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St. John Baptist Rossi

St. John was born in Voltaggio, Italy, in 1698, one of four children. When he was young, a nobleman and his wife who invest their summertimes in Voltaggio took him back to Genoa to be trained in their home. He stayed for three years and during that time gained the good opinion of two touring […]

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St. Peter Morrone (Pope Celestine V)

Peter was born in 1210 in Isernia in the Abruzzi, Italy, the eleventh of twelve children of peasant parents. At the age of 20, he became a hermit on Monte Morrone in the Abruzzi hills. He left his hermitage to study for the priesthood and was consecrated in Rome and later became a Benedictine monk. […]

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St. Anselm (Bishop and Doctor)

The English bishop and theologian St. Anselm( 1033 -1 109) was one of the Church’s greatest archaic philosophers. Anselm was born of a noble household. At the age of fifteen he desired to enter a monastery, but his father forbade this. Anselm thereupon abandoned doctrine for a number of years and borrowed a carefree life. […]

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St. Chad, Bishop and Confessor

Chad, also known as Ceada, was born in Northumbria around 620 A.D. He was the youngest of four brothers: Cedd, Cynibild, Caelin, and Chad. All the brothers became clergymen. Cedd last-minute was established bishop of East Saxons( London ). Chad entered the monastery at Lindisfarne and studied under St. Aidain. St. Aidain heartened his students […]

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St. Peter Damian

The medieval Italian bishop St. Peter Damian( 1007 -1 072) was born in Ravenna, where his mothers died when he was still young. Peter was first left with an older brother, who was very unkind and neglectful; later another brother cared for him, and was organised by him to be well educated. Peter became a […]

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St. Sebastian

The only documented actualities that we have on Saint Sebastian concern his persecution, though there are lores concerning him. He was probably born at Narbonne, Gaul, and became a Roman soldier around the year 283. Being a Christian in the Roman military was a difficult thing, and as such, Sebastian had to be very careful. […]

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St. Raymond of Penyafort

From his earliest days, Raymond always had a special love and devotion to the Blessed Mother. Born in Spain, Raymond was able to study and finish his education at an early age, becoming a well-known teacher of his day. As a result of his devotion to the Blessed Mother, and his great love for God, […]

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St. Adelaide

Adelaide was born in the year 931, the daughter of Rudolph II, King of Burgundy. At the time of his daughter’s birth, Rudolph was at war with Hugh of Provence for the treetop of Italy. When Adelaide was only two years old, as part of a peace agreement between Rudolph and Hugh, her father-god predicted […]

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St. Lucy

Lucy lived in the fourth century, during the reign of the Emperor Diocletian, who was a great persecutor of Christians. One point that we have about Lucy is that she was a victim of that abuse and was killed. Other than that, we don’t have much information about her life. There are a lot tales […]

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St. Ignatius of Antioch

Thrown to the Lions St. Ignatius of Antioch( bishop and martyr) was an important bishop who suffered martyrdom early in the second century. He was born in Syria. According to legend, he was the child whom Jesus placed in the midst of His disciples to educate them meeknes( cf. Mt 18:1 -4 ). More reliable […]