Saint Pius V

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(January 17, 1504 – May 1, 1572) Pope Pius V was a Dominican Friar who became pope shortly after The Council of Trent. Big changes were called for in that council that would effect both the church and the civil … Read More

St. Catherine of Siena

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(1347–1380) Catherine was a mystic and gifted writer who employed several scribes to keep up her correspondence with kings, queens, and popes on matters of international importance. But she also served the sick during the Black Plague. She is a … Read More

St. Mark

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(1st century) Little is known about the person who wrote the Gospel of Mark. Some believe he was a disciple of Jesus who witnessed the events he wrote about; others say he was a companion of Paul. In any case, … Read More

St. Fidelis of Sigmaringen

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(1577-1622) Fidelis was a lawyer who devoted himself to working with the poor; later, he joined the Capuchin Order and traveled throughout Europe trying to convert Protestants back to the Catholic Church. His opponents struck him down with the sword. … Read More

St. George

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(d. 303) St. George is an early Christian martyr who died for Christ; later, people imagined him as a knight who slayed dragons and rescued princesses.St. George was raised a Christian and always wanted to be a soldier. When he … Read More

St. Anselm

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(1033 – April 21, 1109) Anselm, who wanted to be a monk when he was a teen, but his dad wouldn’t let him. When he did become a monk, he became famous for his writings about the Christian faith. He … Read More

St. Agnes of Montepulciano

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(1268-1317) Agnes was such a good and wise child, she persuaded her parents to let her enter the convent at age 9, and became abbess (leader) at age 15. Her reputation spread far and wide with stories of healings, visions, and miracles … Read More

Blessed James Duckett

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(d. 1601) James was raised as a Protestant at a time when it was illegal to be Catholic in England. But while working as a bookseller and publisher in London, he read a book called The Foundation of the Catholic Religion, … Read More

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