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Saints for Today: Joseph of Cupertino, Priest and Mystic (1603-1663)

Creditors drove his mother out of her home, and she was forced to give birth to Joseph in a stable.

Saints for Today: Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (1st Century)

Mary, the Mother of God, Mother of Jesus, and wife of St. Joseph, is the greatest of all Christian saints.

Saints for Today: John the Baptist, Prophet and Martyr (c.30)

Like his protégé Jesus, John fearlessly and fatally courted controversy.

Saints for Today: Rose of Lima, Virgin and Religious (1586-1617)

Rose also played guitar, wrote poems, and created collages to represent her mystical encounters with Christ. She was examined by several members of the Inquisition, who concluded that she was not a heretic.

Saints for Today: Maximilian Kolbe, Priest and Martyr (1894-1941)

Maximilian stepped forward, saying: “I am a Catholic priest. I wish to die for that man. I am old; he has a wife and children.”

Saints for Today: Eusebius of Vercelli (283-371)

A native of Sardinia, Italy, Eusebius was born to a family who had suffered persecution for their Christianity.

Saints for Today: St. Martha (1st century A.D.)

Martha’s great glory is her simple and strong statement of faith in Jesus after her brother, Lazarus’ death.

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