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Saints for Today: Francis of Assisi

Francis of Assisi was poor only that he might be Christ-like. He recognized creation as another manifestation of the beauty of God.

Saints for Today: Bartholomew, Apostle

In the New Testament, Bartholomew is mentioned only in the lists of the apostles.

Saints for Today: Joan of the Cross

Who knows what the next beggar we meet might do for us?

Saints for Today: Catherine of Siena

When the Black Death plague pandemic swept Europe and Catherine’s community of Siena, she devoted her life to nursing, caring for the most seriously ill and those with cancer and leprosy.

Saints for Today: Josephine Bakhita, Religious Sister (1869-1947)

Kidnapped and sold into slavery at the age of seven by Arab slave traders, this Sudanese child received the name Bakhita, meaning “fortunate,” from her captors.

Saints for Today: Anthony, Abbot (241-356)

Anthony became the disciple of a local hermit. When this proved not a strict enough way of life, he retired farther into the desert for twenty years and became known for his innumerable miracles.

Saints for Today: John Paul II, Pope

John Paul II was so unrestrainedly loved, not just among Catholics but also beyond the Church.

Saints for Today: Our Lady of the Rosary

The development of the rosary goes back many centuries and contains a unique history.

Saints for Today: Bernardine of Siena, Friar (1380-1444)

Bernardine preached at great length, sometimes for as much as four hours. For nearly a quarter of a century he crisscrossed Italy on foot, calling people to repentance.

Saints for Today: Matthias, Apostle & Martyr (1st c.)

Matthias was appointed an Apostle following the betrayal and suicide of Judas Iscariot

Saints for Today: Valentine, Bishop & Martyr (3rd century)

Whoever he was, Valentine did really exist, because archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine

Saints for Today: John Bosco, Priest (1815-1888)

He was ordained a priest in 1841 and soon settled into his life work: the education and apostolate of boys and young men, especially of the working class.

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