Happy Feast Day
 Saint Thomas Becket
 1118 - 1170
 Feast day: December 29
 Patro...

Happy Feast Day Saint Thomas Becket 1118 – 1170 Feast day: December 29 Patronage: secular clergy; Portsmouth, England; Exeter College, Oxford, England Thomas Becket, also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, was Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Stephen the Martyr
 Died:  34 
 Feast day: December 26
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Happy Feast Day Saint Stephen the Martyr Died: 34 Feast day: December 26 Patronage: Altar Servers, casket makers, deacons, headaches, horses, masons, Italy Stephen, traditionally regarded as the Protomartyr, was according to the Acts of the Apostles a deacon in the early church at Jerusalem who aroused the enmity of members of various synagogues by

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Happy Feast Day Saint John the Evangelist Died: 100 AD Feast Day: December 27 Patronage: writers, editors, bookbinders, painters, for purity, against idolatry, against burns, against poisoning St John the Evangelist, called John the Apostle or the Beloved Disciple was a Galilean, the son of Zebedee and Salome, and younger brother of St. James the

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Anastasia of Sirmium
 275 - 303
 Feast Day: December 25
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Happy Feast Day Saint Anastasia of Sirmium 275 – 303 Feast Day: December 25 Patronage: weavers, widows, martyrs, those suffering from poison Saint Anastasia the Pharmakolytria, “Deliverer from Potions” was a Roman citizen. Her father was a pagan but her Christian mother secretly baptized and raised her Christian. St. Chrysogonus was also her teacher and

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Happy Feast Day Saint Thorlak Thorhallsson 1133-1193 Feast day: December 23 Patronage: Iceland, autism Saint Thorlak came from a poor farming family, ordained to the priesthood at 18 and studied theology in France and England. As Bishop of Skalholt, now The Diocese of Reykjavik, he worked to end church laxity and abuses, especially in the

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Happy Feast Day
Saint Adelaide
932-999
Feast Day: December 16
Patronage: abuse v...

Happy Feast Day Saint Adelaide 932-999 Feast Day: December 16 Patronage: abuse victims; brides; empresses; exiles; in-law problems; parenthood; parents of large families; princesses; prisoners; second marriages; step-parents; widows Saint Adelaide, born a princess, was given in an arranged marriage at the age of 16 to Lothair of Italy. He died 3 years later and

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Fr. John A. Hardon S.J.
Servant of God
June 18,1914- December 30, 2000
Patronage...

Fr. John A. Hardon S.J. Servant of God June 18,1914- December 30, 2000 Patronage: Institute on Religious Life Father John Hardon, a Jesuit priest, was a brilliant writer and theologian. He was a willful child raised by his widowed mother but was softened by her steadfast faith. He studied to be a doctor and was

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Happy Feast Day
Saint Lucy
 283 - 304 
Feast Day: December 13
Patronage: blind, ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Lucy 283 – 304 Feast Day: December 13 Patronage: blind, martyrs, Perugia, Italy, epidemics, salesmen, throat infections, writers Saint Lucy is a 4th c. virgin martyr who died during Diocletian’s persecution of Christians. Little is known of Lucy’s life but legend gives us many stories. One is that after the governor

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Saint Lucia (St. Lucy)
283-304
Feast Day: December 13
Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day Saint Lucia (St. Lucy) 283-304 Feast Day: December 13 Patronage: blind, martyrs, Perugia, Italy, epidemics, salesmen, throat infections, writers Saint Lucia or Lucy was a 3rd C. Italian martyr who brought the light of faith, hope, and charity to the poor and Christians in the darkness of the catacombs. Tradition has it

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Happy Feast Day
 Our Lady of Guadalupe
 Feast Day: December 12
 Our Lady of Gu...

Happy Feast Day Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day: December 12 Our Lady of Guadalupe is a powerful reminder that Mary—and the God who sent her—accept all peoples and wants them to come to Jesus through the Catholic faith. https://www.portraitsofsaints.com/search?type=product&q=guadalupe Source All content is property of the owner, unless otherwise specified. This content is not

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Happy Feast Day
Saint Juan Diego
1474-1548
Feast day: December 9
Patronage: Amer...

Happy Feast Day Saint Juan Diego 1474-1548 Feast day: December 9 Patronage: America and Natives Saint Juan Diego was an indigenous Mexican who embraced the Catholic faith, spread by the Spanish friars, that came with Cortez. On December 9th, 1531, Our Lady appeared to him on Tepeyac Hill (Guadalupe), as he was going to Mass,

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Hannah, Mother of Samuel
 12 C. BC
 Feast Day: December...

Happy Feast Day Saint Hannah, Mother of Samuel 12 C. BC Feast Day: December 9 Patronage: Childless and infertile women, and poverty Saint Hannah is an Old Testament (1st Book of Samuel) wife, whose marriage to Elkanah was barren. Even though Elkanah loved her dearly, he married Peninnah, who bore him many children. Hannah grieved

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Nicholas
  270 - 343
 Feast Day: December 6
 Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day Saint Nicholas 270 – 343 Feast Day: December 6 Patronage: Children, sailors, fishermen, merchants, broadcasters, the falsely accused, prostitutes, repentant thieves Known for his secret generosity, Nicholas would do things such as leaving coins in the shoe people left outside. He would thus serve as the prototype for the character Santa Claus.

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Barbara
 3rd Century
 Feast Day: December 4
 Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day Saint Barbara 3rd Century Feast Day: December 4 Patronage: prisoners, architects, artillerymen Saint Barbara, a 4th century Christian so angered her pagan father by her will to remain a virgin, that he forced her to live in a locked tower. The solitude gave her the ability to pray, study and convert to

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Francis Xavier
 1506-1552
 Feast day: December 3
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Happy Feast Day Saint Francis Xavier 1506-1552 Feast day: December 3 Patronage: African missions, India, Apostleship of Prayer Saint Francis Xavier was born into a noble, Spanish family. He met St. Ignatius Loyola at the university where they became lifetime friends, were ordained priests together, and co-founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). St. Francis is

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Edmund Campion
 1540-1581
 Feast day: December 1
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Happy Feast Day Saint Edmund Campion 1540-1581 Feast day: December 1 Saint Edmund Campion was an English Roman Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr. While conducting an underground ministry in officially Anglican England, Campion was arrested by priest hunters. Convicted of high treason, he was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn. He is one of the

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Happy Feast Day
 Blessed Charles de Foucauld
 1858-1916
 Feast Day: December 1...

Happy Feast Day Blessed Charles de Foucauld 1858-1916 Feast Day: December 1 Beatified in 2005 by Pope Benedict XVI Blessed Charles de Foucauld was born into an aristocratic French Catholic family but rejected the faith as a teenager and led a desolate life in the army. He was inspired to resume his faith while in

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