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 Saint Erasmus of Formia Died c.303 Feast Day: June 2 Patronage: sailors, colic in children, intestinal ailments and diseases, cramps and pains of women in labor, cattle pest, Gaeta and Formia, Italy Saint Erasmus was the Bishop of Formia in Italy who was martyred during the Diocletian persecution. Legend is that when

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Happy Feast Day Saint Dymphna Died the 7th century Feast day: May 15 Patronage: mental disorders, neurological disorders, runaways, victims of incest Dymphna, the only daughter to a pagan king, took after her mother in faith and beauty, taking a vow of chastity at a young age. After the death of his wife, Dymphna’s father

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Happy Feast Day Saint Katharine Drexel 1858 -1955 Feast Day: March 3 Patronage: Philanthropists, racial justice One of the 12 American Saints, St. Katharine Drexel was an American heiress, philanthropist, religious sister, educator, and foundress. Taking religious vows in 1891, she is known for her selfless service of the oppressed. Donating her life and considerable

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Happy Feast Day Saint Martina of Rome Died 228 Feast Day: January 30 Patronage: Rome, nursing mothers Saint Martina was a Roman virgin martyr. She came from a prosperous family yet gave her wealth away to the poor and devoted her life to prayer. After refusing to sacrifice to idols, she was tortured and beheaded.

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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 Francis Borgia
 1510-1572
 Feast day: October 10
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Happy Feast Day Saint Francis Borgia 1510-1572 Feast day: October 10 Patronage: Invoked against earthquakes, Portugal, and Rota, Marianas Saint Francis Borgia was born into a noble family in Spain. He married Eleanor de Castro and they had 8 children. In 1546, his wife died and after settling his estates and children, he entered the

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Gerard Majella
 1726-1755
 Feast day: October 16
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Happy Feast Day Saint Gerard Majella 1726-1755 Feast day: October 16 Patronage: Children (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; and Muro Lucano, Italy St. Gerard Majella was a professed lay brother of the Redemptorists; he served as tailor and infirmarian and

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Lorenzo Ruiz
 1600-1637
 Feast Day: September 28
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Happy Feast Day Saint Lorenzo Ruiz 1600-1637 Feast Day: September 28 Patronage: Filipino youth, the Philippines, overseas workers, altar servers Saint Lorenzo Ruiz was born in the Philippines and was a happily married family man who joined the Dominican Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary. He was accused of murder and fled on a Dominican

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Joseph Calasanz
 1557-1648
 Feast Day: August 25
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Happy Feast Day Saint Joseph Calasanz 1557-1648 Feast Day: August 25 Patronage: Catholic schools, colleges, universities, students Saint Joseph Calasanz, a Spanish priest, founded the Pious Schools for the poor and destitute, and the Piarist Religious Order. He was educated in canon law and theology. At first, his work flourished, but because of prejudices and

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Charlene Marie Richard
 Servant of God
 1947-1959
 Feast Day: August 11
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Charlene Marie Richard Servant of God 1947-1959 Feast Day: August 11 Patronage: Cajun people, good health, converts to Catholicism Charlene Marie Richard, the second of ten children, grew up in rural Louisiana in a family of loving, close, and faithful Catholics. At 7 years old she started praying the rosary daily and had a devotion

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Happy Feast Day
 Saint Mary Magdalene
 1st century 
 Feast day: July 22
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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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