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Happy Feast Day Saint Matthias Died: 80 Feast Day: May 14 (New) February 25 (Trad.) Patronage: alcoholism, carpenters, smallpox, tailors, Gary, Indiana St. Matthias had been one of the disciples during the whole of our Lord’s public life and, like the others was a witness of His resurrection. It was he who took the place

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Happy Feast Day Saint Anne Line 1567 – 1601 Feast day: February 27 Patronage: converts, widows, childless people Saint Anne Higham/Line was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. After losing her husband she became very active in sheltering Catholic priests. Finally arrested she was condemned to death and executed during the reign

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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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 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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 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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