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Blessed Father Solanus Casey
1870-1957
Memorial: July 30
Father ...

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

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
1935-1981
Feast Day: July 28
Beatification: Septembe...

Blessed Fr. Stanley Rother 1935-1981 Feast Day: July 28 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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Saint Pantaleon
275-305
Feast Day: July 27
Patronage: physicians...

Happy Feast Day Saint Pantaleon 275-305 Feast Day: July 27 Patronage: physicians, midwives, livestock, against headaches, consumption, locust, witchcraft, accidents, loneliness, crying children Saint Pantaleon, one of the 14 Holy Helpers, was born near the Black Sea in Asia to a wealthy pagan father and Christian mother who taught him the faith. As a physician

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Blessed Titus Brandsma
1881-1942
Feast Day: July 27
Patronage: C...

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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Saint Joachim and Saint Anne with the Child Mary
Feast Day: July...

Happy Feast Day Saint Joachim and Saint Anne with the Child Mary Feast Day: July 26 Patronage: Grandparents, Holy Families, and Marriages Saint Joachim and Saint Anne are the parents of the Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus Christ. Saint Joachim, whose name means “Yahweh prepares”, was from Nazareth and probably rich. He married St.

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Saint James the Greater
Died 44 AD
Feast day: July 25 
Patron of...

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

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Saint Christopher
Died: 251
Feast day: July 25
 Patronage: Bache...

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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Saint Charbel Makhlouf
1828-1898
Feast day: July 24
Saint Charbe...

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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Saint Christina the Astonishing
1150-1224
Feast Day: July 24
Pat...

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

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. Baptised by St. Colman, he was the first person to bring Christianity to Ireland, before St. Patrick, though only

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Saint Bridget of Sweden
1303 - 1373
Feast Day: July 23 (new) Oct...

Happy Feast Day Saint Bridget of Sweden 1303 – 1373 Feast Day: July 23 (new) October 8 (trad) Patronage: Europe, Sweden, Widows Bridget of Sweden was married at 13 and the mother of eight children (the second eldest was St. Catherine of Sweden). After the death of her husband of twenty years, she founded the

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Saint Mary Magdalene
1st century
Feast day: July 22
Patronage: c...

Happy Feast Day Saint Mary Magdalene 1st century Feast day: July 22 Patronage: contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, sexual temptation Mary Magdalen has been called the second-most important woman in the New Testament after Mary the mother of Jesus. Mary Magdalen traveled with Jesus as one of His followers. She was present

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Saint Daniel the Prophet
5th century BC
Feast Day: July 21
Patro...

Happy Feast Day Saint Daniel the Prophet 5th century BC Feast Day: July 21 Patronage: Courage, Fortitude, and Strength Daniel, meaning “God is my Judge”, is one of the four Great Prophets in the Old Testament and the writer of the book of scripture that bears his name, the Book of Daniel. He is from

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Saint Margaret of Antioch
3rd C.
Feast day: July 20
Patronage: c...

Happy Feast Day Saint Margaret of Antioch 3rd C. Feast day: July 20 Patronage: childbirth, pregnancy, backache, kidney disease, sterility, dying people, against the devil, exiles, falsely accused martyrs, nurses, Saint Margaret of Antioch’s life is shrouded in legend. When her father, a pagan priest, found out that Margaret converted to Christianity, he cast her

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Saint Elijah 
900 BC
Feast Day: July 20
Patronage: Carmelites, A...

Happy Feast Day Saint Elijah 900 BC Feast Day: July 20 Patronage: Carmelites, Air Forces, civil aeronautics, Romanian Air Force Saint Elijah or Elias is considered one of the greatest Old Testament prophets who lived in Israel during the reign of King Ahab. His life and mission are chronicled in the Book of Kings with

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Saint Camillus de Lellis
1550-1614
Feast Day: July 18
Patronage:...

Happy Feast Day Saint Camillus de Lellis 1550-1614 Feast Day: July 18 Patronage: the sick, physicians, nurses, hospitals, doctors Saint Camillus de Lellis was an Italian soldier that overcame his gambling habit and other vices to become a Capuchin Priest. After he received permission from his confessor, St. Philip Neri, he founded the Camillian order

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Feast day: July 16
Patron saint of Chil...

Happy Feast Day Our Lady of Mount Carmel Feast day: July 16 Patron saint of Chile Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the title given to the Blessed Virgin Mary in her role as patroness of the Carmelite Order. The first Carmelites were Christian hermits living on Mount Carmel in the Holy Land during the

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Saint Bonaventure
Doctor of the Church
1221-1274
Feast Day: July...

