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Chiara Luce Badano



Feast Day: October 29 Beatified: September 25, 2010 Venerated: July 3, 2008 In 1971, after praying and hoping for a baby for more than 10 years, Ruggero and Teresa Badano of Sassello, Italy, welcomed a little girl whom they named…

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Simon and Jude Thaddeus, Apostles



Feast Day (Roman): October 28 Feast Day (Coptic): May 10 Canonized: Pre-Congregation Both Simon and Jude were ordinary men who were chosen by Jesus himself to teach others about God’s love and to “make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19)….

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John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła), Pope



Feast Day: October 22 Canonized: April 27, 2014 Beatified: May 1, 2011 Many people who knew young Karol Wojtyla in Poland thought he might someday be an actor or a writer. Instead, he became pope. Karol Józef Wojtyła was born in…

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Laura Montoya y Upegui



Feast day: October 21 Canonized: May 12, 2013 Beatified: April 25, 2004 Venerated: January 22, 1991 One of the strongest role models for girls in South America in the last few decades has been Laura Montoya, a Colombian nun who…

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Paul of the Cross



Feast Day (US): October 20 Canonized: June 29, 1867 Beatified: October 1, 1852 Paul Daneii was born in Italy in 1694. Because Paul had no formal education, he became a soldier and fought in a religious war against the Turks….

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North American Martyrs (Isaac Jogues, Jean de Brebeuf and Companions)



Feast Day (US): October 19 Feast Day (Canada): September 26 Canonized: June 29, 1930 On October 19, we honor the six Jesuit priests and two lay missionaries who we have come to know as the North American Martyrs. Their work…

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Peter of Alcantara



Feast Day: October 18 (19) Canonized: April 28, 1669 Beatified: April 18, 1622 Peter was born in Spain in 1499. Faith and education were both important in Peter’s life from the time he was a young boy. He joined the…

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