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Happy Feast Day Saint Peter Damian Doctor of the Church 1007-1072 Feast Day: February 21 (New), February 23 (Trad) Saint Peter Damian was born into a noble but poor family, orphaned young and left in the hands of a brother who treated him as a slave. Peter’s other brother, a priest, provided Peter with an

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Happy Feast Day Saint Thomas Aquinas Doctor of the Church 1225-1274 Feast Day: January 28 (new), March 7 (Trad) Patronage: Academics; against storms; against lightning; apologists; booksellers; Catholic academies, schools, and universities; chastity; philosophers; publishers; scholars; students; theologians. Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar and priest. Also honored as a Doctor of the Church,

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Francis de Sales
 Doctor of the Church
 1567 – 1622
 Feas...

Happy Feast Day Saint Francis de Sales Doctor of the Church 1567 – 1622 Feast Day: January 24 (New), January 29 (Trad) Patronage: against deafness, authors, Catholic press, confessors, deaf people, educators, journalists, teachers, writers Born to the nobility, St. Francis de Sales, who is known for his deep faith and patience, studied law and

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Hilary of Poitiers
 Doctor of the Church
 315-368
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Happy Feast Day St. Hilary of Poitiers Doctor of the Church 315-368 Feast day: January 13 (New), January 14 (Trad) Patronage: Against rheumatism, snake bites, mothers, awkward children, the sick, Vervio, Italy, LaRochelle, France Saint Hilary was born into a wealthy, pagan family, and educated in philosophy and rhetoric. He believed people should rise above

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Gregory  Nazianzen
 Doctor of the Church
 329-390
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Happy Feast Day Saint Gregory Nazianzen Doctor of the Church 329-390 Feast Day: January 2 Patronage: for harvests, poets Saint Gregory Nazianzen is from a family of saints, was baptized at 30, ordained a priest reluctantly at 32, and bishop at 41. During the reign of Emperor Valen, an Arian supporter, St. Basil, his lifelong

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 St Basil the Great
 Doctor of the Church
 330-379
 Feast Day: J...

Happy Feast Day St Basil the Great Doctor of the Church 330-379 Feast Day: January 2 Patronage: hospital administrators, monks, reformers, Cappadocia, Russia Saint Basil was born in Caesarea, one of 10 children of a saintly family. He was a brilliant student, orator, and lawyer before becoming a monk and writing the rule for Eastern

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Happy Feast Day Saint Peter Canisius Doctor of the Church 1521-1597 Feast day: December 21 Patronage: The Catholic Press Saint Peter Canisius, a Jesuit, was ordained in 1546 in the midst of the Protestant reformation. He believed and led the Catholic Reformation with patience and love, thru education. He wrote Summary of Christian Doctrine, a

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Ambrose
 Doctor of the Church
 337-397
 Feast day: Dece...

Happy Feast Day Saint Ambrose Doctor of the Church 337-397 Feast day: December 7 Patronage: Beekeeping Saint Ambrose, an early “Father” and Doctor of the Church, was an educated lawyer and a Roman governor of Milan, with wealth and prestige. In 374 he was elected Bishop by popular demand, even though he was just a

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint John Damascene or  Saint John of Damascus
 Doctor of th...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Damascene or Saint John of Damascus Doctor of the Church c. 676-749 Feast Day: December 4 (New), March 27 (Trad) Patronage: Pharmacists, icon painters, theology students Saint John of Damascus or Saint John Damascene, a Syrian monk and priest, was the last of the Greek Fathers. He became a trusted

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Albert the Great
 Bishop and Doctor of the Church
 1206-1...

Happy Feast Day St. Albert the Great Bishop and Doctor of the Church 1206-1280 Feast day: November 15 Patronage: Scientists and Philosophers Saint Albert heralded from a wealthy and powerful German family. In 1223, he was ordained a Dominican Friar. He was a man of great intellect, teaching and writing about science, philosophy, and theology,

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