Tag Archives: Saints

Francis de Sales – Saint

Saint Francis de Sales France (1567–1622) Beatified: 1662 Canonized: 1665 Patron: journalists and writers Feast day: January 24 Despite his father’s discouragement, Francis de Sales pursued the virtuous order of religious life early on. After ordination, he served as a missionary to the Lake Geneva region, an area that had fallen to the radical Calvinist Protestants. With the help of ...

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Charbel Makhlouf – Saint

Saint Charbel Makhlouf Bika’Kafra, Lebanon (1828–1898) Beatified: 1965 Canonized: 1977 Patron: Lebanese Catholics Feast day: September 5 Following his ordination into the priesthood at age 31, Father Charbel joined a monastery of strict observances and lived his life in solitude as a hermit. Hermits generally take a vow of silence and live alone in small buildings known as hermitages. They ...

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Padre Pio – Saint

Saint Padre Pio (False Accusations) Pietrelcina, Italy (1887–1968) Beatified: 1999 Canonized: 2002 Patron: those falsely accused Feast day: September 23 Although Saint Pio (see Figure 4-1) became famous for having the stigmata — the miraculous appearance of the five wounds of Christ — on his hands and feet, he also gained notoriety by surviving the stigma of false accusations leveled ...

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Augustine of Hippo – Saint

Feast day: August 28 Augustine, Saint Also known as: Augustine of Hippo; Aurelius Augustinus; Saint Augustine of Hippo; Born: 354 Died: 430 Occupation: Christian theologian, bishop, and author Bishop of Hippo from 395 till his death in 430, Augustine was a prolific author who became the most influential theologian of early Western Christianity one of the western fathers and mothers ...

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