marry.

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Saint Eoghan of Ardstraw (Eugenis)
Died 618
Feast Day: August 23...

Happy Feast Day Saint Eoghan of Ardstraw (Eugenis) Died 618 Feast Day: August 23 Patron of the Diocese of Derry Saint Eoghan or Eugene of Ardstraw was born to Irish Catholics in Leinster Co. where Christianity was first established in Ireland. While he was in school in Clones, Eoghan was captured by pirates and brought

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Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Abbot and Doctor of the Church
1090 -...

Happy Feast Day Saint Bernard of Clairvaux Abbot and Doctor of the Church 1090 – 1153 Feast day: August 20 Patronage: Cistercians, beekeepers, candlemakers Born near Dijon in France in 1090, Bernard entered the Cistercian Order at the age of 22; he became the Abbot of Clairvaux. Despite his longing for the solitary contemplative life,

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Saint John Eudes
1601-1680
Feast day: August 19
Patronage: falle...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Eudes 1601-1680 Feast day: August 19 Patronage: fallen women and prostitutes, Diocese of Quebec and Baie-Comeau Saint John Eudes was born in Normandy, France to a farming family. He was ordained a priest in 1625 and was an eloquent preacher and confessor. Seeing a need to improve seminarian formation, he

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Saint Helen  
246 - 330
Feast Day: August 18
Patronage: archaeol...

Happy Feast Day Saint Helen 246 – 330 Feast Day: August 18 Patronage: archaeologists, converts, difficult marriages, divorced people, empresses St. Helena also was known as St. Helen, Helena Augusta or Helena of Constantinople was the consort of Emperor Constantius and the mother of Emperor Constantine the Great. She is traditionally credited with finding the

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Saint Hyacinth
Apostle of Poland
1185-1257
Feast Day: August 17
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Happy Feast Day Saint Hyacinth Apostle of Poland 1185-1257 Feast Day: August 17 Patronage: Lithuania, UST-College of Tourism and Hospitality, Basilica of St. Hyacinth, those in danger of drowning Saint Hyacinth was born to nobility and well educated, earning a Doctorate of Canon Law and Divinity. He received the Dominican habit from St. Dominic himself,

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