Venerable Bruno Lanteri 1759-1830 Founder of the Oblates of Mary Father Bruno Lanteri was born in Italy and suffered through the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. He’s known for his intellectual and spiritual direction of many of Europe’s great saints and thinkers including Sts. Joseph Cafasso, John Bosco, and Pier Giorgio Frassati. He promoted

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Father Augustus Tolton
1854-1897
Father Augustus Tolton was born into slavery in...

Father Augustus Tolton 1854-1897 Father Augustus Tolton was born into slavery in 1854. During the Civil War, his mother and siblings fled to Quincy Illinois where they became members of Fr. Peter McGirr’s Catholic parish. Eventually, Augustus realized he was called to the priesthood. With the help of Fr. McGirr, he studied in Rome and

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Blessed Father Solanus Casey
1870-1957
Memorial: July 30
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Happy Feast Day Blessed Father Solanus Casey 1870-1957 Memorial: July 30 Father Solanus Casey was born in Wisconsin to a large Irish family, steeped in a strong Catholic faith. He was ordained in 1904 as a “Simplex” Capuchin priest because of his less than stellar, academic work. His first assignment was in Yonkers, N.Y. where

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Venerable Bruno Lanteri
 1759-1830
 Founder of the Oblates of Mary
 Father Bru...

Venerable Bruno Lanteri 1759-1830 Founder of the Oblates of Mary Father Bruno Lanteri was born in Italy and suffered through the French Revolution and the Napoleonic wars. He’s known for his intellectual and spiritual direction of many of Europe’s great saints and thinkers including Sts. Joseph Cafasso, John Bosco, and Pier Giorgio Frassati. He promoted

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Happy Beatification Day
 Father Michael McGivney
 1852-1890
 Patron and Founde...

Happy Beatification Day Father Michael McGivney 1852-1890 Patron and Founder of the Knights of Columbus Father Michael McGivney was born in 1877 in Connecticut to Irish immigrants. He was ordained in 1877 and served the large Irish-American Community. In 1882, he started the Knights of Columbus, which provided mutual aid and fraternal support to the

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Father Augustus Tolton Servant of God 1854-1897 Father Augustus Tolton was born into slavery in 1854. During the Civil War, his mother and siblings fled to Quincy Illinois where they became members of Fr. Peter McGirr’s Catholic parish. Eventually, Augustus realized he was called to the priesthood…. More Source All content is property of the

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Happy Feast Day
 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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Father Michael McGivney
 1852-1890
 Patron and Founder of the Knights of Columbu...

Father Michael McGivney 1852-1890 Patron and Founder of the Knights of Columbus Father Michael McGivney was born in 1877 in Connecticut to Irish immigrants. He was ordained in 1877 and served the large Irish-American Community. In 1882, he started the Knights of Columbus, which provided mutual aid and fraternal support to the families who lost

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Happy Feast Day
 Blessed Father Solanus Casey
 1870-1957
 Memorial: July 30
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Happy Feast Day Blessed Father Solanus Casey 1870-1957 Memorial: July 30 Father Solanus Casey was born in Wisconsin to a large Irish family, steeped in a strong Catholic faith. He was ordained in 1904 as a “Simplex” Capuchin priest because of his less than stellar, academic work. His first assignment was in Yonkers, N.Y. where

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