Saint of the Day

  St Angela Merici Celebrated on January 27th

Jan 27, 2023
Founder of the Ursuline nuns. St Angela was born in 1474, at Desenzano on the shores of Lake Garda near Verona in Italy.
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  St Francis of Sales Celebrated on January 24th

Jan 26, 2023
Bishop of Geneva. Patron saint of writers and journalists, and a patron saint of the deaf.
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  Saint Sebastian Celebrated on January 20th

Jan 26, 2023
Martyr. Patron of soldiers, archers, in time of plague. St Sebastian died during the persecution of the Emperor Diocletian. He was buried on the Appian Way close to the basilica which was named after him.
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  St Anthony of Egypt Celebrated on January 17th

Jan 26, 2023
Abbot. St Anthony was born in 251 in Upper Egypt. When he was 20, his parents died, leaving him a large estate. After much prayer Anthony decided to sell his possessions and give the money to the poor. His younger sister joined a community of religious women while Anthony went to live in a deserted fort…
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  St Andre Bessette Celebrated on January 6th

Jan 25, 2023
Canadian laybrother. Alfred Bessette was born on August 9, 1845, near Montreal in Quebec province, Canada, the eighth of twelve children.
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  St John Neumann Celebrated on January 5th

Jan 25, 2023
American bishop. John Neumann was born in 1811 in what is now the Czech Republic. After studying in Prague, he came to New York at 25 and was ordained a priest. He did missionary work in New York until he was 29, when he joined the Redemptorists and became its first member to profess vows in the United…
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  St Elizabeth Seton Celebrated on January 4th

Jan 25, 2023
Wife and foundress. She was the first native-born American woman to be canonised. Born in New York in 1774 to a prominent Episcopalian family, her father Richard Bailey, was a professor of anatomy. At 20 she married William Seton, an import-export trader. Their marriage was a happy one and they had five…
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