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Tag: Saint

  • Frédéric Ozanam

    Blessed Frederic (1813 -1853) was born into a Catholic family at Milan, Italy. He received a good education. He studied law in Paris, took up journalism and contributed to a French Roman Catholic daily paper. He was awarded a Doctor of Law in 1836 and subsequently appointed Professor in Sorbonne…

  • Cyprian

    St Cyprian (200 ca – 258) was born in North Africa, possibly Cartage. He received a good education in classics and became a legal advocate. In his late mid-age, he converted to Christianity, was ordained a Deacon and then Presbyter. In 249 he was appointed Bishop of Carthage.

  • Wenceslaus

    St Wenceslaus (905 ca – 935) was born the son of the Duke of Bohemia in Prague, Czech Republic. His father was Christian and his mother a pagan although, she was baptised a Christian just before their marriage. Sadly, his father died when he was 13 and his grandmother, who cared for him, was…

  • Giovanni Leonardi

    St Giovanni (John Leonardi) (1541 – 1609) was born at Lucca, Italy. Following his ordination to the Priesthood, he dedicated his work to the Christian formation of young people. St Giovanni founded a community to help deepen Christian faith. Their prayer life included special devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Forty Hours and…

  • Margaret Mary Alacoque

    St Margaret Mary (1647 – 1690) was born the only daughter in a large family at L’Hautecour, France. She made her First Communion at nine years. Soon after she was confined to bed, due to severe rheumatic fever.

  • Gertrude the Great

    St Gertrude (1256 – 1302) was born in Eisleben, Germany. She was sent to a monastery at the age of four, possibly because she was orphaned or her parents offered her as a child oblate to the Church.

  • Finnian of Clonard

    St Finnian (470 – 549) was an early Irish monastic Saint. He was born into a noble family in Myshall, Co Carlow, Ireland. ollowing his early studies, St Finnian travelled to Britain and then France where he stayed at the renowned, St Martin de Tours Monastery. From there he went to Wales and…

  • Jacopone da Todi

    Jacopo die Benedetti (1230 Approx. – 1306) was born into a noble family in Todi, Italy. He was a bright student; studying law at Bologna and becoming a successful lawyer. He married a pious noblewoman when he was in his 20’s. In contrast to his wife, he was…

  • Monica

    St Monica (331 – 387) was born in Tagaste, Algeria. She was the mother of St Augustine of Hippo. St Monica’s husband was a “pagan” who, it is said, had a violent temper and multiple wayward habits! Her good deeds towards the Church, helping the poor and needy, annoyed him greatly.

  • Egwin Of Evesham

    St Egwin was born into a noble family, a descendant of Mercian Kings, in Worcester, England. He died in 717. St Egwin became a Benedictine Monk and was greatly respected by all from royalty to Bishops and the local people. However…