Saint Margaret of Antioch

07/20/2018

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Virgin and Martyr

This Margaret is one of the most widely venerated Saints of the Church, East and West: but nothing is certainly known of her beyond the fact that she was a maiden who suffered death for Christ at Antioch. In the East she is called The...


Saint Jerome Emeliani

07/20/2018

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Confessor.  

This Jerome was born at Venice, of a patrician family called Emiliani, in 1481. He served as a soldier in the armies of the Republic of Venice, and during the troublesome times of 1508 commanded the fortress of Castelnuovo, in the mountains...


Saint Vincent de Paul

07/19/2018

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Confessor

Vincent de Paul was a Frenchman, and was born to a family of peasants, on their small farm, not far from Dax in Gascony, in 1576. When as a lad he shewed an aptitude for books, his father removed him from keeping his cattle, in order to give him a...


Blessed Bernard Mizeki

07/18/2018

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Martyr

Bernard Mizeki, a native of Portuguese East Africa, who attended the Cowley Fathers' school at Capetown in 1885, and was baptized in 1886, and thereafter trained as a catechist. In 1891 he went with Bishop Knight-Bruce to the Diocese of...


Saint Camillus de Lellis

07/18/2018

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Confessor

Camillus was the son of an officer in the Emperor's army, named de Lellis, and was born in a small town in the Abruzzi, in 1550. His mother died when he was but a lad, and his father not long after, so that he grew up neglected, and scarcely...