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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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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
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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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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Apollonia
 Died: 249
 Feast Day: February 9
 Patronage: d...

Happy Feast Day Saint Apollonia Died: 249 Feast Day: February 9 Patronage: dentists, tooth problems St. Apollonia, an early Church martyr, is the patron of dentists and toothaches. A Christian persecution in 249, led many to their death. St. Apollonia would not renounce her faith and was beaten, having all her teeth knocked out. Her

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Happy Feast Day Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich 1774-1824 Feast Day: February 9 Beautified 2004 by St. John Paul II Anne Catherine Emmerich was a simple Augustinian nun, visionary, mystic and stigmatist. Her visions about the life of the Blessed Mother, Our Lord, and Christ’s passion were published in 1813. She lived only on the Holy

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Josephine Bakhita
 1869-1947
 Feast Day: February 8
 Patr...

Happy Feast Day Saint Josephine Bakhita 1869-1947 Feast Day: February 8 Patronage: Sudan Saint Josephine grew up in a happy and prosperous family in Darfur, Sudan. At 9, she was kidnapped and bought and sold numerous times into slavery. Some of her owners were fair, others cruel, beating her severely. In 1883, Josephine was sold

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Happy Feast Day Saint Jerome Emiliani 1481-1537 Feast Day: February 8 (New), July 20 (Trad) Patronage: orphans and abandoned children Saint Jerome Emiliani is the founder of the Clerks Regular of Somaschini. In 1508, he was the military commander of Venice, fighting the League of Cambrai, when he was taken, prisoner. In prison, he gave

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Paul Miki
 1562 - 1597
 Feast Day: February 6
 Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day Saint Paul Miki 1562 – 1597 Feast Day: February 6 Patronage: Japan Paul Miki was born at Tounucumada, Japan, into a wealthy Japanese family. He was educated at the Jesuit college, joined the Jesuits in 1580, and became known for his eloquent preaching, gaining numerous converts to Catholicism. He was crucified on

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Happy Feast Day Saint Dorothy Died 311 Feast Day: February 6 Patronage: horticulture; brewers; brides; florists; gardeners; midwives; newlyweds; love Saint Dorothy lived in Caesarea (Turkey) during the Diocletian persecution of Christians. Legend has it, that she was ordered to sacrifice to the pagan gods and refused. On the way to her execution, a young

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Happy Feast Day Saint Agatha 231 – 251 Feast Day: February 5 Patronage: Sicily, breast cancer, bakers, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, wet nurses, natural disasters Saint Agatha was born into an important Sicilian family and from an early age dedicated herself to Christ as a virgin. Legend has it that one suitor, Quintian, after being rejected,

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Catherine de Ricci
 1522-1589
 Feast Day: 4 February (cha...

Happy Feast Day Saint Catherine de Ricci 1522-1589 Feast Day: 4 February (changed in 1971 from 13 February) Patronage: Against illness, the sick, Prato, Italy Saint Catherine de Ricci was born to a noble Italian family. As a child, she spoke to her guardian angel, prayed the rosary, and did penances. At 14, she entered

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Blaise (Blase)
 Died c.316
 Feast day: February 3
 Patronag...

Happy Feast Day St. Blaise (Blase) Died c.316 Feast day: February 3 Patronage: throats, choking, wild animals, builders, veterinarians, infants Saint Blaise was a physician and bishop. During the persecution of Christians, he hide in the hills and cured wild animals of their illnesses. He was eventually martyred. The blessing of throats takes place on

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Happy Feast Day Saint Brigid of Ireland 451-525 Feast day: February 1 Patronage: Ireland Saint Brigid was born in Ireland to a pagan chieftain and a Christian slave. She founded the Abbey of Kildare that was ruled by a double line of abbot-bishops and abbesses; thus the reason why she holds the crosier. Her school

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