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Berthold (March 29)

Berthold (March 29)

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Not much is known about this hermit who is considered by some historians to be the founder of the order of Carmelite friars.

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Clement Mary Hofbauer (March 15)

Clement Mary Hofbauer (March 15)

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A baker, Czech-born Johannes Hofbauer, after a period of solitary living and wandering between Rome and Vienna, established the Redemptorists north of the Alps and is considered the order’s second founder.

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John of God (March 8)

John of God (March 8)

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Taken from his Portuguese parents at age 8, John led an irregular life in Spain as an estate manager and soldier.

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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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