Happy Feast Day Saint Bonaventure Doctor of the Church 1221-1274 Feast Day: July 15 (New), July 14 (Trad) Patronage: Intestinal disorders, Bagnoregio, Italy, Conchita Indian Pueblo, St. Bonaventure University, NYC Saint Bonaventure was a Franciscan, theologian, philosopher, teacher, writer, cardinal and mystic, lovingly called the ”Seraphic Doctor.” He was close friends with St. Thomas Aquinas

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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
1656-1680
Feast Day: July 14
Patroness: ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Kateri Tekakwitha 1656-1680 Feast Day: July 14 Patroness: Ecologists, Native Americans Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, known as Lily of the Mohawks was an Algonquin–Mohawk virgin. Born in Auriesville (now part of New York), she was orphaned during a smallpox epidemic, which left her with a scarred face and impaired eyesight. In 1676

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King Saint Henry II
972-1024
Feast day: July 13 (New), July 15 (...

Happy Feast Day King Saint Henry II 972-1024 Feast day: July 13 (New), July 15 (Trad) Patronage: the childless, the handicapped, those rejected by religious orders, dukes and kings Saint Henry II was a German king and Holy Roman Emperor. He was educated by St. Wolfgang of Regensburg and succeeded his father, Henry, Duke of

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Saint Teresa of the Andes
1900-1920
Feast Day: April 12 and July...

Happy Feast Day Saint Teresa of the Andes 1900-1920 Feast Day: April 12 and July 13 Patronage: against disease, against illness, young people, sick people, Santiago, Los Andes Saint Teresa of the Andes, known as the “Flower of the Andes” was Chile’s first canonized saint. She was an active young adult and an excellent athlete

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Saints Louis & Zelie Martin
Feast day: July 12
Saint Louis Marti...

Happy Feast Day Saints Louis & Zelie Martin Feast day: July 12 Saint Louis Martin and Saint Zelie Martin are the parents of Saint Therese of Lisieux. Zélie wanted to become a nun but was turned away by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul due to respiratory difficulties and recurrent headaches. Zélie

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Saint Veronica
Died: 1st C.
Feast Day: July 12
Patronage: Laundr...

Happy Feast Day Saint Veronica Died: 1st C. Feast Day: July 12 Patronage: Laundry workers, Photographers Saint Veronica offered her veil to Jesus to wipe his face on his way to Calvary and Christ left his image miraculously imprinted on it. This beautiful act of charity is commemorated at the sixth station of the way

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Saint Benedict
480 - 543
Feast Day: July 11 (New), March 21 (Tra...

Happy Feast Day Saint Benedict 480 – 543 Feast Day: July 11 (New), March 21 (Trad) Patronage: Europe, farmers, against poison, against witchcraft It is related by Saint Gregory the Great (+603) that in the wilderness Benedict fed a raven with some of a portion of his bread. When a jealous and wicked priest tried

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Saint Amelia
741-772
Feast Day: July 10
Patronage: arm and shoul...

Happy Feast Day Saint Amelia 741-772 Feast Day: July 10 Patronage: arm and shoulder pain, fevers, bruises, fishermen, farmers, and Ghent, Belgium Saint Amelia was born into a religious family in the now Belgium-Luxembourg area. She was preparing to enter the Benedictine Abbey at Munsterbilsen when Charles, son of King Pepin became enamored with her

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Saint Augustine Zhao Rong 
Died 1815
Fest Day: July 9
Martyrs of...

Happy Feast Day Saint Augustine Zhao Rong Died 1815 Fest Day: July 9 Martyrs of China From 1648-1930, Chinese children, parents, catechists, and laborers were martyred. Saint Augustine Zhao Rong was a soldier convert who became a priest and was brutally martyred by having his arm cut off and then flayed. His last words were

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Saint Veronica Giuliani
1660-1727
Feast day: July 9
Saint Veroni...

Happy Feast Day Saint Veronica Giuliani 1660-1727 Feast day: July 9 Saint Veronica, an Italian Capuchin Poor Clare, whose baptismal name was Ursula, is one of the greatest mystics in the Church. Her life was one of the cross and pain, uniting her sufferings with Christ’s passion, death, and resurrection, eventually receiving the stigmata. In

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Saint Maria Goretti
1890 - 1902
Feast day: July 6 (New), July 9 ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Maria Goretti 1890 – 1902 Feast day: July 6 (New), July 9 (Trad) Patronage: Crime victims, teenage girls, modern youth, Children of Mary St. Maria Goretti is an Italian virgin-martyr of the Roman Catholic Church and is one of its youngest canonized saints. She died from multiple stab wounds inflicted by

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Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria
1502-1539
Feast Day: July 5
Patronag...

