All posts in "May"

Jeanne d’Arc (Joan of Arc)



Feast Day: May 30 Canonized: May 16, 1920 Beatified: April 11, 1905 In May of 1429, a young woman clothed in white armor rode her horse onto the battlefield at Orleans. Behind her marched hundreds of French soldiers. Following her…

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Margaret Pole



Feast Day: May 28 Beatified: December 29, 1886 Margaret Pole was born in England in 1473 and was the niece of two English kings. Another king arranged for Margaret to marry Sir Reginald Pole, a friend of the royal family….

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Augustine of Canterbury



Feast Day: May 27 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Augustine is sometimes called the “Apostle of England.” In the year 596, Father Augustine left his quiet life as the prior of the Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew in Rome to lead a group…

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Philip Neri



Feast Day: May 26 Canonized: March 12, 1615 Beatified: May 11, 1615 In the Mass on St. Philip Neri’s feast day, we pray, “Lord, keep us always cheerful in our work for the glory of your name and the good…

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Bede the Venerable



Feast Day: May 25 Canonized: 1899 Bede, or Venerable Bede as he is sometimes called, lived from about the year 673 until 735 in England. But his writings were so great that people still study them today. He was born…

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Gregory VII (Hildebrand Bonizi), Pope



Feast Day: May 25 Canonized: 1728 Beatified: 1584 In the year 1020, a boy named Hildebrand Bonizi was born in Tuscany, Italy. He was educated for the priesthood in Rome and was chosen by Pope Gregory VI to be his…

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Rita of Cascia



Feast Day: May 22 Canonized: May 24, 1900 Beatified: October 1, 1627 Rita was born in a small village near Cascia, Italy, in 1381. Her parents had waited many years for a child, and they gave thanks to God for…

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