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Happy Feast Day Blessed Laura Vicuna 1891-1904 Feast day: January 22 Patronage: Abuse victims, Argentina, incest victims, loss of parents, martyrs Blessed Laura Vicuna was the firstborn to a noble, Chilean, military family. Her father died young, leaving the family alone and without income, so her mother took work at a large estate and unfortunately

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Agnes of Rome
 291 - 304
 Feast Day: January 21
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Happy Feast Day Saint Agnes of Rome 291 – 304 Feast Day: January 21 Patronage: Betrothed couples, chastity St. Agnes was a Roman girl who was only twelve or thirteen years old when she suffered martyrdom for her Faith. Agnes made a promise to God never to stain her purity. When the Prefect Sempronius wished

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Happy Feast Day Saint Sebastian 256 -.288 Feast Day: January 20 Patronage: Soldiers, archers, holy Christian death, athletes, plague stricken people Sebastian was a brave Roman soldier who secretly converted many to Christianity in the 3rd century. He was ordered executed and was shot at with arrows and left for dead; a widow discovered him

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Happy Feast Day Saint Margaret of Hungary 1242 – 1271 Feast Day: January 18 Patronage: against floods St. Margaret of Hungary, Daughter of King Bela IV, became a Dominican novice at the age of twelve. Although she was a princess among nuns who were of noble descent, she objected to any special treatment and went

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Anthony the Abbot (St. Anthony the Great)
 251-356
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Happy Feast Day Saint Anthony the Abbot (St. Anthony the Great) 251-356 Feast Day: January 17 Patronage: bakers, farmers, farm animals, cemetery workers, basket weavers, monks, butchers, protection against skin rashes and diseases, epilepsy, amputees Saint Anthony the Abbot was the founder of Christian monasticism and it’s first Abbot. Considered a Desert Father, he led

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 Our Lady of Pontmain (Our Lady of Hope) Print
 1871
 Feast Day:...

Happy Feast Day Our Lady of Pontmain (Our Lady of Hope) Print 1871 Feast Day: January 17 Patronage: Pontmain, France and Hope In 1871, France was being devastated by the Franco-Prussian war. The Prussians were close to the town of Laval when on the evening of January 17, Eugene Barbedette and his brother Joseph saw

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Happy Feast Day Saint Paul the Hermit 227-342 Feast day: January 15 Patronage: basket weavers, clothing industry, hermits, weavers Saint Paul the Hermit, also called Paul of Thebes, a well educated Egyptian, was the first Christian hermit, embracing the life of solitude and penance. He fled to the desert to circumvent the Christian persecution of

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Hilary of Poitiers
 Doctor of the Church
 315-368
 Feast da...

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 Marguerite Bourgeoys
 1620-1700
 Feast Day: January 12
 P...

Happy Feast Day Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys 1620-1700 Feast Day: January 12 Patronage: Against poverty, loss of parents, those rejected by religious orders, the poor Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys is Canada’s first canonized woman saint. She was born in France and through many trials, she became a nun. Our Lady called her to missionary work saying, “Go

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Raymond of Penafort (Penyafort)
 1175-1275
 Feast Day: Ja...

Happy Feast Day Saint Raymond of Penafort (Penyafort) 1175-1275 Feast Day: January 7 (New), January 23 (Trad) Patronage: Canon Lawyers, Civil Lawyers Saint Raymond, born of Spanish nobility, became a brilliant scholar and teacher of philosophy and law. At 41 he became a Dominican. He was a founder of the Order of Our lady of

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