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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...