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Anne Line (Feb. 27)

Anne Line (Feb. 27)

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Anne is one of three laywomen among the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales canonized in 1970 by Pope Paul VI.

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Peter Damian (Feb. 21)

Peter Damian (Feb. 21)

| February 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Peter Damien is considered one of the great church reformers during a time of crisis.

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Valentine (Feb. 14)

Valentine (Feb. 14)

| February 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

How Feb. 14 came to be celebrated as the feast for lovers is somewhat a mystery.

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Blessed Pius IX (Feb. 7)

Blessed Pius IX (Feb. 7)

| February 7, 2017 | 0 Comments

Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti, an Italian noble, was ordained in 1819, despite poor health.

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Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1)

Mary, Mother of God (Jan. 1)

| December 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

A manuscript fragment in Greek from the fourth century refers to Mary as the “Mother of God.”

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Peter Canisius (Dec. 21)

Peter Canisius (Dec. 21)

| December 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

This doctor of the church was born in Holland and studied canon law in Belgium before turning to the study of theology in Germany.

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Odilia (Dec. 13)

Odilia (Dec. 13)

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

This patroness of Alsace, according to legend, was the daughter of Frankish nobleman Adalric

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Ambrose (Dec. 7)

Ambrose (Dec. 7)

| December 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

The son of a Roman official in Gaul, Ambrose was practicing law in Rome when the emperor appointed him governor of the province whose capital was Milan.

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Blessed Contardo Ferrini (Oct. 27

Blessed Contardo Ferrini (Oct. 27

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

From his father, a teacher in Milan, Italy, Contardo inherited a love of learning.

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St. Luke (Oct. 18)

St. Luke (Oct. 18)

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Early historians said this author of the third Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles was born to a pagan family in Antioch.

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