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Happy Feast Day Saint Polycarp 60-156 Feast day: February 23 (New), January 26 (Trad) Patronage: earaches, dysentery Saint Polycarp was a disciple of St. John the Apostle and considered one of the three chief Apostolic Fathers of the Church. As Bishop of Smyrna (Turkey), he protected the Catholic Church against the influences of heresies that

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Happy Feast Day Saint Margaret of Cortona 1247-1297 Feast day: February 22 Patronage: against temptations; falsely accused people; homeless people; insanity; loss of parents; mental illness; midwives; penitent women; single mothers; people ridiculed for their piety; reformed prostitutes; sexual temptation; single laywomen When Margaret was 7 her mother died. Leaving an unhappy home at 17

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Happy Feast Day Saint Conrad of Piacenza 1290-1351 Feast Day: February 19 Patronage: Noto, Sicily, hermits, against hernias Saint Conrad of Piacenza was born and married into nobility. He was the cause of a terrible forest fire that destroyed farms and fields, while on a hunt to flush out game. An innocent man was accused

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Bernadette Soubirous
 1844-1879
 Feast Day: February 18 (...

Happy Feast Day Saint Bernadette Soubirous 1844-1879 Feast Day: February 18 (new), April 16 (trad.) Patronage: Bodily illness Marie-Bernarde Soubirous was a miller's daughter born in Lourdes, France. She is best known as the seer of the Marian apparition know as Our Lady of Lourdes, where Mary Identified herself as the Immaculate Conception. She joined

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Happy Feast Day Saint Claude de la Colombière 1641-1682 Feast day: February 15 Patronage: devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, toymakers, Jesuit preachers, missionaries to England Saint Claude de la Colombière was born to nobility and served as a Jesuit preacher in the French and English courts. In 1675 he was named rector of

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Valentine
 Died: 269
 Feast day: February 14
 Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Valentine Died: 269 Feast day: February 14 Patronage: love, youth, happy marriages Saint Valentine of Rome was a bishop and martyr of the early church. Not much is known about him, except that his relics were found in the catacombs and an ancient church was dedicated to him. Tradition has it

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Abigail
 5th-6th C.
 Feast Day: February 11
 Patronage: h...

Happy Feast Day Saint Abigail 5th-6th C. Feast Day: February 11 Patronage: honeybees, beekeepers health, and fertility Saint Abigail was a Medieval Irish saint, also known as Gobnait (Irish for Abigail which means brings joy) or Deborah (meaning honeybee). She had a special relationship with bees and would care for the sick with honey and

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Happy Feast Day
 Our Lady of Lourdes
 Feast Day: February 11
 Patron saint of bo...

Happy Feast Day Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day: February 11 Patron saint of bodily ills On February 11th, 1858 Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette in the cave of Massabielle, Lourdes, France. This began a series of apparitions. During the vision on the 25th of March she told Bernadette, “I am the Immaculate Conception.”

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint José Sánchez del Río
 1913-1928
 Feast Day: February 10
 ...

Happy Feast Day Saint José Sánchez del Río 1913-1928 Feast Day: February 10 Saint Jose Sanchez del Rio lived during the turbulent Catholic persecution in Mexico, by the Calles government, called the Cristero War. St. Jose had a love for Our Lady of Guadalupe and the Blessed Sacrament. He pleaded to be a Cristero at

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Scholastica
 480 - 542
 Feast Day: February 10
 Patronage...

Happy Feast Day Saint Scholastica 480 – 542 Feast Day: February 10 Patronage: convulsive children, nuns, invoked against storms and rain Scholastica, born in Italy, was the twin sister of Benedict of Nursia. Scholastica was dedicated to God from a young age. The most commonly told story about her is that she would, once a

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