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Pier Giorgio Frassati: a role model for young Catholics.

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

July 2, 2014

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati Born: 6 April 1901 (Holy Saturday that year), Turin, Italy Enrolls in Engineering: 1918, Royal Polytechnic of Turin Died: 4 July 1925, after a five-day-long intense deterioration from Polio Beatified: 20 May 1990, by Pope John Paul II       It was in the context of the Toronto World Youth… Read More ›

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St. Anthony of Padua, O.F.M. – June 13th

Feast Day: June 13 Born: August 14, 1195 in Lisbon, Portugal Died: June 13, 1231 in Arcella (Padua), Italy Canonized: May 30, 1232 (Feast of Pentecost) in Spoleto, Italy by Pope Gregory IX Declared Doctor of the Church: January 16,1946 by Pope Pius XII Patronage: Especially seekers of lost articles, but also American Indians; amputees;… Read More ›

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St. Philip Neri – May 26

Feast Day: May 26 Born: July 22, 1515 in Florence, Italy Died: May 26, 1595 in Rome, Italy Beatified: 1615, Canonized: 1621 Patronage: The City of Rome, Joy, Laughter, Humour At a certain moment in my childhood it became important for me to know the saint on whose feast day I was blessed to share my… Read More ›

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“The Man of the Shroud Exhibit” – April 9th -15th at St. Peter’s!

“Simon Peter, following him, also came up, went into the tomb, saw the linen cloths lying on the ground and also the cloth that had been over his head; this was not with the linen cloths but rolled up in a place by itself. Then the other disciple who had reached the tomb first also… Read More ›

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Saints Felicity and Perpetua – March 7th

Saints Felicity and Perpetua Feast Day: March 7th Born: Around 181 (Perpetua) Died: March 7, 203 at Carthage, in the Roman province of Africa Patronage: mothers, expectant mothers, ranchers, butchers, Carthage If you’ve ever read about the early martyrs, you know that the first few centuries of the Church were decidedly wild times, and to be a… Read More ›

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Saint of the Month- St. Josephine Bakhita

St. Josephine Bakhita – Virgin & Religious Feast Day:  8 February Born: 1869 (date unrecorded and unknown) in Sudan, Africa Fully Initiated in the Church: 9 January 1890 Died:  8 February 1947 at the age of 78 in Schio, Italy Canonized 1 October 2000 Patronage:  Sudan One Sunday afternoon while still in the seminary, I… Read More ›

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St. Francis de Sales – January 24th

St. Francis de Sales – Bishop, Doctor of the Church - Feast Day:  January 24 Born:  August 21, 1567 in the Chateau de Sales, Duchy of Savoy, France Died:  December 28, 1622 at the age of 55 in Lyons, France Canonized April 8, 1665 Declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius IX November 16, 1877… Read More ›

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St. Edmund Campion SJ (December 1)

St. Edmund Campion SJ Born: January 25, 1540 in London, England Martyred: December 1, 1581 at Tyburn (now part of London), England Feast Day: December 1 Patronage: British Jesuit Province A Martyr’s Death? As he was about to pass through the door of his cell in the Jesuit House in Prague, Fr. Edmund Campion looked up… Read More ›

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The Holy Souls in Purgatory

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die.        -  Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 All Saints Day I (1911) – Wassily Kandinsky Time is precious, yet it often seems to slip through our fingers almost without our noticing it. For… Read More ›

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St. Therese of Lisieux – October 1st

St. Therese of the Child Jesus of the Holy Face Feast Day:  October 1 Born:  Marie-Francoise-Therese Martin on January 2, 1873 in Alencon, France Died:  September 30, 1897 at the age of 24 in Lisieux, France Declared Doctor of the Church:  October 19, 1997 Patronage:  Missions/missionaries, France, Russia, HIV/AIDS sufferers, florists and gardeners, loss of… Read More ›

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