Happy Feast Day
 Saint Thomas Becket
 1118 - 1170
 Feast day: December 29
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Happy Feast Day Saint Thomas Becket 1118 – 1170 Feast day: December 29 Patronage: secular clergy; Portsmouth, England; Exeter College, Oxford, England Thomas Becket, also known as Saint Thomas of Canterbury, was Archbishop of Canterbury, from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Francis Xavier
 1506-1552
 Feast day: December 3
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Happy Feast Day Saint Francis Xavier 1506-1552 Feast day: December 3 Patronage: African missions, India, Apostleship of Prayer Saint Francis Xavier was born into a noble, Spanish family. He met St. Ignatius Loyola at the university where they became lifetime friends, were ordained priests together, and co-founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). St. Francis is

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Hilda of Whitby
 614-680
 Feast Day: November 17
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Happy Feast Day Saint Hilda of Whitby 614-680 Feast Day: November 17 Patronage: learning, culture, and poetry due to her patronage of Caedmon. The National Cathedral School for girls in Washington D.C. Saint Hilda was an English princess, who at 33, consecrated her life to God as a nun. St. Bede chronicled her life of

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Happy Feast Day
 St. Charles Borromeo
 1538–1584
 Feast day: November 4
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Happy Feast Day St. Charles Borromeo 1538–1584 Feast day: November 4 Patronage: Catechists, Catechumens, Seminarians Saint Charles Borromeo was a cardinal and archbishop of Milan from 1564 to 1584. Among the great reformers of the troubled sixteenth century, Borromeo, with St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Philip Neri, and others, led the movement to combat the

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Happy Feast Day Saint Ursula Died: 3rd or 4th c. Feast Day: October 21 Patronage: Order of St. Ursula (Ursulines), Catholic education, students, teachers, University of Paris, Cologne, England, British Virgin Islands, archers, orphans, a holy death Saint Ursula was the daughter of a Christian,… More Source All content is property of the owner, unless

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Happy Feast Day Saint Rose of Viterbo 1233-1251 Feast day: September 4 Patronage: florists, flower growers, people in exile, people rejected by religious orders, Viterbo, Italy As a young child, Saint Rose of Viterbo had visions of Jesus and Mary. At the age of 3, she brought back to life her… More Source All content

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Lydia Purpuraria
 1st Century
 Feast Day: August 3
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Happy Feast Day Saint Lydia Purpuraria 1st Century Feast Day: August 3 Patronage: dyers St. Lydia was Saint Paul's first known convert and the seller of purple cloth, as mentioned in the New Testament: On the Sabbath, we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of

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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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