Happy Feast Day
 Saint Ignatius of Loyola
 1491-1556
 Feast Day: July 31
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Happy Feast Day Saint Ignatius of Loyola 1491-1556 Feast Day: July 31 Patronage: educators and education, soldiers, Society of Jesus St. Ignatius, the founder of the Jesuits, was born 1491 in Spain. One of 13 children, he was inflamed with thoughts of love and knighthood in his youth. But at the age of 30, as

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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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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Martha of Bethany
 Feast Day: July 29
 Patronage: butlers...

Happy Feast Day Saint Martha of Bethany Feast Day: July 29 Patronage: butlers; cooks; dietitians; domestic servants; homemakers; hotel-keepers; housemaids; housewives; innkeepers; laundry workers; maids; manservant; servants; servers; single laywomen St. Martha of Bethany is a biblical figure described in the Gospels of Luke and John. Together with her siblings Lazarus and Mary, she is

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Blessed  Fr. Stanley Rother
 1935 - July 28, 1981
 Beatification: September 23, ...

Blessed Fr. Stanley Rother 1935 – July 28, 1981 Beatification: September 23, 2017 Father Stanley Rother was born into a farming family in Oklahoma. He became a priest, overcoming the struggles in the seminary, in 1963. Fr. was sent to Guatemala as a missionary, in 1968, to serve the indigenous people. There he built farm

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Happy Feast Day
 Blessed Titus Brandsma
 1881-1942
 Feast Day: July 27
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Happy Feast Day Blessed Titus Brandsma 1881-1942 Feast Day: July 27 Patronage: Catholic Journalist, tobacconist, Friesland Blessed Titus Brandsma was a Carmelite martyr at the Dachau concentration camp in Germany. He had a Doctorate in Philosophy, taught at various universities and was an advisor to Catholic journalists. He was imprisoned for speaking against the spread

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint James the Greater
 Died c.44 
 Feast day: July 25 
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Happy Feast Day Saint James the Greater Died c.44 Feast day: July 25 Patron of veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists St. James, son of Zebedee was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He was a son of Zebedee and Salome, and brother of John the Apostle. He is also called James the Greater to

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Christopher
 Died: 251
 Feast day: July 25
  Patronage: B...

Happy Feast Day Saint Christopher Died: 251 Feast day: July 25 Patronage: Bachelors, transportation, traveling, storms St. Christopher, whose name, means "Christ-bearer" is venerated as a martyr. His most famous legend, tells that he carried a child, who was unknown to him, across a river before the child revealed himself as Christ. Therefore he is

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Declan of Ardmore
 350-450
 Feast day: July 24
 Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day St. Declan of Ardmore 350-450 Feast day: July 24 Patronage: Ardmore, Ireland, The Dioceses’ of Waterford and Lisman Saint Declan was born a prince of the Decius (the ruling class) tribe of Celts. Baptized by St. Colman, he was the first person to bring Christianity to Ireland, before St. Patrick, though only

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Charbel Makhlouf
 1828-1898
 Feast day: July 24
 Saint Ch...

Happy Feast Day Saint Charbel Makhlouf 1828-1898 Feast day: July 24 Saint Charbel, born in a small village in Lebanon, to a poor religious family, entered the Maronite Monastery of St. Maroun, (A Lebanese Maronite order) at 23 and was ordained a priest in1859. He served there for 16 years, then retired to the hermitage

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Christina the Astonishing
 1150-1224
 Feast Day: July 24
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Happy Feast Day Saint Christina the Astonishing 1150-1224 Feast Day: July 24 Patronage: Those who suffer from mental disorders, health care workers for the mentally ill, Millers Saint Christina the Astonishing was orphaned as a teenager and became a shepherdess. She died when she had a massive seizure and during her funeral, Christina rose and

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