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St. Thomas 03 July 2020 -- St. Thomas was born a Jew and was called to be one of the twelve Apostles. His birth and death dates are unknown, but his feast day is celebrated July 3. He lived before the formal establishment of the Catholic Church but is recognized as the patron saint of architects. He was a dedicated but impetuous follower of Christ. When Jesus said He was returning to Judea to visit His sick friend Lazarus, Thomas immediately exhorted the other Apostles ... READ MORE
 
 
     
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St. Anthony Mary Zaccaria -- 05 July 2020
 
Patron: of The Barnabite order Birth: 1502 Death: 1539 Cofounder of the Barnabites. Born in 1502 in Cremona, Italy, Anthony became a medical doctor. In 1528 he was ordained a priest and cofounded... READ MORE
St. Elizabeth of Portugal -- 04 July 2020
 
Patron: of the Third Order of St. Francis Birth: 1271 Death: 1336 Canonized: May 25th, 1625, by Pope Urban VIII Elizabeth was a Spanish princess who was given in marriage to King Denis of Portug... READ MORE
St. Thomas -- 03 July 2020
 
St. Thomas was born a Jew and was called to be one of the twelve Apostles. His birth and death dates are unknown, but his feast day is celebrated July 3. He lived before the formal establishment of th... READ MORE
St. Bernardino Realino -- 02 July 2020
 
Birth: 1530 Death: 1616 St. Bernardino Realino was born into a noble family of Capri, Italy in 1530. After receiving a thorough and devout Christian education at the hands of his mother, he went o... READ MORE
St. Junipero Serra -- 01 July 2020
 
Patron: of Vocations Birth: 1713 Death: 1784 Beatified: Pope John Paul II Canonized: September 23, 2015, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., by Pope Fra... READ MORE
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St. John Joseph of the Cross -- 05 March 2020
 
Patron: of Ischia Birth: 1654 Death: 1739 St. John Joseph of the Cross was born about the middle of the seventeenth century in the beautiful island of Ischia, near Naples. From his childhood he w... READ MORE
St. Patrick -- 17 March 2020
 
Patron: of Ireland Birth: 387 Death: 461 St. Patrick of Ireland is one of the world's most popular saints. He was born in Roman Britain and when he was fourteen or so, he was captured by Irish pi... READ MORE
St. Colette -- 06 March 2020
 
Patron: Women seeking to conceive, expectant mothers and sick children Birth: 1380 Death: 1447 Beatified: January 23, 1740 by Pope Clement XII Canonized: May 24, 1807 by Pope Pius VII Colette w... READ MORE
St. Frances of Rome -- 09 March 2020
 
Frances was born in the city of Rome in 1384 to a wealthy, noble family. From her mother she inherited a quiet manner and a pious devotion to God. From her father, however, she inherited a strong will... READ MORE
Pope Saint Martin I -- 13 April 2020
 
Death: 655 Martin I lay too sick to fight on a couch in front of the altar when the soldiers burst into the Lateran basilica. He had come to the church when he heard the soldiers had landed. But th... READ MORE
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