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Happy Feast Day Saint Dominic Savio 1842 – 1857 Feast Day: May 6 (formally March 9) Patronage: choirboys, falsely accused people, juvenile delinquents, choral singing Dominic Savio was an Italian adolescent student of Saint John Bosco. He was studying to be a priest when he became ill and died at the age of 14. His

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Happy Feast Day Saint Florian 250-304 Feast Day: May 4 Patronage: firemen, brewers, chimney-sweeps, protector from fires, floods, battles, drowning victims, Poland, Austria Saint Florian was a Roman officer, martyred during Diocletian’s reign. He was scourged, flayed, set on fire, and finally thrown in a river with a milestone. Many miracles are attributed to him;

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Happy Feast Day Saint Athanasius Doctor of the Church 297-373 Feast Day: May 2 Saint Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria and Doctor of the Church, assisted at the Council of Nicaea, where the Nicene Creed was established. Under the care of St. Alexander the Patriarch he received a classical education and succeeded him as Bishop in

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Happy Feast Day Saint Peregrine Laziosi 1260-1345 Feast day: May 1 Patronage: Cancer and AIDS victims The youthful Italian St. Peregrine was so politically opposed to the papacy, that he struck St. Philip Benizi, who was trying to preach reconciliation. Being forgiven by the saint, he dramatically converted. Saint Peregrine eventually joined the Servants of

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Happy Feast Day Pope Saint Pius V 1504-1572 Feast Day: April 30 (New), May 5 (Trad) Patronage: Bosco Marengo, Italy Pope from 1566-1572 Saint Pope Pius V, a Dominican, was a leader of the Catholic Reformation, especially by implementing the Council of Trent reforms. He established a Catechism, a missal, a seminary system, used a

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Happy Feast Day Saint Catherine of Siena Doctor of the Church 1347-1380 Feast Day: April 29, (New), April 30 (Trad) Patronage: against fire, bodily ills, firefighters, illness, Italy, miscarriages, people ridiculed for their piety, sexual temptation, sick people, sicknes Catherine was the youngest of 25 children. She started having mystical experiences and visions when she

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Happy Feast Day Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort 1673 – 1716 Feast Day: April 28 St. Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, a French Catholic priest and confessor was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI. As well as preaching, Montfort wrote a number of books and

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Happy Feast Day Saint Gianna Beretta Molla 1922-1962 Feast Day: April 28 Patronage: mothers, physicians, preborn children St. Gianna was an Italian pediatrician, wife and mother who is best known for refusing both an abortion and a hysterectomy when she was pregnant with her fourth child, despite knowing that continuing with the pregnancy could result

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