Saint of the Month: Bl. Benedict Daswa

Blessed Benedict Daswa was a husband and father, a school teacher and principal, and a modern-day martyr for his Catholic beliefs. Tshimangadzo Daswa Bakali was born in 1946 at the village of Mbahe in the Province of Limpopo, in South Africa. His given name was Tshimangadzo; his family name Daswa;...

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Saint of the Month: St. Basil the Great

St. Basil the Great, Father and Doctor of the Church, was a monk, bishop, and one of the most significant figures in the early centuries of the Church. Basil was born into a saintly family ca. 329 at Caesarea, Cappadocia in Asia Minor (present-day Turkey). The family was well-educated and...

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Saint of the Month: St. Francis Xavier

St. Francis Xavier was a Jesuit priest, a scholar, and one of the greatest missionaries in Church history. Francis was born in 1506 in the Xavier castle near the city of Sanguesa in the Navarre region of Spain. His father was the king’s counselor, and his mother was an heiress...

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Saint of the Month: St. Hugh of Lincoln

St. Hugh of Lincoln was an abbot and bishop who defended the rights of individuals and of the Church. Hugh was the son of a nobleman, William of Avalon. Avalon was a province of Dauphine in what was then the Holy Roman Empire, and what is now southeastern France. Hugh...

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Saint of the Month: Bl. Pierina Morosini

Blessed Pierina Morosini lived an exemplary life of devotion and purity. Pierina Eugenia Morosini was born in 1931 to Rocco and Sara Morosini at Fiobbio di Albino, a village in the Lombardy region of northern Italy. The family had a small farm. Rocco worked as a night guard at a...

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Saint of the Month: St. Wenceslaus

St. Wenceslaus was a duke during medieval times and a martyr for the Faith. Wenceslaus was born in the year 903 to the Christian Duke of Bohemia Wratislav and his wife Drahomira. Bohemia was a nation-state in central Europe, consisting of land which is mostly modern-day Czech Republic and Germany....

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Saint of the Month: St. Lawrence

St. Lawrence was a martyr and a deacon of the early Church. Lawrence is traditionally believed to have been born at Huesca, Spain, in the year 225. Huesca is located in what is now northeastern Spain, in the region of Aragon. His parents are also believed to have been martyred,...

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Saint of the Month: Venerable Nelson Baker

Venerable Nelson Baker was a veteran,a businessman, a priest, and the founder and pastor of an expansive city of charity. Nelson was born in 1842 to Lewis and Caroline Baker in Buffalo, NY. His father operated a general store and the Bakers and their four sons lived behind the store....

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Saint of the Month: Venerable Pierre Toussaint

Venerable Pierre Toussaint was a slave, a popular hairdresser and benefactor, husband and father. Pierre was born in 1766 on the island of Saint Domingue, a French colony in the Caribbean, now known as Haiti. At that time, the island was owned by very wealthy French sugar, coffee, and tobacco...

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Saint of the Month: St. Pedro Maldonado

St. Pedro de Jesús Maldonado was a priest and a martyr of the anti-Catholic regime of Mexican President Plutarco Calles.  Pedro was born in 1892 at Chihuahua City in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. His parents were Apolinar Maldonado and Micaela Lucero, and Pedro had seven siblings. SEMINARY INTERRUPTION...

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