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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

Dr. Jean Lee

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Jean M. Lee, M.A., D.Min., is a licensed behavioral health and substance abuse counselor, founding a nonprofit, state-licensed behavior health counseling agency and Christian gift/book store. A Catholic revert after 32 years away from the Church, she is devout in the Catholic faith, loves the saints, and lives a deeper spiritual/religious and more joyful life since returning to the Church.