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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