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Saints for Today: Pius V, Pope (1504-1572)

He accepted the “shoes of the fisherman” at a time when the Church was suffering from the Protestant revolt in most of Northern Europe.

Saints for Today: Mary Euphrasia Pelletier, Religious (1796 – 1868)

Dr. Pelletier baptized his infant daughter at home because of the anti-Catholic persecution then raging.

Saints for Today: Blessed Mary of the Incarnation, Religious (1566-1618)

When her husband died in 1613, she entered the Carmelite religious order, taking the name Mary of the Incarnation.

Saints for Today: Vincent Ferrer, Priest (1350-1419)

A Spanish Dominican and zealous preacher, Vincent Ferrer lived in one of the most turbulent periods in the history of the Church.

Saints for Today: Annunciation of the Lord (Solemnity)

The Feast of the Annunciation goes back to the fourth or fifth century. Its central focus is the Incarnation: God has become one of us.

Saints for Today: Patrick, Bishop (415-493)

At the age of sixteen he was kidnapped by pirates and sold into slavery in Ireland, where he was assigned to the care of a flock as a shepherd.

Saints for Today: Frances of Rome (1384-1440)

Frances is known to have had mystical experiences and revelations, and to have had the constant apparition of her guardian angel.

Saints for Today: Gabriel Francis, Religious (1838-1862)

In a procession of the miraculous icon of Spoleto, he experienced an overpowering urge to become a religious and a priest.

Saints for Today: Peter Damian, Bishop & Doctor of the Church (1007-1072)

The state of the Church was so critical at this time that Peter was soon called on to direct his energies into a wider field.

Saints for Today: Our Lady of Lourdes

The Virgin Mary made 18 visits to this poor, uneducated girl in France at a time when Catholicism was still viewed with suspicion.

Saints for Today: Timothy and Titus (1st Century)

Ancient sources state that Timothy followed his mentor Paul in dying as a martyr for the Christian faith. In the year 93, during his leadership of the Church in Ephesus, he took a stand against the worship of idols at a pagan festival and was consequently killed by a mob with stones and clubs.

Saints for Today: Marianne Cope, Religious (1838-1918)

Feast Day: January 23 Baptized Barbara, Marianne Cope was less than two years old when her immigrant family came to America. She left school after the...

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