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Saint Veronica Guiliani Born: 1660, Mercatello, Italy Feast Day: July 10th Died: July 9th, 1727, Citta di Castello, Italy Known For: her powerful devotion to Jesus CrucifiedF un Fact: the Devil frequently tried her patience by filling her food and drink with worms, giant bugs, and grime. She ate it...

Blessed Jolenta of Poland Feast Day: June 12th Born: c. 1235, in Hungary Died: 1298, Gniezno, Poland Known For: her good use of every situation she was placed in by Divine Providence Jolenta, daughter of the King of Hungary (Bela IV) and granddaughter of the Emperor of Constantinople, was born...

Saint Battista Camilla da Varano Feast Day: May 30th Born: April 9th, 1458, Camerino, Italy Died: May 31st, 1524, Camerino, Italy Known for: her great love for the Passion and spiritual writings such as Mental Sorrows and My Spiritual Life Fun Fact: She wrote her autobiography (aptly titled My Spiritual...

Venerable Mère du Calvaire Feast Day:  April 7th Born:  February 12, 1644 (Bordeaux, France) Died:  April 7, 1673 (Limoges, France) Known For:  Starting a Poor Clare monastery of the Primitive Observance at age 14 Fun Fact:  She died at 3 o'clock on a Friday afternoon, the same time as Our...

Blessed Philippa Mareri Feast Day:  February 13th Born:  ca. 1200, Rieti, Italy Died:  February 16, 1236, near Rieti, Italy Known For:  being a good leader Fun Fact:  she started her religious life in a cave! Born in her wealthy family’s castle around the year 1200 in Rieti, Italy, Blessed Philippa Mareri...

St. Eustochia Calafato Feast Day: January 19 Born: March 25, c. 1430, Messina, Sicily Died: January 11, 1484, Messina, Sicily Known for: Her intercession against earthquakes Fun Fact: Her body is incorrupt! Not long after an Italian noblewoman, Countess Matilda de Calafato, joined the Franciscan Tertiaries (a Secular Order of lay...

“Rejoice and be glad that so great and good a Lord, on coming into the Virgin’s womb, willed to appear despised, needy, and poor in this world, so that men who were in dire poverty and suffering great need of heavenly food might be made...

Image: Stigmatisation of Saint Francis, Giotto di Bondone, 1295–1300, Chapel of Bardi, Santa Croce, Florence   Here being the praises of the creatures which the Blessed Francis made to the praise and honor of God while he was ill at St. Damian's.   Altissimu, onnipotente bon Signore, Tue so le laude, la gloria e...

THE GRACE OF DISCERNMENT "We should always remember that discernment is a grace." -Pope Francis In Rome this Fall, Pope Francis is meeting with the Bishops from around the world as well as delegations of young people in a Synod to discuss the topic: "Young People, the Faith...

Praised be Jesus Christ and His holy Mother! August, 2018   Dear families, friends and benefactors,   As we prepare to celebrate the glorious life and holy death of our Mother St. Clare, we recall the secret of her radiant joy even amidst the trails and tribulations of a life of...