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Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian
Died: 287
Feast Day: September 26 ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Cosmas and Saint Damian Died: 287 Feast Day: September 26 (New), September 27 (Trad) Patronage: Doctors, Physicians, Pharmacists, Surgeons, Barbers, Dentists Saints Cosmas and Damian were twin brothers and skilled doctors born in Cilicia, Turkey. The brothers gave their services for free and in the process attracted many souls to the

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 Saint Padre Pio
1887 - 1968
Feast Day: September 23
Patronage: ...

Happy Feast Day Saint Padre Pio 1887 – 1968 Feast Day: September 23 Patronage: Civil defense volunteers, Catholic adolescents Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, was a Capuchin Catholic priest from Italy. He was born Francesco Forgione, and given the name Pius when he joined the Capuchins, thus he is popularly known as Padre Pio. He became

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Pope Saint Linus
c. AD 10 - c. AD 76
Feast Day: September 23
Pat...

Happy Feast Day Pope Saint Linus c. AD 10 – c. AD 76 Feast Day: September 23 Patronage: hat and veil makers Pope Linus is the second bishop of Rome succeeding St. Peter, according to the early Church Fathers. His pontificate endured from c. AD 67 to his death. He was consecrated by St. Paul

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Pope Saint Pius X
1835-1914
Feast day: August 21 (New), Septembe...

Happy Feast Day Pope Saint Pius X 1835-1914 Feast day: August 21 (New), September 3 (Trad) Patronage: First Communicants Pope St. Pius X, born Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, was the 257th pope of the Catholic Church, serving from 1903 to 1914. He was the first pope since Pope Pius V to be canonized. Pope Pius X

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 Saint John Vianney
The Cure d'Ars
1786 - 1859
Feast Day: August...

Happy Feast Day Saint John Vianney The Cure d’Ars 1786 – 1859 Feast Day: August 4 (New), August 8 (Trad) Patronage: all priests After many obstacles and suffering, St. John Mary Vianney ( Jean-Baptiste-Marie Vianney) became one of the most celebrated parish priests in the Catholic Church. He fought for souls in his small town

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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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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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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 Boniface
 675-754
 Feast Day: June 5
 Patronage: Brewers,...

Happy Feast Day Saint Boniface 675-754 Feast Day: June 5 Patronage: Brewers, Fulda, Germany, World Youth Day Saint Boniface was an English Benedictine monk known as the “Apostle of Germany” for evangelizing and reforming the Germanic church. He was a respected scholar, teacher, and priest, (then bishop) that was called to be a missionary. To

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Happy Feast Day Saint Charles Lwanga 1860-1886 Feastday: June 3 Patronage: youth, converts, torture victims, Catholic action Saint Charles Lwanga is one of the martyrs of Uganda, killed during King Mwanga’s reign. In 1879, the White Fathers (Society of Missionaries of Africa) welcomed by Mwanga’s father, came and started to evangelize Uganda. Mwanga, violent and

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Happy Feast Day Saint Clotilde 474-545 Feast Day: June 3 Patronage: brides, adopted children, parents, exiles, widows, skin disease Saint Clotilde was married to King Clovis who ruled the Franks and was instrumental in the King’s conversion. She is credited with bringing Christianity to Europe. Queen Clotilde was known for her charitable and penitential works

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Happy Feast Day Saint Kevin of Glendalough 498 – 618 Feast day: June 3 Patronage: blackbirds, Glendalough, Ireland St. Kevin, also known as Coemgen in Ireland, lived with monks from age 12. After being ordained he came to live a hermit’s life in Glendalough Ireland (meaning glen of two lakes). There are many stories 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 Joan of Arc 1412-1431 Feast day: May 30 Patronage: France; martyrs; captives; military personnel; people ridiculed for their piety; prisoners; soldiers Joan of Arc, a national heroine of France, was born in 1412 during the Hundred Years War. At age 12 she began receiving visions of Saint Michael, as well as

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Happy Feast Day Saint Augustine of Canterbury Died: 604 Feast day: May 27 (New), May 28 (Trad) Patronage: England Saint Augustine of Canterbury is the “Apostle to the English” who founded the church in England. He was an Italian monk who eventually became Prior of the monastery. In 597, Pope St. Gregory the Great decided

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Happy Feast Day Saint Philip Neri 1515-1595 Feast Day: May 26 Patroness: Rome, US Special Forces, ICRSS A friend of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Philip founded the Congregation of the Oratory. His many extraordinary experiences include an enlargement of his heart after a vision of a globe of fire entering his chest and an ability

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Happy Feast Day Saint Bede the Venerable Doctor of the Church 672/673-735 Feast Day: May 25 (New), May 27 (Trad) Patronage: English writers, historians, Jarrow, St. Bede college and university Saint Bede was a Benedictine monk in Britain. He was the greatest scholar, author, and teacher of his time, deeply versed in the sciences and

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Happy Feast Day Saint Mariana de Jesus de Paredes “The Lily of Quito” 1618-1645 Feast Day: May 26 Patronage: Ecuador, The Americas, bodily ills, loss of parents, those rejected from religious orders, the sick and sickness Saint Mariana was born to noble parents and the first person to be canonized from Ecuador. She was a

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Happy Feast Day Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat 1779 – 1865 Feast day: May 25 Patronage: Schoolgirls St. Madeleine wanted to be a Carmelite lay sister, but with Father Joseph Varin and three other postulants, she founded the Society of the Sacred Heart on November 21, 1800. The Society is devoted to the Sacred Heart, and