Happy Feast Day Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria 1502-1539 Feast Day: July 5 Patronage: Physicians, Barnabites, Clerks Regular, and the Angelic Sisters of St. Paul Saint Anthony Mary Zaccaria was born of a noble family in Italy. He became a medical doctor yet wanted to serve the Church. He was ordained a priest six years later.

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Saint Elizabeth of Portugal
1271 - 1336
Feast day: July 4 (New),...

Happy Feast Day Saint Elizabeth of Portugal 1271 – 1336 Feast day: July 4 (New), July 8 (Trad) Patronage: victims of adultery, jealousy, and unfaithfulness; Portugal; brides; charitable societies and workers; difficult marriages; falsely accused people; widows St. Elizabeth of Portugal, also known as St Elizabeth of Aragon and St Isabella of Portugal was queen

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati
1901 - 1925
Feast day: July 4
Pier...

Happy Feast Day Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati 1901 – 1925 Feast day: July 4 Pier Giorgio Frassati was a handsome, fun-loving, athletic, courageous and devout Catholic born into a prominent Italian family. He died at the young age of 24 and has since become the model for lay people all over the world. Beatified in

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Saint Thomas the Apostle
1st century 
Feast Day: July 3
Patronag...

Happy Feast Day Saint Thomas the Apostle 1st century Feast Day: July 3 Patronage: architects, builders, construction workers, stone masons, against doubt, against blindness, East Indies, India One of the original 12 apostles, St. Thomas was ready to die with Jesus in Jerusalem but is best remembered for doubting the Resurrection until allowed to touch

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Venerable Antonietta Meo
December 15, 1930 - July 3, 1937
Feast ...

Happy Feast Day Venerable Antonietta Meo December 15, 1930 – July 3, 1937 Feast Day: July 3 Venerated by Pope Benedict XVI in 2007 Antonietta Meo, nicknamed “Nennolina”, was born in Rome and attended Catholic schools where she stood out for her charm, joy, and love of the poor. When she was 6 years old

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Saint Junipero Serra
1713-1784
Feast day: July 1
Patronage: Voca...

Happy Feast Day Saint Junipero Serra 1713-1784 Feast day: July 1 Patronage: Vocations, California Saint Junipero Serra was a Spanish Franciscan friar who founded a mission in Baja California and the first nine of 21 Spanish missions in California. The missions were primarily designed to bring the Catholic Christian faith to the native peoples. Other

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Saint Oliver Plunkett
1625 - 1681
Feast Day: July 1
Patronage: P...

Happy Feast Day Saint Oliver Plunkett 1625 – 1681 Feast Day: July 1 Patronage: Peace and Reconciliation in Ireland Born in Ireland, he studied for the priesthood in Rome and was ordained there in 1654. After some years of teaching and service to the poor of Rome, he was appointed Archbishop of Armagh in Ireland.

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Saint Thomas More
1478-1535
Feast day:  June 22 (New), July 9 (T...

Happy Feast Day Saint Thomas More 1478-1535 Feast day: June 22 (New), July 9 (Trad) Patronage: adopted children, civil servants, court clerks, difficult marriages, large families, politicians, lawyers, and statesmen St. Thomas More was an English lawyer, social philosopher, author, statesman and noted Renaissance humanist. He was also a counselor to Henry VIII and Lord

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Saint John Fisher
1469-1535
Feast day: June 22 (New), July 9 (Tr...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Fisher 1469-1535 Feast day: June 22 (New), July 9 (Trad) Patronage-Diocese of Rochester Born in 1469 in England, Saint John Fisher was a Roman Catholic bishop and cardinal who served as Lady Margaret Beaufort’s confessor (Grandmother of Henry Vlll) and convinced her to found two colleges at the University of

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 Saint Ignatius of Loyola
 1491-1556
 Feast Day: July 31
 Patron...

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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 Blessed Father Solanus Casey
 1870-1957
 Memorial: July 30
 Fat...

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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 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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 Blessed Titus Brandsma
 1881-1942
 Feast Day: July 27
 Patronag...

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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 Saint James the Greater
 Died c.44 
 Feast day: July 25 
 Patro...

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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 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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 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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 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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 Saint Christina the Astonishing
 1150-1224
 Feast Day: July 24
...

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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 Saint Mary Magdalene
 1st century 
 Feast day: July 22
 Patrona...

Happy Feast Day Saint Mary Magdalene 1st century Feast day: July 22 Patronage: contemplative life, converts, glove makers, hairdressers, penitent sinners, sexual temptation St. Mary Magdalen has been called the second-most important woman in the New Testament after Mary the mother of Jesus. Mary Magdalene traveled with Jesus as one of His followers. She was

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