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Saint Rose Venerini

Saint of the Day for May 7 (February 9, 1656 – May 7, 1728) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Rose Venerini’s StoryRose was born at Viterbo in Italy, the daughter of a doctor. Following the death of her fiancé she entered a convent, but soon returned home to care for her newly widowed mother. Meanwhile, Rose…
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Saints Marian and James

Saints of the Day for May 6 (d. May 6, 259) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saints Marian and James’s StorySaint Marian, an ordained lector, and Saint James, a deacon, were martyred during the persecution of Valerian around the year 259. Few other facts are known about them.It seems that while they were in prison, each had…
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Saint Hilary of Arles

Saint of the Day for May 5 (c. 401 – May 5, 449) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Hilary of Arles’ StoryIt’s been said that youth is wasted on the young. In some ways, that was true for today’s saint.Born in France in the early fifth century, Hilary came from an aristocratic family. In the course…
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Blessed Michael Giedroyc

Saint of the Day for May 4 (c. 1425 – May 4, 1485) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Blessed Michael Giedroyc’s StoryA life of physical pain and mental torment didn’t prevent Michael Giedroyc from achieving holiness.Born near Vilnius, Lithuania, Michael suffered from physical and permanent handicaps from birth. He was a dwarf who had the use of…
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Saints Philip and James

Saints of the Day for May 3 (? – ?) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saints Philip and James’ StoryJames, Son of Alphaeus: We know nothing of this man except his name, and, of course, the fact that Jesus chose him to be one of the 12 pillars of the New Israel, his Church. He is not…
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Saint Athanasius

Saint of the Day for May 2 (c. 296 – May 2, 373) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Athanasius’ StoryAthanasius led a tumultuous but dedicated life of service to the Church. He was the great champion of the faith against the widespread heresy of Arianism, the teaching by Arius that Jesus was not truly divine. The…
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Saint Joseph the Worker

Saint of the Day for May 1 Posted from FranciscanMedia.org The Story of Saint Joseph the WorkerTo foster deep devotion to Saint Joseph among Catholics, and in response to the “May Day” celebrations for workers sponsored by Communists, Pope Pius XII instituted the feast of Saint Joseph the Worker in 1955. This feast extends the…
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Saint Pius V

Saint of the Day for April 30 (January 17, 1504 – May 1, 1572) Posted by FranciscanMedia.org Saint Pius V’s StoryThis is the pope whose job it was to implement the historic Council of Trent. If we think popes had difficulties in implementing Vatican Council II, Pius V had even greater problems after Trent four…
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Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint of the Day for April 29 (March 25, 1347 – April 29, 1380) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Catherine of Siena’s StoryThe value Catherine makes central in her short life and which sounds clearly and consistently through her experience is complete surrender to Christ. What is most impressive about her is that she learns to…
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Saint Peter Chanel

Saint of the Day for April 28 (1803 – April 28, 1841) Posted from FranciscanMedia.org Saint Peter Chanel’s StoryAnyone who has worked in loneliness, with great adaptation required and with little apparent success, will find a kindred spirit in Peter Chanel.Born in France, Peter’s interest in the missions began in school, when he read letters…
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