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Happy Feast Day Saint Julia of Corsica Died: 5th century Feast day: May 23 Patronage: torture victims, pathologies of the hands and the feet, Corsica, France, Brescia and Livorno, Italy Saint Julia Corsica, also known as Saint Julia of Carthage, was born in Carthage to a noble family. In 616, the city was conquered by

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Happy Feast Day Saint Rita of Cascia 1381-1457 Feast Day: May 22 Patronage: lost and impossible causes, sickness, wounds, marital problems, abuse, mothers, infertility St. Rita was married at an early age to a man described as cruel and harsh. They had two sons. After her husband was killed and both sons died, she entered

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Happy Feast Day Saint Toribio Romo Gonzalez 1900-1928 Feast Day: May 21 Patronage: Immigrants Saint Toribio Romo Gonzalez was a young parish priest who died during the Cristero war and was canonized as one of the Martyrs of the Catholic Action Movement in Mexico. He courageously exercised his ministry even when religious persecution intensified and

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Happy Feast Day Saint Bernardine of Siena 1380-1444 Feast day: May 20 Patronage: advertising, compulsive behavior, public relations, gambling addicts, chest problems, Italy, San Bernardino, California Saint Bernardine was a 15th C. Franciscan preacher, known as the “Apostle of Italy” and of “the Holy Name of Jesus”. He devised the Greek symbol, IHS, for the

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Happy Feast Day Saint Paschal Baylon 1540-1592 Feast day: May 17 Patronage: Eucharistic congresses and associations, shepherds Saint Paschal was a Franciscan lay brother, mystic, and contemplative. Born on the feast of Pentecost to poor Spanish parents, he lived the vow of poverty his whole life. He had a great devotion to the Blessed Sacrament,

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Happy Feast Day Saint John Nepomucene (St. John of Nepomuk) 1345-1393 Feast Day: May 16 Patronage: Czechoslovakia, Bohemia, confessors, bridges, floods, against slander, silence Saint John Nepomucene was consecrated to God by his parents after he was cured of a childhood disease. He became a priest and a moving preacher, attracting the notice of the

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Happy Feast Day Saint Brendan the Navigator 484 – 577 Feast Day: May 16 Patronage: boatmen, sailors, travelers, whales St. Brendan the Navigator, an Irish saint, lived from 484 to 577. He was one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is most known for his legendary travels, especially to the “Isle of the Blessed”,

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Happy Feast Day Saint Isidore the Farmer 1070-1130 Feast day: May 15 (New), March 22 (Trad) Patronage: Farmers, laborers, the national rural conference in the U.S. and rural communities Saint Isidore the Farmer, also known as St. Isidore the Laborer, was born in Madrid, Spain to a farming family. He married Maria de la Cabeza

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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 Matthias Died: 80 Feast Day: May 14 (New) February 25 (Trad.) Patronage: alcoholism, carpenters, smallpox, tailors, Gary, Indiana St. Matthias had been one of the disciples during the whole of our Lord’s public life and, like the others was a witness of His resurrection. It was he who took the place

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Happy Feast Day Saint Julian of Norwich 1342-1430 Feast day: May 13 Patronage: Cats Saint Julian of Norwich, a Benedictine English mystic, lived as a recluse in her cell, with a cat most likely being her only companion. As one of the most influential writers of England, she wrote 16 Revelations of Divine Love, the

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Happy Feast Day Saint Leopold Mandic 1666-1942 Feast Day: May 12 The Apostle of Unity and the Confessional Saint Leopold Mandic was born with many physical and health problems, into a large family, in Croatia. In 1884, he joined the Capuchin Franciscans and was appointed to a parish in Padua from 1906 until his death.

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Happy Feast Day Saint John of Avila Doctor of the Church 1500-1569 Feast Day: May 10 Patronage: Andalusia, Spain, Spanish secular clergy Saint John of Avila, a Spanish priest, was an engaging preacher, wise confessor and spiritual director to saints like St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis Borgia, St. John of the Cross, St. Ignatius

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Happy Feast Day Saint Rose Venerini 1656-1728 Feast Day: May 7 Canonized in 2006 by Pope Benedict XVI Saint Rose Venerini was born in Viterbo, Italy. She discerned the contemplative religious life after her fiancé died. Yet her true vocation was teaching, which she realized under the guidance of her spiritual director. She believed that

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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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Happy Feast Day Saint Peter Chanel 1803-1841 Feast Day: April 28 Patronage: Oceania Saint Peter Chanel was born in France and ended his life as the protomartyr of Oceania. Peter was attracted to the missionary life and became a Marist priest and made the 10-month journey to Futuna Island in Oceania. With courage and patience,

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Happy Feast Day Saint George Died: 303 Feast Day: April 23 Patronage: England, crusaders, soldiers Saint George was a Roman soldier of Greek Christian origin. He was a Praetorian guard for Diocletian who valued his service. When the Emperor ordered the soldiers to sacrifice to the gods, St. George refused, even after Diocletian offered him

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Happy Feast Day Saint Agnes of Montepulciano 1268 – 1317 Feast day: April 20 Agnes became known as a visionary and performed miracles. Saint Agnes of Montepulciano was born into a noble Italian family. At a young age, her spiritual life consisted of prayer and penance. At 9 she entered the local Franciscan monastery and

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