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Blessed James Oldo

James Oldo experienced a radical conversion that led him to become a Franciscan tertiary, and later a priest. He was born in 1364 into a rich family in Lodi, Italy. He married at a young age, and he and his

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Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin

April 18 commemorates the feast of Blessed Marie-Anne Blondin, a Canadian woman whose life was a story of obedience in the face of personal setbacks. Esther Blondin was born in 1809 to a pious, French-Canadian farm family in southern Quebec.

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St. Stephen Harding

St. Stephen Harding is regarded as the founder of the Cistercian monasteries. He was born in Dorset, England, and educated at Sherborne Abbey. After studying in Paris and Rome, he visited the monastery of Molesme. Impressed by its holy abbot, Robert

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Easter Sunday

Easter is the principal feast of the ecclesiastical year. Leo I (Sermo xlvii in Exodum) calls it the greatest feast (festum festorum), and says that Christmas is celebrated only in preparation for Easter. It is the centre of the greater

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St. Hunna

Known as “the Holy Washerwoman”, St. Hunna was a 7th century noblewoman who cared for and bathed the poor of Strasbourg, France. Pope Leo X canonized her in 1520. She is the patroness of laundry workers and laundresses. Special Thanks

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Good Friday

On Good Friday, the entire Church fixes her gaze on the Cross at Calvary. Each member of the Church tries to understand at what cost Christ has won our redemption. In the solemn ceremonies of Good Friday, in the Adoration

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St. Peter Gonzalez

Public humiliation led Peter Gonzalez to a true conversion experience and set him on the road to sainthood. Peter was born into a noble family in Castile, Spain, in 1190, and he became a priest as a step to high

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St. Martin

Catholics celebrate the memory of Pope St. Martin I on April 13. The saint suffered exile and humiliation for his defense of orthodoxy in a dispute over the relationship between Christ’s human and divine natures. Martin was born in the

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St. Stanislaus

On April 11, the Catholic Church honors the memory of the 11th-century bishop and martyr St. Stanislaus of Krakow, who died for the faith at the hands of King Boleslaus II. Canonized in 1253, St. Stanislaus is a beloved patron

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St. Fulbert

St. Fulbert was a scholar and philosopher, and was also the bishop of Chartres, France. He spent much of his time as bishop rigorously defending monasticism and orthodoxy. He was born in Italy in the 10th century and studied at Rheims, France,

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