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Saints for Today: John Capistrano

When the Turks captured Constantinople in 1453, John was commissioned to preach a crusade for the defense of Europe.

Saints for Today: Mother Theodora Guérin

Trust in God’s providence enabled Mother Theodore to leave her homeland, sail halfway around the world, and found a new religious congregation.

Saints for Today: Joseph of Cupertino

Joseph of Cupertino is most famous for levitating during prayer.

Saints for Today: Blessed Michael McGivney

Fr. McGivney was a genuine pastor who, in the words of Pope Francis, was unafraid to share “the smell of his sheep.”

Saints for Today: Blessed Stanley Rother

Fr. Rother served the Tz’utujil people for 13 years and won their hearts and souls.

Saints for Today: Rita of Cascia

She has acquired the reputation, together with Saint Jude, as a saint of impossible cases.

Saints for Today: Margaret of Cortona

A crime shocked Margaret into a life of penance.

Saints for Today: Leopold Mandic

Leopold had a profound sense of sin and an even firmer sense of God’s grace awaiting human cooperation.

Saints for Today: Maria Bertilla Boscardin

This saint knew the hardships of living in an abusive situation.

Saints for Today: André Bessette

At his canonization in October 2010, Pope Benedict XVI said that Saint André “lived the beatitude of the pure of heart.”

Saints for Today: Francis Xavier

In his passion for spreading the gospel, in his simple obedience, in his humble disregard for himself, the saint was a near perfect imitation of Christ.

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.

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